Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Tropical Bay

Jamaica offers guests plenty of intriguing outdoor possibilities, especially for visitors staying at an oceanfront vacation spot like this one. Riu Tropical Bay is one of the best properties in the area for visitors who want to see it all and try a long list of new activities.

Riu Tropical Bay has 2 pools, so don't worry about not being able to find enough lounge chairs for the whole family. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is situated next to the coast, so there are a lot of ways to play in the water during your stay. For a different way to relax in the water, you can also enjoy the whirlpool on-site.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Jamaica's delicious cuisine, Riu Tropical Bay makes it easier to stay healthy; amenities include a workout facility with exercise equipment.


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Tennis enthusiasts should definitely consider booking this property, since its tennis facilities — located on-site — are fun for all ages and skill levels. There are 2 courts on-site. Of course, players don't have to stop when the sun goes down; courts here are equipped with lighting.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you might want to check out other hotels in the area that also have courts, including Hedonism II and Couples Swept Away.


While there isn't a golf course at Riu Tropical Bay, you might be able to schedule a tee time. The closest course is Negril Hills Golf Club, which is located five miles from the resort. There are 18 total holes at this golf course. The course has a total length of 5798 yards, and it is rated as a par 72. If you're considering reserving a tee time, the course can be contacted at (876) 957-4638 ext. 3614.


Travelers who enjoy an array of watersports will have a wonderful experience during their stay at Riu Tropical Bay. The list below shows the water activities that the property has.

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

Family Activities

Vacationers traveling with children should find everything they need at Riu Tropical Bay, which boasts a wonderful set of family-friendly amenities.

There is a game room on-site, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. Families with busy vacation agendas will appreciate the organized kids' program at this location. It gives parents some time to explore Jamaica on their own while their little ones enjoy supervised playtime. Most parents know the rarity of a night sans children. At this hotel they allow parents a chance to explore alone, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of the most anticipated activities at the accommodation is their live entertainment, proving that staying inside for the night can be just as exciting as going out. Entertainment is typically hosted 3 to 4 days per week. Needless to say, the specifics can vary with the season. If you'd like to obtain additional details, you can reach the resort at (876) 957-5900.

There is also a bar on the property — a nice place to enjoy a cocktail before you head out for the night.

Additionally, you will find a number of nearby accommodations with a small selection of after-dark activities. For something a little different than what you might find at your own lodgings location, check out the nightlife at the options listed in the following table:

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
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa Central Negril 6 check
Hedonism II Central Negril 6 check
Sandals Negril Central Negril 4 check
Point Village Resort Central Negril -- --
Breezes Negril Resort 5.8 mi. North of Central Negril 6 check
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 4 check

Since there is a casino on the property, gambling is always an option for evening entertainment.


Visitors will have a special opportunity to release vacation stresses, considering this destination has an on-site spa. The following list provides some of the available services:

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


The property also has shuffleboard. It's a pleasant way to spend some time outdoors.

The beauty salon at Riu Tropical Bay offers both a relaxing and convenient way to start looking and feeling your best for a special dinner or night of entertainment.

Even though you'll find plenty of fun activities right on-location, visitors who want to explore won't find a shortage of interesting recreational possibilities in Jamaica. Regardless of whether you're looking to spend time on the beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you can encounter lots of other options for recreation in this area. Investigate these links for information concerning fishing, riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, sightseeing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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