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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
  • 57Eagles :
Amazing vacation!

Our family of four stayed here the first week of January. I read all reviews before I go anywhere so I was expecting a great vacation since I read all good things. This place exceeded my expectations. The people truly make this place the best! They honestly go out of their way to make your stay the best it can possibly be. A few people that I want to give special shout out to...Cedelia at the omellette station. Best omellettes! Egg boy. Greets everyone with a smile and a story. Very friendly and made breakfast very entertaining and enjoyable. Paul in housekeeping. Very friendly and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. Keymar and Peter- lifeguards at the water park. These guys will make you laugh and put a smile on your face. Very entertaining. Garreth- lifeguard on the beach. Very friendly! Kerry Ann - resort staff, and the entire entertainment team. Thank you to each of these people for making our stay a memorable one. The beach at the resort is lovely. The water is warm and very clear. The fish will come right to. Our kids brought snorkeling sets and loved being able to snorkel any time they wanted to. We always went after breakfast to reserve beach chairs and were able to find a great spot. The waterpark - great spot for young and teen/tween. I have a 10 yr and 12 yr old and they loved the waterslides and the lazy river. Food - buffet was good. There was always something we could find. Our favourite sit down meal was Jade samurai and Platinum. Food was tasty. Our room was nice. Very clean. We had a waterview room which was nice but I think if we return we will upgrade. With two older kids and two adults the extra room would be great. The only negative thing about the whole experience would be the fact that there is no door to the bathroom. There was only a wall to divide the shower area from the sink. Overall, such a great experience! We loved our stay at the Jewel Runaway Bay.

  • sun1975 : Toronto, Canada
best place for a family vacation

We stayed at the Jewel Runway bat from Jan 1 to Jan 8th. It was an amazing vacation. We upgraded our room to a king size with plunge pool and fully stocked bar fridge upon arrival because the double beds just wouldn't work for us. Within minutes we had our stuff moved and two twin sized beds brought in the room for the kids. There was still lots of room in our room and also a second little TV area by sliding door. The fridge was stocked daily with wine, beer, Champaign, pop, juices. The bathroom was large with a walk in shower and private toilet area. The plunge pool was awesome and privately located on back patio. The buffet was a typical buffet, nothing exciting, took a while to get a clean table (mostly at breakfast) but the food was good and plentiful. The restaurants were AMAZING!!! I've been to many all inclusive resorts and the restaurants are the best I've been to. The Italian was by far the best. platinum the second best. Best of all there was only a sign up for one Japanese restaurant. The others were just show up and were not terribly busy. The kids club was amazing and all the ladies took amazing care of the children. Lots of activities for the kids, they absolutely loved it. The beach hut art studio was also a hit with the kids and Clive made it all extra special with his patients and attentiveness with the kids. The kids came home with some pretty neat keepsakes from his art lessons. The pools were clean and there was adequate seating. The infinity pool was much busier because of the swim up bar. The beach was amazing with a great coral reef to snorkel in and lots of fish to see. The water park was a hit with activities for all ages. Over all this is an amazing resort for families, we loved it and will return in a heart beat. All the staff were friendly and helpful. You should be proud of yourself Jewel, well done!

  • BonzPT70 :
Great family resort!

We stayed at this perfectly sized resort from Dec 26-Jan 2, over the recent holiday break. Having stayed at other "all inclusives" before we had some to compare to. Went here for friend's 50th bday and brought families with kids ages 10 and 13.Food: Lots to choose from! High end and unique dishes at Platinum restaurant for dinner. Italian restaurant food was good but service a bit slow and hard to get a reservation. Hibachi my kids loved and food was excellent! Make reservation as soon as you get on property because the earlier times fill up fast. The grill at the pools had great jerk chicken and salads! The grill at the water park was perfect for my kids with pizza, sliders, nachos and popcorn and it was NEVER crowded. The buffet was great for breakfast, lots to choose from! Best fruity drinks too at all the bars.Staff: The people of Jamaica from our driver of the shuttle to and from the airport, to the cleaning service, waiters, lifeguards, etc were all very nice and friendly! It was a warm atmosphere unlike any resort or country i have been to!Rooms: We had a concierge, plunge pool suite which was fine but a bit dated like the rest of the resort. But it was clean and the staff brought us anything we needed and the concierge always filled up our fridge with juices, water, beer, wine, soda, etc. We were on the ground floor which was perfect location close to everything and had a nice little sitting area with chairs and tables and the plunge pool which we used a few times.Water park and Beach: The best thing about this resort was that the kids could be kept busy while my husband and I and our friends could relax. Never had to fight over a chair at the beach or ocean, plenty of seating. Plenty for the kids to do and the resort was small enough that they could walk around and not get lost. Excursion: We did Dunns River Falls but our driver recommended Blue Hole because it has much more to do and not as touristy as the Falls. Wish i would have known that before we made the reservations.

  • Caroline C : England, United Kingdom
Amazing (Up Up Up Way Up)

I never write reviews for any resorts or hotels. But this time it would be wrong not to write a review. The First thing I would like to say is a massive thank you to all the staff for a amazing holiday and wedding. This was our 2nd time at the Jewel. We loved it that much when we first came Christmas 2014, That we brought our family and friends back with us and got married here, Christmas 2016. As soon as we arrived at the Jewel we were upgraded to plunge pool room with concierge. Thank you Kenroy, Antonette and all the front desk staff. A big thank you to Lisandra, The Jewel wedding coordinator. We could not have asked for anything else. From start to finish it was amazing. Thank you to Ronaldo and Wayne the photographer and camera man for quality and beautiful pictures and dvd. Thank you to the children's club for their outstanding care. Definitely one of the best children's clubs in the world. Lorna, Stacey, Deidre, sparkle, Tinkerbell, Purple, Tini Toni, all the staff.All the room attendants in block one. Keishe Ann ( Kim) block 3 for all their hard work. The Bar staff, Tommy, Duval, all the staff. The Chefs and crew. Frederick, Rodney, Egg boy, Jessie, Claudia, Shamille, all the staff. The gardeners Barry, Timoy, Melbourne and Micheal for the coconuts everyday. Up up up. The lifeguards, Prince, Shakile, Whitney all the staff. Security, Kevin, Antony and staff. Jaianie ( Jahvii) for the wonderful room service. The concierge for making sure everything was great everyday. The Porters Andrew, and staff. Kemme, Diandrea, Nancy, Kerry, Carla, Moochie, Deanroy? Fearone, Trixxi. Kiesa in the Jewelers. Spa team,The nurse and Doctor for outstanding care for our friend. Scott the Manager. You have a excellent team. Thank you to Everyone who made our holiday and wedding amazing. There is not one bad thing that I can say about The Jewel Runaway Bay. Christmas was amazing, New year outstanding for everyone of all ages.The grounds, Resturants, Food, Drink, the beach amazing. We would definitely recommend this resort and would definitely go back for a third time. May be our Anniversary, Christmas 2018. Could not think of a nicer place to spend it.

  • Keenan1101 : Toronto, Canada
Beach Wedding

We traveled to Jamaica as a group of about 40 people for a wedding between Jan 5-12. We have also stayed at the Jewel Paradise Cove and have to say the quality of the food and staff are fantastic. We did prefer the beach at this resort to the Jewel Paradise Cove.The bartenders at the bar located close to the grill are amazing: Kavoy, Jason, Haye and Kerrol made sure we had a great time. Jason makes the best dirty bananas!

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.

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