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Club Ambiance

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The name certainly fits at this cozy, casual beachfront hotel on Runaway Bay. With its intimate feel and romantic ambiance, the Club Ambiance is an idyllic getaway for couples and honeymooners. For a truly romantic vacation, upgrade to the Deluxe Honeymoon Rooms with their four-poster king beds and second-floor location, overlooking the Caribbean. There's also an on-site wedding chapel, a PADI five-star dive centre, guided bicycle tours and the Seaside Terrace, where you can dine under the stars.

Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes to Ocho Rios, 20 minutes to St. Ann's Bay and 75 minutes from the airport.
tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ginger12011971 : Ottawa, Canada
Love It........

The staff is super friendly and the food was awesome..........I will be back ....I recommend this place all year round!!!Even the other guests were quite friendly. I have stayed here four times in 2016 and was never disappointed once.

  • hermasp : saint cloud

just like to know my wife and i here coming there and like to know if you can be nude anyplace in the motal or only on beach we love being nude put like to know if we can go nude ever were we are at how do we get there from airpart do you pick us up

  • travellingcouple307 : Toronto, Canada
Stay Away

This place is awful. Ran out of alcohol on Friday and Saturday night by 9pm. Not many people other than locals. Same food every day. Staff is nice. If you are looking for a nude beach, go somewhere else. It is about 4 feet and you are luck to find part of the beach that is not wet. This place should not be accepted by any tour company.

  • Karis M :
Grandmother and Granddaughter Short Break

We enjoyed our two night break, the waiting staff were very attentive and made sure my grandmother had something suitable to eat as she doesnt eat pork or chicken. We have stayed in the off peak season but entertainment was provided each night.This hotel provided exactly what we wanted clean rooms, good food and a restful space.Friendly people, friendly staff, thanks for the coconuts.

  • John T :
I liked it - 3 stars

If you're going for the nude beach? Forget it. Nothing to get excited over. Some people get the impression it's a swingers resort. False. Maybe in the 1970s?We went in February 2016. We stayed for six nights. We hit some bad weather. But you can't blame that on the resort. During the three or four days of rain the staff at the resort suggested lots of nice places to visit and certainly did their best to feed us and serve us good rum punch.Even if you hit some bad weather or not, we have enjoyed visiting Jamaica renting cars from Salem Car Rental in Salem Runaway Bay. That's the plug for them. But it is worth renting the car and getting outside of the resort. There are many public beaches. Winnifred Beach for one. James Bond for another. We were sorry to see Reggie Beach become private. You'll find good Jamaican patties in Port Antonio. And you will discover the real Jamaica.My first impression of Jamaica a few years previous had been terrible. There were beggars all over in Ocho Rios. And now foreigners are "stealing Bob Marley's land." I won't rehash the experience or the politics.Club Ambiance in Runaway Bay was a different experience. We enjoyed it. Especially when we left the compound people were very nice to us very polite and very welcoming. In the village, we went into a side street only to learn it was somebody's private property. But they were very warm and welcoming. Asked us who we were and where we came from. And even offered to make supper, for a price. No one was pushy about anything anywhere in the village. That was important for me.First of all the staff at Club Ambiance were awesome. The drinks were free flowing. The food was great; 3-4 stars. You have to remember Ambiance only serves 90 rooms. So it didn't have a fancy smancy restaurant. In the morning there was someone who hand-made omelets. And someone who hand-made stir-frys in the evening. I don't even think the food got repetitive over 7 days.You cannot consider Club Ambiance any more than three stars. If you can accept that you will enjoy yourself. If you want all 5 stars go on down the beach where there are hundreds of rooms. I don't know what kind of service you get there. It looked nice but they wouldn't let us in not even to visit their gift shop.Speaking of gift shops, at our resort we had the impression that the people who ran the gift shop did not care. I think they must run multiple gift shops and are just trying to make money. $5 for Rolling Papers? Get serious.As for the management of Ambiance? It's run on a budget. It's three stars.We did have a problem with hot water. Apparently the breaker would blow frequently. We read that on TripAdvisor. But all you had to do was go to the front counter. They would take care of it as fast as they possibly could. It happened once or twice?We had a nice room. Maybe it needed updating? I'm sure it was top notch in the 1980s. But the bed linen was clean, the bathroom was clean, the floors were clean and I'm OCD about cleanliness. I was a little ticked off when I found I had to pay to rent a lock for the safe. Oh well, three stars.There are basically three mini beaches - lagoons. It's all man-made. Just outside the breakwater it is all Coral. We had a great time snorkeling. Go to Costco and buy snorkeling gear. But it's big enough for a 90-room resort.All in all it's a quaint little place. I would love to go back there. We met some very nice people who are regulars.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • 85 rooms in five 2-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 1 a la carte restaurant: Local, International
  • 4 bars including Pool bar, Beach bar, Terrace bar, Pier bar
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities
  • Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Iron
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Deluxe Honeymoon Rooms include:
  • 1 king 4-poster bed
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Max occupancy 2 adults
Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Package - Includes: bride's bouquet, boutonniere for groom, wedding cake, bottle of sparkling wine, witnesses (if required), minister. Free if couple books Deluxe Honeymoon Room for a minimum stay of 7 nights. Price and inclusions subject to change, inquire for more details. Arrangements to be made directly with hotel. More services available for additional charge.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Club Ambiance
    Runaway Bay,Jamaica

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Club Ambiance
Main Road, PO Box 20 Saint Ann, Runaway Bay Jamaica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.