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Riu Ocho Rios

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Features: Kids Program, Weddings, Honeymoons
DAI Inside Scoop: The Riu chain has really hit the ground running in Jamaica and opened a number of great hotels. The Riu Ocho Rios is one of them. Ocho Rios is situated right in the heart of Jamaica. This is an excellent resort for those looking to do tours and experience the country. Ocho just seems like it is in the middle of everything a visitor would like to do. The Riu Ocho Rios is also one of the best values for your vacation dollar in Jamaica.

This is an excellent destination for the family trip or for the couple looking to get away for a week of romance. We feel Riu offers a lot of value for the moeny and really delivers on the resort experience. An excellent choice and a great value.

Hotel Information


Riu Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Distance from hotel to Ocho Rios, 6.2 miles (10 kms).
Distance from hotel to Sangster International Airport (MBJ), 65 miles (105 kms).

This hotel is located on a breathtaking beach, surrounded
by Ocho Rios' famous rainforests and spectacular waterfalls.
Deluxe accommodation includes 856 beautifully decorated
rooms and Junior Suites, all equipped with mini-bar and
liquor dispenser. Junior suites feature hydro-massage
bathtubs for superior comfort and relaxation. Enjoy the
best of both worlds: Unwind with outstanding international
fine dining, pamper yourself at our Spa or revel in the
Caribbean sunshine and authentic tropical atmosphere
and entertainment. Riu Ocho Rios will satisfy all your
Caribbean desires to the utmost.

Hotel Amenities


Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests (8)
Activities Desk ($) Aerobics (aqua)
Aerobics (water) Babysitting Services ($)
Basketball Court Beach (onsite)
Beauty Salon ($) Billiards ($)
Boat Rentals ($) Breakfast Room
Children's Activities Children's Playground
Currency Exchange Dive Center ($)
Doctor (on call) ($) Entertainment
Exercise Classes Facilities for Physically Challenged Guests
Fitness Center Floors (6)
Gift Shop ($) Golf (nearby) ($)
Hairdresser ($) Hospitality Desk
Ice Machines Laundry Service ($)
Medical Services ($) Multilingual Staff
Newsstand ($) Ping Pong
Pool (children's) Poolside Beverage Service
Poolside Grill Safe Deposit Boxes (in room)
Snack Bar Sundries Shop ($)
Sundries Shop ($) Taxi Stand
Taxi Stand ($) Tennis Court
Tour Desk Tours & Excursions ($)
Umbrellas (beach/pool) Volleyball (beach)
Watersports (motorized) ($) Watersports (non-motorized)
Wedding Coordinator Wedding Site
Whirlpool

Nightclub
Pacha Night Club

Pools: (2)
both with integrated Jacuzzis

Restaurants: (8)
-8 restaurants, including 6 specialty restaurants
(2 are exclusive for the deluxe wing)

Concierge
Deluxe Wing Only

Bars: (7)
-2 Pavilion Bars
-1 Lobby Bar
-1 Sports Bar
-2 Pool and Swim-Up Bars
-1 Beach Bar

Conference Center: ($)
New conference/events center with 4 conference and
meeting rooms available.

Miscellaneous Amenities
-Multi-sports court can be converted to
accommodate different sports activities.
-Sun Terrace
-Boutique, kiosk and various shops

Internet Access
Last updated: 02/24/16
-Wi-Fi is now available in the common areas of
hotel (24 hours a day) free of charge.
-Wi-Fi is available in the accommodations at an
additional cost to guests (in the Oceanview
and Oceanfront accommodations).
-All accommodations in the Deluxe Wing also
include the complimentary Wi-Fi (all categories
noted as "located in the Deluxe Wing")

Children's Club
"RiuLand" Kids' Club

Spa: ($)
Renova Spa with different beauty treatments and
massages available (at an additional charge).

Game Room: ($)
Game room includes slot machines.

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above
may have an additional fee associated with them.

Accommodation Categories And Descriptions


Arrival/Departure Time:
Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm

Early check-in and late checkout on
request, and subject to availability.

Children Policy:
2017-2018:
Effective dates: 12/24/16-04/30/17
-Child rate applies to children 2-12 years
old when sharing with parents.
-Children must share room with 2 adults to
receive the child rates.
-Children's ages must be specified in the
rooming list.
-Additional charges apply for rollaway beds
and cribs.

Effective dates: 05/01/17-12/23/18
-Up to 2 children (2-12 years old) will stay
free when sharing room with 2 paying adults
for the travel dates 05/01/17-12/23/18.

2019:
Effective dates: 12/24/18-12/23/19
The 2019 children's policy has not been received
yet, please use the 2017-2018 children's policy as
a guideline. This information is subject to change.


Maximum Occupancy:

2017:
Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Oceanfront - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Jr Suite Garden View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Jr Suite Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Jr Suite Oceanfront - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Suite Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Suite Jacuzzi - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Key: Jr = Junior

2018 (revised):
Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Oceanview Connecting - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children,
or 6 adults and 2 children.
Oceanview Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Oceanfront - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Garden View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Garden View
Connecting - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children,
or 6 adults and 2 children.
Junior Suite Garden View
Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Ocean View
Connecting - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children,
or 6 adults and 2 children.
Junior Suite Oceanfront - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Suite Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Suite Jacuzzi - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Please note for maximum occupancies:
-(**) This category requires a minimum occupancy of
4 adults. Single occupancy is not permitted in this
category.

