LocationRunaway Bay- Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating4435 reviews
Rick and jos first Jamaican holiday
What can I say. It was a brilliant holiday For the money it was fantastic Nice staff Great food. Good accommodation Looking at other reviews, what do you people want? Get real. The people there were lovely to us. I think if you go with an attitude you will look for negatives Only downside for me was the attitudes of the staff at the airport and the queuing at the airport I'm definitely going back to this hotel
My stay at the Luxury Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay - Long overdue review
Hello, This review is more than long overdue... My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel in April 2019. I believe we were in room 25723 on the 7th floor. We loved it so much, we are going again in April 2020. The hotel was beautiful, the rooms very clean and the food...well...I was expecting to just be fed but. OMG did I get a surprise. The food was delicious and there were so many wonderful dishes to choose from. You feel like eating something, chances are you will find it! The staff was always kind and polite. Regarding the beach, I was told it would be smaller and a little rocky...If you have water shoes, you will have no problems. I honestly do not have any complaints nor would I change anything. I loved my stay and can't wait to go back.
Annual trip to Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay
Just returned from our 5th visit to Bahia Runaway Bay Luxury. We keep going back because we love it here and we are treated so well. The staff are amazing and they make us feel like we are home. Special thanks to the following people who made our trip so amazing once again: Micheala and Gayon - for once again going out of your way to ensure we had a great visit Danielee - was so nice to get to know you and we look forward to seeing you again Shanalee - for remembering us and giving us a big hug when you saw us (and for the lovely impromptu song with the piano player!) Fitzroy (King of Jerk Chicken), O’Shane (Los Olas), Jodian (Jasmine), Cruse (Jasmine), Marvalyn (Los Olas and Jasmine), Durann (Jasmine), Gay Ann (pool) and Kaneisha (beach) - we have known you since we first came to Bahia in 2016 and you are part of our family xx Simone, the Butler - also party of our family xx. Thank you for our lovely lavender scents and checking in with us every night to make sure all was good (and of course our wine!) Yolanda (Jasmine) - for your sense of humour and knowing where we liked to be seated Maureen (beach)- friend of Kaneisha and now our friend too! Daniel (beach dinner) - whom we have had the pleasure of spending our dinners on the beach with (now several times!) David and Jason (wine sommelier’s) - for your friendliness and suggestions! Gavin (piano player) - for entertaining us in the lobby (wish you were there for longer periods of time!!) Tasheca (lobby bar) - for your great service and friendliness (watch out for snails!!) Dillon, Damien and Shion (Los Olas/Jasmine) - for your great service during our lengthy lunches! Amesha and Calisha - always nice to visit the best wedding planners from our 2017 wedding! Jillian - we looked forward to your smiling face every morning as we walked to breakfast Ghandi - although there was no diving this time its always great to visit! From the Knife…Abbey (we were so happy to be your first table and you did a great job!); Everton (nice chatting), and we enjoyed meeting the pastry chef Sashanna (who makes a wonderful strudel!) Thanks to all the above and to so many more for making our vacation and trip back home so wonderful! Cathie and Martin
Very nice resort
This was my second time to this resort. My husband and I brought 6 other family members with us this time. The only complaint I have was the outdoor restaurant for lunch. The amount of flies freely landing on the food makes the food unsafe to eat in my opinion. This resort like others I’ve visited should make sure everything is covered and free of insects. I went into this restaurant upon arrival and immediately left. Rooms were comfortable. The luxury small lagoon like beach area was very nice to just sit and relax (not swimmable as it’s shallow). If you want to swim etc you would have to take a long walk to the principe (family side). Overall, I enjoyed my vacation and so did my family.
Highs and Lows
We vacationed here, two weeks ago, attending a family wedding. Having been a frequent traveller to Jamaica, there were many aspects of this resort that I have compared to my other stays, and generally not to the positive. We had an Oceanfront room, so the balcony is amazing. We were in the turret portion, which had view of both the ocean and pool area. Surprisingly, there was a lack of furniture on the balcony. The room was clean, although the door to the bar fridge was broken. The bathroom is quite nice, and good water pressure. Separation from the Grand resort is good and well enforced. The Grand is open to families, while the Luxury is adults only. That being said, the Luxury side is rather rowdy in the pool area, or was during our visit. The lobby bar was great, and if you tipped, they were incredibly quick and efficient. It made for a great central area. Tipping at this resort seems to be essential to better service. The food was up and down. The Rodizio (Brazilian Steakhouse) was excellent. The meat was beautifully cooked, although the other food was average at best. The Asian restaurant was mediocre, while the Picasso was good. Service in all of the restaurants was excellent. The biggest let down was the buffet style lunches. The food was uninspired. The breakfasts were average. There was a good amount of choice, but quality varied. The beaches were the biggest let down. The beaches, with the exception of the furthest west on the family side, were all man made. The sand is rough and stoney, both in and out of the water. The north side of the island has a lot of rough weather and wave action, so there are break walls built which allows you to be able to get in the water. Perhaps in a few years, this will be a better area of the resort. As for the wedding, it was well planned, but aspects of it were disappointing. The photographer did not do a good job, especially given the cost. The dinner at the reception was a bit of a let down and when it came to pack up at 10 pm, the workers moved in and disassembled the place in minutes. I understand that they are on a time clock, but the transition was abrupt. The biggest let down of the trip was the state of the gym....awful. No air conditioning, dirty and half the equipment was broken. Ugh! This is way too big a resort for us, taking a good 15 minutes to walk from one side to the other, so that has probably clouded some of my review. We won't return, for a variety of reasons. It was reasonably priced, so if you are looking for a cheaper vacation and want a fairly young, energy driven atmosphere, this is probably the place for you.
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