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 10438 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family Vacation

    Big up to the management and staff of Riu Ocho Rio, Jamaica🇯🇲. My family and I spent the weekend there and the experience was amazing. Great food and appealing atmosphere. Shout out to Olivia at the front desk; she handled things like a pro👍. The bellmen, especially Jason sure had things under control by ensuring that the bags were properly sanitized and the guests temperature were in check💯. Desroy and Archie from the bar big up unuh damn self. You guys are doing a fantastic job. Lady Tamesha and Sasher from the dining room; awesome job. Sous chef Taylor gwaan duh yuh ting. Anthony on the grill yuh large. The ladies from entertainment knows how to put on a show. Would definitely recommend this resort if you are looking for an unforgettable experience♥️

    Jul 06, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Viviene Ramsay

    RIU Ocho Rios is without a doubt the best family resort on the island. With friendly, efficient staff ,clean ,spacious rooms and memorable entertainment, I was mesmerize by it all. I particularly liked the special treatment that children receive. I have been to many hotels on the island but none can compare to RIU Ocho Rios!! Locals feel like kings and queens, international guests feel safe and secure. The pools are clean and safe. Food that will make your mouth water and an ambience that takes your breath away.

    Jul 06, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A really nice and relaxing hotel but needed more activities and areas for children.

    Everything was fine except the childrens play area and the children water park area were closed which was a bummer because this was the only reason why I chose this hotel.My children didnt really enjoy themselves as their were adults in the pool doing adult stuff and I had to take my kids mostly on the beach because I did not want them to see that. They also needed more childrens food such as burgers and fries and cereal,fish stix,porridge.Otherwise the food was great and my room was nice with a good view and the level of customer service was exceptional.I will return again if the water parks and children amenities reopen.

    Jul 06, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyed myself

    I really enjoyed myself,there was minimal discomfort in regards to the new covid measures. Sadly not all the restaurants are open as a result food options are limited for a picky eater like myself, breakfast was on point though.

    Jul 05, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Two Roaches

    I don't write reviews but i felt like i had to this time. So i went to Riu Ochi Rios after they advertised that they JUST refurbished and the rate was cheap. I made my reservation which was quite easy and drove to ochi rios. When i arrived there were alot of sanitation points and you were advised to wear your mask, which was fine. I STOOD IN THE CHECK IN LINE FOR 2 HOURS, no welcome drink, no reason why the line was long, NO NOTHING. Anyway we got to the counter (I paid for seaview room, just so you know) and i was advised that i was being given a free room upgrade so i was like, GREAT but what's the difference though. The employee then stated that what i paid for i would turn my head to see the sea, he was now offering me ocean front, again i did not pay for partial seaview, however it was fine. Eventually go to the room where i was greeted by a roach, went to eat and my waitress caught a fly (accidentally) with the water glass. :-/ I reported the roach issue and there was no surprise or shock from the staff. Anyway next day, went to the beach, no waitress to ask what drink you wanted or anything. after room service cleaned the room , i was met by another roach PLUS dead bees outside the room door, when i asked about the bees i was told they spray the place at night but when the bees and bugs died it was just on the floor. ANYWAY, the pillows were flat and smelled . BUT THE MAIN THING, THE MAIN THING! THE FOOD WAS EXTREMELY BLAND AND TASTELESS , WE GOT SICK AFTER EVERY MEAL AND WE HAD TO LEAVE PROPERTY TO EAT SOMETIMES. All in all yes this is a budget hotel but they didn't seem to care or be trying after we spent "so much" money

    Jun 30, 2020