Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay
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Awesome time, great food, 2nd time here , will be conning back this year again. If u book directly with hotel , it includes round trip free transportation to and from hotel to airport plus u have a payment plan. Plus ... It's ( All inclusive family resort )💜💛💚💙
I got a great deal on this hotel through Expedia and it did not disappoint. Stayed in building 18 which was the perfect location for my daughter and me. Close to the beach, the village and the Pisces buffet which had the best jerk chicken in the world! Did 2 excursions to Dunn’s River Falls and horseback riding. The staff at the Grand Bahia was top notch - very friendly, constantly working to upkeep the grounds and be sure things were clean. Definitely ask for an extra key card to keep the air conditioning on during the day while you’re out and about. Even on high, if you don’t leave it running during the day, it will be difficult to keep things cool enough at night to be comfortable. Our fan didn’t work in our room, but that was a minor inconvenience since we left the a.c. On during the day. The pool was awesome and pool volleyball every day was a bonus. Definitely don’t miss the Michael Jackson show... it was very good! We tried 2 restaurants while there. The Italian restaurant, Dolce Vita, was excellent but we were not impressed with the food at the Garden Grill, but our reservation was for 9:45pm so it may have been a timing thing. Overall, an excellent experience, yet shy of a 5 star resort. Would probably more realistically be a 4 which is good enough for me. I don’t need to be waited on hand and foot, just wanted value for the money I spent and this place fit the bill. Definitely recommend it!
We were here from 01-11-18 to 01-18-18. From the moment we stepped foot on the property we fell in love with the resort. The staff were friendly and very informative. The rooms were very clean and the view was spectacular. The food was really good but the only complaint I have is that my husband has a seafood allergy and the seafood was scattered through out the buffet. We wished it would of been all.in one area so we could of avoided it. Other than that we had no issues at all. We hope to be back next year. Thanks to all of the staff for your hard work. See you all again soon.
This resort is truly top notch! My boyfriend and I went there for our 5 year anniversary and it was just lovely. The only downfall really was the weather, which was still pretty decent, but it rained almost every day in the morning or early afternoon. Usually the rain would subside and it would be sunny/clear after a few hours! Also if you are a cat lover there are so many cats on this resort it's unbelievable!! they're so friendly and cute. All of the people and staff are so genuine and happy and really care about you and your stay!We had a private car take us to the resort and the driver was just lovely! I don't remember his name but I know he was from England. He was very knowledgable and genuinely nice and we appreciated his hospitality on the way there! (we even got to have a red stripe for the ride!)We stayed at the Bahia with the Privilege Club which was amazing! They have a lounge with free wifi, premium drinks and air conditioning, as well as some free snacks and coffee and computers and phones to use at your leisure! The staff there was very attentive and always offering their help, drinks, etc. The Privilege beach on the regular side was alright, though it was mostly shaded off and there were a lot of rocks in that area, so we stayed on the Luxury side (adults only) where the beach had luscious white sand and the water was encased in rocks so even on a wavy day the water wasn't bad to swim in. Next the room. The room was quite big and we had a mini fridge stocked with Red Stripe beer, rum, vodka, and an assortment of pop. they refill the fridge daily as long as you drink (or hide hehe) the booze! The shower was nice and we had a great view of the ocean and the luxury side of the hotel. We had a king bed and it was surprisingly more comfortable than I expected, but not like my bed at home. THE FOOOOOOD!!! this was honestly the highlight of my trip by far! The food is outstanding!! first of all we didn't know this but there are 4 places you can eat for breakfast (we only knew 2 till the last day): Las Olas Pool Restaurant (luxury side), Jazmine Buffet (Luxury), Orquedia Buffet, and Picies Beach Resraurant. we went to Las Olas once and Orquedia all of the other days! They were fantastic. the food at the beach Resraurant wasn't amazing so we steered clear of it after day two. we didn't get to try Jazmine buffet but we plan on it next time- it looked quite nice from the looks of it. Their buffets were usually quite busy, but they were good at refilling everything quickly. Ps if you love Jamaican patties you can get them at a little store in the Bahia village (2 for $5) with the yellow sign- but get there early (before 11/12 latest) because lots of the staff buy them all and they run out quickly usually! They're so GOOOOOD!For lunch you HAVE TO- I repeat- HAVE TO go to Las Olas! They have the best Jerk Chicken you will ever find! We had it every day for lunch basically, along with other sides like rice and beans, salad, nachos, pizza, pasta bar, fresh fruit (amazing watermelon) etc. With the Privilege club we got to try a different A La Carte restaurant every night. With the a la carte's you usually get your appetizers from a buffet and then they bring you your main and dessert