Jamaica

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort


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Exceptional Values!
Access to all facilities at Red Ruby Ranch, including Laser Tag in an outdoor arena, bonfire area, playground, archery, and interactive nature farm.
Golf: Free greens fees at Runaway Bay Golf Club (caddy is mandatory and additional fees apply; cart is available for a fee). Free sessions at the Golf Academy are available.
Honeymoon: Special turndown service with sparkling wine and fruit plate on first night of arrival, invitation to weekly Honeymooners Cocktail Party, and a 30-minute honeymoon photo shoot from Flash! Photo Shop, including a 5x7 photo.

Discover a personal getaway surrounded by lush foliage, scenic views, and premium hotel rooms. The family-friendly Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort invites guests of all ages to experience the perfect Caribbean getaway. The resort is situated on 22-acres of beachfront property on the north coast of Jamaica, one hour and 20 minutes from Montego Bay Airport and 17 miles from Ocho Rios.

Relax and unwind in your own personal paradise when you stay at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort. Featuring 266 well-appointed guest rooms, this all-inclusive Jamaican resort offers guests a premium getaway filled with relaxing amenities and convenient services. Richly decorated with tropical accents that call to mind the sun-kissed beaches of Jamaica, your room is the perfect places to spend a romantic evening, gaze out upon the blue Jamaican waters, or rest after a fun day of vacation.

Treat all of your senses to a vacation at Jewel Runaway Bay. The resort features five on-site restaurants, serving delicious flavors inspired by cuisine from around the world. From outdoor grills to formal settings, the restaurants at Jewel Runaway Bay provide a full range of dining experiences. It doesn't matter what time of day it is; any craving can be satisfied.

There is always something to do at Jewel Runaway Bay. Looking for relaxation? Adventure? A quiet getaway? This Jamaican resort has it all. With three epic pool areas, a scenic beachfront property, an on- site spa, and unique Jewel exclusives, guests will find exactly what they're looking for to make their Jamaican vacation a truly memorable experience.

It's time to relax and rejuvenate! Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort features plenty of ways to unwind, from spa services to a dip in a Jacuzzi. Take your relaxation to another level - pamper yourself with a 60-minute Jewel Simply Divine Signature Massage or a Seashore Massage on the beach. For the fitness buff and health conscious guests, there is an on-site fitness center that provides a full range of free weights as well as aerobics equipment. An added treat for everyone is water aerobics held either in the pool or the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
HOTEL LOCATION
The resort is situated on 22 acres of beachfront property on the north coast of Jamaica, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Montego Bay Airport, and 30 minutes (17 miles) from Ocho Rios.
Address:
RUNAWAY BAY
WI

