RioNuoya Beach

Between Beaches Boscobel Resort and Golf Club and Seclusions Beach Resort is the tropical beauty known as RioNuoya Beach. Because it is set between two popular hotel properties, you can be sure that guests fill the beach on a daily basis, but many believe that the beach is worth braving the crowds.

Located on the eastern outskirts of RioNuoya, 2.2 miles west of Oracabessa, RioNuoya Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will find that RioNuoya Beach is a good choice for them. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and isn't far from the city's major hubs.

Amenities and Ambiance

The grounds of RioNuyoa are flat and covered in a soft white sand. The back is lined by lush green trees, umbrellas speckle the shore, and the waters that roll in are a beautiful turquoise, and quite calm.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on RioNuoya Beach. Every region in the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Jamaica is no different. One of the best places to sample the local fare is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at RioNuoya Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off the sand. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will get their wish. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as RioNuoya Beach is on Jamaica's North East coast; it will be near other attractions like Harmony Hall, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Firefly, which is five miles to the east.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near RioNuoya Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 3.4 W Jamaica
Firefly Museum 5.2 E Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.6 E Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 5.8 W Jamaica
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 6.6 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Ocho Rios is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Ocho Rios is about seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests trying to find a hotel room close to the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near RioNuoya Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club 0.1 mi. SW Resort
Golden Seas Beach Resort 1.6 mi. E Resort
GoldenEye 2.1 mi. E Resort
Couples Tower Isle 4.1 mi. W Resort
Sea Palms -- -- B & B
Casa Maria Hotel 5.5 mi. E Hotel
The Blue House 5.7 mi. W B & B
Couples Sans Souci 6.0 mi. W Resort
Executive Shaw Park Guest House 6.3 mi. W Hotel
Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge 6.3 mi. W Lodge


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. Bizot Bar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both American and Jamaican dishes on the menu. They're also renowned for their hamburgers and pasta. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near RioNuoya Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 622-9007 American, Jamaican Informal 2.3 mi. E
The Gazebo (876) 622-9007 International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. E
Glenn's Restaurant (876) 975-4360 -- -- -- --
Tower Jerk Center & Bar (876) 975-4644 Jamaican -- 3.5 mi. W
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 4.5 mi. W
Lobster Shack (876) 975-5106 Caribbean Very Casual 4.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so if RioNuoya Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you might enjoy is Steer Town Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it 11 and a half miles to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, James Bond Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Rio Nuevo Battle Site, located two and a half miles to the west.

RioNuoya Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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