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.

Situated toward the eastern outskirts of RioNuoya, 2.2 miles west of Oracabessa, RioNuoya Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may really like a visit to RioNuoya Beach. It's a little bit removed from Jamaica's urban areas, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many RioNuoya Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are several types of dining experiences to be had in Jamaica, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

You will be able to use a public restroom at RioNuoya Beach. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


RioNuoya Beach is on Jamaica's North East coast; it will be near other attractions like Harmony Hall, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Firefly, which is accessed quickly by taking a cab.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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

The town of Ocho Rios is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Ocho Rios isn't out of reach at seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a hotel room near RioNuoya Beach are in luck, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the table 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at RioNuoya Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Bizot Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both American and Jamaican menu items. Many guests rave about their hamburgers and pasta. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides RioNuoya Beach worth visiting.

You may also want to try Steer Town Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located 11 and a half miles to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, James Bond Beach is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Rio Nuevo Battle Site, located within a short distance.

You may find that RioNuoya Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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