Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

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2018 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon*: Bottle of wine, box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turndown service, 20% discount on couples spa massage, special room decoration, a surprise gift, and late check-out (based on availability). Proof of marriage required, must be within 6 months of original wedding date. Copy of marriage certificate should be sent to the resort before arrival to: info.jamaica@bahia-principe.com.

For an exciting Jamaican vacation, the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is sure to deliver! This spectacular Victorian-style resort is located on the beachfront in Runaway Bay. Both adults and children alike will enjoy the three interconnecting lake-style pools that surround the main building that includes two children's sections and three Jacuzzis.

Bahia Spa is a must for those guests looking to get disconnected from the world. Soothing massages, treatments and services pamper the mind, body, and soul. The thermal circuit includes saunas, an ice fountain, sensation shower, footbath, cold-water pool, and indoor pool. Active parents will enjoy a variety of watersports, tennis, volleyball, and a gym while their children enjoy the water park and the kids club.

There is no shortage of fine dining, as the six restaurants will tempt your palette. Choose from two International buffets, Gourmet Don Pablo, Italian Dolce Vila, Japanese Mikado, and a Steakhouse.

Note: Coupon system applies for dining: Stays of 3 nights receive one a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights receive two a la carte dinners, and 7 nights or more receive three a la carte dinners.

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*Proof of marriage required, must be within 6 months of original wedding date. Copy of marriage certificate should be sent to the resort before arrival to: info.jamaica@bahia-principe.com.
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is situated in the heart of Runaway Bay on a privileged site on the nothern coast of Jamaica. It is surrounded by tropical vegetation.
Address: Salt Coppers Villa Runaway Bay

Local Phone: 1876 973 7000
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
The Grand Bahia Principe features five restaurants, six bars, water sports, spa, and a night club. Beach: Private white sand beach. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 920
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Guestroom includes one king bed or two full size beds, a bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and a separate shower, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views. Room features living area with a sofa bed, a minibar, and 3 a la carte dinners.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two full size beds, a bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and a separate shower, and a private balcony or terrace with sea views. Room features living area with a sofa bed, a minibar, and 3 a la carte dinners.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two full size beds, a bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and a separate shower, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features living area with a sofa bed, a minibar, 3 a la carte dinners, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

