So a few months ago when my little sister asked me to help her organize a trip, I was a bit out of it but I am glad I did help and volunteered as chaperone. I loved it, the cleanliness, the tour guides’s enthusiasm, the mannerism of the staff, the falls, the beach, all of it.. You name it, I liked it.
Great place to take the family for a day out picnic or relaxation and if you are on a resort, its a great choice for excursions. The mixture and choice of fresh or salt water after climbing the falls is indeed a plus and if you are not up to climbing the falls, you can still go to the foot of the falls and treat yourself to a water massage.
The following are some photos captured from the trip.
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This blog has been long overdue as I have visited the resort for four times and recommended it to a number of people who also loved it so I am just going to get straight to the point. Be prepared as this is my longest post yet but I included a lot of photos so it appears longer than it really is.
ClubHotel RIU Ocho Rios: is my favorite resort to date. It is located in Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios Jamaica. I love the staff, the cleanliness, the entertainment, the grounds and most of all the food. Some people may have different opinions but for the price, I consider this resort great. Its some form of mild luxury on a budget and its family friendly.
Entrance and Lounge: the lounge is my favorite place to sit and talk in the nights after the nightly entertainment. It is also where most people will be in the day time too as that’s the area where the public WiFi is most effective. Note well, WiFi isn’t free in standard rooms, It must be paid for.
Rooms: The rooms are always clean and presentable to me. You can choose from double rooms, Junior suites and Suites.
Grounds: I like taking a walk around the resort whether day or night when my mind is into it merely because its so clean and attractive. Taking a walk out to the pond at the ClubHotel RIU Ocho Rios is a must when you visit, there are various birds there who are attracted by the many fishes in the water and you will see a few turtles as well. Two pools are available, one for family inclusive of kids and one at the adult section strictly for grownups.
Entertainment & Shopping: There is something different to experience each night in regards to entertainment at RIU Ocho Rios. Mondays tend to be an all white affair with a camp fire setting on the beach then other nights see various stage performances by the entertainment team or invited guest performers who come from as far as Cuba to wow the crowd in dancing, singing and more. Entertainment in the day is hosted by the entertainment team and there is always sports for those who are more active. Tennis, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boat and much more. For souvenirs and little necessities on the resort, there are various shops to satisfy any shopping itch you may develop. So if you weren’t prepared for a surprise monthly visit, there are tampons and sanitary napkins available, if you forgot to take slippers, sunglasses and didn’t have enough clothing, you can purchase all that on the resort.
Food: RIU Ocho Rios boasts about 8 restaurants with the Plantation and beach Jerk station only opened at lunch time. There is a main buffet opened for breakfast and dinner where you choose from the theme cuisine or anything else offered. There is always something for everyone.
Optional dining for dinner:
“Sir John” gourmet restaurant (à la carte)
“Mandalay” Asian restaurant (buffet)
“Piccola Italia” Italian restaurant (buffet)
Steakhouse (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
Available exclusively for clients staying in the Deluxe wing (evening dining):
“Sir Richard” gourmet restaurant (à la carte)
“Tushima” Japanese restaurant (à la carte)
There are snacks and beverages offered 24hrs per day with your own mini fridge stocked with water, sodas, beers and a mini bar with rums, vodka and more.
Other amenities include, the gym, sauna, hot and cold tubs and SPA (added cost) which is a great bonus and there is also a night club sports bar and a casino. I do hope this blog was of some help to you and boost your next vacation visit to ClubHotel RIU Ocho Rios. I will see you guys here again soon when I look at another must visit resort or place of interest. If you enjoy my content, be sure to follow me on Instagram at TAMOY87.