Riu Montego Bay

Jamaica offers plenty of superb hotels to choose from, but the Riu Montego Bay is hard to resist. This hotel/resort is stunning in every respect, and if you’re looking for a luxurious stay in Montego Bay you could do no better than to book a room here.

Riu Montego Bay

Riu Montego Bay

Superb facilities

The Riu Montego Bay is a beachfront hotel that offers amazing views of the clear blue waters beyond. But you don’t have to head to the beach to enjoy a dip – with the amazing lagoon pool and tropical gardens offered right on the doorstep of the hotel, you’ll find it hard to think of going anywhere else.

Enjoy the finest drinks and meals

When you stay with Riu in the Caribbean you can enjoy 24 hour all inclusive.

Restaurant RIU Montego Bay

The Main Restaurant (buffet)

Jerk chicken, continental breakfasts, the Mahoe Bay grill… you’ve got a mouth watering selection of choices to think about every time you feel a little hungry. The hotel also has themed buffets as well as regular buffets, not to mention cooking stations for when you want something a little different but still totally fresh. As well as the main restaurant there are also 3 speciality restaurants – Asian, Italian and Steak House.

In fact the hardest choice you’ll have to make is what to eat, since there are so many irresistible aromas and sights once you get there.

From double rooms to suites

When it comes to the accommodation, the standards are just as fine as you would expect from a luxurious hotel like the Riu Montego Bay. It boasts an impressive 681 guestrooms in all, and each one has been beautifully decorated to the highest standards.

The double rooms feature a wealth of facilities including a mini bar, satellite TV and either a terrace or a balcony. If you opt to book a suite you can look forward to using the hydro-massage bathtub provided. Suites are also split level with a lounge area set down two steps from the bedroom.

Is the Riu Montego Bay a four star or a five star hotel? this is a question we get a lot. The official rating of the hotel is five star, whilst major UK tour operators First Choice & Thomson rate the resort 4 star plus. Thomson have the hotel in their platinum collection which is something reserved for the best run hotels capable of offering excellent service.

Sporting opportunities

RIU Montego Bay Pool

Relaxing at the pool

If you like to get physical on your holidays abroad, the Riu Montego Bay is the ideal place to look forward to trying all kinds of sports. It boasts two tennis courts – floodlit for play whenever the mood strikes – and a fully kitted out gym as well. When you add in entertainment programmes, shows and various water sports as well, you can see how appealing this hotel is as a base for your holiday in Montego Bay.

Jamaica has plenty to offer for those wanting to take a holiday here. But Montego Bay is irresistible – especially when you stay at the Riu Montego Bay.

Sunset Beach Resort Jamaica

The Sunset Beach Resort and Water Park in Montego Bay, Jamaica is a four star all inclusive destination especially made for families with children in mind.

Suset Beach Resort Jamaica

As the Sunset Beach resort is family friendly there is plenty of activities and entertainment to suit everyone from kids to adults.  If you are staying for at least one week you will get to join in one beach party and barbecue during your stay. The various bars have their own individual style of entertainment from pianists to livelier dancing. Each day the resort runs a range of activities either on the beach or the surrounding areas. These are along the lines of sightseeing tours, non motorised sports in the ocean, team sports on the beach such as volley ball and underwater activities like snorkelling in the beautiful clear waters and much more.

The main attraction of this resort for families is the Pirates Paradise Water Park which features a selection of water slides, one of which is 35 ft high, water chutes, centred around a castle with pirates of the Caribbean themed boats for children to play in and hot tubs for the adults. Along with the amazing water park the resort has three freshwater swimming pools one of which has a swim up bar. If you want to avoid the pools you can choose from one of the three beaches surrounding the resort. One beach is clothing optional, perfect for the adults who don’t want to get tan lines!

The rooms at the Sunset Beach Resort are colourfully decorated giving a real authentic Caribbean feel to the rooms. The large standard rooms come with a king size bed, air conditioning, TV, ironing board, hairdryer and a balcony all of which you would expect from four star luxury accommodation. The standard room can fit a family of two adults and two children under 16. All standard rooms have a garden view and the opportunity to upgrade to a bay or ocean view room at an additional cost so you can awake each morning looking over the glistening ocean. For larger families there is a selection of two room suites which consist of a bedroom and living room as well as additional extras in the form of two 50 inch TVs and whirlpool baths.

