The Riu Ocho Rios has a couple of super-sized pools, plus a smaller number for children. There’s a big selection of buffet and à la carte restaurants, plus swim-up and themed bars. Sports-wise, sea kayaking and sailing top the bill, and there’s a hotel-run kids’ club, too. You can book massages on the beach, or head to the gym for a workout.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
The sports programme makes the most of the seafront location, with kayaking, windsurfing and sailing on the to-do list. You can also have a crack at scuba diving, with a free lesson in the hotel pool.
Dunn’s River Falls – the famous stair-like stream of waterfalls and lagoons – sets the benchmark for days out. They’re only seven minutes’ drive from the hotel, too.
- Scuba - additional info*
There's a PADI certified diving school offering courses and certificates for all levels of experience. If you're over 18 and just want to try scuba diving before doing a full course, you can take an introductory taster session in the hotel pool.
- Riu Fun4All sports and entertainment programme
There's plenty going on in the day with volleyball, table tennis, dance classes and the famous Riu Olympics.
FOOD & DRINK
The all-you-can-eat restaurant fires up Caribbean cuisine at a jerk barbecue station, and there are four à la carte options to pick from – including a steakhouse, an Italian joint, and an Asian buffet place.
- Lobby bar
The lobby bar comes with a terrace.
- 24-hour sports bar
- 2 swim-up bars
- Poolside bar and restaurant
- Asian buffet restaurant
- Steakhouse restaurant
- Italian restaurant
- Japanese restaurant - until April 2019
If you're staying in the Deluxe Wing, you'll have the privilege of dining in this Japanese speciality restaurant.
- Sir Richard gourmet à la carte restaurant - until April 2019
If you're staying in the Deluxe Wing, you'll be able to enjoy this exclusive restaurant of an evening. The menu includes fresh fish, beef tenderloin and curried goat.
- Buffet restaurant
Head to the American buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a themed evening twice a week.
- A la carte dining
- Jerk hut
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Take the stress-busting up a notch with a beachfront massage*, or sink into the spa’s* hot tub or steam bath.
- Renova Spa*
Pamper yourself and choose from a range of massages and beauty treatments.
- Whirlpool bath - until April 2019
Found in the spa.
- Beauty treatments*
There’s a five-strong line-up of bars to pick from after dark – ranging from a beach-based number to the aptly-named Bob Marley Bar.
- RiuLand Kids’ Club
There's a daytime entertainment programme for children aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years. It's an ideal place for them to make new friends.
- Evening entertainment programm
The pools here don’t do things by halves. One’s shaped like a big splat of paint, while the other looks like a giant letter X. Both come with first-class sea views, too.
You won’t have to leave the water to get your hands on a cool rum punch, as both pools come with colourful swim-up bars.
- 2 outdoor pool
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 submerged sunbeds in the pool too. Sunloungers line the pool along with parasols for those who want to relax.
- Children's pool
- Pool towels
- Gift shops
- Internet area*
- Laundry service*
- Free Wi-Fi
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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