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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

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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.

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is set in an unspoilt area of Jamaica rich with tropical surroundings and beautiful turquoise waters. The resort boasts four lake-type swimming pools in addition to five restaurants and six bars. All rooms are Junior Suites and come with numerous amenities to add to the relaxation of an already sublime vacation.

Location: Directly located on a beautiful private beach in Runaway Bay. Approximately 90 minutes from Montego Bay airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 51Gaynor : Kingston Parish, Jamaica
Relaxing Resort

Japanese restaurant was very good. Buffet is excellent with a good variety of food. The jerk chicken at the grill dining area was excellent. Room was good and entertainment was good. Staff is excellent and friendly. Good family vacation hotel and good if you just want to relax or if you want excitement. Beach is also good

  • Tom B : Lanark, Canada
Ignore the bad reviews of this great resort

Our family of 5 enjoyed Jan 2nd to the 9th. Great staff super a la carte. Don Pablo and Mikado are indescriable. Any issues were dealt with quickly , efficiently and competently. Cleanliness and impeccable grounds are great. The pool and ocean beach are a highlight with great bars. Of special note Sabrina Walters Customer Service Mgr/Concierge is extradorinary. You will not be disappointed we will be back

  • VĂ©ronique G :
Stress free wedding and an amazing week with family!

We always wanted to get married in Jamaica because of the wonderful stress free environment! I have nothing but great things to say about this place! With a group of 28 people the whole week went off without a problem! From Tasheka going beyond and above to make every detail of our wedding perfect to the amazing new year's sea food feast and outdoor party this place is amazing in every way! The rooms are beautiful, the staff is so friendly and fun! The beach is beautiful! The food is great! Always something for everyone and too much to chose from! The Japanese and Garden Grill were amazing! All of our expectations were attained and even surpassed for the wedding! Our wedding was at the beautiful gazebo by the ocean! The Minister was very funny and great! After the ceremony and bartender had set up by the gazebo and champagne was served while we were taking our photos! Our dinner was at the Garden Grill where we practically had the whole restaurant to ourselves which made it just like aprivate dinner whithout the big price tag! We finished up the night by doing speaches and first dance at the gazebo (we brought our own bluetooth speaker) which was breathtaking and all lite up! Our night ended at the disco where they had amazing music and again we practically had the whole disco to ourselves! For anyone looking for a stress free wedding and I highly reccomend doing it at Grand Bahia! They are not busy with weddings around Christmas time! We were the only wedding the whole week which made it feel even that much more special! Thank you Grand Bahia Principe for making this a special week with family and friends and of course for helping us plan our special day and making our dream come true! We will definetly see you again!

  • Anthony G :
Terrible - Coch Roach Infestation -Travellers Beware

Cocharoach Infestation!!! Fumagting while there!!!I want to start by saying we are not complainers or super picky people but have travelled a lot. We took previous post with a grain of salt when booking about no hot water, black outs or food as everyone is different.. but this hotel is super dirty, rundown if you look at restaurants and a dive.We traveled to Grand Bahia Principe from Jan 5 to Jan 12. Two families 4 adults and 4 children under the age of 7.We arrived at the hotel at 2:00pm our room was not going to be ready till 3:30 so we went to eat ( a bit disappointed but no big deal). As soon as rooms were available we immediately had issues with our room, we found the mattress and box spring had blood stains on them and signs of bed bugs (please see photos). Hotel staff showed us others rooms but my wife was responsible to lift and check mattresses.. staff that was with us played like they didnt know what the stains were. Each mattress/boxspring in each of the 3 rooms had bed bug markings.. we were told to sleep one night in one of the rooms and we could get moved in the morning... my wife absolutely did not want to risk that and we were then told they have no more rooms so we said were fine to sleep in the lobby. Finally the 4th room was a king bed and although we booked a room with 2 double beds for our 5 & 3 year old... it was clean, already almost midnight and we need a place to lay our 3 year old daughter who had fallen asleep in my wife's arms as we had been in transit since 2am that morning. We lost our whole first day!!!Cochroaches - We had made reservations at the Japanese restaurant, we were 12 people sitting at the tapyanki grill...close to the end of our meal a Cocharoach crawls by my brother in law's plate. We didn't stay for dessert because we were totally disgusted. As we were leaving the restaurant Coch roaches were crawling all over the dining room floor. The chef of the restaurant confronted us just outside. We advised him of the issue we experienced and he acknowledged that there was a Cocharoach problem and that the hotel management hasn't done anything to about this issue. Again, when travelling these things may be found but there was an Infestation and it has been ignored... you would find them day and night which proves a problem if they are out during the day. After dinner at Japanese we went to the lobby to discuss our discovery with the hotel staff, we spoke with Cardelle from public relations, she too made it seem she had no idea this was an issue. She walked over to the Japanese restaurant and confirmed that Coch roaches were all over the restaurant and we're teenage size. The following day my wife and I take my 3 year and 5 year daughters to the washroom adjacent to the Japan restaurant and we discover 2 Coch roaches the size of mice (one in the ladies washroom wall , one on the floor of the men's washroom). We also seen Cocharoaches in the buffet restaurant a few times and by the elevator by the restaurants. This experience with the coch roaches made our vacation very stressful and full of anxiety. All the kids were scared seeing us uneasy and worrying about not putting anything on the floor, closing up bags, luggages constantly as we didn't want anything brought back. The hotel is definitely unsanitary! Only clean location is inside lobby bar and bathroom.Food - Was below par, it seemed like the food was recycled from the meal before and super dried out from being constantly reheated. Big trays of slop. Plates were always greasy. Never anything freshly grilled or sliced during dinner (other then jerk chicken/pork during lunch at beach restaurant) Food is very important especially that we were travelling with 4 children this was very disappointing. We barely ate my niece found a piece of plastic in her ice cream at Dolce Vita restaurant. My daughter got sick after Japanese restaurant or hotdog at the beach restaurant that day and she had diarrhea for 3 days. I got a fish bone the size of a Bobby pin logded in my throat, i had to induce vomiting in order to get the fish bone out. Writing all this seem even crazy or impossible to me.. but I kid not this all happened.. Many people on our flight who stayed with us experienced all the same issues. It truly was a nightmare. Fumagting/dusting was ongoing and all over the resort.Rooms- are very old and rundown they have updated upholstery in some rooms on sofas ( my first room and brother in laws room) but tiles dirty and furniture dusty... we tipped cleaning lady some days it was beautifuly clean and other days it smelled like old rags as a previous person mentioned I couldn't be happier to be home and filed a formal complaint with air Transat at resort as well as followed up today we got in at 5 am this morning. We are more then beyond disappointed for what we paid and what we received. TOTAL RIP OFF!!!!

  • Bela-toronto : Toronto, Canada
Visited in 2013

We liked this resort. Nice rooms with beautiful pool and ocean view. The beach in the front of the hotel it's not swimmable, lots of rocks. The other one on the side of the hotel it's a good place to swim and specially if you have little children. It has shallow waters. One great thing about this resort was the food. It was delicious. Everything was made in the site and they tasted so good.

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)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Catamaran
  • 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
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee) 
  • Iron
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Hairdryer
  • 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.

Honeymoon Bonus - To be eligible for the honeymoon bonus, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

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.

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  • Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica
    Runaway Bay,Jamaica

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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica
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.

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.