2019:
The 2019 maximum occupancies have not been received
yet, please use the 2018 maximum occupancies as a
guideline. This information is subject to change.

Ocean View, air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial
phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
satellite , radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and
ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower,
hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with
ocean view.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Ocean View Connecting, These connecting rooms are two
rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room description,
please review the Ocean View room description listed
above.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Ocean View Handicapped, This room has the same description as
the Ocean View Room except the room is handicap accessible.

Oceanfront, air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial
phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
satellite television, radio alarm clock, in-room safe,
iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub
and shower, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or
terrace with oceanfront views.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

Junior Suite Garden View, These accommodations are located
in the Deluxe Wing. They offer air conditioning, ceiling
fan, split-level living room area with sofa or sofa-bed,
direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and
liquor dispenser, satellite flat-screen television, radio
alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom
equipped with hydromassage bath tub and shower, double-sink,
vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Free Wi-Fi
service available in room. Balcony or terrace with garden
view.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Garden View Connecting, These connecting junior
suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For
the room description, please review the Junior Suite Garden
View description listed above.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Garden View Handicapped, This room has the
same description as the Junior Suite Garden View except
the room is handicap accessible.

Junior Suite Ocean View, These accommodations are located
in the Deluxe Wing. They offer air conditioning, ceiling
fan, split-level living room area with sofa or sofa-bed,
direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and
liquor dispenser, satellite flat-screen television, radio
alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom
equipped with hydromassage bath tub and shower, double-sink,
vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Free Wi-Fi
service available in room. Balcony or terrace with ocean
view.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Ocean View Connecting, These connecting junior
suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For
the room description, please review the Junior Suite Ocean
View description listed above.

Junior Suite Oceanfront, These accommodations are
located in the Deluxe Wing. They offer air conditioning,
ceiling fan, split-level living room area with sofa or
sofa-bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-
bar and liquor dispenser, satellite flat-screen television,
radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board.
Bathroom equipped with hydromassage bathtub and shower,
double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit.
Free Wi-Fi service available in room. Balcony or terrace
with ocean front view.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

Suite Ocean View, These accommodations are located in the
Deluxe Wing. They offer air conditioning, ceiling fan,
split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone,
regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
satellite flat-screen television, radio alarm clock,
in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped
with hydromassage bathtub, extra shower cabin, separate
toilet, bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and
amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.
Bedding: 1 king bed.

Suite Jacuzzi, These accommodations are located in the
Deluxe Wing. They offer air conditioning, ceiling fan,
split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone,
regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
satellite flat-screen television, radio alarm clock, in-
room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with
hydromassage bathtub, extra shower cabin, separate toilet,
bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities
kit. Free Wi-Fi service available in room. Balcony or
terrace with ocean view and private Jacuzzi.
Bedding: 1 king bed.

Please Note:
Rooms in the Deluxe Wing also include: iron and ironing
board, radio alarm clock, and concierge service. Also
includes exclusive access to certain restaurants.

All accommodations include: alarm clock radio, alarm clock,
bathtub/shower combination, ceiling fan, crib (on request): ($),
hairdryer, liquor dispenser, maid service, mini-bar, rollaway bed (on
request): ($), safety deposit box, telephone, television (satellite),
air conditioning and balcony or terrace.

Miscellaneous Amenities
living area


($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled
based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

Food And Beverage Outlets


Blue Mounatin, Lobby bar with terrace.

Bob Marley Bar, serves cocktails and refreshments.

Dunn's River Bar, serves cocktails and refreshments.

Rastafari, poolside bars with swim-up bar.

Seagrape Beach Bar, serves cocktails and refreshments.

Sports Bar, (open 24 hours) serves cocktails and refreshments.

Mandalay, Asian restaurant.

Cuisine: Asian.

General Opening Hours: Open for dinner.

Piccola Italia, Italian restaurant.

General Opening Hours: Open for lunch and dinner.

Sir John, Gourmet restaurant.

Sir Richard, gourmet a la carte restaurant. Exclusive restaurant
(please see note listed below).

General Opening Hours: Open for dinner.

St. Ann, Main restaurant with non-smoking area and terrace,
offering buffet style dining and show cooking stations. Theme dinners
served twice a week.

Tushima, Japanese style restaurant. Exclusive restaurant, open
for dinner only.

Mammee Bay, poolside restaurant/grill and steakhouse.

Plantation, poolside restaurant. Open for lunch, a-la-carte
restaurant. This restaurant no longer offers dinner service.

Please Note:
-Snacks are available 24 hours a day.
-In the past specialty restaurants required reservations.
Effective immediately (November 2016) the specialty
restaurants no longer require reservations. Guests
will now be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve
basis within the restaurant(s) normal operating hours.

Exclusive Restaurants:
-Sir Richard and Tushima are exclusive restaurants
available only to guests staying in the Deluxe Wing
which includes the Junior Suite & Suite categories.

