4.0 out of 5

"Checked in and immediately met by Leighton, front desk attendant who was extremely cordial and very friendly. Upgraded our room to a deluxe room at n ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Ocho Rios awaits you at RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive. You'll be 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Dunn's River Falls and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Dolphin Cove. Highlights at this beachfront resort include a full-service spa, a private beach, and a restaurant.

All 856 rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and in-room childcare. Minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

A day of pampering at Renova Spa can include beachside massages, body wraps, and facials along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Sir John, is open for dinner. The resort's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, nightclub, free kids' club, and health club. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa tub. Buffet breakfast is available for free. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Ocho Rios resort, you'll be 7.9 km (4.9 mi) from Turtle Beach.

Standard Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, Ocean View (with Jacuzzi)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive ratings based on 203 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

RIU Rating

Pros: The staff and the cleanliness of the facility.
Cons: Heated pool..... :)
Location: Dunn's River Falls and Catamaran Cruise.
Checked in and immediately met by Leighton, front desk attendant who was extremely cordial and very friendly. Upgraded our room to a deluxe room at no charge with a "garden view" in the nicer wing of the hotel. Checked into room and immediately realized our "courtyard view" was a view of the back of the hotel and garbage bags. Leighton checked on availiability of different room with a "pool view" and arranged for our room swap the next day. Staff was amazing, food was amazing and grounds were impeccably maintained. Highly recommend Mammay Bay Restaurant for their tenderloin. Breakfast buffet was outstanding and I can't say enough about this hotel. All inclusive is the only way to go in Jamaica and will definitely return in the near future. Shout out to Oshauncey who delivered our bags to our room and constantly checked on us while there. Great resort A++++++ Ron F.

Posted by , from Cooper City, FL on Feb 20, 2018

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5 out of 5

Amazing food and great pools/beach!

We just got back from Riu Ocho Rios (8 day stay). The resort was beyond our expectations. The food options from buffet and steak, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants, and grill on the beach were fantastic. The buffet served a seafood boil as specialty one night and another night lobster tail. It was no ordinary buffet. There were 2 large pool areas both with swim up bars. You never felt crowded. Most importantly the staff exceeded our expectations. Each and every single employee from the griller, bartender, front desk, maid, to the waiter offered the most attentive care and passion about their service. We will be recommending this resort and also cannot wait to return!

Posted by , from wisconsin on Jan 21, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great hotel

Hotel and staff was great! Lots of variety for food. Breakfast was my favorite. Beach Entertainment staff was friendly and fun. Keep your eye out for Kelly! She is a great entertainer. We love RIU in Ocho Rios.

Posted by , from virginia on Dec 27, 2017

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5 out of 5
The staff, the service, the excursions and the view were all amazing! This is my second time staying here and I always have a pleasant and relaxing experience!!!

Posted by , from South Florida on Dec 20, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not recommended

The hotel was in much need of repair. The checkout sign fell from hanging above the front desk & hit me on the head! The railings along walkways were lose & some missing. Tile on the walkway pulling up, causing a trip hazard. Ants in the room & we never brought any food there. Made me very nervous as we had a 4 yr old & 1 yr old with us. The majority of the staff was wonderful. However others would talk about how little they make and were blatant about wantng tips. I finally had enough and said the hotel advertises that our price includes gratuity and taxes. The beds were horrible!! Very uncomfortable, to the point my husband & I woke up with stiff and sore backs. I will not return to this property or any other RIU hotel.

Posted by , from Fort Worth TX on Nov 28, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great trip overall!!