off the menu. the first night we went to Dolce Vita (Italian). I had the Margharita pizza and my BF the shrimp pasta. Both were out of this world good!! the little appetizers they had were delicious and the atmosphere was lovely!! one of my top three places for sure. Next we went to The Garden Grill (Steakhouse). This place had an awesome surf and turf with great flavours and sauces on them. A tip though: order your steak more rare than you want it because it was a bit over cooked, but still flavourful and juicy! The third night we went to Las Olas (Brazillian) and it was alright. We aren't fans of Brazillian style meals where they bring giant pieces of meat and slice it for you, but we wanted to at least try it. it was just a lot of meat. the flank steak was my favourite - it was nice and juicy and tender. The appetizer they bring out at the beginning is awesome too- it's plantain and sweet potato chips with a mango mayo! I couldn't stop eating them. But the side/app options weren't the best so I just got a salad. My favourite part about this place is the cinnamon pineapple! it was so tasty I would go there again just for that!! it had a taste similar to apple pie.. it was just phenomenal! Next we went to Mikado (Japanese). The food was decent, but the whole experience made it worth it! The chef does a little show and they cook all of the food Infront of you! the only thing was it was A LOT of food! they made fried rice, veggies, and 4 different kinds of meat, as well. as the soup, appetizer, and dessert. I was stuffed to the max leaving that place, but the experience is worth it. If you have already experienced this type of meal I would skip it. Next we went to Picasso (Gourmet Spanish- though it didn't seem Spanish to me). My BF was not a fan because he didn't get at all what he ordered, but I thought it was lovely. I got the ribeye steak and he was supposed to get shrimp with truffle oil on a shrimp soup and rice or something like that, and ended up getting shrimp that was drenched in a sweet chili or general Tao sauce and rice. my steak was fantastic, and this seemed to be the trend. (tip: aways stick to the steak if you, like me, love steak!) Next we went to Takara (Asian) and it was alright. Honestly I could have just stuck with the appetizer buffet because the main dish kinda sucked, but the apps were great!! Many kinds of sushi, tempura (shrimp were amazing) spring rolls, etc. the service was lacking since the server had a huge section to himself and seemed fairly new. On our last night we went to the Gourmet Don Pablo restaurant and it was out of this world!! we got a mini appetizer which was this samosa type thing with beef and raisin and we didn't think we would like it but it was so good! we both got soup as our app (no buffet at this place) and it was decent. my onion soup was not as flavourful as I wish it was but still okay. we got (surprise surprise) the surf and turf for dinner. let's just say my mouth is watering right now. the only thing wrong with it is it had a mustard garnish on the bottom of the plate so it got incorporated with all of the other sauces and just didn't go well. but other than that it was amazing!!my top three picks: 1. Don Pablo 2. Garden Grill 3. Dolce VitaNext the excursion!! We went to Dunns River falls on a Catamaran through the company CHUKKA and it was the highlight of our trip!! We stopped and went snorkelling on the way which was alright, and then stopped at the falls. you literally walk up the falls with hundreds of people and it was such an unreal and thrilling experience. note: bring a waterproof camera or phone case because you get soaked from head to toe! after the falls we went for a boat ride with music and booze which dropped us off at the Margaritaville in Ocho Rios where they gave us Jerk chicken which was decent (tasty bit didn't have any sauce on it unless you ask for it on the side). overall amazing experience!As for entertainment, the only ones really worthy of going to are the steel drum band Positive Vibrations and the Reggae night with the live band!Other general tips: - unless you are with your family, stay on the Luxury side for the beach because it was way nicer and close to the jerk chicken haha- try and go to lunch at Las Olas before 12:30/1 because that's when it starts to get busy and you have to wait in line.- Book your dinner reservations early (even before you get there) because they fill up fast! Cons- literally the only con was that one of our elevators was broken half the time and we were on the top floor so we had to walk up like 5 flights of stairs to get back to our room :(This place is amazing and I would 10000000% book there again!
1) Pool-Excellent2) Beach-Good on Lagoon side but no activities here, had to go in front of hotel where beach was poor to find the one sailboat you could use and a couple kayaks.3) Grand Bahia common areas (not Luxury side) - Poor, rundown and leaking everywhere. 4) Rooms-Excellent (at least our was)5) Food-passable but nothing more and Specialty Restaurants (evening meals) a bust, unless booked into Luxury side you can't even get a good reservation time, if any at all, even if you book the first day you arrive so you end up at the buffet all the time which is not what you paid for.Overall: Go somewhere else, anywhere else, and get more for your money unless a great deals comes up for this resort. I rate it 2.5 stars out of 5 when I expect 4 out of 5.
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- 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
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