JM
Local Phone: 876-973-6099
Fax: 876-973-2352
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (20 minutes)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Golf: ON-SITE
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: Complimentary
Raquet Rental Fees: Complimentary
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Raquetball: Additional Charge
Squash: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Volleyball, basketball, cricket, beach soccer
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
264 A/C rooms and suites. Rooms have two twin beds or one king bed, safe and patio or balcony. Guaranteed singles available. A variety of upgraded rooms, including Plunge Pool Rooms, are available. Beach: There are two private white sand beaches, totaling a 1/4 mile of beach with beautiful dive sites. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 238
Year Opened: 1964 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Springbreakers: The hotel has the discretion to remove anyone that is acting inappropriately or causing disturbance in the hotel. They may also impose a cash deposit or credit card imprint upon arrival if they think guests will be a disturbance.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT PLUNGE
Junior suite with oceanfront view. Quiet private plunge pool and pool lounge. Shower with multiple body jets. Concierge available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to assist in seating for dinners, shopping advice, and more. Turndown service nightly.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
WATER VIEW
Standard guestroom with partial view of the pools and/or ocean. One king or two double beds and small seating area.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1BDRM OCNFRNT W PLUNGE POOL
Dramatic oceanfront views from a large balcony with a private plunge pool. Guest room with king bed connects to a seating area. 24-hour room service, bathrobes, and slippers. Personal butler available for in-suite check-in, nightly turndown, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Spacious junior suites with oceanfront view and king-sized bed. Shower with body jets. Nightly turndown service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREMIERE
Spacious standard guest rooms with limited views. King bed with elegant Colonial decor. Wired internet ($). Nightly turndown service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1 BEDROOM SUITE WATERVIEW
Pool and ocean views. Oversized guest room with king bed connects to a living room. Includes 24-hour room service, bathrobes, and slippers. Personal butler provides in-suite check-in, unpacking and pressing, turndown service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PLUNGE POOL JUNIOR SUITE
Comfortably sized guestroom with plunge pool. Includes sitting area and private bar, additional flat screen television, and tropical views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 4 Restaurants at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort:
Beach Terrace - An ocean-view buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual dress or beachwear is acceptable.
Martino's - A casually elegant, air-conditioned la carte Italian restaurant with an antipasta pasta bar. Open for dinner only. Reservations are required. Men must wear long pants.
Starlight Grill - A casual buffet featuring a variety of items from the grill. Reservations are not required. Midnight snacks served for 1 hour.
The Beach Grill - SuperSnacks offered: burgers, fries, jerk chicken, hot dogs and refreshments poolside. Hours: 11am-5:30pm
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Organized activities daily, lunchtime games.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live entertainment, disco, karaoke, sing-a-longs in the Piano Bar.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Full kids activiities are available for children ages 5 to 17 years old.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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175 Recommend
175 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Overpriced hotel
Amanda S,
Thu May 24 14:02:45 EDT 2018
For the Value I paid to get on the vacation the Resort was over run daily with day pass people that were not from the resort and there fore made the buffet lines and water park less enjoyable. The Value for the hotel wasn't what was paid. The atmosphere at the resort was hit and miss with the staff. There was some that were amazing to see daily others were just there and you could tell there was no enthusiasm

Fantastic family vacation!
Wendy S, Ottawa, Canada
Thu May 24 12:21:20 EDT 2018
