Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Tropical Bay

Still not sure how to spend your time in Jamaica? The Riu Tropical Bay will provide everything you need to have a blast in the surrounding coastal region. This vacation spot provides a wide variety of recreational possibilities, meaning you will have plenty of interesting activities to pick from during your vacation.

This property has 2 pools, so don't worry about having to fight for enough room to relax. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is also located next to the beach, so there will be many ways to enjoy the water during your stay. If you're not fond of swimming, the site's whirlpool provides a different way to enjoy the water.

At Riu Tropical Bay, you can maintain your fitness routine, even while dining on Jamaica's irresitable cuisine; there is an on-site workout facility for health-conscious guests.


This resort is an excellent choice for tennis fanatics, because those staying here can break a sweat at the on-site tennis facilities. Guests will find 2 courts on-site. Plus, the courts here are equipped with lighting so you'll never have to cut your match short.

Looking for more options where on-site tennis is a possibility? You can browse similar accommodations, including Hedonism II and Couples Swept Away.


Even though Riu Tropical Bay doesn't feature a golf course, you might be able to schedule a tee time. The closest golf course is Negril Hills Golf Club, which is located readily reached by taxi cab, so hail one and get a ride there for a few rounds of golfing. There are 18 holes at this course. This 5798 yard course is rated as a par 72. For those who would like to find out more information, contact the course at (876) 957-4638 ext. 3614.


A trip to Jamaica can be the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a new recreational sport. Riu Tropical Bay offers a number of different options, so you will be sure to find an aquatic activity to enjoy, even if you've never done it before. The following list shows the watersports offered at Riu Tropical Bay:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

Planning to vacation with your children? Then you will like your options at Riu Tropical Bay, which is stocked full of family-friendly amenities.

The site has a game room, where guests of all ages can play arcade games and be social. Many travelers appreciate this property's organized children's program. This allows parents to relax worry-free, while their little ones enjoy supervised playtime. Some parents understand the rarity of a night sans kids. At this hotel they give parents a chance to tour Jamaica by themselves, because they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Following a busy afternoon in Jamaica, it feels good to relax to the sounds of a live performance; it's an easy option since live entertainment is offered on-site at Riu Tropical Bay. Live shows are typically hosted about 3 to 4 days per week. Of course, the details can vary seasonally. If you'd like to learn more details, call the resort at (876) 957-5900.

The location also has an on-site bar — the perfect place to meet up with other guests before the show.

Variety is the spice of life. There are a few accommodations nearby that offer a small amount of nightlife options for you to choose from when you have experienced all that your own property has to share. These include the options in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Riu Tropical Bay with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Riu Negril Club All Inclusive Central Negril -- --
Sunset at the Palms Negril 5.3 mi. North of Central Negril 4 check
Couples Negril Central Negril 5 check
Hedonism II Central Negril 6 check
Sandals Negril Central Negril 5 check
Point Village Resort Central Negril -- --
Azul Sensatori Jamaica Central Negril 5 --
Beaches Sandy Bay Central Negril 2 check
Beaches Negril Resort and Spa Central Negril 6 check
Couples Swept Away Central Negril 8 check
Top Beach Cabins Central Negril -- --
Foote Prints on the Sand Hotel Central Negril 1 check

At the on-site casino you can spend part of your evening pursuing the jackpot.


Guests will really appreciate the relaxing amenities here, considering this destination features a spa. The following list shows some of the spa services that are available:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


Guests can also entertain themselves with a game of shuffleboard. It's a relaxing outdoor pastime to pick up, especially if you've never tried it before.

The beauty salon on the property makes it simple to take a couple inches off before a special dinner or night of entertainment.

In addition to all of the activities you'll find on the property, visitors who want to go exploring will find a multitude of exciting recreational possibilities in Jamaica. Whether you are looking to relax on a sunny beach or play a couple of rounds on the golf course, you will encounter plenty of other recreational opportunities in this area. Click these links to read more about snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities.


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