RIU Montego Bay is a well thought out, all inclusive resort. All rooms include meals created by master chefs and beverages at any of the on-site restaurants or bars. You’ll find that the all-inclusive moniker also includes other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and full access. The Hotel Riu Montego holds a GOLD certification award from the Travelife Sustainability System, so you can rest assured that your vacation is good for you and good for the culture at your destination, too.
What Is Riu Montego Bay?
Riu Montego Bay is near Glistening Bay, where the plankton shine underwater. Near the hotel you can go horseback riding too. Interested in cruising on a boat? Near the hotel many cruise ships offer fun parties, diving excursions and cruises to enjoy marvelous views of the sunset. All the wonders of Jamaica are at your fingertips during your stay, and your all inclusive visit will help you enjoy life at your own pace at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay.
At RIU Montego Bay, prepare to pamper yourself either with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities like snorkeling and windsurfing. Access to the white sand beach is just steps away. After a long day of snorkeling or windsurfing, saunter up to one of the resort’s bars, which include a swim-up bar and a poolside bar.
Facilities at the Riu Hotel Montego Bay include: a freshwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and the wellness centre with a range of different treatments and massages. As part of this, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of dishes from the international restaurant selection including the “Kalú” Asian restaurant (buffet) or “Little Italy” Italian restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert) or the “Mahoe Bay” Steakhouse (à la carte), or for the Romantics dinner on the beach.
The mix of guests welcome to enjoy the Hotel Riu Montego Bay includes families, couples or a group of friends. The many activities at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay include a gym, table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. One of the favorite activities is the entertainment program that includes musical shows, live music and dancing to the best Jamaican beats in Jamaica. Golfers will enjoy the four golf courses, all with fantastic views.
The Hotel Riu Montego offers guests a wide ranging entertainment program for adults and children.
The price range for an all inclusive room at the Riu Hotel Montego Bay is from approximately $130.00 per night to around $280.00 depending, on the size of your room and the time of year.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar resorts where you could spend your holiday to see how they compare.
Hotel Riu Palace
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island
Coyaba Beach Resort & Club
Riu Montego Bay
The Riu Montego Bay is a one-stop resort with all inclusive rooms offering guests several dining options. Libations are offered every day with a special cocktail made each day with unique Jamaican charm. Water sports are big at the Riu Montego Bay, with an offering of kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Not to be missed is the nightly dance party at the bar.
The price range for an all inclusive room at the Riu Hotel Montego Bay is from approximately $130.00 per night to around $280.00 depending room size and time of year.
Facilities at the Riu Hotel Montego Bay include: a freshwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and the wellness centre with a range of different treatments and massages. As part of this, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of dishes from the international restaurant selection including the “Kalú” Asian restaurant (buffet) or “Little Italy” Italian restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert) or the “Mahoe Bay” Steakhouse (à la carte) or for the Romantics dinner on the beach (reservations required, an additional charge)
The many activities at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay include a gym, table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, diving. One of the favorite activities is the entertainment program that includes musical shows, live music and dancing to the best Jamaican beats in Jamaica. Golfers will enjoy the four golf courses, all with fantastic views.
Located a few short minutes from Montego Bay airport. The Hotel Riu Montego Bay is in Mahoe Bay, Ironshore – Montego Bay, Saint James in the north-east of the island nestled in a bay close to Montego Bay in Jamaica, perfectly placed to offer you a wide range of services on the shores of a calm beach with turquoise water.
- 10 Minutes from Montego Bay Airport
- All-inclusive rooms
- Reasonably priced
- Kids area could be larger
- Pool does not have a shallow area
Hotel Riu Palace
The Hotel Riu Palace is an all inclusive room hotel. The amenities span an assortment of fine dining options with several bars offering specialty cocktails. You will be sure to enjoy yourself when you join in at the Aqua Bar for some fun music and dancing.
The price range for an all inclusive room ranges between $200.00-$450.00, depending on the size of the room.
The amenities you are accustomed to are all here at the Hotel Riu Palace, including a beautiful balcony, a ceiling fan, and full AC and Wi-Fi access available throughout the hotel. The Hotel Riu Palace offers several types of cuisine at the on-site restaurants including, Japanese, Italian and fusion cuisine and the favorite steakhouse. You may opt for a romantic dinner on the beach with the ocean breezes and your sweetheart. Several bars will serve you the “drink of the day;” a fun, sometimes fruity, and definitely Jamaican libation.
The pool is stunningly large, plenty of room for you to do your daily laps. Or not as you will have no trouble finding a lounger here. Revive yourself at the Renova Spa. A favorite activity at Hotel Riu Palace is to snorkel off the gentle shores. The plankton shine brightly, putting you at ease in the ocean as your ponder the wonders of the world.
Located a few short minutes from Montego Bay airport. the Hotel Riu Palace is in Mahoe Bay, Ironshore Montego Bay in the north-east of the island: perfectly placed to offer you a wide range of services on the shores of a calm beach with turquoise water.
