I stayed at the RIU Ocho Rios in Sept. 2012 and at the RIU Montego Bay in Feb. 2012. Both resorts were exceptional, with RIU Ocho Rios being a little ahead as the beach was nicer in comparison to the man made beach in Montego Bay.
I have read some of the reviews of the various travellers and am not sure if they actually vacationed at this resort or not.
From start to finish it was by far, one of my best vacations. Transfer from the airport to the hotel was seamless, checkin fast and easy, we were on the beach within the hour of arriving at the hotel. (make sure to pack a bag with you're beach wear so you can change, no need to wait for your room.).
The service was exceptional! Nothing we could have asked for was ever a problem. The resort staff were there to ensure you had everything you needed, and if you didn't they would ensure you got it.
The rooms were beautiful and clean. And trust me, I travel to the Carribean frequently and often (Cuba 10 times, Dominican 5 x, Aruba, Bahamas 4 x) therefore, many, many experiences to compare this to. And again, i stress how amazing our stay was.
The food was by far the best selection, tasting and quantity ever! Be prepared to put on a few pounds while there. From the Jerk chicken hut on the beach, to the buffet, snack bar it was always great/tasty and replenished quickly when things ran out.
The bartenders...couldn't ask for better. Drinks were delicious, and they would whip up whatever you asked for, and always with a "smile".
The entertainment team was outstanding, always having fun and encouraging people to participate. You're choice, you can sit back and watch or join in on the activities. They made all the activities inviting and never pressured you to participate.
Vacationers who can honestly say they did not have a great time need to just chill. Enjoy the beach, respect the sunshine and get to know the people of Jamaica! Going back in June :)!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in northern Jamaica, on the beachfront. Two 6-storey buildings and one 5-storey building. Surrounded by 90,000 m2 / 107,000 sq. yards of lush gardens. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 10 km / 6.2 miles to Ocho Rios. 4 km / 2.5 miles from various shops. 105 km / 65 miles to Montego Bay airport. 600 m / 1,970 ft. from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Hotel Ocho Rios
- Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
- Riu Ochos Rios
- Rio Ocho Rios
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