Riu Ocho Rios

Jamaica

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5 Nights with Air from $899 All-Inclusive
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4.2
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4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
4.0
4.2 out of 5
"Everything was great, except the bed. The matress was to hard and could not get a good night sleep and the water pressure in shower was not good at all." – Joe57
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July 14, 2015
Best trip ever

My overall experience was awesome.. From the time we hit the resort. The staff was great. I complained about my view twice and they moved me till my view was the best view I'm sure on the resort. This was without any additional charge. The bar associate's made it there mission to get to know you to serve you. They were very personal and friendly. The entertainment was different every night. The beach was clean and beautiful. I really can't sing enough praises. My only complaint not enough wash clothes!. I will travel with cheap Caribbean again. Thanks for an amazing trip


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From: I Louisville Kentucky
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 12, 2015
Beautiful Getaway

Lovely experience for my hubby & I 1st time doing an all-inclusive vacation, I will most definitely use cheap Caribbean in the future, our resort was just like the photos on the website!!!


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From: Baltimore, MD
Age: 35-44

July 9, 2015
Fantastic Vacation

The resort lent itself to us having a fantastic time throughout our stay at Riu Ocho Rios. The entire staff from the time we checked-in to the time we departed were there to meet our every need. Not one time were we dissapointed or felt like our expectations were not met. We are already planning our next vacation at this resort.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Alabama
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 7, 2015
It was so, so

This was my first time to travel out of the country. I put a lot of research into finding the right place to stay. The grounds and buildings were beautiful. We got there kind of late the first day and wanted to see the beach right away. I was disappointed because the beach was dirty. Trash laying around everywhere and I was afraid to take off my sandals and walk in the sand. So we went up to the room. Judging from pictures on the website I expected the rooms to be nicer. The beds were hard and the thin outdated comforter was not what i expected. I soon found out why the comforters are so thin, because there was not much in the way of air conditioning. In fact our first night the air didn't work. It was very hot and humid. We opened the sliding glass window to let the breeze in but it was still very warm. When I called down to the front desk they explained that it was a problem in our entire wing and they were working on it. We had one small ceiling fan that moved slowly and didn't really even offer any relief. They would not give us another room and basically said there was nothing they could do about it. So our first night was pretty miserable. The next morning we decided to head to the beach and I was pleased to find out that it was much cleaner. They did have people cleaning the beach early in the morning. The pool was very pretty and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We went through several mixed drinks before we found ones that we liked. But there was definitely plenty of alcohol in them. I was disappointed that the only beer offered was Red Stripe. I believe on the website it stated there was some imported beer as well, even tho I expected that to be a limited variety. However Red Stripe was the only beer available. The bartenders were very friendly. Most of the staff were friendly, some you couldn't even get a smile from. Especially the females. The male staff were much more friendly. We enjoyed the free activities, snorkeling, paddle boats, and sailing. The staff here were a lot of fun. There were quite a few dining options but they were pretty much all the same. The food was very pretty and presented very well but we did not like the food at all. We didn't find much that we could eat. I'm not sure if it's because it was just prepared differently or what. Needless to say, we ate lots of fruit and french fries. The french fries were good and thankfully served at most every meal. Breakfast was probably the best meal. You can't really mess up pancakes! Thankfully I had brought lots of peanut butter crackers to keep in our room and we snacked a good deal on those! The jerk chicken on the beach was good also. So we had that as a lunch a couple of days. Our cheap caribbean person was Felicia and she was wonderful! Very friendly and gave us helpful tips. We booked two excursions thru her to Dolphin Cove and Dunn's River Falls and we had a wonderful time. The snorkeling and party boat for the Dunn's River Falls tour was THE BEST! We had such a fun time! I was sad that we had planned that for our last full day there because we would have done that one again! All in all, we had an OK trip. There were good things and bad things. If the food had been better and air conditioning had worked better it would have been a much better trip. We never slept with more than a sheet and sometimes not even that! And I don't sleep very well when I'm hot. But besides that, we made some good memories and had some nice new experiences. Cheap Caribbean followed through on everything and was very easy to book through. I have no complaints towards the company and we were very well taken care of with them. I would book through them again but would probably stay somewhere else if we ever went back.


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From: Texas
Age: 35-44
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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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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