The all inclusive package at the resort makes the holiday a lot less hassle and much better value for those with children who will need to drink a lot in the hot weather which would end up costly. The package includes all meals in the choice of restaurants, drinks and afternoon tea. There are three a la carte restaurants at the resort and these serve Asian, Italian and Caribbean food so there is something to suit most tastes. A buffet style restaurant serves a range of food from all over the world and it has special sections just for kids. You can’t go to the Caribbean and not taste some real authentic jerk chicken which is available from the Sunset Beach Grill snack bar along with other burgers and grilled food, served all day. The resort has a selection of bars to choose from depending on your preference for destination, décor and entertainment; these serve a range of soft, alcoholic and tropical drinks all of which are included in your all inclusive package.

Additional facilities for children staying at the resort include a playground and kids club for children aged 2 to 12 years and a teen activity centre. For adults there is a spa to enjoy with a range of treatments, saunas and massages at an additional cost.

All in all the Sunset Beach Resort is a fabulous beach resort for families with lots to keep you and your children occupied and having fun throughout your stay.


RIU Ocho Rios Hotel

The ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios is a five star 24 hour all inclusive resort with a stunning location situated between lush tropical rainforests and snow white sandy beaches.  The focus at the Riu Ocho Rios is going all out on the range of entertainment and activities available to fill every day and night at the hotel.

Riu in Ocho Rios

Exterior shot showing pool

The Riu Ocho Rios has a range of standard rooms, junior suites and deluxe seaside palace rooms which also come with access to exclusive restaurants in the hotel. All room types have the option to upgrade to a sea view room at an additional cost. The standard rooms sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children have everything you would expect of a five star hotel. Such features include air conditioning, satellite TV, fans and fully stocked mini bar for those late night drinks and snacks.  Junior suites are ideal for bigger parties with the additional living area with sofas.

As mentioned the Riu hotel in Ocho Rios has an excellent range of activities and entertainment programmes running daily, both during the day and evening with separate activities for adults and children many of which are included in your all inclusive package. Each guest is entitled to one free scuba diving lesson per stay in the hotel if desired you can then choose to do further snorkelling and scuba diving at the diving centre for an additional charge. The activities range from water sports including sailing and windsurfing, beach sports such as volley ball, tennis, golf and horse riding all available at the hotel or locally.

Each evening there is hotel organised entertainment and live music or you can choose to spend your evenings in one of the many bars, the night club or the casino.

For those of you who go on holiday for some r&r, don’t worry the hotel more than caters for you as well with a luxury spa, Jacuzzis both on the pool side and indoors, a sauna and hairdressers so you can treat yourself to some beauty treatments and get your hair done before your evening meal.

The variety of food at the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios will suit all tastes. The main restaurant serves buffet food with on the spot cooking stations meaning food such as omelettes for breakfast is hot, fresh and cooked right in front of your eyes, what can be better? Each week the main restaurant has two theme nights so you can experiment with some food you may not have tried before. A traditional Jamaican barbecue serves a range of food at lunch time, ideal for those wanting to try traditional jerk chicken at home!  Four further reservation only restaurants serving dinner from steak a la carte to Italian and Asian style buffets. Two a la carte restaurants are available exclusively to those staying in the deluxe seaside palace rooms. Snacks served 24 hours a day are available and included in your package.

Children are also catered for at hotel thanks to a two kids clubs for children aged 4-7 years and 8-12 years which hosts a daily entertainment programme. Children not going to the kids club have a playground and a kids only pool to enjoy at their leisure.

If ocean swimming in the beaches surrounding the hotel isn’t for you then there are two swimming pools surrounded by lots of sun loungers and fresh towels for the guests. The pools have two swim up bars and one at the pool side.

The ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios has something for everyone and with such a range of activities constantly running at the resort there will always be something you can choose to get involved in even if it is just relaxing on the beach.