Riu Ocho Rios

Jamaica

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4.6
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4.2 out of 5
"My only complaint was that we had bad weather 3/4 of the days we were there!" – Jtravels55
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May 25, 2015
a really good trip

This was my first time going to Jamaica and I loved it. This resort was great and the service was really good too. all the employees of the resort were very respectful and helpful and the room was very clean. Over all it was great . The only issue was that the Jacuzzi in the pool was not working during our stay, but since everything else was great I do recommend this resort and I would defiantly go back there .


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From: maryland
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 20, 2015
Great hotel!

Best trip ever! Beautiful hotel! Service was awesome. We had a leak in our room and even though they took a few hours to fix it it never leaked again and we didn't let that interrupt our trip. It was minor. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. All of the workers that we interacted with were pleasant and extremely helpful. We had a blast! The food was ok. Could have been better but they can't include too much spice in their dishes since everyone can't handle it but overall the food was pretty good. The beach was absolutely gorgeous! And the hotel is only 10muns from Dunns River fall which is a MUST do!


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From: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 15, 2015
In the Tropics

The Riu Ocho Rios has recently been painted in purple shades, gone is the white in the pictures. The resort is laid out nicely right on the beach. We were in the non adult section, we do not have children and it was alright, as the children count did not seem to be too high. Our room was categorized as Oceanfront, unfortunately, our idea of Oceanfront and theirs is slightly different. When we think Oceanfront, we think open the door out to the balcony and the ocean is right in front, that was not the case. The rooms are on the side facing the pool more than anything with the ocean off to the side. We did get moved three doors down, the balcony was larger and it was closer to the beach but still was not in front. The food choice was great and plenty of it. Bars were nice, we enjoyed an evening drink at Dunns River bar looking out at the ocean by the entertainment stage before our dinner. Bartenders were very friendly. We ate in the Gourmet, Asian and Steakhouse over the 4 nights while we were there and it was nice. The buffets were great with a large variety of food items to choose from. If you like to get up early like we do you should know to get the towels for the next day. We did not know that and had to wait till the pool attendant was there to hand out towels on our first full day there.. Be prepared for about a 1 1/2 hour drive each way between the resort and Montego Bay Airport. When we were met at the airport the we had shared transportation and had to wait about 30 minutes. The driver on the way to the resort was very interesting and information pointing out the points of interest and history along the way. Overall the trip was pretty good, not our best, and not our worst, but we had a nice relaxing few days with excellent weather.


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From: Ruskin, FL
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 12, 2015
Awesome beach and rooms

Loved he beach and pools, although you cant swim after 7 in pools. The food wasn't the best... Was expecting more choices and seafood. Food at buffet was same almost every day...Most staff friendly. Was expecting better mixed drinks also, made with fruit but that wasn't the case. Overall had a great time.


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From: central , pa
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Ocho Rios offers 856 guestrooms to make your stay just what you had in mind. All rooms include a private balcony or terrace, the perfect place to enjoy views of the ocean and relax after a fun day at the beach. Enjoy all the comforts of home on this vacation getaway.
Resort Update
Beginning November 1, 2015 Riu Ocho Rios will no longer be offering adults only rooms. The Adults Only Wing will revert to the Deluxe Wing, while rooms there will retain all their privileged features.

Room Details

Ocean View Room (DBLB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Ocean Front Room (DBMB)
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Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
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What's to Love

Cool free perks like the in-room mini bar and free Wi-Fi in the resort's lobby make Riu Ocho Rio's all-inclusive packages stand out from the rest.

 

What We'd Change

Book early if you want to eat at a restaurant that needs reservations, or face a long wait. (But hey, that's a sure sign of good food!)

 

Why You Should Go

The natural setting is amazing. We loved being so close to the rainforest and waterfalls. Plus, the beach make this resort a tropical paradise.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Shopping
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Medical Facilities
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Riu Ocho Rios

Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios

+876 972 2200

Hotel Description

Riu Ocho Rios Resort: Tropical Beach Oasis

The lush greenery surrounding Riu Ocho Rios creates a tropical oasis for this beachfront resort. You'll enjoy views of the gorgeous blue seas, white sands and tree covered hills in the distance.