The shuttle ride was long, many stops at other resorts. We got the ocean view room but did not get the deluxe upgrade. The deluxe rooms are above the quieter pool and have access to two additional restaurants (they have fancy food options-duck, lamb, etc). You can still use their beach and pool if you are not on that side. We were in building 2! Right above the pool with a view of the ocean as well. Room was ok, hard mattress. Phones and tv were out, but we didn't need them. Ask them to be moved to a higher floor for view purposes or ask to switch buildings even! The food was really good everywhere! Loved the tenderloin at maymee bay, jerk chicken on the beach for lunch....seriously to die for. Lots of free beach and pool activities. Volleyball, paddle boards, sailing (20$ training fee) paddle boats, contests from the entertainment crew, aerobics. There was a beach party one night with a bonfire, there was a great show every night. The entertainment crew really was amazing, a special thanks to Cardo and Squid for making us feel like family! Go to Dunns river falls with the catamaran on the beach, don't book it inside or it will be 2 times more, and negotiate. Bring water shoes. Riding horses through the beach was amazing. Riu Beach was pretty and a good stretch. Not many shells but also very little seaweed. Not hard to find a seat at all, many shaded areas. There is a casino and a disco open until 2 for dancing. Guys bring pants and no sleeveless for guys in restaurants.

Posted by , from missouri on Oct 19, 2017

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5 out of 5
I stayed at my his resort for 5 days with my family and it was AWESOME!! Great staff, entertainment and food!!! There was something to do for everyone! I would definitely recommend this resort to others and would come here again!!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017

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4 out of 5

Much needed getaway

Pros: The entertainment staff , the beach and the food
Cons: The beds in the room were awful
Location: The location and beach area were great. We went on only one excursion,to Dunn's River Falls which was amazing!
The food and entertainment staff were excellent! The nightly shows were great. Lots of culture and comedy. We went every night. Front desk staff was great as were the wait staff in the restaurants. We only ate at the buffet but the food was really good. My husband loved the seafood. My favorite was the jerk shack on the beach. My only complaints were that the bar staff was not overly friendly or attentive. They were fine but not great. The other thing was that the mattresses are very hard. I felt like I was sleeping on the box spring. We asked for a King bed and were given two twins pushed together. Overall the experience was really good though and I would stay there again.

Posted by on May 22, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Pool and beach were wonderful. Lots of activities for guests. Food was excellent.
Cons: Rooms were dated
On vacation with my two children. We had a great time at this hotel. Rooms were comfortable. Food was amazing, excellent choices for everyone. Pools and beach were delightful. Hotel staff was exceptional.

Posted by , from New Milford, CT on Apr 16, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the beach

Very good love the food .. excellent workers the food is very good can't wait to go back good customer service the rooms are very clean good entertainment also

Posted by , from J on Apr 12, 2017

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About the RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive

Location Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Property Features

RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive like a complimentary children's club and an outdoor pool. Free breakfast is available. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This Art Deco resort also offers a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a health club. Self parking is free.

  • 856 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) (90.5 km / 56.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive offers 856 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Sir John - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Saint Ann - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Piccola Italia - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mandalay - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

The majority of on-site recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

In addition to windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking, guests are eligible for one introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool. The resort provides snorkeling equipment and a health club. The resort has direct access to a private sandy beach where sun loungers, beach towels and beach umbrellas are provided. Two tennis courts are on the premises.

Two golf courses (surcharges) are 13 kilometers (eight miles) from the hotel. Horseback riding is 6.5 kilometers (four miles) away (surcharges).

Guests under 18 are not allowed in certain recreation facilities.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Renova Spa - The resort's spa has 5 treatment rooms and offers aromatherapy treatments, body wraps, facial treatments, manicure and pedicure, and massages (advanced reservation required). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to visit the spa.

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A late check-out fee will be charged

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive RIU Ocho Rios
  • Ocho Rios All Inclusive
  • Ocho Rios RIU
  • Ocho Rios RIU All Inclusive
  • RIU Ocho Rios
  • RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive
  • Club Hotel Riu Ocho Rios
  • ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
  • Rio Ocho Rios
  • Riu Hotel Ocho Rios
  • Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
  • Riu Ochos Rios
  • Rui Ocho Rios

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.