New Water Park Headlines Top-To-Bottom Riu Ocho Rios Reno

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Riu Ocho Rios has completed a major renovation project and now features a ‘Splash Water World’ water park, a first for the resort chain in Jamaica. The completed reno includes new accommodation options and completely refurbished guestrooms – all now all with Wi-Fi -- and restaurant updates.  

Sold exclusively in Canada by Sunwing, the Riu Ocho Rios now offers extended resort areas and enhanced entertainment offerings. In addition to the water park, the resort has also revamped the pool area, which now has five pools, two swim-up bars and DJ booth by the beach area. 

There’s a new indoor playground at the RiuLand kids club complete with maze and ball pit, together with a new teens hangout, Riu4U, and a new RiuFit facility to help travellers keep up with their workout regimens during their getaway. 

Vacationers can now choose from four different on-site dining options with the addition of Kulinarium, a new à la carte restaurant specializing in fusion dishes, as well as Pepe’s Food, a new Jamaican jerk barbeque station located in the pool area. 

All existing restaurants and bars have also been updated with contemporary décor. In addition, all existing guestrooms have been refurbished with modern décor and the resort has added newly-built family rooms bringing the total number of accommodation options to 901 rooms. 

Sunwing offers flights to Jamaica from 16 departure airports across Canada.

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