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
  • Sean H :
Riu-Ocho Rios...Great Value...Great Resort... Cant wait to get back!

Well...Just returned from a wonderful 8 day Jamaica vacation. It has been almost 17 years since my last trip and this trip left me wondering what took so long to get back. The Riu Ocho Rios was a great choice for us. This all inclusive resort sits on a very beautiful beach. The sand is like brown sugar....and there are lush trees everywhere to catch some shade. The surf is tame so the young kids could play in the water with out getting beat up. The water is beautiful...Greens and blues that rival any caribbean waters I have seen. The pools were clean and close to the beach. They both had bars with swim up service. You wont go thirsty.. They are not stingy with the adult beverages. You can drink your weight in rum or red stripe if you so desire. The Rooms were okay...Beds were comfortable and the mini fridge was attended to regularly. We had a great Ocean Front Junior Suite #1360 which is in building one on the far western side of the resort. We had a great view of the ocean and it was spectacular. The nightly entertainment was great and all of the entertainers were spectacular. The restaurants served a mix of traditional american food, but also served a lot of local dishes! You will not go hungry....The staff was always around staying busy keeping the grounds clean and tidy. The only downsides were not having an in room coffee maker. We will be back!

  • kaz985 : Berks UK

Hotel needs repair work done badly . Floor tiles uneven . Steps needs notices nearby as so many people fell down them. Food ok . Staff asked for money and rude to coloured people. Hotel shops very over priced. Room was damp. Water in safe. Fridge broken . Lift kept stopping. Reps only wanted to sell trips.

  • Shannon B : Washington DC, District of Columbia
Not fancy, but a great time!

This resort is not a fancy 5-star place, but you will have a great time. The entertainment and atmosphere is FUN. The other guests were very friendly and everyone got to know each other during our stay. There are a couple of nice sized pools with plenty of lounge chairs and you can walk right out to the beach where there are more chairs. The food is decent, again, not 5-star, but good. I recommend skipping the buffet and restaurants at lunchtime and go to the Jerk Hut out back on the beach. This jerk (chicken and pork) is the BEST! Get in line early. Jerk is served from noon-3pm daily, but may run out before 3 (yea, its that good) The environment is family fun with things for the kids and adults to do. The entertainment is great! There are nightly shows that include: local bands, dancers, singers, and games that get the crowd involved. There's a nightclub on-site too. The entertainment staff works around the clock, not just at night, offering dancing at the pool and water aerobics during the day. After 2-3 days with them, you feel like family.The excursions they offer are nice. I recommend the reggae culture tour to Bob Marley's birth home. The resort has a nice sports bar downstairs that has arcade games for the kids, pool tables, and a small casino (slots only). The kids like the sports bar because they serve hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn daily for a quick snack or grab-n-go sandwiches. The views from the rooms are nice. The place does the trick for the reasonable all-inclusive price. If you want extreme luxury, go someplace else, but this place is FUN and allows you to relax without breaking the bank.

  • Harrya203 :
10 yr anniversary trip

The room had no issue. AS worked great. The fridge and bar were always stocked. They were clean and had great views. The entertainment was different nightly. The hotel was not to far awas from local attractions. The beach front was clean and inviting. I would recommend this resort. Oh yeah, the mattresses must have been new. I will not say the brand, but I slept so well that I bought the sAmerican one for myself when I came home. And it wasn'the a cheapone.

  • loul97 : Exeter, United Kingdom
Great location

Big hotel well worth upgrading to delux room with sea view. Nice large rooms with optics and mini bar fridge refilled every 2days we took own kettle and tea bags got milk from sports bar which is 24hrs traveled nov 16 looked half full plenty sun beds around pool and on beach no charge towels supplied entertainment staff worked so hard morning to night really great bunch always after a chat (Bruno Mars) aka nayma. Hotel staff cleaners and bar staff all very good now the food plenty off but times over cooked but so much choice overall great hotel. Tip. Taxi from hotel to town 35 U.S. Dollars return barter with them or walk to main gate where you will be able to get at 10eachway barter with them there's so many it's only 10 mins ride. Enjoy.

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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