Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
One of our more popular all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is a good choice for couples, singles and families looking for a high quality all inclusive resort. The junior suites are ample in size and the large free form pool is impressive. The beach here is semi man made which may be a turn off for some, but otherwise this is a great all inclusive resort in Jamaica.
Just got back from one week at the Grand Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay. Everything was great! Jamaica has some of the best food in the Caribbean! We stayed on the Royal side while one of our friends stayed on the Luxury side, and we were happy with our decision because the beach on the regular/royal side is much nicer and cleaner. Every single employee was amazing and very welcoming! We had a lot of fun with Kevin, Kelesha, Oshea, Vanessa and Adrian from the entertainment team. It rained on one of the days but the entertainment team kept us entertained with indoor activities.The food in all the restaurants, the buffet and the snack bar were all great! Servers Andre, Clark and the hostess in the Italian a la carte restaurant were all very accomodating. The food in the French a la carte restaurant was one of our favorite, and our server, Damian, did a great job! Every employee was always helpful, happy and smiley - even the cleaning crew!
We arrived at the hotel and we were greeted very well and taken to an alternative area to get our room keys and register. A very friendly man took our bags to the room. The room was ok, but it was due a bit of a decorate and the spa bath was unusable due to the pump being so noisy. Everything was good until we realised we were near the entertainment village (avoid at all costs). We went to bed early on the first night due to 10 hours travelling, but from the hours of 11pm and 3am the noise was unbelievable when people were leaving the entertainment village. This would have been fine if it only happened for one night, but it happened every night for 11 nights. The entertainment was one of the best I have seen and the restaurants were ok. The themed restaurants are well worth a visit and they are very high quality. The hotel is populated by a lot of Canadians who can be a little noisy and take over the pool etc, but the pool is very big so you can move. When you arrive make sure you get a Jamaican bracelet because you will get hassles several times a day to visit their other resort, but if you have this bracelet they think you have been. The safes are quite expensive, but try it first before hiring a key. Mosquitos are a major issue so make sure you take a lot of repellent
Stayed in room 23413 from 06/4/2017 to 06/11/2017. Pros: Room was lovely, very clean and the view was impeccable! Only had good interactions with the staff. Man made beach was excellent (even saw a sting ray) :). Food was tasty and did not make me crap (except for room serviced pizza...twice). Mini-fridge was always refilled. A la carte's were good..... the steaks were great. Cons: Corridors and buildings were unbearably hot. A/C on but super low. Fans never running. Have to walk far to get anywhere. Middle pool had no railings or stairs to get in or out. Small TV with no channel guide. Phone did not explain how to call another room. Main buffet is very busy and HOT. Wifi only available in the lobby, and super expensive if you want to upgrade to have it in your room ($80 usd for 2 devices for a week). Elevators were slow.
We reserved room with 2 double beds and rolling away bed for a party of 2 adults and 2 kids (11 and 8) but they assigned us to a king bed room and said they can't change room until next morning. We asked for extra rolling away bed so we can temporarily sleep for one night ... and we waited and waited ... almost 2 hours no sign of any. We called again. They apologized and promise it will be done soon. So we waited and waited... Almost another hour. My kids were exhausted they felt to sleep on shared bed with us. So, we called again and again they apologized . . then 10 minutes later they sent a lady to our room for doing our bed ... not bringing any extra bed as requested. This service lady thought she was sent to our room for cleaning our bed.!!!! After hearing our story, this service lady told us to go down to the front desk and explained... so we did and so they apologized again and said: nothing can do, no other room, no more extra bedWe asked how can we sleep tonight? The lady at the front desk seems not to care much. So upset! We asked, at least can we have some extra pillows and blanket? That front desk lady replied: let see what we can do .. 10 minutes later they sent another service lady to our room with a mattress... This service lady was nice and she would agree with us: she can't let the kid sleep on the floor. Thus, the daddy slep on the floor and this is what we paid thousands of dollars for??? We will complain with the manager and see what they will do. Will update status
I spent 7 nights at this resort with my husband. We were on the regular side with no upgrades. I honestly wouldn't go back, but there were some good and some bad things about this place. First the good, the front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating, the housekeepers were all friendly and cleaned our rooms daily, without any bother to us (meaning not too early but not too late). The grounds were clean, the pool was clean; there were plenty of loungers at the pool. The negatives were the staff at the buffet by the main building were horribly rude every time we went there. It was nearly impossible to just get a glass of water. We chose to eat outside on the terrace where the staff were actually welcoming and not rude or down at the "snack bar" by the beach. The food was pretty good but I got tired of the same things on the buffet every day. There seems to be way too many people at the resort to just have the one buffet. It gets very crowded and lined up at the door for a table. Not an enjoyable dining experience and you're forced to eat there any night you don't have a reservation which you are limited on and every day for breakfast and lunch. We were allowed 3 dinner reservations and used them all. The lady that made the reservations for us was not nice nor helpful. We decided on the Jamaican restaurant which is apparently new. It was very good. The Japanese was ok and the Garden Grill was good. We did do excursions and did the Segway riding at the resort. They were all fun and I would recommend venturing out of the resort. As I stated before I would not go back to this resort simply due to the poor service received.
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
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
- 3 a la carte dinners per week
- 24 hr food and beverage service
- All drinks (Domestic and selected International brands, House Wine)
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Tennis (1 hr per stay)
- Daily activities
- Free Wi-Fi in lobby
- 834 rooms
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 4 a la carte restaurants (Gourmet, Japanese, Italian, Steak House)
- 6 bars including Beach bar, Swim-up bar,
- 4 outdoor pools
- Shopping plaza
- Fitness facilities
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- Motorized water sports (fee)
- WiFi in lobby
All rooms are Junior Suites and include:
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Wi-Fi (fee)
- Balcony or Terrace
- Bathroom with shower
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Living area with sofa
- Max occ 4, up to 3 adults
Kids Deal - First child 12 and under stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults.
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kid's club, babysitting service (fee), and Kid's section of main pool.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer 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.
Weddings - Wedding packages are available. Please inquire for details.
Resort Location Map
Grand Bahia Principe JamaicaRunaway Bay,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Salt Coopers, 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.
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