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 in the eastern part of RioNuoya, 2.2 miles west of Oracabessa, RioNuoya Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Jamaica will like how easy it is to reach RioNuoya Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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 right on the water, so if you don't want to leave RioNuoya Beach at all, it's worth a try. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One truly memorable place to sample the local fare is right on the water. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Restrooms are available at RioNuoya Beach. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It's located near Harmony Hall, which is a brief taxi ride's distance, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Brimmer Hall Estate, which is only a car ride away from the coast.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near RioNuoya Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 4.6 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
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 7.4 SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

RioNuoya Beach is in the Ocho Rios area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Ocho Rios is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Ocho Rios is about seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers hoping to find a room close to RioNuoya Beach should find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from close-by. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed below.

Accommodations near RioNuoya Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club 0.1 mi. SW Resort
GoldenEye 2.1 mi. E Resort
Couples Tower Isle 4.1 mi. W Resort
Chrisanns Beach Resort 4.4 mi. W Villa complex
Sea Palms 4.6 mi. W Villa complex
Sea Palms 4.6 mi. W B & B
Casa Maria Hotel 5.5 mi. E Hotel
Blue Harbour Guest House and Villas 5.6 mi. E Villa complex
Galina Breeze Hotel 5.7 mi. E B & B
The Blue House 5.7 mi. W B & B


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. Bizot Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near RioNuoya Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 922-9009 American, Jamaican Informal 2.3 mi. E
The Gazebo (876) 922-9009 International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. E
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 4.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so if RioNuoya Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the active mood at RioNuoya Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Steer Town Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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 an area which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located only a short distance away.

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

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at RioNuoya Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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