The large lagoon shaped outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace dotted with palm trees to give you that bit of extra shade. There's a whirlpool bath, plus submerged sunbeds in the pool too. Sunloungers align the pool along with parasols for those who want to relax.
These stylish double rooms can sleep up to 4 people with a king-size or 2 queen-size beds. Your room will come with a balcony for that extra outdoor space. They come with centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi*, and a clock radio.
These stylish double rooms can sleep up to 4 people with a king-size or 2 queen-size beds. Your room will come with a balcony for that extra outdoor space with a limited sea view. They come with centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi*, and a clock radio.
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My daughter and I just returned from a week long trip. We loved the resort. It was very very clean. The food was plentiful and delicious, especially the jerk chicken from the hut on the beach. There were no vendors on the beach in front of the resort but if you walked down the beach there was a small shopping area...blu bamboo...and further down from there was a sweet old man selling his wares near a beUtiful spot on the beach. Nobody was ever pushy. The staff was beyond friendly and they always had a smile for you...more than can be said for a lot of the visitors.
I have been to many places in Jamaica and would recommend this resort...if you like big reports. I prefer smaller, more intimate places but the staff more than make up for that.
The pools were nice and lots of fun. Bring a floatie and enjoy yourselfMore
Denise0101, London, Canada
So So not much more than that
Stayed at the Riu in Ocho Rios from Nov 2-9, 2015. Room was good (deluxe ocean view), missed towels a couple of days near the end of our trip, not a big deal. Food was average. They served canned pineapple and peach which I have not experienced before at a resort. Beach is tiny!!! If you like to walk the beach this is not the resort for you. The workers at the resort were friendly enough but seemed aloof. This was a job for them and there was some hustling for tips. Given their impoverished circumstance, I get it, but this was a vacation, which is something we do not do very often and were looking for a great experience.
We were constantly reminded not to go off resort or mingle with locals because of incidences of theft and violence. Very difficult to get to know a culture if you can't interact with them. I laughed to myself when the driver on one of our excursions asked us to introduce ourselves and say what we loved most about Jamaica. If you are told it is an impoverished and violent place no wonder almost everyone said they loved the beaches. It is too bad the country has given itself such a bad reputation. There are only around 2.9 million people in Jamaica which is 80% mountainous. Some of the locals, especially the children, I observed on our excursions were friendly, smiling, and seemed engaged. Growing up on an island with violence, corruption and western exploitation has taken a grave toll on its people. Same issues as Mexico, where should we go next?? Cuba is safer for Canadians, but the Americans are coming...
In a nutshell our first trip to Jamaica was not spectacular. I will probably not be returning.More
David P, Oakville
very clean with good facilities , staff not as friendly as they could be with a couple of exceptions most were rude
Wasnt impressed with the food , lots of it but all repeated , find it incredible that Jamaica produces one of the best coffees in the word ( Blue Mountain ) but serves Nescafe from machine at all the bars ?
Entertainment was fantastic and probably the best ive ever seen
Recommend a trip on the Zion bus to the home of Bob Marley , was a fab day and well worth the moneyMore
Fran032, London, United Kingdom
Disappointed but still a good time
You can't go wrong with Jamaica but we You can't go wrong with Jamaica but we might have gone wrong with this resort. There are small details that are adding up the stress and no one wants to stress while on a family trip. The managers and staff are very nice. That's the reason I am giving Riu an 'average' score and not the 'poor' choice.
When we checked-in zero instructions (and tips) were given about the free or fee wifi options, the safe key was never mentioned, we were given a map but wasn't given any tips or actual direction, there wasn't help to take your bags to your room (which is fine for me bc I have one bag, but my sister and her family of 6 that includes 4 kids, and they've been traveling since 4AM?). The safe keys were not available until the next day and we only received 1 when we have 4 rooms (therefore needed 3 more). The gym sometimes doesn't have towels and it's warm in there (it does have cold water though so that's a plus). The casino is very cold (which is normal for casinos) but can we pump some AC in the gym too? There has been a closet opened right near our room and it has a stack of old mattresses and pull away beds and it looks gross. The door wasn't closed until we complained about it. The water was just not working for about ten minutes which is absolutely fine but can we be given a heads up? I shivered with shampoo in my hair but I'm an adult and could handle it. I hope parents weren't in an uncomfortable baby/toddler situation.
The entertainment is great. There was a beach party last night and it was legit. So. Much. Fun. There was just a performance of synchronized swimming and it was real nice. The games/contests are fun to watch also. The MC is funny and very nice as he walks around saying hello to everyone.
I really want to give a better rating but I have had better stays at other resorts, b&bs and even cheap hotels. At this point i wouldn't stay here again. I have three more days here so maybe my mind will change. I'll update my review once I return home.
Jamaica is wonderful though! It's my second time here and I love the water and weather.More
After 12 years I finally went back to Jamaica. I decided to stay in a hotel as I had a wedding to attend in the hotel .
It was beautiful , wasn't so keen on the food if you want real authentic Jamaican food , would stress the hotel is not the place but apart from that everything was lovely.
The wifi can only be used in the lobby for free but can get in your room but have to pay.
The entertainment team were fantastic , the hotel is so huge and they have an adult side which is separated from the kids sides.More