Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica – All Inclusive
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica – All Inclusive in Runaway Bay, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Green Grotto Caves.
Make yourself at home in one of the 850 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a complimentary water park. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 5 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 7 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Resort is beautiful. Pools had plenty of available chairs. We ate in a different restaurant every night and they were all very good. There were 2 breakfast and lunch buffet restaurants plus a lunch buffet on the beach. There was plenty of staff and all polite, friendly and helpful. All areas were very clean. There were people to arrange excursions although you might not want to leave the resort. Plenty of booze!!! Also entertainment at night. I really did not want to leave.
Great staff, very safe and tons of food. If you want great food make reservations for the specialty restaurants. Food is amazing. My room had an pleasant smell. They brought oil to burn and it helped. Even though it's a big resort you really have no waiting for anything they offer. Don't forget to order a Jamaican smile from the bar. Great cool drink. Over all great place to stay.
We have enjoyed this resort 4 times so far with the last time in 2004 with our daughter and granddaughter. This year we stayed for ten days from November 24th to December 4th 2018.
Please check out my previous review as I will just touch on the new stuff for this year.
The resort has changed a bit with the addition of another Privileged Adults only area. This is not new construction but re purposing an existing section on the East side of the property, expanded the beach front and lounge areas. We did not stay in this section so I can only comment from information from beach friends that were there that they did enjoy the extra privacy and higher end drinks at the bars there. They were not please with rocky beach so they spent most of the beach time with us on the far west beach which is still an absolutely special area. Except foe one trip day we were there everyday – sun up to sun set – same as we have done the last three visits here. This beach is the main reason we love this Hotel – if you ever see it you will totally understand that when something supplies all your desires why would you change hotels! We snorkeled here everyday as we have bathrooms, full service Beach Bar from 10 AM, white sand beaches and fish everywhere due the tidal current flowing through. This area is protected by a reef and no matter what the weather or wind conditions – you can always swim here safely. Access to Beach Food Bar is only a 5 minute walk with great food including pasta and jerk chicken, salads basically pretty much whatever you desire and the quality is very good. Big bonus round this year was the Private Enterprise ran HIGHSEAS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT barge that anchors just off the beach everyday – food items @$25. USD are FRESH Lobster, Crab and Shrimp with a rice and mango salad and are Very Very good!!! They also have Patties for $3.00USD each – again very good meal, Google these guys for pictures. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful throughout the property and we had no issues with any items we took to the beach ever going missing – very safe! Speaking of safe – the one in your room is now included at no additional charge and a great place to keep your important documents and stuff.
Don't have anything really negative on this resort, just a few irritating things that phone calls to the service desk would solve like incomplete room service needs like towels and bathroom supplies along with the mini bar re-stock was pretty lame from time to time – even if you tipped, kinda weird but it does happen, like I said one phone call and someone will arrive with the requested items quite fast. The Hotel internet really sucks – worst we have ever had even after buying the upgrade pkg., that didn't work either so canceled that and just used the free lobby WiFi.
We did do a day tour with a private tour guide as we have used his services before and always goes the extra mile to insure you see everything you came to see, plus he will take you to unbelievably places on the Island most tourists never get to see, plus he takes pictures, videos and will download them on to your thumb drive for NOTHING – really! His name is Ken Gracy – Doctorbird Tours – Jamaican born now a Canadian working in Toronto and winters doing tours in Jamaica Nov to May. We spent the day with a tour of Ocho Rios and picked up some road cokes for the day, then off to The Blue Hole to climb and jump off the falls and 25 ft ramps, walk through the rain forest and visit a water cave that was included in a James Bond Movie – fantastic place – being a good swimmer helps but life jackets are available. Finished the day off with a Private tour of Firefly ( Sir Noel Coward mansion) Blackbirds h1800's hideout and Ian Fleming's writing room for the movies. This is definitely something to see but the big buses don't go there – you need a guy like Ken for this. If you want his contact email and Jamaica cell number just ask and I will give that to you. We use Ken as he is way cheaper than the others and he does so much for you – just a win win deal.
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I came down to Grand Bahia with friends for a quick getaway. First I will list the issues:
1.Bathrooms in the suites need updating.
2.There was a leak from the ceiling
3.Some of the carpets held a musty/moldy odor
4.Some staff were pushy about the timeshare
5.Too much seaweed and rocks at the beach
6.The quality of the alcohol was lacking and the quality of food at the buffet was inconsistent
7.Rules about a la carte dining are too stringent (reservations were required at all times, and they limited how many times you could dine at the a la carte restaurants. we were only have to go once.)
Despite some shortcomings, here are the good things:
1.Rooms are very spacious and clean
2.Staff were very pleasant and accommodating
3.Pools were great
4.The Michael Jackson show and Reggae singer were great
5.Poolside lunch was amazing and pool activities and organizers were engaging
All in all, I would probably return, but to the luxury side of the resort.
This is the best trip I have ever taken! It was my first time here and loved every moment of my stay. The staff was very friendly, the room was very clean and beautiful. The hotel it self was beautiful. The food was great and the pools awesome. The entertainment was great!. Would come back here in a heart beat!