Riu Palace Jamaica Hotel

From the beach-front infinity pools, parasols and sunbeds on the sand, you take a matter of steps to dip your feet in the Caribbean Sea. Your location at five-star Riu Palace Jamaica Hotel is unrivalled – it feels like your very own corner of paradise. With towering palm trees, luxury sun beds, in-water loungers, five restaurants and four bars, you won’t want to leave. But you also have use of the spa, water sports and nightclub at the sister hotel next door. More highlights include the chic and spacious rooms, swim-up bar, beach-front restaurant and evening entertainment, Caribbean style.

Overview of Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second-largest resort, with white sandy beaches that stretch for miles, the sparkling Caribbean Sea and luxurious hotels – including the adult-only Riu Palace Jamaica Hotel. Montego Bay is all about beach parties, spicy cuisine, its coral reef and chilled-out reggae music. If you explore the north coast, you’ll discover an eclectic mix of towns, tucked-away bays and centuries-old ports, all within an hour or two’s drive. Even if you don’t step foot outside of the hotel, blissful sunshine and friendly locals will ensure your dreams of holidays to Jamaica come true.

Things to do in Montego Bay, Jamaica

If you can tear yourself away from the luxury at Riu Palace Jamaica Hotel, you’ve got to experience the buzz and energy of Montego Bay, which is only 10 minutes in a cab. But Jamaica has more to offer than just beaches and nightlife. If you take a trip along the north coast, you’ll find heritage and history at Falmouth, just over 30km east, and tranquillity at Runaway Bay, an hour and 15 minutes’ drive. The waters off Montego Bay belong to a protected marine reserve, so if you’re into snorkelling and diving, you’re in for a sea-life treat.

Resort Summary

One of the main reasons Jamaica’s second largest city, Montego Bay, is so popular is the dream-worthy Caribbean beaches. Located on the north coast, it has many lovely beaches including the famous Doctor’s Cave Beach – originally owned by a doctor who believed the water here was therapeutic. He eventually gave the beach to the community who built a private member’s club there.

Because of the water’s supposed healing properties and the beach’s natural outstanding beauty – boasting a 200-metre long stretch of white sand – many hotels have sprung up nearby. The beach is part of the Montego Bay Marine Park, which is a protected area with coral reefs. The members club is open to non-members for a fee, so you can speak to them or your hotel about snorkelling gear. Another well-known public beach is Walter Fletcher Beach where you’ll find the Aquasol Theme Park.