Riu Palace Paradise Island for adults only is located on an impressive white-sand beach on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. The rooms are equipped with a whole host of amenities, such as minibars, beverage dispensers, air conditioning and coffee machines. If you fancy cooling off during your stay, the facilities include two swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, and a lounger and parasol area with beverage service. You can also enjoy direct access to the reserved beach area and relax in the hammocks under the warm Bahamian sun.

At the Riu Palace Paradise Island you will find various restaurants for you to savour the best dishes created by our chefs. You will also be able to enjoy continental breakfast buffets with show cooking, try Japanese, Indian and Fusion specialties or sample the hotel bars’ most delicious snacks and aperitifs, as well as the patisserie and ice-cream parlour ‘Capuchino’. And if you want a truly unforgettable night, we can arrange a romantic al-fresco dinner.

The entertainment programme that you will find in this Adults Only All-Inclusive hotel on Paradise Island is the perfect complement to your holidays, since you can enjoy live shows and music that will leave you astounded. The sportier among you also have the option of hitting the gym or practising beach volleyball, windsurfing, scuba diving or kayaking around the hotel. And if you need to relax, our Renova Spa has a sauna, whirlpool bath, and a long list of beauty treatments for you to try when you like.

Paradise Island is a heavenly destination where you can spend a well-deserved holiday and enjoy its beaches, landscapes and tourist attractions. During your stay you can discover Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, or experience incredible moments such as swimming with dolphins off Salt Cay island. Come and discover this paradise in the Bahamas!


Paradise Island - Beach
Nassau, Bahamas - Nassau International Airport (NA : 13 miles

Property Information

Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 15
Total rooms: 379


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - 
Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
This hotel is adults only and children are not allowed.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 2068 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Time

    I had an amazing time! The staff was awesome, the hotel was spotless! the food was delicious the drinks were on point, the entertainment was entertaining. So many activates to do. thanks to Jenny bar captain, Rachel in house keeping, Anthony, Derek Josuha Bar tenders

    Aug 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Anniversary trip

    First time at the Riu Palace. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and had the most amazing time! The staff was very attentive and so much fun! Our Oceanview suite was gorgeous, with the balcony overlooking the beach and the view was breathtaking. The pools, beach and swim up bars were so beautiful. The food was amazing and the drinks kept flowing! Can't wait for our second visit 😍

    Aug 28, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Solo Trip

    Second stay at Riu Palace. Overall fantastic! There were variety of food dishes to choose from in the buffet. Chef Vera was great! She helped me choose the best food options for my intolerance issues. At the same time, I would have appreciated clear labelling on food dishes in the buffet and more food/ dessert options not containing dairy and other allergens. The Steakhouse was the most suitable of all the speciality restaurants for my needs, but staff helped to make it easier for me to choose meals. However, I was concerned about restaurant standards regarding guests walking into the buffet in sweaty gym leggings at breakfast following a workout or with dripping wet clothes in the lunch buffet, especially when sitting on the chairs that absorb moisture. Eww! My room was clean and inviting. Thank you to Sanchez for keeping my room in check. The room always smelt fresh and clean upon walking in and had all the room essentials needed. Room stocked with water and beverages and replenished regularly. Maintence issues, for example, toilet not flushing or air con, were resolved quickly. The beach was the highlight and one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I had to wait about 10 minutes for beach umbrellas, but the beach staff were more than willing to assist once available. The litter on the beach was distasteful, which it down to the lack of care of other guests. The pool area was also great, with a great vibe - I enjoyed the selection of reggae music. It set the Caribbean island vibe! The hotel lifts were an issue - long wait times and overpacking were frequent. When the lift door opened, it closed within a few seconds, and I almost got shut in the door a few times! I understand that tips are part of the price in the Riu policy, although I was happy to tip as an appreciation of service. However, it was unrealistic to tip for every service and not always required. I noticed on the ocassions that I didn't tip that the service was lacking, and one staff member did not even ask me if I wanted a hot drink at breakfast. The pros outweighed the cons and my holiday was enjoyable, which was the main thing. I would recommend the Riu to family and friends for future trips. Thank you for accommodating me on my solo trip; it was an wonderful stay in a beautiful island.

    Aug 28, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    spend your money on a better hotel

