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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
  • marina23Roma : roma
Nice time, not blown away

Before travelling to Ocho Rios we were torn with so many mixed reviews at various places. Overall we are easy going and can make the best of whatever scenario so we had a nice time! Some main points, the upgrade to the deluxe suite was worth it only for the free wifi... the wifi around the resort is actually a very strong signal if you have to keep in touch with family which was great. The pool/beach chairs were upgraded and the deluxe only pool was quiet and relaxing.The steak house was not our favourite... BUT Sir Richard the Gourmet restaurant had the most delicious Sirloin we have ever had! We actually went there twice over our week stay, because we enjoyed it so much. The A La Carte restaurants didn't take reservations which ended up being pretty convenient and there was no limit to how many times you could go to each which we liked. Overall the buffet did not blow us away but there were plenty of options. We thought we would be bothered by the lack of room service but the late night pizzeria was great and filled that need no problem. We found the room clean and the staff courteous and friendly. Myself and my fiancé both had a spa treatment on Valentine's Day and our massages were great! Fuller and Novolette made it a very comfortable and relaxing experience. We would likely try another resort but will definitely return to Ocho Rios, one of our favourite spots! Lastly, totally disappointed with Sunwing!! Would not fly with them again. Delay after delay after delay... missed a full day at the resort on the way there and delayed going home also! Bummer but we chose to ignore and enjoy our vacation.

  • Krystyna G : Kingston
Our best yet

The food was top notch, the service was excellent. The rooms were a bit musty but I do understand that we are on an island and not in north America. Had a fun time with all of the entertainment. Had plenty of beach chairs and spots to sit around the pool. Only complaint is that they should offer a continental breakfast for those who have early morning departures. Really one of the best vacations yet!!

  • maza1958 : Leicester, United Kingdom
Beautiful setting

I really don't recognise the hotel from some of the reviews! We had a fabulous time, beautiful white sand, turquoise sea with a great reef just off the beach wow ! The staff were friendly and obliging, we got served easily even though we didn't stand at the bar with $ in our hands, ( we don't tip all the time in UK just different) plenty of choice at the buffet restaurant all something you fancied. Jerk chicken shack yum, steak restaurant really good steaks, entertainment staff so much fun, and some of the shows were great. Had a great guy singing Bob Marley songs on one of the Saturday nights. Plenty of people there, but always found a seat or sun bed no problem. We stayed in delux wing as it was my birthday over there wi Fii all the time in room, very nice room with large balcony and seating area. Very clean room and surroundings well done. So no complaints from us. Try the white party on the beach great fun. Would we go back yes definitely.

  • Courtney1978 : Burlington, Canada
Great location, fantastic vacation

Just got back from a week in Jamaica with my husband and 2 kids (6 & 9). We had a great stay at the Riu, once again proving that you can not listen to all the negative reviews. Yes the resort is a little older (which is why we could actually afford to go there!) but it is very well maintained. The most important thing to me in a resort is 1)cleanliness (this resort was VERY clean) and 2)location (beautiful beach set amid lots of greenery!!!). Jamaican people in general are all very nice and genuine; they are a happy group of people, but if you're expecting them to bow down and act like they live to serve you then you won't find it here (you won't find that in North America either!!!!). Everyone is working very hard and they are all busy, they still took the time to speak kindly to my children and answer any questions we had. I would definitely go back to the RIU Ocho Rios again, if a regular key rather then a key card (are you kidding me people??) or a non-working blow dryer is going to ruin your entire vacation then stay home ........ I will say the kids club is pretty much non-existent there, so this is definitely not the place to go if you are used to leaving your kids entertained in kids club all day. My kids never like going anyway so we just had a great time on the beach together. Monday night they also do a 'movie night on the beach' which was great, they even brought out popcorn from the sports bar, it was fun and we really appreciated that.

  • Lisa J : Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Holiday and wedding

Stayed here from 28th jan for 2 weeks. Amazing 2 week stress free holiday all of the staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble for them. There were 8 of us in our group as we were also getting married. We were all on the same floor and corridoor, all of the rooms were cleaned daily with clean towels. Plenty of sun beds by the pool and on the beach. Entertainment staff were always happy and very energetic, also made tame to mingle with the guests and chat with them.Our wedding co-ordinator Patricia was fantastic, making sure we knew what was going to happen and when, a very stress free wedding and would recommend to my friends and family.The food was good but the steakhouse was amazing, we had our wedding meal there and our last evening meal as well.We would highly recommend this hotel to our friends and family and we will be returning for our first anniversary next year.Thankyou to all of the staff at the hotel for a fantastic relaxing holiday.

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
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  • 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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. 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. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.