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Riu Ocho Rios


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Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/01-12/23/17).

Surrounded by thick woods and waterfalls, Riu Ocho Rios is the perfect place for those looking for a vacation filled with adventure. Explore the spectacular Dunn's River Falls, the beautiful botanical garden of Canbrook, and discover dolphins and sharks at Dolphin Cove. All of these attractions are just a short drive away.

In the resort, there are many activities to keep guests entertained. Enjoy the turquoise water by windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling. On land, volleyball, table tennis, and a complimentary gym will keep the heart pounding. Kids have their own RiuLand Mini-Club (ages 4-12) and adults can relax and rejuvenate in Renova Spa.

Dining options are plentiful with a buffet and on-the spot cooking stations. la carte dining options include Gourmet, Italian, Asian, and Grill Steakhouse. Unlimited drinks are available 24-hours a day and each room boasts a regularly stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

For an upgraded stay, check out the Deluxe Wing. Deluxe Wing suites and junior suites have a Jacuzzi bathtub, Free WiFi, and concierge service. Guests of the Deluxe Wing also enjoy exclusive la carte dining privileges at the Japanese restaurant as well as the exclusive gourmet restaurant.

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Learn more about Ocho Rios.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located 65.2 miles from Montego Bay's International Airport.
Address:
OCHO RIOS


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Local Phone: 876-972-2200
Fax: 876-972-2203
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Two outdoor pools with jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Court Fee: Included
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Beach:
Total Rooms: 856
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Guests from the deluxe wing have exclusive access to Mamee Bay, Sir Richard and Tushima restaurants. Free Wifi in all public areas of the hotel.
ROOM TYPES
SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this spacious suite includes one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage bathtub, and a private balcony with ocean views. Complimentary Wifi available.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VIEW W/JACUZZI
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this spacious suite includes one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views and outdoor Jacuzzi. Free Wifi.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this room includes two double beds or one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a private balcony or terrace with garden views. Complimentary Wifi available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEANFRONT
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views. Room aslo features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more. Adjoining rooms are available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this room includes two double beds or one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a private balcony or terrace with stunning oceanfront views. Complimenary Wifi.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this room includes two double beds or one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Complimentary Wifi available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JRSUITE GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also includes a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more. Adjoining rooms are available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
DINING
Riu Ocho Rios features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-LIMITED
There are 8 Restaurants at Riu Ocho Rios:
Plantation - Serves lunch and dinner.
Mammee Bay - Serves lunch during the day and grill Steakhouse specialty restaurant for dinner.
Sir John - A la carte restaurant serving Gourmet cuisine. Open for dinner.
Piccola - Lunch and snacks during the day and Italian specialty restaurant for dinner.
Mandalay - Asian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner.
Tushima - A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner. Exclusive to Deluxe Wings guests.
St. Ann - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking stations, serving International and local specialties..
Sir Richard - A la carte restaurant serving Gourmet cuisine. Open for dinner. Exclusive to Deluxe Wings guests.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Ping Pong, Volleyball, Multi Sports Court, Introductory Scuba Lesson (in pool).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Music, Theme Nights
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's miniclub

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Fee required
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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2109 Recommend
2109 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Ocho Rios to their friends and family



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The most amazing beach and beautiful ocean. Beach bum paradise!
Salvatore A,
Wed Sep 13 07:03:36 EDT 2017
I just realized I never wrote my review about this stellar property. My girlfriend and I had a 2 week stay at this property at end of August 2015 (not August 2017 as is listed). Before I begin, It took forever to get to this resort from the airport (2 hours or more). This was completely my fault as I decided to just "wing" the transportation at the airport and was placed in a mid-sized van/bus type vehicle with about 15 or so other people (including a few loud and rude guests from Detroit who I thought were going to get into a scuffle at times with other passengers) that had to stop at each resort on the way to drop off all the other guests as the Riu was the last stop. Don't make that mistake, book your transportation ahead of time, preferably a private transfer if you can. Thankfully on the way back me and my girlfriend had a great, brand new charter bus all to ourselves that got us to the airport on time. Now on to the resort, check in was fast and easy. We were lucky to immediately be upgraded to the premier wing of the hotel which is quieter, cleaner, and has way better pools then the standard side. The room was nice and clean and we had no issues with anything. The room minibar was fully stocked with Appleton liquors and plenty of it! The food was pretty good with a ton of selection. I've had better only at some higher end resorts in D.R. The layout of this resort is phenomenal! You can grab lunch at the lunch time buffet (mammee) and have the most beautiful views of the sea and ocean. Almost everywhere you eat outside at either buffet you can have these picturesque views, but the lunch buffet area sits a little higher up then the breakfast/dinner buffet and closer to the ocean and it was my absolute favorite. The premier area pools are excellent and very clean. My favorite was the infinity pool, it's large and perfect for relaxing or playing around. But above everything else this resort sits on Mammee bay. I've traveled in the Caribbean to Punta Cana, La Romana, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Rico, etc...As well as Europe and South America and the beach and oceanfront this RIU is EASILY my absolute favorite. Have you ever been to other Caribbean resorts where the pictures show this pristine bright blue water and clean tan/white sand? Then you get there and realize the water is more greenish then blue, and has sargassum and other vegetation not just on the sand but floating all for the first 20 feet of the water, aka the part you can just easily lay in or sit in and just relax? NOT HERE!!! Let me repeat, during the 2015 sargassum invasion that hit pretty much everywhere, I was here for 2 weeks and didn't even know there was a sargassum problem because the water was bright and blue, and clear as the water you drink up for the first few meters before the bright beautiful blue water. It was so clean that you could easily see the little silverish colored fish and if you had any remnants of food on you they would jump at it and take it away if you let them. I'm a total beach bum (why fly thousands of miles to sit in a chlorinated pool?) and this beach has somewhat spoiled me to other locations. I have yet to find a beach with clean water like this in Dominican Republic, no matter the month or season, no matter the Atlantic waters of Bavaro Beach/Punta Cana or the Caribbean waters of Bayahibe. (The only thing that came close to this was a tiny island off the coast of Venezuela that was a 20 minute boat ride.) Also the water was calm, the sand soft, clean and bright. There is not a ton of beachfront, (wider then it is long) but never had an issue with space. No matter a thunderstorm out in the ocean, the water never became murky and never had any seaweed in the 2 weeks we were there. If even small amounts of seaweed is present my girlfriend will make our beach day a pool day and she spent just as much time in the ocean as I did... I can only imagine how nice the beaches in Negril are because no one even talks about the beauty of this one. The only negative aspects on the resort we faced were the mosquitoes at times (dinner time for us) made sitting outside at the dinner buffet a nuisance. I assume we could have slathered on more deet to combat this. No issue with them during the morning/lunch hours. Also I wouldn't book the standard side of the resorts as it was too rowdy and it took forever to get drinks from the poolside bars (the poolside bars on the standard side also smelled of spilled beer and alcohol). You'll experience none of that on the premium side. I'd only book premium here based on those experiences. The overnight food area is pretty depressing it's in a musty arcade room and has popcorn, nachos and a few mushy cheese sandwiches. There is definitely room for improvement in that aspect. Also venturing in downtown Ocho Rios is safe (via taxi), but stick to the shopping mall areas as the sellers park across the street is just too annoying, even if you, like us had intentions to buy stuff from the individual vendors just be prepared for the most aggressive, somewhat rude, downright pushy experience. We ended up buying something from the park vendors but it was so annoying and time consuming that we decided to go back to the shopping mall area across the street.

Amazing
Chloe H, London, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 13 03:10:06 EDT 2017
I have just got home from a 2 week stay in ClubHotel Riu & I have to say I already have the holiday blues. From the minute I checked in I knew we had chosen the right hotel. The staff were very good & attentive. All of the wait staff were so polite & would go out of their way to help in any way that they could. The maids were very good and the room always looked lovely & clean once they had been - my only complaint for this would be sometimes we would be out all day & come back to find the maid just entering our room. Other then that there were no complaints. We always had clean towels & our fridge was always stocked with drinks as were the litre bottles of booze on the optics. Our room was a nice size & we had 2 double beds - the bathroom equipped with 2 sinks. The aircon worked rather well - sometimes too well, we had to get up and turn it off some evenings. Our Balcony was rather big (I noticed we had a bigger balcony then most people). The view was lovely, we could see the sea, the pool & the area where many weddings took place. We had the pleasure of watching a few of these from the balcony. We went on a boat trip to the Dunns River with scuba caribe - they are based in the hotel grounds. I have to say the guys on the boat were brilliant, one of them went Snorkelling over the coral reefs with us (unfortunately I can't remember his name) but he was very good and informative. He even gave me a seashell from the bottom of the coral reef as a memento. I used the pedal boat's that they supply one afternoon - these were free to use for hotel guests. There were life guards at the pool & the beach. All of them were very good and attentive. The bar staff were brilliant - the pool bar staff kept us very entertained when sitting there. O'Neil was hilarious and always had us smiling & laughing when sitting at the Dunns River bar - have to say we were always left a little disappointed when he wasn't in. The food was lovely - a few things needed more seasoning but I can't really complain. The Jerk Hut & the crazy Jerk Man were definitely a highlight of the holiday, I'm missing this place/food already! The entertainment staff were 2nd to none! All of them went out of their way to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. Chad, Jerry, Kelly, Birdman, Turbo & Ricarddo defiantly brightened everyday for us, although I have to say Ben Ten was my favourite! Always smiling & I was even sang to by him, he was always trying to get me to dance. This entertainment team always put on a good show and tried to get everyone involved but weren't too pushy with trying to get people to join in. The nightclub was ok - but I think every night in there was different. Some nights were busier then others but that's no fault of the hotel - this is down to the guests on site. The DJ was good and played a wide range of music. I've already recommended this hotel to loads of people and will definitely be returning to the hotel in the future. Thank you for a lovely & enjoyable stay!

