This 5 star resort does not disappoint in any way. The amazing sparkling turquoise waters of Jamaica are dimmed only by the broad gleaming smiles of the staff throughout the Riu. These people go out of their way to ensure that their guests find their own smiles each and every day. Every request is responded to immediately with "No problem, Mon! You're in Jamaica. We're gonna make everything alright".
The Entertainment Crew here at the Riu (& I say here because we're still guests with 3 more days before we leave) are the hardest working, most fun and energetic group we have ever encountered in any resort. Levon, George, Brady, Kevin, Pim, BoomBoom, Peacock & the rest of them start their day early in the morning and don't seem to quit until the last guest leaves. The gentle nudge they give you to join in the organized and unorganized activities is just right...no pressure, just encouragement. The time and attention spent on little kids and big kids (I'm talking those over 18) is fantastic: reggae dance lessons & volleyball on the beach are a must do. The evening shows are must sees as this crew performs reggae dance moves taken to a whole new level every night of the week in a pre-show that incorporates audience participation, generating. much laughter and applause. There is always a theme show (musicals) to round out the evenings.
The food here is superb with enough variety to satisfy every appetite. The presentation of buffets is a feast for the eyes. The restaurant chefs and service staff are plentiful, standing by waiting to offer their assistance and ensure there is nothing amiss from your dining experience.
The rooms are well appointed, kept meticulously clean in a very timely routine. Towels and linens are bright white and replenished every day and sometimes twice a day if required.
The two pools are well maintained and staffed. Both have a full bar on site, each with a swim up bar. Of the two, the main pool is the busier, louder however it's all in good family fun! The deluxe pool offers a more personalized bar service with a chair side service and this pool is quieter, offering a more peaceful environment for those not wanting to indulge in the pool games and loud music.
Riu Ocho Rios is a 5 star in every way. So much more friendly, safe and memorable than we could have hoped for.
- 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, 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
- Club Hotel Riu Ocho Rios
- Rui Ocho Rios
- ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica