By the Caribbean Journal staff
Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week.
The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what Riu called a “complete overhaul of its facilities.”
The biggest change? Riu has added what has become a staple of many of its resorts in the Caribbean, a new Splash Water World aquatic park.
Other changes to the resort include a complete renovation of all of the guest rooms; a completely new swimming pool area; the addition of the RiuLand kids park; and a new “RiuFit” area for fitness enthusiasts; and a new fusion dining concept called “Kulinarium.”
The reimagined poolscape means Riu Ocho Rios now boasts five pools at the property, including two pools with swim-up bars.
The changes have also included the addition of 45 new “family” rooms, according to the Spanish company.
Riu Ocho Rios is yet another of the company’s regional properties to undergo a major renovation project in the last year.
“We are extremely pleased with the goals we have accomplished this year,” the company said in a statement.