Add-On Package (Honeymoon 17)


HONEYMOON PACKAGE 2017

Booking Dates: 07/05/2016 - 12/23/2017
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017

Package Inclusions:
-Surprise welcome gift in their room
-Small bottle of rum
-King bed (subject to availability at time
of check-in)
-Late check-out (subject to availability
at time of departure)
-Complimentary upgrade to next available room
category (subject to availability and upon request)
-Spa credit of $40.00 USD in Ocean Harmony massage
for two (50 minute), per adult, per person, per stay.

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 17-18)


ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2017-2018

Booking Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2018
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017
12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018

Package Inclusions:
-Accommodation
-All meals and snacks (see further details below)
-Breakfast:
Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations.
Continental breakfast/snacks.
-Lunch:
Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations. Pizzas,
pasta, salads and assorted desserts. Jerk (traditional
Jamaican barbecue) station (six times a week).
-Dinner:
Buffets and live cooking stations. Special evenings
themed buffet three times a week.
-Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
Sir John gourmet restaurant (a la carte)
Mandalay Asian restaurant (buffet)
Piccola Italia Italian restaurant (buffet)
Grill and steakhouse (a la carte; buffet starters
and dessert)
-Available, exclusively for clients staying in the
Adults Only Deluxe wing:
Sir Richard gourmet restaurant (a la carte)
Tushima Japanese restaurant (a la carte)
-Snacks offered 24 hours a day
-Beverages: Unlimited local and imported beverages
24 hours a day. Regularly restocked mini-bar and
liquor dispenser.
-Use of in-room safe
-Sports and activities such as gym, table tennis,
volleyball, sauna, whirlpool bath, floodlit hard
surface tennis court, multi-purpose sports pitch,
windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, use of snorkeling
equipment and 1 introductory scuba diving lesson
in the pool.
-Entertainment program(s): such as daytime entertainment
program for children ages 4-7 & 8-12 at RiuLand (daily),
daytime entertainment program for adults (daily), shows,
Riu evening program or live music (daily).
-Complimentary entrance to "Pacha" night club
and drinks (open six nights a week)

Please Note:
-Other activities available at the hotel (at an
additional charge): Billiards, scuba diving and
scuba diving school.
-There are other sports and facilities nearby (not
included with AI package, at an additional cost
to guests) such as assorted water sports, golf,
and horseback riding.
-All accommodations, taxes and gratuities included.
-All hotel guests are required to wear an All
Inclusive wristband for identification purposes.

Package inclusions are subject to change.

Bonus Features



2017-2018 Bonus Features:


-Complimentary sun loungers on beach
-Complimentary sun loungers, parasols and
towels by pool
-Complimentary use of gym, sauna and jacuzzi
The use of the gym, jacuzzi and sauna is
restricted to guests over 18 years old.
Sports shoes are compulsory when using the
gym.
-Free Wi-Fi in the lobby for 90 consecutive
minutes per day.


Miscellaneous Information



RIU Resorts Jamaica - Spring Break Policy:
-During the months of March & April, at least one
person must be 21 years of age or older in every
room.
-During these months, the hotel reserves the right
not to admit any room in which all guests are
younger than 21. This situation can have serious
repercussions and should be avoided at any cost.
Please advise the travel agencies accordingly.

Check-in Policies:
-There must be a minimum of one person 21 years
or older to check-in to any RIU Resort.

Minimum Age Requirements:
-Year-round (except March-April) at least one person
in each room must be 18 years or older in order
to check in.
-During the months of March-April at least one person
in each room must be 21 years or older in order
to check in.
-No student groups under 21 years old or Spring
Breakers are accepted year round.

General Information:
-Hotel accepts the following credit cards:
MasterCard, Visa and Diners.

Cancellation Fees


2017:
12/24/16-04/30/17, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/17-12/23/17, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy (revised):
07/26/17-12/23/17, guests will incur a 1-night penalty.

2018:
12/24/17-04/30/18, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/18-12/23/18, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy (revised):
12/24/17-04/07/18, guests will incur a 2-night penalty.
04/08/18-12/23/18, guests will incur a 1-night penalty.

2019:
12/24/18-04/30/19, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/19-12/23/19, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy (revised):
12/24/18-04/07/19, guests will incur a 2-night penalty.
04/08/19-12/23/19, guests will incur a 1-night penalty.

Please Note:
The 2019 cancel fees have not been received yet,
therefore, listed above is the estimated cancel
fees. This information is subject to change.

Customer Reviews


06/09/2008
Hey Rebecca! Thank you so much for your help with this! We had a great time at the Riu Ocho Rios! The weather was pretty rainy, but we still got in good beach time. It was beautiful everyday u...
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05/20/2008
Hi Rebecca, The trip was wonderful - the Riu Ocho Rios is a beautiful hotel. It is lavender and that is one of the colors I used in the wedding. The restaurants were great, especially the Asian...
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06/01/2007
First I must say that Katya was very helpful from the 1st day of us booking the vacation. Everything went smoothly. Our vacation at the Riu Ocho Rios was wonderful. The junior suite was great...wit...
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