What We Love

  • No reservations are needed at any of the onsite restaurants.
  • Make sure to visit the Jerk Chicken Hut on the beach. You'll definitely enjoy the delicious meals prepared here daily.  
  • Swimming with the dolphins is guaranteed to produce unforgettable memories. 

Things to Know

  • The resort is approximately 90 minutes from the airport.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Upgrade to the Deluxe Wing and enjoy 24/7 concierge service.
Riu Ocho Rios is all-inclusive and everything you’ve wanted surrounded by turquoise waves and pearly white sand. Sounds amazing? Thought so.

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are included in the price of your vacay! If you want water sports, they’ve got it. A delicious array of cuisine? Got that, too! Epic snorkeling is right on the beach and swimming with dolphins is nearby. Guests can also get a free introductory scuba lesson in the resort’s pool. The entertainment team will blow you away with nightly reggae, steel drums and chill beats. The rooms are equipped with everything needed for maximum comfort including a minibar and drinks dispenser to create cocktails. The water park is bound to delight you and the kids, but if you want some time away for more R&R, the RiuLand kids’ club provides special activities and entertainment to occupy their time. Retreat to Jamaican paradise at Riu Ocho Rios. Your memorable vacay awaits!

Location

Ocho Rios - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 65 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2005

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Resort Details

Dining

Guest can enjoy delicious cuisines at five a la carte restaurants, various bars and an outstanding onsite buffet.
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Amenities

The resort offers an exercise gym, housekeeping, public Wi-Fi and a variety of other great amenities.
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Activities

A variety of great activities, including water sports, golf, and children's programs are available.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.
Advisory Guests are not allowed to dine in same specialty restaurant more than once in any given week.
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - 
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Minimum Age Condition - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 10434 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Resort and Staff

    Hotel was extremely clean, abundance of nice food and premium drinks, beach beautiful. Second week of holiday was different as due to Covid19, no more tourist allowed into Jamaica, but staff did really well, constantly cleaning and trying to keep all remaining tourist happy and calm . Tip, higher floors give you better views and quieter.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu

    The hotel was amazing . we got authentic Jamaican cuisine in their buffet. The staff was very friendly. They made you feel at home .Our stay was simply paradise. We are already planning another trip with the whole family next year.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Jamaica 2020

    Friendly staff, great customer service. Lots of fresh food daily and not to mention the mini bar. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend. Great entertainment. Loved the all white beach party.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bachelor Party

    resort was great. Provided all the activities we needed. The buffet was better than any buffet I have been at resort wise (comparing really only to the DR - it was considerably better in Ocho). The actual restaurants were usually a long wait - personally I enjoy the buffet better than any of the restaurants - but only tried Steak/Italian. The rooms were great. We had a whole corridor of rooms. Staff were pretty good all around. I would truly recco this resort for family getaway/friends. It is great. Socially there is no club however there are a ton of Bar Areas.

    Mar 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    FANTASTIC HOLIDAY AT THE RIU!!

    We were there from March 13-20. Bus ride was very fast 1 hr 15 minutes because everyone was going to the resort. Check in was super fast. They kept the buffet open passed 10 o'clock to accommodate late arrivals. Room: clean, restocked, air conditioning worked great Beach: very nice with palm trees for shade, lots of seaweed because it was windy but they cleaned it regularly. Fantastic snorkeling! Even if it was windy we still saw many species of fish. Lots of beach lounges. Very easy to exchange towels every day. Staff: very pleasant, did a fantastic job keeping everything sanitized during the "virus" situation. Very impressed with how they kept cleaning. Food: food was fantastic!!! Loved the buffet...went there the most. Always lots of room to sit and no lineups. The Italian had the best steak...better than the Keg. Entertainment: watched a few shows that were ok. The magician was horrible! We loved playing bingo everyday. It is a beautiful resort. Love the refurbishment...I loved the fact that all chairs were made of wipeable materials. It was our first time in Jamaica and I definitely loved the good vibes! I wish we had been there at a virus free time so that we could have done excursions. It is a big resort but it never felt like it because they have lots of seating at the beach and at the pool. It was not far at all to go from our room (2127) Gardenview (fantastic view of ocean and the pool...close to everything) to the beach to the left of resort facing water. Would definitely recommend this resort.

    Mar 25, 2020