Riu Ocho Rios

Overlooking a pristine beach with a backdrop of dense rain forest, the Riu Ocho Rios is the ultimate tropical retreat. Set in immaculate gardens, the hotel is just a 10-minute drive away from the town centre. With two outdoor swimming pools, a kids’ paddling area and a sun terrace with two poolside bars, Riu Ocho Rios is 90 minutes from Montego Bay International Airport. This friendly property is set in a peaceful location on the beach, offering ample facilities for everyone. Rest assured you’ll experience adventure and relaxation in the Jamaican sun without even having to leave the resort. The Spa offers beauty treatments, massages, a hot tub and a sauna.

Overview of Ocho Rios

You’ll see it all in Ocho Rios. From tasty jerk cuisine and the beat of reggae to white, sandy beaches, holidays to Jamaica promise a classic Caribbean break. Home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls and more than enough excursions to discover, Ocho Rios will whisk you away to one of the most laid-back towns on Jamaica’s northern coast. Laden with thick forests, national parks and a 17th-century fort just outside, Ocho Rios is a beautiful place, and apparently the spot in Jamaica where Christopher Columbus first set foot. Once a tiny fishing village, Ocho Rios has blossomed into a bustling and lively coastal town, perfect for families, couples and young groups of friends.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Your time in Ocho Rios wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Dunn’s River Falls. The majestic waterfall entices hundreds of holidaymakers each year and has featured in classic films like Dr. No and Cocktail. The water tumbles down a drop of around 182m, descending a series of giant stairs. Equally impressive are the Green Grotto Caves, once hideouts for pirates and smugglers. Set into the coastal limestone, you can check out some of the incredible rock formations. Perhaps the most impressive is Grotto Lake, which lies at the very back of the cave. You could take a tour into the heart of the Blue Mountains or, for a truly Jamaican beach experience, Puerto Seco Beach is the perfect spot. Turtle Beach is always popular with locals but is less crowded with holidaymakers. Lap up the heavenly Caribbean coast at Ocho Rios, bursting at the seams with riveting action and adventure as well as unparalleled restaurants, vibrant nightlife, deluxe hotels and thrilling outdoor pursuits. Riu Ocho Rios is waiting to welcome you.

Resort Summary

Your holiday to Jamaica will give you the opportunity to visit a famous island of fun, sun and sensations, and although the island is famous for places like Montego Bay and Kingston, the true spirit of Jamaica can be found in towns like Ocho Rios.

That’s because this place used to be a fishing village, laid-back and traditional, yet today it’s seen as one of the best places for tourism in Jamaica.

With beaches like these, all rolling sands and curving bays, it’s not a big guess as to why Ocho Rios is seen in such a positive light. They even featured it in the James Bond movie ‘Dr No’ back in the 1960s.