We chose this resort because the online reviews seemed great and we loved the idea of a ‘tweens and teens’ club for our 11 and 13 year old. We weren't disappointed! Resort Overview – The resort is small-medium sized compared to some other resorts we’ve stayed at, and we loved the size of it because you were always a minute away from the beach or the pools or back to your room. Everything is close and so we never worried about where the kids were because if needed to find them, they were always somewhere nearby. Restaurants: We tried all of the restaurants all of them had great food. The pizza restaurant was delicious, the buffet restaurant was always plentiful with lots of good options that never ran out. The restaurant down near the beach (the Moonstone) has great lunch options including jerk chicken, pasta bar, paninis etc). There is a snack bar in the water park that we all loved, and a snow-cone hut. The restaurant inside the lobby area was delicious and incredibly unique, serving meals on fishbowls, mini-guillotines, Mr. potato-heads, toasters, etc. The kids loved that. Pools and Beach: There were three pools, none of them are huge but they suit the size of the resort. The main one next to the buffet was the biggest and had the volleyball net. The infinity pool has the swim-up bar, and the small pool over near the first block of rooms was the quietest and had the best wi-fi reception. The beach is beautiful, and there were always plenty of chairs available in the sun and under the trees for shade. The grounds were always well maintained and clean. The water park was a huge highlight. There was a lazy river that was great for cooling down. There were 2 big slides, but not too big or scary, perfect for kids and teens. There is a whole section for little kids and toddlers in the waterpark but we didn’t really spend time there. It never felt too busy, except on two occasions where the water park was open for the afternoon for local school groups who were bussed in for a few hours. I think it’s great to allow access to local kids as well so that didn’t bother us, but since that made it crowded we just spent those few hours doing other things on the resort. There was never a shortage of chairs at any of the pools, or the waterpark, or the beach. Entertainment - We didn’t do a lot of the evening entertainment activities but the house band that we heard playing a few times in the evenings were really talented. We never felt that the quality of service was tied to tipping. Sometimes we tipped the bartenders, sometimes not and it didn’t change the level of service we received. There was never any pressure to tip all the time. Excursions - Rather than go through the resort tour companies we try to support local businesses, and so, in this case, we hired a local driver (Chris Linton) for the day to take us on our excursions. He had been recommended to us by friends who had recently also been to Jamaica. We got in touch with him before we left and he helped create our day of excursions. There are so many options that he can offer and help you decide, depending on what you’re in the mood for. He picked us up in his fully air-conditioned mini-van and brought us to the Blue Holes (I can’t recommend this enough, our number 1 highlight), Konoko Falls (beautiful) and Scotchies restaurant for lunch (amazing authentic jerk chicken and pork). Rooms The rooms were fine. Nothing fancy, but very clean and a good size for the four of us. The rooms were clean and serviced every day morning and evening. We had asked in advance for a king and two singles instead of the usual configuration of 2 double beds, and that was not a problem. The room was set up as we had requested prior to arrival. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioner worked well, there was a tv with lots of good channels, a room safe, and a bar fridge fully stocked with water and soft drinks. There is no alcohol stocked in the rooms, but we knew that was the case and as a family resort it didn’t bother us since it keeps people from partying in their rooms which keeps the room blocks nice and quiet. The balcony had a table and 2 chairs and plenty of space to relax. Our view was out onto the gardens which were very tranquil. Kids – There was an abundance of activities for kids. They have a kids club up to age 10, and then a tweens and teens club for 11-17-year-olds. Our kids are 11 and 13 and they loved the club. They met a whole gang of buddies their own age and while the parents relaxed the kids did laser tag, sailing, glass bottom boat rides, capture the flag, soccer, float-in movie at the pool, tweens/teens disco, and a lot more. The staff who ran the tweens club, Ki-Ki and Ri-Ri were absolutely wonderful. Any issues we had were minor and we wouldn’t say that any of it should deter people from going to this resort. Its’ very much a family-focused resort so if you’re looking for quiet romance it’s probably not the resort for you, but if you’re going with kids or teens then it doesn’t get much better. This resort checks all the boxes that we think are important. Clean, safe, good food, great beach, friendly staff, lots of activities available.

