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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!


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
  • kalfit01 : Mitchellville, Iowa
Very Poor Service for a Riu

My husband and I love Riu Resorts and I must say we were very disappointed in the service and the rude staff at this particular resort. Everything was perfect except for the staff. The only time we were waited on was in the restaurants and it was very little and very poor. At the beach, pool and bars we had to get up to order our drinks and wait for them as no one was available to deliver to your table or chair. The only time someone came to the table was to pick up the empty glasses. Additionally, bartenders were very rude and acted like we were disturbing their personal time when asking for a drink. Several times we had staff ask for tips and one member asked me to sneak her food. I am also guessing that staff members bring their children to work as I witnessed many times the children running up to staff members asking permission to leave the room or to go swimming. The children running around the resort were locals and knew staff members well as they joked around and at times were disciplined by a staff member. It was a different dynamic then any resort I have been in. Maybe it's the culture as it is a bit laid back. Besides the poor service, our excursions and the entertainment was top notch. The pool and beach activities were fantastic and the entertainment staff was fun and kind.I did hear from people on the plane that the Riu Palace on the other side of the island was great and no complaints. So I am guessing we stayed at the wrong Riu.

  • Diane E :
A very loud party hotel

The beach and setting are gorgeous, and the food and rooms were ok. But my God the musical entertainment during the day by the pools and during the evening is horrendous. It's very much club/dance music, played so loud that the only peace is on the beach (or your room!). The three bars that are open during the evening are all in the same area, near the stage and dance floor, so there is nowhere to chill out. It would be nice if the hotel could allocate a space (one of the a la carte restaurants possibly?) as somewhere for older guests to go and have a drink in peace.The 'adult' pool was full of loud, brash, drunk, younger people that had no consideration for other guests, and the pool was filthy with scum near the steps (presumably from spilt drinks).It was our first time in Jamaica, and we didn't really feel safe leaving the hotel. We went to Ocho Rios on a shopping trip, but it was an absolute dump - I was very surprised that it is a cruise destination.

  • Kat K : Ottawa, Canada
Average Anniversary Trip

We recently visited Riu Ocho Rios from April 9th-16th celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. Overall, it was a nice resort but not one I see us visiting again in the future. We booked an oceanview room and ended up paying to upgrade to an oceanfront room after the first night. The view was truthfully similar in the two rooms but the 1st room smelled TERRIBLE (musty, moldy, basement smell). The TV made a terrible crackling noise on every channel and the mini fridge wasn't working. I went to the front desk to request to be moved to another room and was told there was nothing available. I ended up paying for the 'better' room mainly because staying in the room we were assigned was impossible (so smelly). The second room was fine though. Clean, nice view, and a working mini fridge! The bed in both rooms was hard, lumpy, and saggy all at once though. The resort as a whole was good. They could definitely use more clean-up staff though. The beach became pretty disgusting once they opened the Jerk Hut. People left their bones all around and the pigeons had no fear! Seeing a pigeons fight over chicken bones kind of ruins the relaxing atmosphere.

  • Rick B :
Omg what happened the food..

Staying here at Riu as I write this with only 4 hours in Im Regretting ever booking to stay here. The food alone will send you running​, had to walk out on our dinner at the so called stake house after about 40min wait, we got Random little broken peice of steak and pork chops dry to the point where it couldn't be cut. Went to the buffet only to experience the same thing the food is very very poor. Staying in the deluxe side for what reason I have no idea, the perks are not worth it. Avoid at all cost there are.much better resort all over Jamaica this is my seventh resort here in Jamaica and this is by far the worst.

  • quadie : Toronto, Canada
great place, simething for everyone

I Went for a week to the RIU with my 5 kids on 2oth of March. Ages 17 to 12. thru Sunwing, which was surprising excellent. Trip for all of us to book at resort averaged $1,500.00 each. I thought that was more than reasonable.Third time in Jamaica, Ist time in Ocho Rios.Ocho rios is the best place in Jamaica to go because its where all the sites are nearby to see.Had adjoining rooms ( actually rooms across from each other that a share a private entrance/vestibulePaid $200 more to get ocean view which I think was worth it as we were on the 4th floorResort is a tad tired, but huge, clean and great food. If people complain about the food here, then they're just unhappy people.Beach was great, clean and blue water.Plenty of spots and chairs. Jerk chicken hut on beach is good but usually closed early.I felt comfortable leaving resort with 5 kids by taxi which I would get at the front of the hotel. A must see and experience is the BLUE HOLE. Its like dun river falls with the jumping in the lagoons.The catamaran tour was but price to duns river.Honestly folks, its safe to book excursions on your own and much cheaper.All tour agents sing the same song and try to scare you into only booking with them. BUT ITS SAFE.... AND MUCH CHEAPER!!Locals need to eat too eh !The casino in the resort sucks as does the sports bar in the basement.That really is my only complaint... aside from the 1 and half hr milk run to get to resort.BUT... its a great resort and I would go back.Don't listen to the na sayers.. Just unhappy folks.Great resort. Ya Mun, Respect :))

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. 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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