We stayed at Riu for a few nights in February and couldn’t have been happier with our experience. It’s a strange time to travel but every single staff encounter was delightful and responsible with Covid protocols. Masks, hand sanitizer, temp checks and social distancing were strictly enforced. I’d venture to say that it felt safer than the US in terms of Covid. The grounds and shared spaces were immaculate and we were impressed by how seriously all Riu employees took the pandemic. Yes, some restaurants are closed depending on the day of the week but I can’t blame them with such a sharp dip in tourism. Should you like an a la carte meal that’s not at the resort, the front desk will happily arrange a car to a nearby restaurant. We did this twice and it was great to see parts of Jamaica outside of the resort complex. Also, for those whining about food and snacks that they expected, there are two very modern grocery stores right across the street from Riu.
Lastly, beyond grateful that Riu has gone to the length to partner with a third party health care organization to provide rapid tests prior to returning home. Probably wouldn’t have visited Jamaica without this.
The Riu team made it abundantly clear that they’re focused on the health, safety and enjoyment for their guests. Can’t wait to return one day soon.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking