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
Total rooms: 901

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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 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 10463 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Post COVID-19 all inclusive norms

    COVID protocol was very evidently observed. Only issue in regulars to sanitization was we found 2 sandwiches in the minibar that’s looks like it belongs to the previous guest and the toilet exhaust fan wasn’t working. Staff was friendly and helpful. The all inclusive feeling is some what lost, I completely understand that this is an extra ordinary time. But you felt safe and that was key for me and my family. No more self serving at the buffet. Try to make up your mind by looking around or you will creat a back up by taking too long to decide on what you want. No mask no service, you sometimes tend to forget to wear a mask so you have to go get it and that may be a hell of a trip depending on where your room is located. Food options were great, entertainment finishes at 11pm I guess because of the national curfew. All in all we did enjoyed ourselves. Mon

    Aug 07, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family visit review of RIU OCHO RIOS

    Check in is long (took 1hr n we arrived at 3) The slides close at 5 - even with their new change of time with the late check-in Food is poor Customer service is poor Cleanliness is poor (spills n table messes take a long while to clean up)

    Aug 05, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Warning!! room robbery’s

    There have been a spate of room robbery’s when guests are actually in the room sleeping! Customer service has been appalling regarding this matter, I shall be cancelling my booking for this hotel for next year.

    Aug 04, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Horrible Customer Service

    RIU Ocho Rios will never see me and my son again. The customer service is horrible. There was a very violent domestic fight happening in the room next door to the room I am in with my child. Loud yelling, beating, crying, items being thrown and doors slamming at 1:30am. I called the front desk to be told there is nothing they can do. I am truly disappointed I decided to stay here.

    Aug 03, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Trip Review

    Our experience at Riu was great. I did not regret using this location for our first anniversary celebrations. The staff was very accommodative. However, the main restaurant “St. Ann” served the best tasting food. Our only challenges was with parking.

    Aug 03, 2020