Melia Braco Village

Resort Map
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • All Inclusive Features
  • Facilities
  • Accommodations
  • Kids
  • Weddings
  • Bonus

Escape to a Caribbean paradise and enjoy a relaxing vacation at the beautiful Melia Braco Village. A charming resort, which resembles an old fashioned Jamaican village, the Melia Braco Village provides guests with a tropical haven in Trelawny, one of the most stunning places in Jamaica. Situated on a seemingly endless stretch of powdery white sands that kiss picture perfect turquoise waters, this family-friendly resort features newly updated and well-appointed rooms with breathtaking views of the lush gardens or sparkling ocean. Kids will have the time of their lives at the supervised Mini Club with fun activities and games, while adults can lounge on the beach or by the pool, or relax with a refreshing drink at one of the several bars. Check out the charming village town while strolling along the cobblestone streets, indulge in fine cuisine at one of the many restaurants, or pamper yourself at the spa. Evenings come alive with an adults only night club and nightly entertainment. Ensuring fun for all ages, the Melia Braco Village offers couples and families an unforgettable vacation in the heart of the Caribbean.

Location: Rio Bueno area, on one of the finest beaches on Jamaica's North Coast, 35 minutes from Montego Bay and the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • dsimonetti : New Market, Maryland
Wonderful family vacation!

We were a group of 14, visiting the Melia Braco in July 2017. We all reserved rooms at The Level, and were thrilled to have all been placed in the same building. From the minute we arrived, throughout our entire stay, the service was spectacular. I wish I could remember everyone's names, but a special thank you to Javian, who actually walked into the sea waist deep, to bring us our cocktails ( a first for us Javy :) ), Shevroy our pool bartender, CJ, DJ, and the rest of the staff at the Golden Sands. They were all amazing! I can't say enough about the food. Awesome with the exception of one restaurant. Rasta Pasta needs an overhaul. The service was slow, and the portions were miniscule. All of our rooms were wonderful, with the most beautiful views. Our beach was private, making it quiet and relaxing. We never missed out on the shade.....plenty of umbrellas and cabanas. The resort had some fun afternoon activities, and there was entertainment each evening. It is definitely quiet by 10pm, which was fine for us. All in all, we would highly recommend this resort! Thank you so very much for making this years family vaca so memorable.

  • Marcela_19000 : Aachen, Germany
Amazing time!!!

This place is amazing when you need to relax. It's not a good hotel for party, it is quiet and beautiful place. The food was deliscious - fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits... Everything was fresh and tasty. What else? Quality service, beautiful and green garden, clean beach area, nice room. we love this hotel and totally recommend to stay here.

  • Toya P :
Best hotel and staff

My name is toya i stayed at the Melia Braco for 4 nights in july and from i got to the resort i did not leave i had everything i needed at the resort.the hotel grounds are beautiful,the pool is hugh,entertainment is awesome something different every night,all the restaurants are very tasty except for the rasta restaurant and liquor is great,the staff by the pool bar and buffet is awesome errol-dene,kiefer,shaun,Fitzgerald and ovral these are spectacular employees they made my trip love them all there welcoming,professional, friendly,and funny,this hotel is my favorite will be back very soon.jerk stand Bad.Best best best hotel and staff.

