​Five Reasons to love Riu Negril

The real draw is the beautiful Bloody Bay beach, which has miles of crystal-clear water.

The Riu Resort

The mere words “all-inclusive resort” can conjure up thoughts of bad buffets, watered-down alcoholic beverages and tones of wristband-wearing tourists trampling through a sprawling estate. But not all-inclusive resorts, which traditionally include basic accommodations, meals and entertainment are deemed equal.  Take Negril’s Club Riu for example, a mega resort overlooking Jamaica’s spectacular Bloody Bay Beach, it houses several sophisticated restaurants and has ample services and activities all packaged into one price.

Eatery at Riu

Eateries: With five restaurants catering to multiple taste buds, several bars, including a sports bar (which is open 24 hours), you can enjoy delicious Italian and Asian food, meals in the pool area and an authentic Jamaican barbecue at the beach bar. In addition, there is a daily changing menu of international dishes with Caribbean ingredients and flavors plus an authentic American buffet breakfast with cooking stations.

Entertainment: Live stage shows are held each day with popular D.J.’s periodically hosting themed night pool parties. There’s also special programs offered for kids and daytime activities that include beach and pool aerobics and nightly entertainment, including bands on the dining terrace, karaoke and reggae parties.

Entertainment at Riu

Excursions: One of the best reasons to visit Jamaica is that there is something for everyone. With several excursions from scuba diving (lessons included), hot springs, the Seven Mile Beach, partying at Ricks Cafe to the Roaring River, all permutations are catered to here.

Location: Hotel RiuJust a 90-minute drive from Montego Bay and blocks away from the bustling area of downtown Negril, Riu sits on its own secluded and very attractive stretch of coastline.  The real draw is the beautiful Bloody Bay beach, which has miles of  crystal-clear water.

Weddings: If magnificent sunsets and romantic nights inspire you to tie the knot and you are inclined to go the route of eco-resorts, you won’t be disappointed with Riu. With locations scattered across the Caribbean, this hotel has perfected the art of the ‘all-inclusive’ and once you’ve tied the knot, your honeymoon awaits you on the beautiful white beaches on the island. You get a spectacular “two-for-one” at Riu Negril —and this may be just the ticket for couples who want a wedding and honeymoon at a decent price.

A Riu Wedding
(Photo courtesy of Bradley and Emily Wright)

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