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.
I call 5 time for extra bed, because we are 2 adult and 2 child, and never help me with extra bed, until next day. the food is the same for lunch and the same for dinner.. the manager explain they don not have enough people to help me. really? the pool is only 4 ft, no more
As I read some of the reviews below, I have decided I would write one as well. To start, this was our 4th visit to Jamaica in the past 10 years. We have previously stayed at the Riu and Grand Palladium. I would say that we are all pretty easy going people on vacation and accept the fact that the service in these resorts is not top notch, but this resort was well below our previous experiences in Jamaica. The positives of this resorts are that it is kept relatively clean (with the exception of the carpets in the hallways which do need replacing), the beach is quite nice and the pool is huge.The negatives were the drink selection, service and a la cartes. I have never been to a resort that was so short on stock. All week they were out of the essentials to make drinks. Not a big deal for me but others in our group who did not drink beer had trouble finding a drink. The mojitos and dirty bananas that we have come to love in Jamaica were two examples of drinks that were unavailable for the entire duration of our stay. We waited nearly 3.5 hours for our meal at the a la carte and they "ran out" of wine before we could get a second glass.The impression that we had at the resort was that they were intentionally offering poor service, hoping you would pay more to upgrade to the luxury side. At the end of the day, if this is your first visit to Jamaica or returning, I would recommend a different resort. If this is your first visit to Jamaica and you enjoyed the resort, you do not know what you are missing out on. Although at the end of the day, we were on vacation and made the most of it, I certainly would not return. Lots of people around the resort shared the same thoughts.
After reading some negative reviews before we left, I was a little nervous. But this place was great! We stayed Feb 17-22 and the resort was supposedly all booked. Staff very friendly, food was pretty good (the specialty restaurants were awesome!), easy to make dinner reservations, check in/check out fast and efficient, grounds were beautiful and well kept, clean rooms, pool was great, beaches nice (small, but you can go to the left of the hotel, still on site, and it's more spacious), drinks were great too. Did the romantic dinner on the beach and the food was amazing! Try the lobster raft for lunch- so tasty! We are easy to please when it comes to traveling. Sure I could complain about small things, but life is too short to not enjoy what's around you!! This place is worth the money and we would stay again! Can't wait to go back to Jamaica! Respect, mon.
We chose to stay 2 weeks at this resort to celebrate a 60th birthday with best friends. We have stayed at another Gran Bahia Principe in Mexico and thoroughly enjoyed it, so decided to give Jamaica a try. We were not disappointed. The staff and cleanliness are just as pleasant as Mexico was.Since we booked with Air Canada, registration was a breeze and included the use of the room safe. Something we hadn't known about before hand, so that was a nice bonus. Even though there were dinner theme nights at the buffet, the food was rather bland and uninspiring. Breakfast and lunch were not as bad. We sat in the same section most of the time and our server Oshea was very accommodating, personable and attentive. We really enjoyed dining at the specialty restaurants that were difficult to get reservations for at times. Having said that, we were not vacationing there for the food. The drinks were always flowing, however when it says Daiquiri Bar, it should serve them. We had to bring our own bananas (from the buffet) for those daiquiris, as they never had any when we would order one. Kind of annoying at first, but had to make a joke out of it after awhile. Our room was quiet and the bed was great. Our housekeeper Sophia was a gem. She even did an animal towel on my birthday and wrote a Happy Birthday note.Not sure what the deal is with the lack of face cloths. Had to ask several times for them. By the second week, we always had some.There were 2 issues in our room, but after speaking to the right people, they were taken care of asap. The staff was always smiling and always had a good day greeting. We didn't take advantage of any water activities, so can't comment on those. We chose just to relax at the pools and beach areas. There were quite a few kids in attendance, but you hardly saw them. They have a very impressive kids water park. The resort should consider one for adults. My husband did some snorkeling. Took 3 excursions and they were very good. Learned a lot about the local life. They do have several cats lurking about, I would not get to close or pet them if I were you. We did go on the "timeshare" tour, but declined to buy anything. The gift bag had some really nice things in it. All in all, it was a nice vacation and we would return.
The property is beautiful, our room was great. We did notice that if you had a tip showing in your hand that you received faster service at the bars this should not happen. The Beach Bar did not open until Noon, come on it is a beach bar it should be open by 10:00. We had a few other issues that could be remedied if who ever is in charge of the ordering of food/drink items did a better job. The food was good, Jerk Chicken at the beach bar was the bomb... Beach is nice it is rocky in some places but still very nice. Non motorized water activities are included. One complaint is they will only leave two beers for you in the room. It is and all inclusive resort if you want to have 4 it should be allowed.
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
- 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 (fee)
All rooms are Junior Suites and include:
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (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.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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