Amidst its tropical locale, Riu Ocho Rios definitely stands out with its purple exterior. But there are other colorful features here. The two large pools have swim-up bars - which means you can have pina coladas all day without ever getting off your float. If you do want to cut loose, Riu Ocho Rios' friendly staff leads playful contests and activities to amp up the fun. If the call of the wild beckons you to explore the ocean, you can prep for adventure with a free introductory scuba lesson in the resort's pool. Regardless of whether you're relaxing or raring to go, you'll enjoy the background sounds of waterfalls in the distance.

While groups and couples kick it up at Riu Ocho's larger pools, families and kids can splash around in the children's pool. The staff also puts on daily entertainment programs for the little ones too. Even better, the resort's private beach has calm and shallow water, so parents with small children have peace of mind.

Jamaica's laid-back vibe resonates throughout the resort's eight restaurants too. At breakfast, have your fill at the St. Ann buffet. Later, enjoy a casual, poolside lunch at the Plantation. Be sure make dinner reservations at Mammee Bay, the beachfront grill.

Even with jerk chicken and tropical drinks, your Jamaican vacation isn't complete without some Reggae. That's why the resort's nightly entertainment usually kicks off with chill beats, steel drums and smooth sounds. Once the band has warmed up the crowd, get ready to laugh during audience participation games. Then the real entertainment starts. With elaborate costumes and peppy numbers, it's as if these themed shows and off-Broadway acts stepped right off a high-end cruise ship. After the show, the fun doesn't stop - it just moves on to Pacha, the all-night disco.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • All meals and snacks
  • Unlimited domestic and imported beverages
  • All taxes and gratuities
Resort Update
Beginning November 1, 2015 Riu Ocho Rios will no longer be offering adults only rooms. The Adults Only Wing will revert to the Deluxe Wing, while rooms there will retain all their privileged features.

DINING

St. Ann
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11:30am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Casual, family friendly restaurant serving buffet breakfasts and dinner.

Pizzeria Piccola Italia
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, noon-12am
Description: Casual Italian fare.

Mandalay
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Asian buffet restaurant. Reservations are required.

Mammee Bay
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Beach restaurant and grill steakhouse. Reservations are required.

Plantation
Type: Casual
Hours: Daily, noon-4pm
Description: Casual poolside restaurant.

Sir John
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Reservations are required.

All hours are subject to change



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Blue Mountain Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours a day.

Dunn's River Plaza Bar
Daily, 5:30pm-midnight.

Seagrape
Beach bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Reggea
Poolside bar and swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Rastafari
Poolside bar and swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Bob Marley
Daily, 6pm-midnight.



BEACH
Riu Ocho Rios is located on the beach of Mammee Bay. Thick woods and waterfalls surround this beautiful beach. Complimentary sun loungers are available.



POOLS
You'll love lounging at one of the resort's 2 pools. Plus, there's an additional pool for children.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkel gear
  • Introductory scuba lessons

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba
Land
  • Tennis
  • Multi-sports court
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Ping-pong
  • Daily activities for adults


INTERNET

Guests can use WiFi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge. Internet access is also available in the Conference Room.



SPA SERVICES

Spa and beauty salon are available at this resort.



CHILD CARE

Riu Ocho Rios offers entertainment for children ages 4-12.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON
Receive a surprise gift in-room upon arrival (certificate of marriage required).



ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Location
Situated in the north of Jamaica, 6.2 mi to Ocho Rios and 65.2 mi to the Montego Bay Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your resort reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoking Advisory
Effective July 15, 2013, Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.

Adult-Only Added Values
Riu Ocho Rios now offers several new Adults Only Added Values. Values include sparkling wine upon arrival, Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, concierge service, a bathrobe, and premium drinks throughout your stay. For an additional charge, guests will also have access to special wine menus and a romantic dinner on the beach.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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  • Travel: August 18 - September 30
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