The location is the big talking point at the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios. Not only is it set in tropical gardens, it’s pulled up against a sandy beach and the town centre is only a 10-minute drive away.
If you stay in the Deluxe Wing, you’ll bed down in suite-style rooms.
The biggest swimming pool takes a central spot in the grounds, and comes with a swim-up bar and a sun terrace fringed by palm trees.
One of the pools is set apart from the main pool, it’s got a more relaxed feel.
FOOD & DRINK
As far as dining goes, you can tuck in to a breakfast of pancakes and smoothies at the buffet restaurant. There’s also a string of speciality options, including steakhouse, Italian and Asian eateries.
There are six bars to mooch between, including a Bob Marley-themed place and a pair of swim-up bars serving cocktails and snacks.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
You can test the waters by trying out windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. In the pool, meanwhile, would-be scuba divers can learn the ropes with a free lesson.
The lively entertainment team puts on professional shows, with past acts including Michael Jackson tributes. Plus, the Pacha nightclub opens its doors almost every night.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Massages can be taken al fresco at the Renova Spa*, either on the beach or by the pool. Other offerings include aloe vera body wraps and moisturising paraffin manicures.
The fitness centre features a long line-up of machines, from elliptical trainers to spinning bikes.
The rooms here are spacious and come with rich mahogany furnishings. You can expect your room to include a ceiling fan, satellite TV, and a balcony, offering that extra space outside. For a bit extra, you can upgrade to one of the deluxe junior suites.
On the beachfront • Facing the sandy shoreline of Ocho Rios • Next to Dunns River • Nearest shopping centre 4km away
No of Pools
No of Kids' Pools
No of Restaurants
No of Bars
24-HOUR ALL INCLUSIVE
Along with the standard All Inclusive package, you'll be treated to these benefits:
- Select non-motorised watersports
- A la carte dining
- Local alcoholic and soft drinks
• Children's pool • Daytime entertainment programme for children aged 4-7 and 8-12 years at RiuLand kids' club • Playground