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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
  • MissD1984 : Birmingham, United Kingdom
More 4 than 5 Nice Hotel

Came here for my partners birthday with another couple the hotel with a private transfer is about an hour and a half away from the airport!Checkin was quick, you have towel cards and a real key for your door you also get a key for your safe located in the bottom of your wardrobe losing any of these things will result in paying out. The rooms are clean and there's enough space people moan about the big telly but you don't come on holiday to sit in your room watching tv all day and night?? What I did like about the telly was it had a channel list and English programs for when you did want to put it on before bed. The maids were great came everyday left decorated towels on bed never touched anything of ours even left the tip money on the side that was left for her. The main buffet restaurant was where we eat and I can't say the service was great nope not at all. They have 4 people standing at the door offering hand sanitizer but when you get in the restaurant you are left to go and get your own table pour your own drink and almost everyone we went for a second plate our old ones was stacked still there stacked up waiting to be taken. Remember we were a group of 4 we would have to put our plates on an empty table and we saw other people join us in door g that too. The restaurant staff do try but they seem run off there feet. Cucumbers smoked salmon and planting were like gold dust they were always running out of food and took a while to reload it. Food was warm rather than hot. The Italian restaurant would be where we ate a little later in the evening because it was the only place open. Again nothing special chicken pizza pasta and salad... the 24hrs sports bar 😂😂😂 don't get me started that place stayed empty while it had great slot machines you'll go hungry. There's popcorn only when we did pop on there after getting back from being out. There was 1 dry hotdog going round and round and 1 broken cheese sandwich. Plenty of pop corn though!! At lunch time you can go down to the beach and eat from the Jerk Hut, they do Jerk chicken and cheese Burgers I paid $20 for 2 fish because we don't eat the other stuff it was very nice. There also the restaurant behind the bar to eat in at lunch time which is ok too. Bar staff are lovely always smiling and laughing with everyone. In the morning a Pineapple Shake is very nice and refreshing for Cocktails a Bob Marley is great.Entertainment team are great do the best they can to involve everyone and have so much energy that they make you tired watching them. They work so hard day and night they really deserve a few days break. The hotel isn't really close to anything you need to get a taxi to go anywhere which I didn't like you can't just stroll to the shops. Overall id say the hotel is ok, a little dated, definitely need to up there customer service in the buffet restaurant and have more food selection. Little things in the bathroom like shower gels shampoo soaps ect would of been a nice touch but it's not a major. Other than that it was fine. Nice friendly staff clean and tidy hotel.Thanks for having me ☺

  • MrsLatoyaD : Alcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyable break

Great facilities very helpful staff kind friendly and willing to go out of their way to help. Even laughing at husband's terrible jokes. Food was plentiful varied and good. The deluxe wing is alot better to stay and not much more than basic.I'll be back - hasta la vista baby!

  • dasil6996 : Toronto, Canada
spend your money on another chain!!

Been a Riu fan through all my trips to Dominican Rep, Montego Bay but this one took the cake. Bus ride took 2.5 hours, all other resorts greeted their guests with warm towels and cocktails we were given cold stares and attitudes given no directions to rooms that were dated, bedsheets had holes, washroom door slammed against the toilet, sliding door lock was broken, the safe was from the 1800's that you had to request to use, Mama Sandra would give you the time of day only if you purchased excursions from her, if she is the sunwing rep she should treat everyone the same. and finally we checked out of our room at 10:30 am braclets were cut off no water or food for 2hrs

  • Martinintoronto : Toronto, Canada
Excellent service, food and location

First time at an all inclusive and experience was excellent. I was celebrating my 50th birthday and they went the extra mile to make it really special. Dinner at Mammy Bay restaurant in the hotel was excellent and big thanks to Roxanne the manager who organised surprise flower, balloons and champagne! All the food was very good and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. The pool and beach were ideal and there was always lots of entertainment and activities.

  • Paul H : Sheffield, United Kingdom
Winter sun

Stayed here Jan 21-5 Feb had taxi from Montego Bay excellent trip takes an hour and 20 min on checking in we were immediately upgraded to deluxe as was my birthday, lovely touch showed to our garden suite nice large room comfy bed huge balcony. He hotel was full and very busy and was slightly overwhelming lol went for early dinner ques everywhere main bar area was very busy too !! But after couple days we got in the swing off things breakfast at 7 excellent fresh omelette cooked to order , juices , smoothies everything lol, steakhouse for lunch nice food, and dinnner in st Ann's at night after 8 no ques nice and relaxing , lovely long beach beautiful sand lots of loungers! Only annoying thing Canadians having 7/8/9 drinks containers filling up at once then getting drunk at pool bar!!! Special mention to sasher our waitress in st Ann's really lovely always had a drink ready for us , and Nicole our housekeeper always had our room tidy and towel art !!! So ignore the Canadians enjoy the weather and treat yourself

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.

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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.