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Riu Ocho Rios

Rio Ocho Rios - Active Family Fun

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Riu Ocho Rios. This resort impressed us with its beautiful beach, friendly service, and perfect location for popular Jamaican activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Groups, and Active Couples or Singles


Riu Ocho Rios has beautiful views of the lush moutains.

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the beauty of Riu Ocho Rios. All pictures were taken during our tour and none have been modified or enhanced.

Mandalay Asian restaurant
Mammee Bay poolside restaurant
The lobby check-in area
The lobby seating
The sitting area of the ocean view room
Lovely mountain views can be seen from the rooms
An ocean view room
Piccola Italia Italian restaurant
The pool area
Riu Ocho Rios

Resort Highlights

The Riu Ocho Rios boasts a prime location on a beautiful stretch of beach on Mammee Bay in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, surrounded by waterfalls and lush rainforests.  This resort is a great value and ideal for active families, couples, and singles with its close proximity to Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, and much more​.


  • Riu Ocho Rios has a large fresh water swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and solarium terrace.
  • Watersports included in the price are windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, snorkelling equipment, and an introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.
  • Land sports include a lighted tennis court, beach volleyball court, multi-purpose sports pitch, group fitness activities in the RiuFit area, and a gym.
  • The energetic Riu entertainment team provides fun daytime activities and live nightly shows.
  • Guests can dance the night away at the Disco 6 nights a week.
  • The Renova Spa wellness center has a range of different treatments and massages.

Rooms & Suites

  • The 856 Rooms and Junior Suites come standard with air conditioning, a balcony or terrace, satellite TV, a bathtub, safe, stocked minibar, and in-room liquor dispensers.
  • In addition, Junior Suites have a separate sitting area and a hydromassage bathtub.
  • Guaranteed connecting rooms and Junior Suites are great for large families and sleep up to 8 people.
  • The Jacuzzi Suite is a large suite with a beautiful hydromassage tub and even has a jacuzzi on the terrace, a great place to relax while taking in the beautiful ocean views.


  • Riu Ocho Rios is located on the central part of Jamaica's northern coast near the town of Ocho Rios and surrounded by beautiful green mountains.
  • It is located on one of the widest and loveliest beaches in the Ocho Rios area.
  • The resort is about an hour and a half from both of Jamaica's major airports, Montego Bay and Kingston.
  • Riu Ocho Rios is one of the closest resorts to famous Dunn's River Falls.
  • Other nearby popular activities are the Jamaican bobsleds of Mystic Mountain, the sea life at Dolphin Cove, the caves of Green Grotto, and the botanical gardens at Cranbrook.

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Why Book With Us

  • We know the best All-Inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico and can help you get the most value for your travel dollar with our firsthand knowledge.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to contact directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • Round-trip airport transfers are included with our packages so there is no need to worry about finding a ride at a foreign airport.
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no fee, no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We have partnered with the best Destination Management companies who will take good care of you from start to finish once in your destination.

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my All-Inclusive Resort reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sat, Mar 16, 2019

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