Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay
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I have had an AWESOME trip !! My mom wanted to do something for me for my graduation and I decided I wanted to go away just the two of us. She surprised me and decided to take me to Jamaica, Luxury Bahia Principe Resort. The lobby entrance was beautiful and Odette, one of the cleaners was beyond friendly making sure we had everything we needed. The room was also neat, clean and had an exceptional view. The question that everyone asks though "is the food good?" YES !! Chef Mac, the head chef of Grand Bahia was OUTSTANDING. Not only did he ensure our food was great, but he sat down with us an introduced us to new cultural foods that we wouldn't have tried on our own. Also, he interacted with the crowd and was aiming to put a smile on everyone's face. I met a young chef, Fiego at the Don Pablo A La Cart Restaurant and challenged us to a meal he made the most exceptional meal with such great presentation. The waiter Conrad goes by "Butler" kept us laughing and kept the ball rolling and those flaming bananas were so great. They also have the best breakfast wraps, made by Roshawn he taught me cream cheese was the key. Last but not least Anthony and Javia for teaching me how to carve watermelons, thanks for making the Jamaican horse . ya'll rock and thank you so much for an AWESOME trip we will be back !!
This was my first time in Jamaica, and I can honestly say I didn't want to come back.The hotel was absolutely fantastic, this was my first stay at a Grand Bahia property and it was worth every dime. The staff are exceptional and friendly. The service is fantastic, the food especially the jerk chicken and festivals were delightful. I think I'm going to make this an annual trip. And I only plan to stay at the Grand Bahia everytime. :-)
I read some reviews and was very nervous about staying here but it was a great choice. The food is delicious and plenty of authentic Jamaican cuisines. The Japanese restaurant was a hit make sure you eat there during your stay. My daughter had a great time in the kids club thanks to the staff; Sheldon, Vanessa, Nicholas, and a host of others. I would return again and hopefully in the near future with my girl friends so I can really party.
Firstly, the good things. This hotel was one of the cleanest places we've ever been. I swear if a leaf fell off a tree, there was someone picking it up immediately. The rooms were nice, good size, good bed, nice balcony. Some problems with towels, they never seemed to give you the basic minimum number of towels, but they usually brought more if you complained.Oh and they wanted a $100 deposit for you to use the room safe. I've never had to pay anything for a room safe, why would you?? The power went out for a few hours one day, and something happened with the water, so we couldn't flush toilets for about 12 hours, not great. The staff were mostly very nice with a few exceptions. One of the things we disliked was the distance everything was. If you have any disabilities or physical limitations, this is not the resort for you. The elevator was a football field away from our room. There was only one very small elevator for each building, so there was always a wait. The beach was about a kilometre from our room. We don't mind walking a bit, but we prefer to do it ON the beach, not TO the beach. If you forgot something you sure didn't want to go back and get it. The beach was kind of disappointing, it was a little cove with a breakwater, so there were hardly any waves, it was like a big salty pool. I guess if you have kids this would be great, we kind of missed the crashing waves. There is tile everywhere, when it rains it gets really slippery, especially on the stairs, or if you're wearing heels. Pool was nice, chairs were plentiful both around the pool and on the beach. Food was kind of "meh". The Japanese and Italian a la carts were pretty good, the steakhouse just ok and the buffet was ok, but not great. The amount and variety of food at the buffet wasnt bad, but it wasn't great, especially breakfast. No sausages or ham ever, bacon poorly cooked and people lined up for it so it was rarely available, no potatoes or home fries. A whole assortment of food inappropriate for breakfast, like cauliflower. They must throw out a lot of food. The resort itself is kind of out in the middle of nowhere. We were going to go into a town to shop, it was going to cost us $60 USD each just for the bus, no thanks. Oh and don't forget the annoying time share people. They don't call it time share, but it is, and they are annoying. All in all, it's not a bad resort, it's just not good value for the money. There was a sign at the airport saying "thanks for not going to Cancun". Next year we are going back to Cancun.
It's a impressive looking hotel but not 5 star we have been to better 5 star hotels in the Caribbean, at the best it's a not so good 4 star service is poor yet there seems to be 2 staff to every guest yet you would never guess so. All they seem to do is stand about in big groups doing nothing but get in your road. Beach is good food oh my god it's joe average, entertainment average except for the live band at the beach restaurant who are really good. All in all the hotel lacks the feel and treatment of any 5 star we have been to. Jamaica great holiday snorkelling duns falls just the hotel fell short.
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
- Welcome cocktail upon arrival
- Separate check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
- Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner Snacks
- Unlimited a la carte dinners (reservations required)
- Unlimited domestic, select international and premium brand drinks
- Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages)
- Concierge service with direct phone line
- 24-hour room service (light menu)
- Turn-down service
- Butler service
- Beach towels, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
- Exclusive pool and beach areas with waiter service
- A variety of daily sports
- Selected non motorized water sports (1 hour/day)
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
- Daily activities program
- Live music
- Nightly entertainment
- VIP room amenities
- 20% spa discount on treatments only
- Admission to the disco (drinks included)
- Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica
- 80 rooms
- Located within the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica resort complex
- 6 restaurants
- 8 bars
- Lounge chairs and towels
- Medical services (fee)
- Scuba diving centre (PADI) (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Tennis court
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Full bathroom with hydromassage bathtub
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Living room with sofa bed
- Satellite flat screen TV
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Balcony or terrace
- Free WiFi (2 devices)
- Occupancy up to 3 adults
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Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway BayRunaway Bay,Jamaica
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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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