Continued from our post about RIU Montego Baby
Again, as is the standard with RIU Hotels and Resorts, we
were greeted with a cold and refreshing glass of fruit punch and lemonade upon
or arrival at the front desk for check in which again went as smoothly as
before. Once our suitcases were brought
to our Deluxe room with a magnificent pool facing/ocean facing view, we
prepared for dinner at one the 5 a-la-carte restaurants at this location. Tonight, we decided to experience Japanese cuisine
complete with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and a teriyaki steak entrée. The evenings’ entertainment consisted of live
music, followed by a performance that chronicled the history of Jamaican music
from merengue to dancehall and everything in between. After that, the dancefloor opened up and the
more adventurous and energetic of us (namely our 22 year old adult daughter)
spent the night at club, our 16 year old stayed in the room with the younger
children giving us a chance to try our luck at the on site Casino.
The next day began early with a full breakfast on the patio
to replenish our energy, followed by an excursion through the Jamaican
countryside to visit the Bob Marley Mausoleum in 9 Miles which is the
birthplace and final resting place of the late great Reggae Music icon. It was quite a fascinating place to learn
about the early family life of the Robert Nesta Marley whose family maintains
and curates the mausoleum.
On our final day, we took the time to say goodbye to our
home away from home for the duration of our trip, the fabulous RIU Ocho
Rios. We had just about enough time for
one final excursion and ventured to the famous Duns River Falls where we got
the chance to climb the falls and traverse the rocks, the rushing waters as it
makes it way from higher elevations to the mouth of the river as it returns to
the sea. It was the experience of a
lifetime which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
We bid Jamaica a fond adieu as our vacation had come to an
end; however what I think we’ll miss most is our luxury 5 star accommodations
provided by the RIU Montego Bay and the RIU Ocho Rios. I can truly say that the staff of the RIU
Hotels and Resorts took excellent care of our family and I thank them for going
above and beyond in making sure our family trip to Jamaica was a joyous and
memorable experience all round. One day
hopefully (and without the kids) we would love to experience the RIU Negril
which we hear is fabulous.
Written by Roger Grubb. Husband, and father of four kids.