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!


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

Property Information

Year Built: 2005
Total rooms: 901


Resort Details


Guest can enjoy delicious cuisines at five a la carte restaurants, various bars and an outstanding onsite buffet.
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The resort offers an exercise gym, housekeeping, public Wi-Fi and a variety of other great amenities.
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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 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: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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 10431 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sun, rum and snorkelling heaven

    Stayed half term week, not too busy. Weather amazing. Resort was clean and well looked after. Stayed in a spacious superking room with good views of the gardens and sea, and fully stocked optics. Good choice of pools, including 2 pool bars - great bar service, thanks Demar 😊. Foam party, beach parties and plenty of other entertainment around the complex. Lots of choice of food and no long queues (apart from the Jerk shack, but its worth the wait). Hotel on the beach with amazing snorkelling over a reef, saw lots of fish, rays, squid. The downside was the trip to Ocho Rios - its a mass of identical tat shops, with a very hard sell. I would have bought more if left to browse instead of the constant harassment. You don't need to buy Jamaican dollars - USD accepted.

    May 31, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Hotel

    We stayed in a 2 bedroom family room. The resort was beautiful and clean. We had Duleta Saurell as a housekeeper. She did an excellent job keeping our rooms clean and she was very friendly. The woman who fixed our omelets did a great job and she was very friendly. We only had a few issues. We were approached by a gentlemen selling excursions. He informed our families that he would give us a cheaper price for a tip. We gave a tip for the cruise staff and once we got off the Catarman cruise the salesman was standing on the beach. My husband gave him $10 since he saved us $20. He was not happy, he wanted more. Our other family member had also tipped the catamaran crew and walked by the salesman. This salesman followed us around and harassed our family members for tip money. Our family members were getting nervous since this man would not leave us alone so he gave him money. The next day the salesman and a buddy cornered our family member and was begging for an omelet. The catamaran excursion to Dunn’s Fall was great but not worth the hustle from the salesman. Every night our kids would play outside in the kids area. There was a local guy flickering his lighter on the beach. They approached our families asking us if we wanted drugs. The kids area should be off limits. Our room was placed near the waterslides. The kids had a great time but unfortunately some of the slides were closed. However the area was nice and quiet. The speciality restaurants were good and did not require reservations. The jerk chicken was available by the pool during lunch and it was delicious. Overall it was a great trip minus a few issues.

    May 04, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent all inclusive

    The beach is absolutely beautiful the food was great and the staff was very friendly! The cost of the trip was very reasonable for the value~ The jerk chicken on the beach is delicious and served daily! I recommend getting in line early to sign up for the more exclusive restaurants as the fill up quickly.

    Apr 15, 2020
  • 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

    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