Riu Ocho Rios

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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!


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
  • badgyalvivi : Hounslow, United Kingdom
More of a 3 star hotel

Came for a week at this hotel with my daughter. Booked the the Jr suite ocean view. Which was actually a side view of the ocean with a massive palm tree obstructing our view. But yet a few people who paid for a cheaper room were upgraded to deluxe suites with beautiful rooms. So felt robbed and cheated to know i paid for a deluxe room at full price as a treat for my birthday. Was also told there was no bubbly left on our arrival. But we could purchase some at the reception. Food was also not great. Staff needs a good course on customer service. But Leighton on front desk was friendly and also Vivienne in catering section. I wouldnt stay at this hotel again. Not for the money i paid.

  • Amy W :

We booked as a party of 6 for Riu ocho Rios as heard good things about the chainWe arrived and were quickly greeted and every part of our holiday was fantastic.Friendly and helpful staff food cooked to order and fresh and the view was just Fab Couldn’t fault this hotel at all and will be back next year

  • Dan A :
Wouldn't recommend to anyone

Can't believe this place calls itself 5 star. Long list of complaints. Most uncomfortable bed I've ever had. Hard as a rock. Probably the original mattress, at least thats what it looked like. Shower was terrible too. No light. Showered in the dark and no bathroom fans. Super romantic. Was there for a friend's wedding with my wife. Getting extra water in our room was like pulling teeth. Buffet was almost the same everyday. Long lineups all the time, everywhere. Breakfast was the worst lineups of all. Hard to find a clean table with cutlery. The wedding had a great party and was the highlight for sure. Food was also good there. The entertainment was great. Great beach too. It's too bad there was so many downfalls at the hotel and I tried to see if they could help but didn't seem to care. I guess when the hotel is fully booked they wouldn't care about 1 bad review.

  • aquaman2018 : Fort Wayne, Indiana

The hotel was very nice and clean. There were eleven in our party and we booked 5 rooms. They were very accommodating when we checked in and asked for an adjoining room. The food was very good and they had a large variety.The pool area was a non-smoking area, which we needed, because two of our group has asthma, but we were very upset, because the group sitting beside us at the pool was smoking. We went to the front desk to be sure that it was a non-smoking pool and they said yes. We told them that there were some smoking cigarettes and marijuana and the called security for me to speak to. Security said they would send someone right away, but they never did. This was very disappointing and because of that we probably wouldn't go there again.

  • rockgirl2018 : Gatineau, Canada
Nice hotel but not trustworthy!!

My husband and i recently vacationed with my son and girlfriend to this hotel for one week from December 15th to the 22nd. It was our first time to Jamaica and it took alot of searching before choosing hotel and area we wanted to visit. Some reviews said the hotel had a musty smell, well i have to say that is true. As soon as we opened the door i could smell it. Probably due to the fact that the buildings are made of cement. That wasn't too bad it was tolerable and it is so beautiful in Jamaica so we weren't in our rooms that much. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly and i have to say the food is to die for. The variety was out of this world.I would give a 10/10 when it comes to the food and very clean grounds as well. Our problem came from trusting the staff and i am not saying all staff. maybe one. My son and his girlfriend were staying the room right beside ours and we have a safe with a sort of lock key with it. The day we arrived my son and his girlfriend put there wallets in the safe containing 490$ US which is around 600$ canadian and hadn't checked it till 2 days late cause of course its all inclusive so they didn't need to use any money at beginning of our trip. My son not thinking the staff couldn't be trusted , left his key in his jacket pocket in room. He didnt want to carry it on the beach and lose it. All his and his girlfriends american money was gone. They took it all. We reported it to the sunwing rep and therefore she informed the security went through all the questions and room check and so on. My son was told to go see the manager the next day , he went back several times , finally spoke to him 2 days later and was told they were working on it. There was no compensation, even maybe a free excursion would have been nice but nothing. And this is from a 5star hotel? i think we deserved a bit more . Not a word when we left the hotel about the stolen money.My son is young and 600$ was alot to lose.Its a shame because all in all it is a nice hotel , except for the musty smell. Just a warning for other travellers, do not leave any money or valuables out in the hotel and hide your lock key in a safe place.Maybe the manager also needs to address problems of his staff stealing before he runs into bigger problems.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.

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  • Riu Ocho Rios
    Ocho Rios,Jamaica

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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.

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