INCREDIBLE family vacation!
Alison B, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Wed May 23 18:01:01 EDT 2018
Firstly, I just want to say, THIS IS AN AMAZING RESORT! Just book it, you won't be disappointed! I travelled to Jewel Runaway Bay with my husband and 11-year-old son from April 27-May 3; 7 days in paradise. I'll break my review down by category, as this helped me immensely when I was reading reviews and deciding where to book. ROOMS We booked a water view room and were given one right outside the waterpark. It was great, except with 2 double beds we didn't think we'd be comfortable. When I asked, within 10 minutes they moved us to another water view room with 1 King bed, and then brought in a cot for my son. The cot was huge; easily larger than the size of a single bed. Our first room was on the second floor, our second on the first floor. Being on the first floor was very convenient and I suggest it to anyone. No stair climbing. The beds were SO comfortable! I had an excellent sleep the entire time we were there. Our room was similar to what you'd find at a middle-class hotel in Canada. I'd say Jewel rooms were cleaner though! Very, very clean, and housekeeping worked hard to keep it that way. We had a great patio where we could sit in the morning and drink coffee. The TV is larger than you'd typically see at a resort, with a ton of channels. Some foreign-language channels, but mostly English ones. We were able to catch the Raptors game, and found a great movie channel for the times we wanted to relax in bed. The air conditioning is powerful. You will not be hot inside your room, trust me! I'm always hot and was so comfortable having the room set around 68. Our fridge was stocked daily with pop, water, and juice. They come around and ask you want you'd like. It was wonderful. There's also coffee and tea etc in the rooms. FOOD I loved the food and so did my family! We are extremely picky about food. We went to the buffet (Coral Cafe) a lot. It's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The selection is huge. THE STEAK WAS TO DIE FOR. Melt in your mouth right off the grill. Court Jesters is open for lunch and dinner and had the most delicious pizza menu. I loved the jerk chicken calzone! An absolute must try. The dinner menu was great too; more variety than lunch. Aquamarina Beach Bar and Grill was your typical pub-style food. Cheeseburgers, sausages, wraps, nachos & cheese, fries, etc. My son grabbed snacks here a lot to take back to our room. You can take anything from any of the restaurants "to go". Moonstone by Venchenzo was good. We only went there once for dinner and all shared the mahi mahi, seafood linguini, and lamb shanks. This place was fancier and therefore portion size was a little smaller. The Jade Samurai was so much fun! We sat in a big group with other guests and got full on teppanyaki show. Grilled shrimp, chicken, beef, and salmon along with grilled rice and vegetables. The main entree was a fixed menu, but there was a choice of 2 different appetizers and desserts. Take note that you are sitting right in front of a grill so it got hot! All restaurants are open air. We unfortunately didn't check out the sushi or the Caribbean place. BOOZE / DRINKS We aren't big drinkers, but these drinks are strong and made anyway you want them. I could typically only finish half my drinks because I'd get buzzed. My fav was the Dirty Banana. They have a "suggested drink" everyday too so that you can try something different if you want to. We had fresh ground espresso every morning from the bar. Delicious! My husband was obsessed with the lattes. I recommend you try them over the plain old coffee. BEACH Clean, clean, clean. Beautiful water, caramel coloured sand. Always tons of beach loungers. Lifeguards and security everywhere had me feeling extremely safe. We snorkelled off the beach every morning. Coral reefs and lot of fish to be seen. They do suggest you stay within the swim area, although we ventured beyond it into the reef. Not something I would necessarily suggest, as I heard that they don't want you way out there for safety reasons. I get it. The beach was by far my favourite part of the resort. It was just so beautiful! WIFI We were in the 1100-block and our wifi was (almost) perfect. I was able to go online anytime, and my son could even watch Netflix with little issue. I think we had issues with lagging maybe twice. I'm not sure if it's this good in every room? POOL(S) We didn't swim in the pools a ton, but spent the afternoon on our last day in the infinity pool with the swim up bar. The water was warm and we sat and drank and drank and floated. Was a lot of fun! I wish I had gone in it more. WATERPARK My son loved it! The slides (which I went on) were surprisingly thrilling. I also really enjoyed floating around the lazy river. There's a bar and restaurant right in the waterpark making it super easy to grab a snack. There's also a snow cone hut which was a big hit with my 11-year-old. He double fisted them all day long. STAFF God I loved the staff! If say 9/10 were the friendliest people you could ever meet. They loved to chat and were all very helpful. The afternoon we arrived I had the worst headache of my life and the on-site nurse was wonderful. She gave me some Tylenol and seemed genuinely happy to help. From the grounds keepers to the servers to the housekeepers; such a lovely bunch of people! TIP THEM. I was shocked with how many ppl I saw not tipping. I get that you spend a lot on a vacation, but we brought $100USD for tips and were able to give everyone a little something. They make maybe $50/week. Tips are more than appreciated. GROUNDS The grounds were kept immaculate. Not a leaf or flower out of place. Not a speck of garbage. I was impressed! They had fogged the resort the week before we came, and honest to goodness I saw ONE mosquito our entire trip. We are excited to return to Jewel Runaway Bay. This resort made us fall in love with Jamaica. I'd highly recommend it to families or couples. Please know that I'm also very picky. We honestly cannot wait to go back! Was worth every penny and then some. Thanks for everything!!! Ya mon.

DiVita/ Jordan wedding
Jaclyn C,
Wed May 23 04:21:36 EDT 2018
Jamaica was beautiful and a place we would love to go back but our stay at jewel wasn’t the best. Our room did not have air over half the time we were there. Our room was hot, sticky and wet. We definitely would not stay there again.

Great Excursion - Disney Cruise
Lauren E, Saint Louis, Missouri
Tue May 22 16:28:22 EDT 2018
We did an excursion to Jewel Beach Resort on our Disney Cruise...we loved it! It was well worth the money! It is the favorite part of our vacation for our 7-year-old. He loved it and we can't wait to return for a full week. The jerk chicken was amazing! Great place for families.



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