- All-inclusive rooms with 24-hour service
- Several on-site restaurants
- Tennis courts
- Adults only
- Maybe a little too close to the airport
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island
Sandals is an all inclusive resort complex offering guests options to stay at one resort and play at all three of the Sandals resorts in Jamaica. Sandals has a special scuba diving program where you will learn to hone your diving skills. The entertainment and dining options are seemingly endless.
The price range for an all inclusive room is from $230.00 – $550.00 depending on the amenities and size of the room. Sandals offers several resort options in Jamaica.
This stunning resort offers 10 restaurants, all equipped to provide guests the best of fine cuisine. Libations are not taken lightly at Sandals resorts, with the offering of five bars throughout the grounds. A special amenity at the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island is the exclusive Stay at 1, Play at 3 Program, which means dining options expand to 21 restaurants.
Extend your diving experiences to exotic underwater playgrounds at two additional resorts. Enjoy the vibrant entertainment that’s ever-changing from night to night at all three resorts. Complimentary round-trip transfers between all resorts are part of the Sandals Luxury experience.
A plethora of activities are included, such as kayaking, waterskiing, tubing, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving programs. Guests rave about the entertainment productions at the three Sandals Resorts in Montego Bay. Stunning fire dancers and the island’s most talented Reggae groups mesmerize you. Have fun at the bonfire dances on the beach and poolside and pool table competitions.
Close to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, the ride to Sandals Resort will take less than 15 minutes. Sandals will arrange your complimentary transfer to and from the airport.
- Stay at 1, Play at 3 Program
- Complimentary transfer from airport to Sandals Resort
- Stunning entertainment
- Wide range of pricing on rooms
- No tennis courts
Coyaba Beach Resort & Club
This resort has ties to the ancient term “Coyaba,” as it means a restful place to feast and have fun. Coyaba Beach Resort & Club offers all the modern-day amenities you will need to accomplish your goals of feasting and fun in the plantation style complex. Just 6 miles northeast of Montego Bay, this small, family-owned resort houses 50 air-conditioned guest rooms complete with satellite TV and French doors leading out to private balconies.
If you are used to very large resorts, you may think the resort’s beach is small, but that does not take away from guests enjoyment of the complimentary snorkeling and kayak excursions. While out for the day working on your tan or having fun with some water activities, you will be hungry. Guests can head straight to one of Coyaba’s three restaurants. The offering of Spa Heaven for a ‘Heavenly Hut’ Beachside Massage or a Tropical Body Scrub will be leave you with an afterglow.
The approximate price ranges from $220.00- $820.00 per day depending on the size and amenities for your room.
As you gaze out of your room, you will see a healing garden. Some rooms also offer mesmerizing pool and ocean views. There are 50 guest rooms housed inpavilion-style buildings scattered throughout 5.5 acres of lush grounds. Privately owned, this intimate property is relaxing, welcoming, and just 10 minutes east of Montego Bay airport. From the plantation-style great house to the guest rooms, decorated with colonial prints and hand-carved mahogany furniture, you get the graciousness and comfort of a country inn with the amenities of a larger resort. Welcome amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a library, and coffee/tea in the lobby.
There is a nice selection of restaurants that offer theme nights to up your fun ratio. The large pool and Jacuzzi dotted with lounge chairs does not crowd. Enjoy the Friday Happy Hour at the Polo Grounds bar where many locals will be found jawing the yarns about Montego Bay. The beach is tiny, though the warm, shallow water makes it good for families with kids. There’s a tennis court and children’s playground on the east side of the courtyard.
Located a few short minutes from Montego Bay airport. The Coyaba Beach Resort is in Montego Bay.
- Room service available to 10pm
- Family friendly
- All-inclusive rooms optional
- Tennis courts
- Small beach
- Airport Noise since it is so close
Riu Montego Bay: 5 Stars
This is one of those resorts that will be the perfect place for you to relax. Everything you could want is at your fingertips.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island: 4.5 Stars
This wonderous Sandals resort serves up it’s all inclusive complex to the fussiest of guests. Stay at 1 resort and play at all 3 of the Sandals resorts in Jamaica. Enjoy the special scuba diving program where you will learn to hone your diving skills. The entertainment and dining options are seemingly endless.
Hotel Riu Palace: 4 Stars
In Jamaica the one thing you will appreciate more than others is the term all-inclusive room hotel. As this will allow you to melt into your room, the ocean or any of the many dining and drinking options at Hotel Riu Palace.
Coyaba Beach Resort & Club – 3.5 Stars
A stunner of a resort, this plantation style complex is filled with all the modern-day amenities. It doesn’t offer quite the range of experiences that you’ll get at the other resorts, yet is still pretty expensive, prompting us to rate it as we have. But if you value some seclusion and quiet, this might be the best choice for you.
Any of these resorts will show you a great time. We recommend Riu Montego Bay or Sandals as the most amazing experiences.