    God. I can’t believe how much i hated this place. to start my vacation off they didn’t check us in until almost 4pm. We got there at 11am. I go upstairs and you open the door and instant mildew smell. They gave us 3 pillows for 3 people. The head board had fingerprints all over showing the last people were having a time of there own. room was properly cleaned. the room look is subpar and everything is old looking. you look behind the frames hanging up and it’s orange with mildew. the vents were mildew. just gross. the shower had a stench and the floors were greasy. it felt kind of like the workers were putting soap down but not rinsing the soap off. it was gross. we couldn’t make a reservation to the steak house bc we didn’t have a room yet. by the time we had a room there was no availability until saturdays. the steak house is apparently the only place they have that is good. the liquor was disgusting. i took a shot and it burned like rubbing alcohol. i instantly needed to go upstairs and sleep. i woke up and felt like i was roofied. i wasn’t obviously but going to sleep and waking up drunk isn’t normal. let’s see the buffet wasn’t great but decent. it depends what you like. sushi was horrendous. when we finally went for our last day for the steakhouse reservation they couldn’t seat us at 8:30 and they stop serving at 9 so we went next door to the sushi restaurant. that food wasn’t good at all. the club room smelt like sweaty ass. the best of my trip was finding a tiny roach in my bathroom. let’s just say i couldn’t sleep after that for the rest of the vacation. you go on the beach and sellers not affiliated with the hotel do not stop bothering you. i hated this trip and it didn’t feel like a vacation at all. overall i understand that all inclusives aren’t always the best but cleanliness is all i could ever ask for and it just wasn’t that. i did all inclusive so me and my friends wouldn’t have to worry about anything. turns out we went out of the hotel 2 nights out of 3. the other hotels in the bahamas were beautiful and i couldn’t believe my first time there i was experiencing such a crappy place. also they do water aerobics in the big pool so we had to go to the mini bar pool. pool also grossed me out. my bachlorette was basically ruined. spare yourself

    Aug 27, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I recently returned from my trip to the Riu Palace Paradise Island (8/2023) and to say that it was underwhelming and disappointing is an extreme understatement. If you are a seasoned and discerning traveler, this is not the place for you. It was mid at best, and I am still wondering..Paradise, where? I’ve had a long history with Riu, having had stayed at Palaces and properties in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica over the past 15+ years. Some locations were excellent and others were very good, so I had a certain level of expectation when booking. Our new travel agent, gave us the options of SLS Baha Mar and Riu Palace. The difference was about $200 and we opted for Riu because it was all inclusive, and we've had good experiences in the past. Hindsight is 20/20 and I wish that we had gone with Baha Mar. This trip served as our long overdue annual vacation, so we were really looking forward to suitable accommodations, good clean food, a pleasant smelling atmosphere, and an overall great trip. The property as a whole did not live up to our expectations and felt like a starter trip, not one for seasoned travelers doing this for over 20 years. To add insult to injury, we allegedly received an upgrade, so I have no idea what kind of room we were originally booked in. The room that we ended up in, felt like a tiny cell, with a beach view- and was definitely not made for 3 full sized adults. When we arrived, our 2 (twin plus beds) were pushed together to make the equivalent of a small queen. We requested another room, but they came and separated our beds. There was only seating for 2 in the room as well as the ladderless fire escape aka balcony. When we ordered room service (cold food only), we had to split the food between the night stand, table, and dresser, as there was not one surface that could hold the food for the 3 of us. On Friday, we had a lovely spa day at Baha Mar, which really made me regret our decision to stay at Riu, because that property was absolutely gorgeous and abuzz with activity and options and definitely was more our speed. When we returned, we went to our reservation at the Japanese restaurant, which is where we spotted roaches– Yes, I said ROACHES, in very close proximity to our table (like close enough to jump on the table and eat my salmon). I have never, in the history of ever, seen roaches crawling through restaurants- anywhere I’ve been. And we saw a good number of them in the dining area, so I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like. And as someone who is Serv-Saf certified, not a fan of vermin, and cautious regarding food safety issues (for context, I still don’t eat Chipotle because of their first food borne outbreak linked to lettuce, years ago), this was stomach turning and I lost my desire to eat there and elsewhere on the property. But, we decided to give it another shot and stop by the Jerk Hut, before our excursion, the next day. We saw another roach on the serving window and completely tapped out. So basically, we prepaid for food that we were unable to consume and from then on, it was eating while off premises and the leftovers thereof, and only eating food from the fridge (in the cafe). Pros: The staff was very friendly The pool music was a vibe The pool games were fun Room housekeeping did a good job The lobby was nice My top complaints: * There was was unpleasant mildewy odor on the property (quality cleaning products, fresh air, essential oil diffusers, and electric oil warmers would do a world of good) * The property was small and not at all palatial, and needs refurbishing (picture and a worn down version of the Capitol Records building, minus the needle, or old school Miami condo with ladderless fire escapes, for reference. *The pools closed early (like before the bedtime of toddlers) *The drinks weren’t high quality *No continuous hot food (unless you count the nachos and popcorn in the lounge and using the microwave to warm up the hamburgers in the lounge) *2 out of the 3 elevator floors were in disrepair *No shops or stores on premises *The multipurpose lounge was also the performance space and club so there could only be one activity at a time. *There were roaches in the Japanese restaurant and at the jerk hut *Inconsistent daytime entertainment *Not being able to order Prosecco or anything other than soft drinks, via room service *Small room for 3 people- the room was overcrowded with us and our luggage. I didn't even take any pictures of the room and I'm that girl who takes pics of all of my rooms. In summary, this has completely soured me on Riu. This was the first time that I was looking forward to leaving a property and was looking for a do-over trip while still on vacation. The cons far outweighed the pros and I would’t even accept a complimentary return trip to that location, which speaks volumes because I love a comp trip. But this speaks to the gravity of my disdain with this experience.

    Aug 26, 2023