RIU Ochos Rios is an all-inclusive resort located on the northern coast of Jamaica. This area is popular for tourists seeking scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. It is also considered a very safe spot on this island. Some attractions that are close to this resort include Dunn’s River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Island Village and Shaw Park Botanical Gardens.
The recommended airport for visitors who want to stay here is Sir Donald Sangster International. It is located about 49 miles from RIU Ochos Rios, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
RIU Ochos Rios is situated on 22.25 acres of gardens and beach. It overlooks Mamie Bay. There are ten on-site restaurants, six bars and a disco. Adult and children’s activities are provided throughout the day. Guests may also swim and relax at the outdoor swimming pool.
Additional resort amenities include children’s pool, spa tub, steam room, sauna, full-service health spa, treatment rooms, hair salon, 24-hour front desk help, doorman/doorwoman, security guard, multilingual staff, tour assistance, currency exchange, safe-deposit box at front desk, available medical assistance, dry cleaning/laundry service, air-conditioned public areas, elevator, self parking, banquet facilities, small meeting rooms, gift shop/newsstand, on-site tennis, billiards and supervised childcare.
There are a total of 846 guestrooms at RIU Ochos Rios, spread throughout one five-story and two six-story buildings. These rooms come with private balconies that offer ocean views. Inside, there are minibars stocked with soda, local beer and bottled water, along with liquor dispensers.
Some other room amenities include separate sitting area, shower/tub combination, bidet, handheld shower head, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, ceiling fan, air conditioning, opening windows, blackout drapes, daily housekeeping, clock radio, in-room safe, direct-dial phone, satellite television service and sofa bed. Smoking is permitted, and cribs and rollaway beds are available.
When guests pay the room rate at RIU Ochos Rios, they will not be charged extra for daily meals and 24-hour snacks, nor for any taxes and gratuities. The food and drinks in the minibars are covered, as are nonalcoholic beverages, unlimited domestic and a selection of imported alcoholic drinks.
The room rate package also covers equipment rental and participation in a handful of water sports. This includes kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and snorkeling. Guests are free to use the swimming pool, spa tub, chairs and towel service. The all-inclusive land sports are ping-pong, volleyball, tennis and use of the fitness center. People who stay at this resort can take classes for dance and aqua aerobics.
Guests are also allowed to watch and participate in the resort’s entertainment options for no extra cost. This includes daily live music, Riu evening program, stage performances and entrance and drinks at Pacha Disco.
When guests arrive at RIU Ochos Rios, they will be treated to a complimentary welcome cocktail. They can also take advantage of one introductory scuba diving lesson that is covered in the room rate.
What’s not included
Some features that are excluded from the room rate include wine by the bottle; airport transfers; spa and beauty products, treatments and services; optional or outside tours and excursions; motorized water sports; incidental purchases; telephone, fax and internet access charges; business services; babysitting services; laundry and dry cleaning; video and photo services; babysitting services; medical services; billiards; golf; horseback riding; scuba-diving certification; and restaurant liquors.