Riu Ocho Rios

Resort Map
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • All Inclusive Features
  • Facilities
  • Accommodations
  • Kids
  • Weddings
  • Bonus
Our Opinion

It's a large sized property with beautiful grounds. The ocean has calm, shallow waters and a reef with good snorkeling is located nearby. Lots of choices for a la carte dinners, the Steakhouse is very good and don't miss the Jerk Hut for lunch. Junior suites in deluxe wing are beautiful and very spacious. The Riu Ocho Rios is truly a great resort for all; families, couples and singles. A definite recommend!


Overview

Just minutes from town, yet nicely removed from the hub-bub, the RIU Ocho Rios is located on a breathtaking beach and surrounded by Ocho Rios famous rainforests and spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy outstanding international fine dining, get pampered at our Spa, or revel in the Caribbean sunshine with authentic tropical atmosphere and entertainment. Riu Ocho Rios will ultimately satisfy all your Caribbean desires.

Location: Directly on 7 miles of beach, on Mamie Bay in Ocho Rios, 90 min from the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Steve R : Greater London, United Kingdom
Amazing Holiday - Amazing Hotel

We have just returned from a two week holiday with Thomson Holidays to the Riu Ocho Rios. To be honest after reading a number of negative reviews before travelling we were a bit apprehensive about the hotel. However after spending two amazing weeks at the hotel, we're all ready looking forward to our next visit, and to be honest struggle to see what so many people made a fuss about.The hotel is absolutely spotless and the rooms are cleaned thoroughly everyday. The minibar is replenished every other day, and should you require it to be refilled sooner or require just sugar free drinks (diet coke) for diabetic reasons etc, the staff couldn't be more helpful. All the staff from those at check in, bar, waiting and cleaners were all extremely polite and helpful and always went above and beyond. Also the Entertainment team, were amazing, and never ever seemed to stop or sleep.The beach was simply epic and there were always plenty of sunbeds.There was a great selection of food at breakfast and dinner, but if we were being picky and had to pick one fault, it would be the repetitive selection of the lunch time options, which at times could also be hotter. But if that's the only complaint about the hotel...Before traveling to Jamaica we arranged our own excursions with a private tour Guide (Errol from Travel Jamaica Tours) We are so glad that we did this, as the excursions arranged directly through Thompson at the hotel are sold at an extortionate rate, and in many cases miss sold as being the cheapest, when they are most certainly not. The Thomson reps at the hotel, only seemed to be interested in helping you if you had bought tours directly through them. We would highly recommend anyone traveling to Ocho Rios or surrounding area to book there tours etc with Errol from Travel Jamaica Tours. Not only are his rates exceptional value for money, he gives a real personal experience and will truly cater and look after you on every trip and show you the real Jamaica. He was an equal highlight of the trips as the destinations themselves. We will be booking with him again when we return.

  • Blessing88 : Loma Linda, California
All inclusive

Hotel Riu was quite impressive! I was pleased with the choice we had made to stay at this hotel. It truly is all inclusive as they say. My family and I stayed there for about a week in April and each day was full of entertainment! The hotel is setup similar to a cruise ship, just on land; but even the cruise ships can't beat bottomless drinks (wine, liquor etc). When you book, you're essentially paying for food, drinks including alcoholic beverages, entertainment and your room. When we arrived at the hotel they greeted us with cocktail while we waited for our room. Fridays are quite hectic for check ins since the hotel is enormous. I so suggest you take that cocktail to de- stress and start your vacation on a good note. At check in you'll also get a wrist band and this will give you access to the dining halls, entertainment and activities by the beach. The hotel is located right on the beach, so there's an option for two views (beach/ tropical view). The beach has blue crystal clear waters, beautiful white sands, and palm trees everywhere; it's really a paradise. We were roomed next to each other and each room had a king-size bed, a separate living room area, a stand in shower and toilet, and a small kitchenette. The kitchenette has liquor on tap and beer in the fridge. They refill the alcoholic beverages every other day, so drink responsibly :-) Suggestions: it's really best to try everything they have to offer, especially the food. That wristband is really crucial, try not to lose it; it is your access to fun. They offer laundry services also inclusive in your booking. Bus tours are available and inclusive. However, you'll have to be an early bird for that. We took the tour to the Dunn's River Falls. Call ahead of time for more info on transportation to and from airport.