Complimentary use of room safe eff. 01/01/18, prior to that date a fee applies.
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica:
Palmyra - Buffet style restaurant
Mikado - Restaurant with tepanyaky grills where our chef prepares Japanese cuisine, combining new and traditional recipes with original seasonings.
Dolce Vita - la carte restaurant where you can enjoy conventional Italian cuisine.
Gourmet Don Pablo - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
Orquidea - International cuisine buffet. Theme nights by country.
Garden Grill - la carte restaurant where you'll find the authentic flavour of grilled meats with their original seasonings.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Enjoy the beaches, relax in the spa, swim in the lake-style pools, or play water or beach sports.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Shows, family performances, and disco.
Supervised children's club.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
Food Quality
1260 Recommend
1260 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Nov 10 2017
Excellent check in at the Crystal Lounge Travis was good. Kids Club NAOKA was great and always greeted my son by name and with a smile. Hotel was clean. Patio chair needs cleaning. No slippers in room, no wash cloth until after lunch the day after check in although we called reception and was told "shortly" Asked housekeeper for an extra blanket which never arrived, we somehow shared one very small blanket for 2 beds. Otherwise hotel was good, well manicured.
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Amazing quality and service.
Oct 02 2017
This is the second Bahia Principe resort I've been to and by far the best. Already planning out next visit!
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Warning! All-inclusive is not what you expect and this is not a 5 star resort
Sep 08 2017
Make sure you know about the Adults only luxury side, unless you want kids everywhere. And the "all-inclusive" meals including restaurants means buffets and only two night of sit down dinners which were just buffets with waiters. This place was AWFUL! Room service was a joke, a menu consisting of only a burger (awfully cooked), hot dog (terrible), cheese pizza (only before 10pm and again, awful) or chicken nuggets. I am sorry, I was embarrassed to take my girlfriend here. Only buiffets for breakfast and lunch, unless you want to pay $50 per person for them to bring breakfast to your room which looked like they sent someone to the buffet to fill a plate and bring it to you. Mini bar had 2 beers and they brought two small bottles of liquor only on day one and would not restock those, even though I showed them the card in the room said they would be restocked daily. If you really want to stay here for some strange reason, get room only and leave for meals. Anything was better than what they served and honestly a five minute drive and there are some good places to eat. The "sushi" bar was food poisoning waiting to happen, the poolside swim up bar was OK but the service was terrible and if you asked twice they scoff at you, even if you waited five minutes before reminding them and there was no one else asking for a drink. The snack bar looked like something you expect at a baseball game, but that would be an insult to stadium food. Really, I am not exaggerting here, for anyone to say this is 5 stars is either being paid to say that or has no idea what a real 5 star resort is. Everyone has their hadn out for a tip at all times, even when I was told tipping was not allowed for all-inclusive customers. They say for the 'butler" service dry cleaning is included but really only for one shirt and one pair of pants, and someone jsut flat out lied when they said complimentary laundry service. Airport transfers will mean ytou have to wait for other people at other hotels and then drop them off along the way, and no one ever told me that I had to be ready to leave on my departure day at a certain time so I had to pay $100 for a taxi. My flight was at 2pm and they wanted me to leave at 9:15, probably because they were picking up more people along the way. When a resort says transfers included, I expect other people from my hotel, not from 4 other hotels! All in all, I felt duped and while this was not incredibly expensive, it was not worth it AT ALL!!!
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Aug 03 2017
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Jul 31 2017
Staff need to put a happy face on. Better variety of enemies entertainment. More of a variety for food same thing everyday
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Thumbs Down
Jul 24 2017
Have stayed at many resorts in the tropics and this was very disappointing. Room was not cleaned daily, bed made and new towels brought in but never opened shower or took out dirty wet towels. Saw roaches in hallways and 2 restaurants. 1 was walking around the bread buffet. Called 3x about shower low draining, although they said someone would be there shortly never did this happen. Took showers in slimy ankle deep water entire time. Buffet constantly running out of food, plates and bowls. Witnessed shuffle over plates by vacationers. Took 30 minutes for each coffee refill. Was told by staff this was not their busy season, would hate to see service then. Very disappointed!
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Grand Bahia Principe
Jul 09 2017
The hotel was in need of significant updating. The bathrooms were disgusting. I did not find the upgraded restaurants to be worth the challenges of getting a reservation in spite of the fact that they were half empty when we arrive. The Wen was the same in all restaurants and was mediocre. The drinks were mostly juice and minimal alcohol. The swimming pool was beautifully ful and the stag, in general, helpful. The beach was small and rocky on the borders which limited the ability to go for a long walk on the beach. There was little entertainment relevant to adults. This should be listed as a family only program.
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Large beautiful resort, but downsides
Jun 13 2017
beautiful large resort, rocky beaches, no beach activities available, no poolside drink service, awful gym (3lb weights and some old cardio and random pieces.. if you note it is not pictured anywhere). Seaview suite was nice, and the room was fine. Mini bar had 2 Red Stripe beers, some sprite and coke. I thought rooms had liquor. Food was not the greatest. The restaurants you can book for dinner are the best part.
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Best Vacation!
Jun 03 2017
I was recommended to Apple Vacation by my boss. He had taken his staff to cancun last year and it was phenomenal. I was on edge on booking with them especially since 2 of my friends going was their first time to the Caribbean. Apple definitely delivered! We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe in Jamaica and it was amazing! The room had was top floor with the view of all of the hotel pool and beach! We had a separate check in lobby they called "VIP" and went over all the amenities and everything offered in our package. We were also given to private restaurant dinners. The only downside was after checking in, our room took close to 2 hours to be ready. That was rough because we arrived on a Saturday and wanted to get our vacation started asap. Aside from that, the staff a apple recognized us in the midst of the crowd and asked if everything was ok and up to our expectations. Plus, due to my extensive research, they were able to price match and walk me through everything. Now, I am afraid to book vacations with anyone else beside Apple Vacations.
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May 20 2017
The resort is lovely. Our room and its view were exceptional. The food was pretty good. We enjoyed the jerk chicken at the beach restaurant. Overall, the resort is pretty noisy. The music is REALLY loud at the pool and the DJ shouts constantly. Between the rowdy parties on our floor and the fire alarm going off in the middle of the night on three separate occasions, it was hard to get a good night's sleep. We spent most of our time at the beach where it was more peaceful. Snorkeling at the resort was surprisingly good. We were looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation. We enjoyed ourselves, but because of the noise and loud music, we probably would not return.
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Treated like a princess.
May 11 2017
Everything was fantastic. Took a few minutes to get ice but not like I had to go somewhere. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The gals in lobby doing the time share were a little pushy but once you. Said no they left you alone. Would definitely come here again.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
This is a really nice resort
Jerome P, Alexandria, VA
Mon Dec 11 17:14:25 EST 2017
This is a very large facility. It is spread out, so it doesn’t feel crowded. The ratio of staff to guest is very high. There is always someone close by to ask if you have a question or to fulfill any need that you have. The rooms are very spacious as are the bathrooms. Everything is immaculate both in the rooms and in the public spaces. There are a number of eating venues on the property. There are buffets for breakfast & lunch with the option of restaurant setting or buffet for dinner. The buffets have a huge variety and many dietary needs can be met even without special requests. Even though these are buffets, the food is appetizing and tasty. Quite honestly, the restaurants were nothing special. They weren’t bad, but I doubt they’d survive in a competitive marketplace. The pools are large and well maintained as is the beach and the rest of the grounds. Liquid refreshments are readily available at bars throughout the property; and around the pools there is a huge waitstaff. One note if you are an early to bed person. There is “music” outside nearly every evening. It generally consists of individuals trying to vocalize as loudly as possible while others use instruments amped to the absolute maximum. The entertainment takes place on the “adults only” side of the property which is where we were. Were it not for the vacuum of space, those on the international space station might be able to enjoy. The entertainment does end promptly at 11 PM or earlier. The lobby of the adults only side is another site for music, so if you don’t get it from one side you get it from the other. The resort should recognize that they serve a multi-cultural guest population. Not everyone in that population wants to be confronted with religious displays and music “of the season

