While many in the Tribe are dealing with the freezing temperatures and biting winds of Winter, many take this time as the opportunity. To visit more tropical locales for sun and relaxation. Atlanta's own Alexis bka Lexi recently spent some quality time on the island of Jamaica. Here's a snippet of her time in Ocho Rios. Check it out then visit Lexi's site for the entire review.
I’m also not new to RIU’s. I have stayed at RIU’s in The Bahamas & Negril and had great experiences at both. I was excited to see how this resort would be in comparison.
The drive from Montego Bay’s airport was beautiful but fairly lengthy About an hour and a half later, we arrived the the beautiful RIU hotel.
I was starving and immediately went to eat. Thank God they had some oxtail. I have been wanting some authentic Jamaican food and I was happy they had some at lunch that day and it was delicious. I got my typical “Bob Marley” fruity drink with rum pretty much all day every day. The beauty of All-Inclusive is all food and drinks are included in the price.
Over the weekend I enjoyed the beautiful beach. There were a few slightly rocky areas ( and really more like pebbles) but when you step a couple of feet past that then you are good to go. The water is super clear and blue and you can see schools of fish around the area. The waves weren’t crazy so you can just float on your back and be on super chill mode.
The ambiance was really nice. You had ocean views and mountain views. Everywhere you looked, you had a great view. Everything was very nice and clean. It is big though! The walks to and from the room will definitely have you losing a couple of pounds by the end of the trip lol. They have multiple restaurants, gift stores, areas for entertainment and multiple bars so plan to move around alot if you want to explore the resort. There are plenty of cute areas that you can sit around and people watch like I like to do.
We decided to book the Dunns River Falls/Catamaran excursion. It was only$60 so it was a great deal. Free alcoholic drinks, good music and good vibes. We headed out at 9am and after about 10 minutes, we stop off by a reef to go snorkeling. We saw schools of fish right in our face and cool sea urchins!