  • Michelle H :
Full of fun

This was my 2nd visit to the Riu and i loved it just as much as the 1st time i would like to say a big thank you to all of the entertainment team i love you guys...they work so hard day in day out to make sure everyone is having the best time.....the bartenders...Andre, Ricardo, Nicholas, Desroy, Adrian, Frankie,Chad and Stephen...the list could go on...you all made me feel so welcome and kept the drinks flowing i thank you so so much.....the riu isnt the most luxurious hotel in Jamaica but i guarantee that the staff will make you feel so at home you will love every minute of it......24hours bk in England and i am already booking my next visit.......until next time ❤❤❤❤

  • Ingrid S :
''Fantastic Hotel''🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆

I would like to say that club hotel Rui Ochoa Rio's is by far the best hotel I have stayed in this is my 3rd visit to Jamaica and has been the best, the room was clean and spacious the bed was comfortable, the room we stayed in was 3313 and over looked the amazing gardens which was truly spectacular.The food was great well presented lots of choice at breakfast,lunch and evening meal, the staff were always pleasure and professional.The jerk but must not be missed it's finger licking and hot !!!!!Staff at reception are helpful.Whilst we stayed we also visited the Rose Hall Grand House at night it was great fun.Also the Blue mountain Coffee House and the Devon House Ice Cream Parlour is worth a visit.The entertainment crew are friendly and know how to make the guests enjoy themselves, brilliant team. I really had a good time .Monday evening is all white party on beach this is a must for anyone who wants to have a good time.The beach has plenty of sun lounges and is cleaned daily by the hotel staff.I would definitely visit this hotel again.Please do not take any notice of the negative reviews visit this hotel yourself

  • moople : Paisley, United Kingdom
Noisy hotel.

Stayed here February 17.The rooms in the hotel were very comfortable and clean .The food was great in the buffet . The system for booking the specialty restaurants was a queuing system not great we qued for 60 minutes then told no more tables available to right not great.All the bars are crammed together which makes the public areas very noisy .The hotel lacks a nice lounge area to relax with a drink and a chat.I wouldn't return to this hotel because of the lack of a nice lounge bar. The beach is stunning and the pool areas are nice but overall too noisy for us.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (buffet and made to order food stations)
  • Continental breakfast at beach/pool restaurant
  • A la carte dining
  • Snacks daily
  • Domestic & select international drinks
  • Replenished in-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers
  • Lounge chair & towel service by pool/beach
  • Introductory scuba lesson in pool
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking  
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Use of fitness centre
  • Sauna/jacuzzi
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Pacha Discotheque (drinks included)
  • 846 rooms
  • Restaurants including made-to-order food stations
  • Pizzeria and Italian restaurants for continental breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte restaurants including: Asian, Gourmet and Steak house
  • Bars including Swim-up bar
  • Pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna w/sauna
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Car rental
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (fee)
  • Watersports centre (fee)
  • Parachute sailing (fee)
  • Waterskiing nearby (fee)
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • Horseback riding nearby(fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Phone
  • Radio/alarm clock 
  • Mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks, water & beer
  • Liquor dispenser with rum, vodka, whiskey and gin
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids

Ocean View Rooms include:

  • Same as above with ocean view

Junior Suites include:

  • Located in the Deluxe wing
  • Larger than Oceanview Rooms
  • Split level with separate sitting area and sofa
  • Bathrooms w/hydro massage tub and amenities kit
  • Double sink & vanity mirror
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Concierge service and exclusive access to 1 of 2 gourmet restaurants

Kids Deals - Two kids 12 & under stay & eat free. Pay air & transfers only. Limited availability. Only applies to Hotel Room.

For the Kids - RiuLand! The dynamic new RiuLand concept will introduce kids to nature, ecology, group sports, theatre & cultures of the world through play. Kids are divided into two age groups, 4-7 and 8-12, each with their own programs & entertainment. Whether participating in Riu World, Ecoland, Riu Olympics or performing on stage, kids will find fun in participation.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Free Weddings and Vow Renewals - Includes: services of an on-site coordinator, bouquet of flowers & matching boutonniere, decoration for & set-up of the ceremony location, 2 bottles of sparkling wine, cake for up to 10 people, dinner at one of the specialty restaurants, CD or recorded music during ceremony,  10% discount on all spa services (restrictions apply),  surprise gift and fruit basket. Legal documentation and fees not included. Additional services available at extra cost. Valid for reservations of 5 or more rooms. Please inquire for further details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Resort Location Map


  • Riu Ocho Rios
    Ocho Rios,Jamaica

  • Hotel Contacts
  • Extra Info
  • Disclaimer
ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios
Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios Jamaica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.