Good and bad
Rob W,
Mon Dec 11 16:12:17 EST 2017
The good: Good food, clean grounds, great kids club, the far end of the beach. The bad: Asking housekeeping for extra blankets every night and only one night showing up. Mosquitos in our room every night getting eaten alive. Men who work at the resort hitting on/harassing all the women who are there vacationing. Poor nightly entertainment. The majority of the beach. The attitude received when your server doesn’t like the tip they’ve received. Always being asked to go to meet with the privilege club (aka timeshare).

Nice place
tee1_4eva, Worcester, Massachusetts
Mon Dec 11 15:11:28 EST 2017
The hotel rooms and grounds are beautiful. The food was just average and the night life left a lot to be desired. I would stay there again but only if I get a good last minute deal. Overall, decent stay but I believe we can find better in Jamaica.

vacation nightmare
LauraSi39, Wayne, Michigan
Mon Dec 11 12:40:50 EST 2017
Let me start off by saying this was not my first rodeo with this hotel but it will be my last. My room was leaking from the celing daily I had to request to be moved to another room because it the celing was leaking when you sat on the toilet. Only to be move to another room that wasnt clean, patio door wouldnt lock because the screws was hanging out, bathroom was filthy, and lizzards was in the room on the floor. The food was always cold. Workers would looked the other way when they saw someone couching and putting their hands in the food. When you make a complaint your told that Americans are spoiled. So if expecting hot food and a clean safe room makes me spoiled so be it because this is something that every human being deserve no matter where they are from.

Poor choice for my family's very first vacation!!!
Tiffany G, Toronto, Canada
Mon Dec 11 10:26:30 EST 2017
We just got back from a 7-day all inclusive stay with this hotel. I felt very robbed with the amount of money we paid for it. We had brought our 7-month old daughter with us and the worst part was all the mosquitoes all over the room, the washroom the whole resort. I get it, it's not their fault but they couldve done something about this. The service all over the resort was so terrible I wanted to leave on the 2nd day. Servers in the buffet areas are rude, slow and has so much attitude. Their main buffet was open for dinner from 6pm-10:30pm, we walked in at 10:10 hoping to get something to eat because we were starving. All we got was an attitude from a waitress Cheye (I think) is her name unwilling to seat us and gave me such a tone for giving her a minute after I asked for a glass of soda. I understand they wanted to go home but if they wanted to leave sooner then change your hours so people do not come anymore. We asked for an extra blanket three times and were never given any, mind you I chased the cleaner down the hall to ask, then I called reception, after that I just gave up and ended up turning off the A/C instead since we had no blankets enough for the 3 of us. The cleaner only emptied our garbage but never replaced the towels (we had to call and ask for clean/new ones twice!!) I have no idea whether she did or did not ever change out sheets because there were red marks that appeard to be blood from either mosquitoes or someone's wound. For a ten year old resort, this looks pretty run down. On our final night, we noticed a leak on the ceiling near the bathroom door that actually started sipping water through and onto our floor. We didnt bother calling anybody to clean it up because odds are, again they'll never come. There was also a dead moth on the edge of our overhead cloth that hangs over the bed. They also offered a photography which we gladly accepted when they took a family photo of us by the pool on our last night, I came to them at 6:30pm only to be told it wasnt ready and that they close at 10pm and to come back before then. We reached their counter at 9:40 and of course, theyre closed. We never even got the chance to see or purchase our photos which really bummed me out. I hated this resort, all staff were unwilling to help, rude and only good if you're Caucasian. I'm Asian and was often given a cat-eye or kissed their teeth whenever I ask for help from almost every staff at this resort. We were even asked by a woman in the souvenir shop up at the Bahia Village where we're from and when we said Canada, she asked again "But where are you originally?!" in such a rude tone and we did not appreciate that.It shouldn't matter. This was my second time in Jamaica and I will make sure that this would be my last. Every staff in this resort do not care, hates their jobs, stressed and only caters to white people. Sad but true, I will never ever return to this resort. This is the worst experience ever.

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