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.
My stay was awesome room had a spectacular view clean. The front desk was very prefessional and courteous especially personal Shenardo ( aka Lorenzo) and a young lady named Ishanel ( hope I am close on spelling) . The resort activities are so fun. Everyone was excellent. I will be back soon.
The hotel is very beautiful and very clean. The only complaint is that my husband necklace was stolen inside of our hotel room while we were out by the pool. If you have any valuables I would advise you to lock it in the safe . We never recovered the necklace and nobody followed up with us which was very unprofessional. I am Jamaican and I am very disappointed that this has happened because I have so much love and faith in my people. Better security systems need to be put in place asap!!
I'd like to start off saying I am a review fiend. I read and read and panic over every negative thing said. However I am the complete opposite type of traveler. I don't go to the Caribbean for the worlds finest cuisine. I don't expect shoe shine and a champagne greeting at a 5 star resort in the Caribbean either. With all that said I'll start my review. We travelled with a group of about 40 for a wedding.Arrival/ check-in / wifiWe arrived at the airport and were greeted by our rep and put on the bus. The ride was about 45/60 minutes long, including a rest stop along the way to use the washrooms and get a beer at the local bar. We arrived at the hotel and were greeted by what appeared to be a head bellboy. He put all our bags in an area and took us to a private check in where we were explained the ins and outs of the hotel. We had our wristbands and room keys within 10 minutes of arrival. I see a lot of reviews about only having an hour of wifi a day, however I was able to access free wifi all day every day as long I was in the lobby. Room:Our room was number 12509. It overlooked the pool and the lobby bar, while still having a nice view of the ocean. The room was clean, well maintained, and had a working air conditioner. The only odd thing we found was that your room key had to be inserted into a slot beside the door in order for the electricity (including AC) to work. So we kept a key in there at all times to make sure the room wasn't sweltering after a long day away. The mini bar was stocked all but one day. The maid was thorough and friendly. We seemed to have the same maid every day. We did not have any issues with anything going missing from our room OR safe. In regards to people's complaints about the safe costing money. It's understandable. That being said if you book with air canada (Canadians) the safe is included in your package and you can use it without paying, you just need to put a 50$ cash deposit down (or leave your CC number on file) on a key that you get back at the end of your stay. There's no in room wifi unless you want to pay, which I was fine with because I was on vacation. Plenty of good tv channels if you're into that. Balconies are a good size to relax on. Bars / Restaurants:There's a variety of bars to choose from. 2 lobby bars. A swim up pool bar with a walk up on the other side. One at both beaches and at the snack bar. No shortage of places to get drinks. There was also no shortage of alcohol either. I never felt pressured or guilted into tipping every time I got a drink, and the service remained consistent regardless of whether I tipped or not. I never waited more than 2 minutes for a drink. Siboney and marcell at the pool bar were fantastic and funny. For 10$ siboney will carve you up a nice bamboo cup to keep. There's a variety of places to eat as well. The buffet has a different theme night each night. However there were some items you could find regardless of the theme. Breakfast was consistently the same items. I found myself eating eggs and fresh fruit most mornings. We booked 3 a la carted (we had no issues booking them either) and we tried to book a same day one but they were full. Our fault because we waited till the ultimate last minute. Our favourite was the Japanese rest. we sat at the teppanyaki table which was a blast. Good show with the chef Zachary. Food was good as well. The garden grill and steak house has a good menu in theory, however execution was a bit flawed. Ordered a med rare steak, and wasn't told until after it came out that med rare there was more like a Canadian rare. And I mean very rare. The Italian restaurant was good. Nothing spectacular. Not much to say here. We found ourselves eating lunch at the snack bar every day, enjoying the jerk chicken there. Fantastic. Staff:Very friendly. Not pushy and not rude. Did not have any issues there. There is a spot in the lobby and at the bottom of the lobby stairs where people wait and as you walk buy ask if you have your Jamaica bracelet. They offer you a free gift bag in exchange for listening to a sales presentation. We did it and it took 2.5 hours. The guide was not pushy, however the final pitch was a bit pushy. Nothing a firm no thank you can't fix. I cannot write about the staff without mentioning Kevon. Every morning you can find Kevon in the lobby singing his songs, and genuinely being the happiest man alive. Later in the day you will find Kevon walking around the pool picking up empty cups, smiling laughing dancing and singing. Truly a joy to be around someone with so much charisma. Pools / beaches:The pools and beaches were nice. There's a man made beach to the right that is great for snorkelling however after doing so I wouldn't swim there. Lots of sea urchins. The beach to the left past the snack bar is awesome for swimming. The pools are exactly that. Pools. Warm, refreshing. Only black mark on the resort was there was a local man on the resort who was aggressively sexually harassing 3 of the females in our group. When I talked to an employee they said they would let security know. However it wasn't for another 3 hours he was escorted off the property. All that said. Our group had a great time. And I would definitely visit this resort again.
Had a very good vacation and stay at the Bahia... Staff was very nice and Butler Phil made the stay even more pleasurable with the help and knowledge that he gave us... It was very much appreciated... Thanks Phil!
I went Sunday 6 of us and booked out at 12 today and when I was driving off tears filled my eyes up.... THIS IS THE BEST HOTEL EVER!! I've been to a lot but I've never went and like literally didnt wanted to go back.... The entertainment crew allowed us to have a blasstt.... they were welcome from I step in... until I left !!!!! Keleshia girlll you are the boss you vybz rate gone up to the max.... And Kung fu pang , Kevin and Nick me Haffi big uno up u guys make us laugh until we laugh box gone.....Milton !! From the moment we got there u have been great to us and u guys talented ....uno can dance sahhh our link naaa cut... so people uno need if go down so because JANUARY I'll be there again not only 6 but 12 of uno .....The Chiefs were good too clifton and akeil big up...the pool the party every everything but one of the main reasons we will be back is because of the entertainment staff I looovveeeee again MILTON Keleisha Kevin Vanessa Kung fu panda and nick shelling wen we back special thank you to u guys....#Roomtip : 13 block 13610
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
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- 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.
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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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