Not only is Jamaica wonderful, but so was our stay at the RIU Montego Bay resort. My husband and I were there for 10 days celebrating our honeymoon. The resort itself was very relaxing, and very cautious of all that went on. The staff were some of the nicest people I have ever met, and very accomodating. If you are looking for a very quiet, by yourselves type of honeymoon (or trip) the RIU probably isn't the place to go. We enjoyed it b/c we made some great friends, and really socialized a lot around the resort. Don't get me wrong, I fell asleep at the beach & the pool and was able to relax at all times it's just that the RIU is a very exciting place, w/ lots to do and see!
Outside of the hotel my husband and I did 2 tours, one day horseback riding & one day going to Dunn's River. The horseback riding which I was really excited for turned out to be something I could've passed on. The tour & the guides were great, you learned some great history but it was not worth the $75pp you had to pay.
Dunn's River was of course amazing as everyone told me it would be. It's unforgettable. The food was very good, but was done eating it after 5 days... not as great as you need it to be for 10 days. I ended up walking across the street to Burger King 2 of the days, and eating at Margaritaville (SO FUN) one night.... & then partied after.
I couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon staying at the RIU Montego Bay, the entertainment was great! Only true negative was how close it is to the airport as far as planes going over. If you think you'd be annoyed by that and could never live near an airport b/c of noise this isn't the spot for you, for me after day#2 it didn't phase me, but thats me.
Oh yes, and if you get your hair braided find Susan a local right on the beach. Very nice woman to talk to, and extremely reasonable prices about $60 less than what the hotel will charge.
Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening September 2008 * Located in Montego Bay, on Jamaica's northwest coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 2-story main building and 3-story and 4-story annexes * Surrounded by 40,000 m2 / 47,840 sq. yards of lush gardens * 4.5 km / 2.8 miles from Montego Bay * 350 m / 114.8 ft from various shops * 2,7 km / 1.7 miles from Montego Bay airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Montego Bay Resort
- Riu Hotel Montego Bay
- Hotel Riu Montego Bay Ironshore, Jamaica