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The Jewel Runaway Bay

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Overview

Designed with all-inclusive family fun in mind, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort is the only kid-friendly resort in the Jewel Resorts collection, offering all ages an experience that will excite. So whether you're bringing the kids or simply being a child at heart with your significant other, you'll never run out of ways to soak up the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea.

Location: Beachfront, an 80 minute drive from the airport and 30 minutes from Ocho Rios.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • stevechippie : Driffield, United Kingdom
Amazing

The people and Staff at this hotel are wonderful nothing is too much trouble for them very friendly. The food is great we enjoyed the Jade Samurai and had no problem booking to eat here (you need to reserve a table) the Platinum was a great experience but I also enjoyed the moonstone the best. There really is something for everyone to eat. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean with clean towels every day, we didn't spend much time in the room, however it was my 50th birthday and 30th wedding anniversary celebrations and was surprised to come back to the room with cake waiting wishing us happy anniversary and birthday very thoughtful gesture and appreciated.Beach was stunning the lifeguards were always on the ball and very friendly and helpful. It was also very clean, the sea was also wonderful (look out for the horse swimming in the morning) We did a couple of trips which you can book in the hotel lobby Even though we are a couple of middle aged teenagers we had a great time on the lazy river we have never laughed so much. The water park is a must for the kids and the middle aged teenagers.All in all this place is a credit to all the staff who work here they should be so proud of themselves Thank you for a wonderful holiday and can't wait to come back one day

  • Tom G : Chattanooga, Tennessee
A Wonderful Stay At Runaway Bay!

My family just returned from our 4th stay at Jewel Runaway Bay. Once again, we had an incredible vacation. We have two younger children, ages 5 and 8. We traveled with two other families - one of which had a young child (6 months old). We all enjoyed Jewel Runaway Bay thoroughly and would recommend this resort to anyone - especially those with children.The grounds are well-kept and manicured. The maintenance staff are fun and engaging. They will grab you or your kid a coconut if you want one.The restaurants have a good variety of high-quality food. We were all very pleased with the rotating options on the buffet, as well as the diverse options at the other restaurants. We stayed 8 nights, and never got tired of the food.The bars have a lot of good options for drinks, and have call and some premium liquors. The bartenders are very capable, and were able to make any drink I wanted within reason.The waterpark and pools provided endless entertainment for my family and friends. These amenities were clean, well maintained and extensive. Both adults and children enjoyed them all.The beach was amazing. One of the best I've been to in the Caribbean. It is raked and cleaned daily, there is plenty of shade and chairs, and the swimming area is filled with tropical fish due to the nearby reef.The evening entertainment was also tons of fun and diverse. There's karaoke, poker tournaments, crab racing, talent shows, excellent bands, piano sing alongs, rum tastings, fashion shows, bonfires, etc. The kids camp provided numerous activities for my children to participate in. They begged to go to kids camp on a daily basis. The staff is wonderful and they really and truly go the extra mile. The babysitting services were utilized by our group numerous times after 9pm, which allowed the adults to have some kid-free fun as well!At the end of the day, what makes this resort so special is the staff. These people actually care that the guests are happy, worry-free and enjoying themselves. It's Disney-esque. All of them - and I mean all the staff - will know your name by the second day. They watch out for your kids, your stuff, and fall all over themselves trying to find ways to be helpful. If you need ANYTHING, it's "no problem mon." The entertainmentstaff rove around giving out fist bumps, high fives and offering fun activities throughout the day. I can't tell you how many games of beach volleyball we played with staff members and other guests!I wish I could name every staff member that we interacted with, but a few who really stood out were:1. Joseph Mullins. Joey is one of the many lifeguards who rove the beaches and pools to make sure you and your kids are safe and entertained. Joey built sand castles, played soccer and tag with my girls almost every day. He visited with us, made sure we had towels, weren't getting sunburned and just was all around super helpful and entertaining. He made our trip special.2. Lorna. We have utilized the kids camp and babysitting services yearly. Lorna has always watched out for our kids and babysat for us. Our children love Lorna, and very much looked forward to spending time with her. She is a wonderful person and made our kids feel happy and loved throughout our trip.3. There were many other bartenders who were awesome this trip, including Shereen, Kemar, Tomiek, Duval, Sauneese and Allshane, When I wanted a Manhattan, and the lobby bar was out of sweet vermouth, Kemar ran around the resort and hunted a bottle down for me instead of simply telling me he couldn't make the drink. I didn't ask him to. He just volunteered. I mean, wow.4. Servers. We had great service at the restaurants, on the beach and at the pool. The servers who stood out most were Nicole at the Jade Samurai and Ray at the pool/beach. Ray busted his tail the entire week to bring us drinks, food, etc. He was constantly moving, smiling and asking if we needed anything.

  • 696cbeech : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amaziing Family trip

I cannot say anything bad about our vacation to the Jewel Runaway Bay in Jamaica. My first impression was that i thought the resort was a bit dated as I was always used to modern resorts but after 24 hrs on the resort quickly realized it was probably the best resort we've ever traveled to. Small resort is definitely the way to go and especially with kids. The water park was a hit with our kids, kids were self sufficient and parents got to ride the lazy river. At the water park Samantha and Peter were fabulous with our kids.. Oh and foood was amazing, best in the Caribbean.. :)

  • Holly P :
Fun getaway

We had a great time, very nice resort, excellent food and a big variety to choose from. Only thing I would have changed if possible is less rain, only mother nature has control of that. Very friendly staff!

  • Jenny H :
A must visit resort location.

If you're thinking about visiting this resort then do it! We did a lot of research before choosing Jewel Runaway Bay for our family vacation. We have two girls 9 and 13 and chose the resort for its activities, beach, location within 90 minutes of Montego Bay airport and the staff that everyone raved about. It didn't disappoint. From the moment we arrived we had a positive experience with staff attending to every detail,answering our questions, and friendly faces everywhere full of energy and clearly loving their jobs. The buffet was amazing - so much so that we sought out the exec chef to compliment in person. Lots of yummy selection with an emphasis on local ingredients and taste. The snack bar was popular with the kids. We loved the Jade Samurai experience with the chef cooking for the communal table. One day we headed to play golf but didn't meet the dress code. Instead we got amazing instruction for the kids at the driving range. Table tennis, pool, swimming, feeding fish in the ocean, beautiful grounds, great entertainment. I could go on and on. We did have a small dated room. But to be honest that didn't matter. It was clean, comfortable (although very thin walls!)and we didn't spend much time in the room anyway as there was too much to do. If you've read this far then I hope you decide to spend your time at this resort. We can't wait to go back.

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

  • All meals & snacks with a variety of dining options and settings
  • Room service for Continental Breakfast
  • Unlimited local & premium brand drinks
  • Wine with lunch & dinner
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Kayaks
  • Windsurfing
  • Water-skiing
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Aerobics
  • Tennis day & night
  • Use of fitness centre
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 266 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Japanese, Grill
  • 4 bars including a pool bar, piano bar and 'Hurricane's' disco
  • 4 pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa (fee)
  • 3 Jacuzzis
  • 4 tennis courts (1 night-lit)
  • Indoor games room
  • Shopping
  • WiFi internet (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin or 2 double bed
  • Air-conditioned
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • In-room safe
  • Internet (fee)
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Deluxe Rooms include:

  • Same amenities as Standard Room but with preferred location
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults

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.

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  • The Jewel Runaway Bay
    Runaway Bay,Jamaica

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Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort
Main Street North Coast Hwy, St. Ann, 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.

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