Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica – All Inclusive
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We spent the first week of February here again this year (2019) after a great visit last winter. Really enjoy the fact that there are two "halves" to the resort (family and adult) and that we can enjoy the pools and restaurants on both sides (as adult only).
The Tallawah Jamaican restaurant continues to be closed to guests - not sure if it is being turned into something else (was already closed last winter).
We particularly enjoyed Picasso - food, service and atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Also, Rodizio was a very good experience.
Went to Mikado on our last night and enjoyed a ""cooking table" whre 12 of us sat around the edges of a large grill and watched our dinners cooked before our eyes - a fun time and met some really nice folks from elsewhere on the resort (all Canadians).
We did not make it to Don Pablo this year, but a number of the specialty restaurants were changed for the better this year - formerly were buffet style for appetizers and salads and a la carte for mains but these were switched to a la carte for all courses this year and made for a more "upscale" experience.
The weather was also better this year - less rain and warmer in the evenings, which made for a lovely experience.
We enjoyed the spa on-site and would definitely recommend Hyacinth for spa massage, and Bobette and Shanella for manicure / pedicure.
We spent most of our pool time at the "middle pool" between family and adult sides, as the adult pool was constantly busy with loud music and games, etc. Lots of fun if you are looking for entertainment but not so much if you want to relax and read.
Look for Roman around that pool with his drink cart (we recommend the rum and pineapple concoctions) and always a friendly smile for guests.
Some other reviewers felt this resort wasn't "upscale" enough - it's not a six star but very clean, comfortable and with great staff for the most part.
For lunch, don't miss the beach restaurant as it has by far the best jerk chicken on the property (watch out for the hot sauce).
From the grounds, to the hotel, to the rooms, to the pools......everything was exceptional! Customer service was over the top! We loved the many choice of restaurants right on the property. We will definitely visit this property again.
This resort is very large, so folks with mobility issues would have a difficult time. It's a beautiful resort, dated yes, but very clean. We had access to both the adult side and the family side. Beautiful beach, bars everywhere. Pools are great. Service is good. Everyone was very pleasant. I think if you are nice to the folks here, they will be nice back. The food on the buffet has a great selection for everyone. Salad bar and lots of local food choices. The beef is well overdone at the buffet, but the chicken is terrific. Lots of garlic used which I don't like personally. At the end of the day, we are in a different country so we should go with the flow on food choices. I can have a good steak when I get home :) We upgraded to the ocean view room and the view was amazing and the balcony huge! The rooms are clean and the bed is firm yet comfy. We never felt worried about the security because there were folks looking after the perimeter. There is a small shopping mall within the resort for small gifts and you could negotiate the price. Room service needs a little work - they had problems with the order, but fixed it after we called down. Entertainment is very good, young and old. All vacations are how you make it and we made this a good one.
The resort is beautiful and the pool is the best part! However the food is pretty much inedible. Even the food at the reservation restaurants is absolutely disgusting! I lost like 20lbs on my vacation simply because I couldn’t eat anything.
My family and I went to Jamaica, where we stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe. We stayed there for 7 nights. I would not return here fir a second visit. The staff were great, but the service was not. My check in took 2 hours, and even after they finally found my reservation, there was no sorry, no anything for me losing 2 hours of my day. My first room was disgusting. The bathroom mirror looked like it had been through a lot. It was rusty and dirty. The shower was equally nasty. Every day after our room was "cleaned", we had to call down to the front desk for towels and washcloths. The hallways smell really bad. For 2 days, there was a toilet plunger just sitting on one of the tables in the hallway, along with the plunger on another table were glasses with mold in them. It seems as if no one cleans the stairwells at all. When a complaint is made, nothing is really done. The entertainment staff were great though! Colorz, Demitri, Nekeisha were awesome. Ansley from the teen center/ karaoke was excellent. my kids really liked him. T-Kay and Alecia from the front desk were also very good. The rooms really need some serious TLC. As we were checking out, we had some extra charges that were not ours, it took some time to clear it up. I would not take my family back!!