  • Connie D : Brantford

Melia Braco Village ReviewOur trip occurred between July 17 - July 27thWe must say that we have been on many vacations to many locations and this one ranks at the top. Honestly there is nothing really that I can find wrong with this resort or its staff. This resort is not a party resort, but one that you go to for peace and quiet and to regenerate yourself.STAFFThe staff at this resort were top-notch! If you spend a minute to get to know them you will have an amazing vacation experience. They work hard and we really got close to a few of much so that I actually had tears in my eyes when saying my good-byes. So here's an acknowledgment to the wonderful people who work at the Melia that are hand-picked by the General Manager Dimitri. Skeita our beach server, who worked tirelessly walking the span of the beach making sure everyone got hydrated. Skeita was caring and an amazing young woman!!!! Then there were the staff at the Market Buffet Restaurant especially Jazzy, Ovral, Joel (aka Chop Chop), Erica, Randy, Horace, Kimberly, Rupert (made the best omelettes) who made us feel special every time we entered the buffet and came over to say hello!ROOMWe decided NOT to upgrade to the Level section, and seriously after my experience I honestly do not see a reason to. My room was a Deluxe Gardenview and overlooked a lush assortment of greenery...we also had a partial view of the ocean. The room was tastefully decorated and one of the cleanest I have experienced in the Caribbean. The bed was very comfortable and comparable to one of the higher end hotels in Canada...I have issues sleeping through the night and I actually slept through many nights. Our fridge was refilled daily and we left a note asking for specific flavours of drinks and chips and were never disappointed.GARDENSThe gardens and property were immaculately cared for by a team of gardeners that worked tirelessly from early morning through to the heat of the day. We were so impressed by the gentleman who cared for the plants near our building that we tipped him. The look of surprise by our acknowledgment was wonderful.SNORKELLING/SWIMMINGThere has been a lot of complaints about the beach, so here is my two cents worth. The beach itself is walkable barefoot...again there is a group of men that start cleaning the beach from early morning to approx. 4 pm when their shift end. They go back and forth all day and clean any seaweed or debris that wash up, truly it was the cleanest beach I have seen...other than the stupid tourists that leave their garbage behind (my pet peeve)the beach was very clean. My husband and I love snorkling so the fact that the water was rocky was a plus. Yes, you MUST wear water shoes as there are rocks and various sea urchins so the shoes protect your feet. My husband and I snorkelled every morning as that was the calmest the water was all day. After experimenting the different lagoons we found the best one was in front of the buffet restaurant. We saw flounders, puffer fish and many other varieties of fish. It was awesome and we always got out of the water we were awed by what we saw.BEACHI would like to see more shaded cabanas on the beach as the few that were there were usually spoken for early in the morning. That being said there were never a lack of beach chairs for everyone to use without getting up early to claim one. Thank you to Jay and company for working tirelessly to keeping the beach spotless.FOODThe food was beyond amazing! This is a very small resort, so the buffet was small, however I have been to Cuba many times and their buffet are large and I cant find anything I want to eat. At the Melia the food has so much flavour and the quality was one of the best I have experienced for an all inclusive. The beef is tender, the fruit is so sweet, and the jerk chicken and pork was one of the best my husband has tasted. The hamburgers at the grill taste like they have been homemade and were absolutely delicious. The Friday night street buffet was spectacular and memorable.ENTERTAINMENTThe shows in the evening were ok, however we were usually so tired by the end of the day that we ended up turning in early. My only disappointment was that there were no steel drum shows in the evening...was looking forward to hearing this music. TIPPINGEven though tipping is not required, I felt I wanted to do so. We, going on vacation are blessed to be able to afford such a trip. Staff at these resorts don't make a lot of money, and if I can tip them and allow them to buy something that they would normally not able to afford for themselves or their families then why not! I know that my daughter who used to waitress said that a tip shows your appreciation for a job well done and is always greatly appreciated. I tipped the gardener, cleaning lady, bellboys and especially the wait staff.EXCURSIONSWe decided to book a driver ahead of time to take us to the various beautiful places Jamaica had to offer. We booked Marvyn Gayle tours that came highly recommended from a friend of my sisters who had used them several times. Our driver's name was Whitfield and he was excellent, very professional, friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable of the island's history We went to Dunns River Falls first thing in the morning and it wasn't as crowed as if we had gone later in the day. Our tour guide Moses was great and we had an incredible time. Make sure you have water shoes (if not you can buy them there). Next we went to lunch at Scotchies a favourite jerk chicken restaurant...the food was ok. Our next trip was the Blue Hole the beauty of the water and foliage has to be seen. Took a shopping trip for t-shirts and rum next. Stopped for some patties at Juicy Patties they were affordable, huge and delicious...they came in many flavours. Lastly, we went to the Luminous Lagoon after sunset. My husband was sceptical about this thought it was some gimmick...but once in the water in the pitch dark the water glowed with any movement...we were like little children the water droplets fell from your body it twinkled, it was truly a magical experience!OVERALL EXPERIENCEI've been many places around the world, and I can honestly say that this vacation was as close to perfect that we have experienced. The staff truly touched us and taught us a valuable lesson in what the people of Jamaica believe in...and that is PEACE, LOVE RESPECT,I have never returned to the same resort twice however, this is the one exception...already looking into possibly returning next summer.

  • david c : יהוד

We stayed in this hotel pot 8 days at the level section the room was front beach located just few steps from water the room was big clean and very nice the staff are amazing each one of them. This hotel is luxury the location is far away from attractions. But we still done all of them. The food is 7 from 10 nice not so many restaurants. The bars at the pool was very good very quite and relaxing. Also private beach. We took 3roo.s and we enjoyed very much.

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
  • Snacks daily
  • 24 hr room service
  • Unlimited domestic & select international brand drinks
  • Snorkeling
  • Water bikes
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Day & night tennis
  • Use of fitness centre
  • Beach volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment

THE LEVEL, Premium room category with extra inclusions:

  • The VIP Level Lounge with private check-in
  • Private areas ideal for families, couples or groups
  • Personalized concierge service
  • Free access to an additional restaurant
  • Exclusive private beach area
  • Luxurious rooms with sea views and free internet
  • Premium drinks with the top brands
  • Exclusive Spa for The LEVEL guests
  • Reserved sun loungers
  • And more!
  • 226 rooms and 61 suites
  • 1 buffet restaurant:
  • 4 a la carte restaurants
  • Bars
  • 2 pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Spa (fee)
  • Fitness centre
  • 3 tennis courts (2 night-lit)
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Indoor games room
  • Gift shop
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Group & meeting facilities (fee)

Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • 42" Smart TV
  • High speed internet access
  • Stocked mini-fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron
  • Bathrobes with slippers
  • Coffee maker
  • Max occ 4
For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 5-12. Babysitting available on request (fee).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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.

Resort Location Map

  • Melia Braco Village
    Runaway Bay,Jamaica

  • Hotel Contacts
  • Extra Info
  • Disclaimer
Melia Braco Village
Rio Bueno, Trelawny, Rio Bueno 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.