The Riu Ocho Rios is the newest all inclusive resort in Jamaica, making it a fantastic choice for Jamaica all inclusive vacation packages if you’re the type of traveler that enjoys modern amenities and fresh architecture and landscaping. The Riu Ocho Rios is a stunning hotel with massive accommodations-at 846 rooms, guests can expect a background of bustling activity for your vacation.
Jamaica All Inclusive Resort
The Riu Ocho Rios is positioned on a gorgeous strip of Jamaican beach in an area famous for beautiful rainforests and waterfalls. White sand lines the hotel and ocean front and lush Jamaican greenery accents the paradise-like scenery of the resort. 371 of the suites at Riu Ocho Rios are tagged as “Exclusive Deluxe Rooms” and offer hydro-massage tubs or jacuzzis in room.
Riu Hotels describes the Ocho Rios as a perfect hotel for weddings or honeymooners, due to the large conference facilities, fine dining options and breathtaking ocean views.
Things to Do at Riu Ocho Rios
For nature lovers, or vacationers just trying to enjoy a bit of tropical scenery while they relax, Riu Ocho Rios offers several amazing natural attractions within 5 miles of the resort grounds.
Chukka Cove: This beautiful farm and stable offers horseback rides that accommodate both beginners and expert riders. They also offer some extraordinary mountain biking through the beautiful Jamaican hills, leading down to the white sand beach and an ocean plunge!
Cranbrook Flower Forest: This is an enormously beautiful park that’s great for picnicking or a cool hike along the Laughlands Great River, which ascends into a gorgeous waterfall point.
Dolphin Cove: This natural dolphin cove allows vacationers to swim with dolphins and other aquatic creatures while exotic birds and lizards hang out in the rainforests that surround the waters.
Dunn’s River and Falls: A tourist-must, this network of waterfalls can be climbed by guided tour. Be prepared to get wet!
Water Sports at Riu Ocho Rios
Tons of cool water activities are available on or near the hotel grounds. Some of the popular scuba dives include the Wreck of Katryn, a 50-foot dive to the sunken 150-foot minesweeper and Jack’s Haul, a 40-foot dive with a huge array of coral reefs. There are a number of fishing and sailing options around the resort grounds, as well.
Nightlife at Riu Ocho Rios
Most of the late night clubbing takes place on the actual resort grounds, but there is also a cool stretch of James Street known as the Reggae Strip. The strip offers a bunch of cool eclectic restaurants and clubs, including the ever-popular nightspot, “Jamaic’n Me Crazy.”
Dining at Riu Ocho Rios
A total of 13 bars and restaurants line the resort grounds to suit traveler’s tastes around the clock. Everything from a Rastafarian swim-up bar to Sir Richard’s a la carte Gourmet Restaurant cook up delicacies and world cuisine for travelers. There are a number of fine dining options, but a sports bar, Reggae pool bar and outdoor beach restaurant provide casual dining atmospheres to guests, as well.