I was here early in January for a wedding. I must say, I had a great time! The beach was beautiful and very clean. Unlike other reviews, I never had a problem finding a beach bench, no matter what time a day. The room was clean and well kept, I was lucky to have a fantastic view with some ocean (albeit never requesting that). The food was fantastic, and the drinks were excellent. Try all of their a la cartes, just book them in advance. The staff are very friendly, but are overworked for sure. Please tip them lots! They deserve it, and a couple dollars for them goes a long way.
Excursions - Dunn River falls with the catamaran is a must, lots of fun! I also did the ziplining, bobsled tour. It was a lot of fun, but a bit overpriced. Don't bother going shopping, they will take you to a tourist area where there are a bunch of souvenir shops that are not well priced (you can pay about the same at the resort souvenir shop). If you want to bring back alcohol, it's actually cheaper at the Duty Free!
In terms of negative, I agree with other reviews- don't book with Sunwing. They seem to always be delayed, no matter what. Other than that, I don't really have complaints about the resort itself. Your experience will be what you make it to be!
- 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:
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- Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
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