Entertainment staff and view makes up for Avg resort
percifieldj, New Berlin, Wisconsin
Tue Sep 12 18:32:45 EDT 2017
I was attending my sister's Vow renewal and our stay was from 9.2.17-9.9.17. Pros: Entertainment staff were fantastic! They work hard all day and night and never stop smiling. I've been in hospitality management for over 10 years and I have not experienced anything like I did from Jerry, Chad, George and Squidward. Not only were they charismatic and fun, they remembered our names after the first day. Jerry would stop in the hallway/beach and come talk to us using our name. This happened every day! They took pictures, danced with the kids and went above and beyond every time. Our last night there, Squidward asked when we were leaving. We said 9:00am and he said he started at 9:30 but would come in early to say goodbye. Most times, that would be understandable if he did not because he has to work 14 hours. As we were getting on the shuttle, who showed up? Squidward and gave us all hugs to say goodbye. We are forever grateful for those four especially as they made our trip unforgettable. I hope this message gets back to them because they deserve all the credit in the world for representing the RIU in the highest regard. The rest of the team was great, but we did not connect with them like we did these four. If I could hire them and bring them to the states I would. They have a bright future in anything they do. ** Jerk chicken hut was great **beautiful ocean beaches **pools were fun and big **housekeeping did a great job ** resort offered a discounted rate as our entire group was forced to stay 2-6 extra days due to Hurricane Irma Cons: **Rooms too dated ** No room should have 2 beds literally pushed together to make 1 big bed. There is still a crease in the middle. Invest in queen and king beds please. **rooms were musty and dated **free mini bar was only stocked every other day. If paying for all inclusive, it should be up to the guest discretion **No resort should have actual Keys (like a gas station) to get into a room. Electronic key entry should be a standard. The last thing I want to do on vacation is carry a set of keys with me everywhere and then be told I'd be charged if I lose them. I had a great time,but again thanks to the 4 employees previously mentioned. Ive been to Jamaica twice and my next time down I would only consider staying here if i knew they would be on staff still. It's a fine place, but needs some more attention to detail to become a destination.

6th time to Jamaica first time to this hotel..
Dianne B,
Tue Sep 12 13:34:28 EDT 2017
We are currently staying here.. The good points.. beautiful gardens with a small pool that contains fish and turtles.. Great pool and pool bar... Beautiful beach with plenty of loungers so no need to get up at silly o'clock to reserve one. Impressive hotel that's kept clean and tidy at all times.. Bar staff are amazing.. Waiters/waitresses work tirelessly in some extreme heat. Entertainment is what you expect from an all inclusive, if you're here for 2 weeks then it's repetitive.. big thanks to Rocky and his team who have made our holiday memorable.. Only 1 bad point.. food is not the same high standard as the Riu Montego bay.. Not much selection and the various restaurants you can choose to eat in is much the same. Bland and cold in one and the steak not cooked properly in another.. This won't put me off returning to this hotel, will come back especially for the beach alone.

Good holiday, mainly because of the island and not the hotel
loopylass121, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Sun Sep 10 04:26:28 EDT 2017
I stayed at riu Ocho Rios as a group of four, for 14 nights. Beautiful hotel and grounds that are very well maintained by hardworking staff, but I stayed in a standard room which could do with being updated to make it a four or five star room, water marked walls and musty smell, didn't matter too much though as didn't spend too much time in the room. There were good and bad staff we found, the staff at the seagrape beach bar were the best, cadian I think was the name of the lady at that bar, the entertainment team worked really hard and colourz, birdman and Ben ten were the most friendly and stood out to me, though all the team were welcoming and fun. The housekeeping team were great too, helpful, friendly and always did a good job. Most of the restaurant staff were also good and polite, very attentive though there was a few that seemed to be having a bad day and the reception staff we did not have good experiences with on any occasion that we approached them so we limited interaction unless necessary. They seemed to prefer to stand and talk to each other while you waited and this wasn't a one off. Requested soft drinks to be refilled on 2 occasions via reception and they were not restocked, had to ask again the next day and we had left it the two days as you can only have drinks in the rooms refilled once every two days. During our stay we had 24 hours with no hot water and the electric cut out twice and we had no electric for about an hour each time. The pools are gorgeous, the main pool was a little busy for us so we spent days at the beach which is beautiful, but the fact that the hotel can cater to both tastes is great. The food was good, every night we all found something we enjoyed and tried all restaurants. We had to check which restaurant was open on which nights as they weren't all open every night. Kayaks and pedaloes are available free (with a tip) from the beach right next to the jerk hut which is also free and fantastic. The snorkelling just off the beach was great and you could get the epuipmemt at the same place. This hotel is well placed for trips to mystic mountain, dolphin cove, Dunn river falls and nine mile though it took us about an hour and a half to transfer from the airport which was worth it as we did the trips, but not sure if the transfer time would be worth it if not planning to do the trips when there is beautiful hotels nearer the airport. The entertainment at night we found hit and miss, some nights we really enjoyed, like the beach party and the silver bird steel band, but other nights, not so much, the mix and max night. Also, the games played on stage were repetitive. All in all a fantastic holiday, but will probably go to a different hotel when we return to Jamaica.



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