Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Wedding: Free Wedding. Restrictions apply-see applebeachbrides.com

Honeymoon: Surprise gift, small bottle of rum, late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on request and availability), and $35 spa credit on selected couples massage (restrictions apply).

Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/01-12/23/19).

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 at the Renova Spa. 

Dining options are plentiful, with a buffet and on-the spot cooking stations, plus à la carte options that include Italian, Asian, and a 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 à la carte dining privileges at the Japanese restaurant as well as the exclusive gourmet restaurant.

Location

Ocho Rios - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 65 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2005
Floors: 6
Nonsmoking rooms: 223
Total rooms: 856

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Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.
Advisory Guests are not allowed to dine in same specialty restaurant more than once in any given week.
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted
Advisory Hotel is closed for renovations.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies: Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 9997 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    6th visit

    My husband and I have been to Ocho Rios for the 6th time (which is the last 6 years in a row) and absolutely love the friends and family that we have made there over the years. 5 out of the 6 times we have been in Ocho Rios we have stayed at the Riu and absolutely love it. You have absolutely everything you need there and we totally enjoy our time!! 35 more days and we will be back again for our 7th time!! Soon we will be what our Jamaican friends/family call us Jamcans!! 😊😊

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ya Mon!

    There is nowhere else in the world that comes even close to matching the vibe of Jamaica! This newly renovated property is a slice of Paradise. Great food and very friendly staff. We will definitely be returning!

    Aug 07, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My son’s favorite beach!

    We generally visit the Caribbean every year, and my family enjoy’s the laid back environment and all the food. The pools are good and plenty of space to enjoy the beach. I’d just prefer to make my selections for the beverage bar within the room.

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Place

    This resort was pretty great. I wish that there was more of the culture there (more Jamaican food options and music) but over all there was a lot to offer. I wouldn’t wait until the day of to book excursions, but there are good FREE options. There’s alcohol dispensers in your room so if you want to have a few drinks and not go out then there is the option. I would definitely visit this location again for sure.

    Aug 05, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Addicted to the Riu

    The Riu in Ocho Rios is my husband and I favorite place to stay. We were there in April and learned that they were closing down for some months to do renovations. I was disappointed because we were coming back in July. The only negative thing I can say is that every time we come, we have to go back and forth about the room we want. WE have been here over 5 times and know by now the best room we like in this resort. I would appreciate if the staff would just accommodate it and give us some time so we can get to enjoying. WE always get ocean front room.

    Aug 02, 2019
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