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Riu Ocho Rios

Jamaica

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1-877-527-2490
4 Nights with Air from $869 All-Inclusive
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It's all-inclusive, all-aahhsome and everything you want surrounded by luscious rolling hills, turquoise waves and a pea ... More

Customer Rating 757 Reviews
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4.1
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.4
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4.1 out of 5
"I selected Riu Ocho Rios as my first solo vacation destination simply based off of the inexpensive cost and availability, and it was a great decision. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating...." – FreckledGirlWonder
720 out of 896 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
4.1
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.4
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4.1 out of 5
"I selected Riu Ocho Rios as my first solo vacation destination simply based off of the inexpensive cost and availability, and it was a great decision. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating...." – FreckledGirlWonder
720 out of 896 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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November 28, 2018
November trip

First of all let me start with the resort is beautiful the grounds and the beach are lovely the pools were also very nice. As far as the rooms go they were nice my only complaint was that the beds were awful when i say awful i mean as hard as a rock it was like sleeping on plywood no lie. we went with two other couples and they said the same thing. they are supposed to give you water and refill your fridge in room every other day. We arrived on a Sunday and and by Tuesday they still have not come and filled the fridge. and don't tip the fridge boy we did and he never came back to stock it.. the food well it was ok nothing special we found out that if they ran out of something which they always did it would take them forever to fill it back up and that was in every restaurant. we went to the steak restaurant and the waiter took our order and we waited over an hour and a half for our food and then it came out all wrong and cold and we ended up going to the buffet. the liqueur was horrible the only thing they had that was top shelf was Smirnoff vodka and that is it.. and you were lucky to find it but we did have the dispenser in our room (thank God).. and try and have that filled forget it.. the service that was another thing whenever you asked someone to a question or to do something for you they would look at you as if you were joking. they were not very nice at all.. we went to the Riu in Ocho Rios because we thought that the Riu is supposed to be a very nice place. the recreation staff was fantastic we loved Birdman he rocked.. he made the week fun that is for sure. just be prepared for a lovely place but food drinks not up to Parr at all. bring a Yetti for your drinks so they stay cold. we were very disappointment and won't go to another Riu again for a long time. Dunn's River falls was nice we booked it with the rep from cheap Caribbean and made it for 6 for a wed and then wed night we received a letter stating that they had to change it to Thursday at a later time and for more money.. so be aware of this and make sure you get what you want. it worked out in the long run but was a long day on Thursday.. I guess you get what you pay for.. not my top choice and don't stay on the luxury side only difference is you get champagne and two other restaurants. not worth the money in my opinion.. this was just an honest review and take it for what it is worth..


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
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2.0
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2.0
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From: CT
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 28, 2018
Unhappy beach lover

Cheap Caribbean came through for us..no problems there. Was very disappointed in this resort. We had been there 3 years ago and it was great so we were expecting great again. No. What our big issues were we felt very unwelcome (maybe because we're Americans?). Employees were not very friendly, acted like serving us a drink was a chore, and we are tippers!! Food was good not great but we knew that already. Beach is very beautiful but you can't walk on it at night because you will be mobbed by locals trying to sell you drugs. It was not like that last time we were there.Resort was full of locals that were smoking pot in the family pool and it didn't seem to surprise the employees at all. Not alot of English spoken by the employees, seemed they went out of their way to speak their language around us ,which makes it feel like they are talking about you! This resort has gone down hill in 3 years and I would not recommend. This was our 3rd trip to Jamaica and this trip made it so I will probably never go back.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
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1.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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3.0
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From: Ohio
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 26, 2018
Longer the stay, Better the experience

Resort was great. Specialty restaurants were average. Shows were exceptional. No top shelf liquor on the blue side. Excursions at the hotel pool were better than the travel agent packages. The multi-stop bus to and from airport was 2.5 hours where a cab is 45 minutes. So stay long enough to make the trip worth while. Check your flight times. We had a 6 hr layover in Miami. My brother booked a 2hr layover.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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From: Atlanta, GA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 23, 2018
Had better experiences

The grounds,pools and beach we’re beautiful. Needed to call and remind for restocking of refrigerator and bar. Bed was very hard. Your personal housekeeper kept the room very clean and was very accommodating. If you dared to ask a random housekeeping staff member a question or a favor watch out. Got met with rolling eyes or dirty looks. Not very friendly. Bartenders had great disposition. One pool bar ran out of the good vodka twice in one week. Why could they not call for replenishments? Entertainment staff was great yet entertainment was not all that great.I longed for American ham and American hotdogs. The Jamaican hotdogs and meet we’re just not what I was used to.


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Overall Rating: 3
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2.0
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From: Connecticut
Age: 55-64

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. Junior Suite Ocean View rooms are a part of the Deluxe Wing privileges.

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

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

There's Red Stripe Beer in the fridge. Every. Day.

The stress-ousting massages and treatments at the Renova Spa. Swoon.

The Jerk Chicken Hut on the beach. You'll be jammin' here ofter. Probably daily.

The phrase you hear everywhere, "No problem, Mon." Go ahead and start practicing.

The epic snorkeling that's right on the beach. Brightly colored fish will make your underwater pics dazzle.

Dunn's River Falls and swimming with the dolphins - close by and always touristy fun.

 

What We'd Change

The drive to the resort will take about an hour, but once you step foot onto the resort grounds, you'll be in love.

 

Why You Should Go

It's so worth it to upgrade to the Deluxe Wing - concierge service 24/7.

You can get a free introductory to scuba lesson in the pool. Dive in!

There are water sports out the wazoo - windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling.

On land, you can play tennis, volleyball and take an aerobics class.

The entertainment team blows it out, starting with the nightly reggae, steel drums & chill beats.

The botanical gardens of Canbrook aren't your average "flower forest." It's uber lush.

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: Your All-Inclusive Jamaican Dream Vacay is Right Here.

It's all-inclusive, all-aahhsome and everything you want surrounded by luscious rolling hills, turquoise waves and a pearly white, unblemished sandy beach. Sounds amazing? Thought so. If you want water sports, they've got it. Tantalizing array of cuisine? Got that, too. Add the nightly beat of the steel drums, cool ocean breeze and the sunset over the ocean and you've got a vacation dream waiting to happen.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Here, you'll nosh on and on. The delicious options include everything from Italian to Fusion. A grill/steakhouse to a buffet. For the Deluxe Wing guests, there's Japanese and a spot for gourmands. Beach appetit.

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.

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

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

Sir John
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm

Two restaurants at the resort, Sir Richard and Tushima, are ONLY available for guests staying in the Junior Suite Ocean View which is a part of the Deluxe Wing privileges.

All hours are subject to change



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Talk about a Party Buffet, you've got it. There's a beach bar plus two rockin' poolside bars that each have a swim-up bar - water-front cocktails are the best. There's also a sports bar, but there's more. This is just the tip of the beachberg.

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.



BEACHES AND POOLS
Chillax on the white-sand dream beach of Mammee Bay surrounded by thick woods and waterfalls. Or hop on over to the two glistening pools - there's even one for the kiddos. No matter where you land, you'll be living on Jamaican time.



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


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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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.

Restaurant Notice
Two restaurants at the resort, Sir Richard and Tushima, are ONLY available for guests staying in the Junior Suite Ocean View which is a part of the Deluxe Wing privileges.

Resort Update
Please note, Riu Ocho Rios will be closed for renovations April 19, 2019 and is scheduled to reopen July 27, 2019.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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