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Greenville, Texas
Reviewed 15 May 2014

My husband and I returned for another stay at this beautiful hotel. The views are as gorgeous as ever. Be sure to ask Sharon Miller, owner and chef, to cook you one of her fabulous meals. We had red snapper prepared in the 'run down' style - exquisite! We were well taken care of by the hotel staff - Andrea,...

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3Thank Maryann M
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Rio Vista Resort is situated walking distance to the Rio Grande rafting terminus. It is situated on a hill overlooking the river has has expansive well maintained grounds. The hotel itself is quite typical of a small Jamaican hotel with comfortable but dated facilities. Travelers that are interested in staying a full service international tourist resort should stop reading this...

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4Thank FunOnly
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Aston and Clover stay at the Rio Vista for two nights in September 2013, we had a fantastic time staying at the resort, The astounding views of the Blue Mountains and overlooking the famous Rio Grande River. The Hospitality was next to non, breakfast was suburb. Portland is one of the most beautiful place in Jamaica to visit. I would...

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1Thank Clover G
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Astounding views of the Rio Grande and Blue Mountains. Attentive helpful staff, useful proximity to Port Antonio and banks, stores, etc....it is a drive from Kinston or Montego Bay airports but that drive will separate you from the package all-inclusive anti-tourists. Port Antonio is what many of us dreamed the Caribbean was when we were young.

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1Thank celticgods
Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed at Rio Vista for the Easter Weekend March 29- April 1 2013 and I must say this is by far the most Naturally Beautiful place that I have come across, the views are the most majestic, the property is on a hill overlooking the famous Rio Grande River on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other,...

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1Thank Junior K
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We stayed at Rio Vista for five nights in January of 2013 while exploring the gorgeous north-east coast of Jamaica and can't recommend it enthusiastically enough. Sharon Miller is the owner and host of this beautifully situated niche resort. Rio Vista could definitely bill itself as an "eco-resort" because it is spectacularly positioned overlooking the majestic Rio Grande River on...

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1Thank Jennifer H
Vancouver
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Yes, this property does have a good view of the Rio Grande but that does not make it paradise. You will hear road noise, dogs barking, and radios blaring from the adjoining houses all night. Yes, I know that is part of the experience, but it is overdone in this area. We could not turn on the A/C because the...

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6Thank drknows
Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 31 July 2012

I stayed with Ms Sharon in March 2012. Her property is the most majestic place in Jamaica. The service is outstanding. The views are remarkable. The two room cottage we had was outstanding. I have stayed in places all along the north coast of Jamaica and the Rio Vista is the best by far!! I have recommended the Rio Vista...

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2Thank Kelly V
Kent, England
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Perched between the Rio Grande and the sea this collection of cottages and suites is the ideal place to chill out and visit some of the lesser known places in Jamaica. We were upgraded to the honeymoon cottage, Amore, with unmatched views over the Rio Grande. For food you discuss your requirements in advance with the charming hostess and cook,...

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2Thank manofekent
Greenville, Texas
Reviewed 1 April 2012

The Rio Vista is our favorite place to vacation. We love sitting on the deck and seeing the river on one side and the ocean on the other side. Sharon Miller is a wonderful host and a fabulous cook as well. She and her staff provide exceptional service at a very affordable price. Rooms and cottages are nicely maintained and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the stunning blue waters of St. Margaret's Bay and the mouth of the Rio Grande river, sits the Rio Vista Resort. The hotel is nestled atop a lushly vegetated hill, with breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains, its peaks hovering at over 7,000 feet. The Blue Mountains is home to one of the world's best coffees. The Rio Vista offers a range of beautifully appointed guest rooms and villas. Choose from river/mountain, garden, pool, or sea views. Free continental breakfast included. The gazebo deck is the perfect place to start and end the day with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or a refreshing glass of coconut water. Sit back and take in a picturesque Jamaican sunset, while watching rafter floating by on the meandering Rio Grande river. A variety of Activities are available in close proximity to the hotel. Explore the variety of exciting packages and promotions being offered in the area to enhance your vacation experience. Boat rides on the World famous Blue Lagoon, tours of a Blue Mountain Coffee plantation, rafting on the Rio Grande, water fall climbs at Somerset Falls, nature walks, beautiful beaches and much much more. Rio Vista is a ten acre estate with individual rooms and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. The property is located four miles west of Port Antonio, on Jamaica's north coast, nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Caribbean Sea. We are approx 1 1/2 hours from Kingston (Norman Manley Int'l Airport) through the mountains and 3 hours from Montego Bay (Sangster Int'l Airport) along the north coast highway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Vista Resort

Address: | Portland, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Price Range: $119 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Vista Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Rio Vista Resort Villas Hotel Port Antonio
Rio Vista Resort Jamaica/Port Antonio
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“All the villas are great. There are rooms in the main building if you don't need a villa but they are nice too.”
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“Amore without a doubt - dont compromise.”
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“If you are a couple the best villa is the honeymoon villa with an outstanding view.”
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