Hotel Overview

In Jamaica’s pristine Runaway Bay, Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica provides couples, families and spa-lovers with a relaxing retreat amidst the bright sun and sand of the tropics. Blending friendly Jamaican service with upscale amenities, guests are treated to a wide array of pampering treatments at the sensational Bahia Spa; all-suite accommodations; an exciting kid’s club; a selection of shops and entertainment at the Pueblo Principe Shopping Center next door; a wide array of inviting restaurants and bars and nightly entertainment.

FREE 24 HOUR WI-FI throughout all areas of our Hotels, limited to 2 devices.

Location

Runaway Bay - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 42 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 850

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 13555 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Staff

    Nice to Jodon today really engaging Manager. Would just like to say a big thank you to the Bar staff at the pool bar on the luxury side. Especially Shain Carlisle and Raymond. Want fun and great service go to this bar. The Bar on the beach is great as well Maureen always happy to fetch you a drink and Romaine your a star keeping the beach bar running so efficiently. Vincent my favourite towel guy your just amazing always a smile and a joke to share with all the guest. Professional service with a caring attitude. Well done luxury Grand Bahia for looking after guests so well.

    Dec 04, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous four star

    Just left a glorious week. This is a solid four star. Beach is a long walk, but lovely. Lots of chairs, space and Colin the beach bartender was a blast! He kept our group of 6 entertained with shots, drinks and great conversation. He really made our time special. Lobby bar morning coffee girls Kimberly and another young girl. Super kind, and by day 2 knew my order! Sports bar same man did 6 days over 13 hour days, this led to him being tired and sometimes cranky. The floor ruiner girls were kind and kept busy! Overall needs more staff but great decor and space. Beach snack bar was great. Always good food. Absolutely best jerk chicken. Sadly on last day wasn’t available. **huge shout out to Delroy at snack bar! Respect. Japanese à la carte was awesome. Our server was a mini dictator, but food was delicious and chef was fun. Ran out of wine. *Italian à la carte disappointing.Buffet is busy but good food for all 3 meals kept Well stocked and maintained. Large spaced out resort, well kept with comfortable rooms. Always had hot water, AC, and clean room? Stayed in 12302 close to elevator so you hear people coming in, and hear the lobby bar. Front desk girls were great. Enjoyed our chats, and help with wifi login.

    Dec 03, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Day Pass-Go ANYWHERE else

    I went to Jamaica and I wanted just 2 things-a beach and some good food, preferably some jerk chicken. I bought a day pass and was disappointed on both fronts. First of all, it was raining. No fault of the resort of course, but our beach time was very limited. I walked down there and was told by the lifeguard that I could walk on the beach but not enter the water. Didn't miss anything. There was a seawall that kept out the surf and in front of that was the equivalent of a drainage ditch with seaweed growing in the bottom. That was the beach. So much for snorkeling! To get there you had to slog through standing water and a sprinkling of sand on top of rock. Your feet would go all of the way through the sand and standing water like quicksand. After wading through this you would descend a stairway to the beach. Then the buffet. I bought an all-inclusive pass, but I was informed by Yolanda that I was allowed to go to only one of the two buffets. I was informed by others eating that the other buffet wasn't any better, but my "all-inclusive" pass should have covered that anyway. At the one buffet I experienced, the food was horrible. Tuna overcooked to the point of being a hard disc. "Jerk chicken" which I would have passed on at any cafeteria. If this was served at a penitentiary, the inmates would riot. Salt pork, which I believe was un-refrigerated pork shipped in barrels filled with salt from the mainland and cooked in ocean water just to further increase the salinity. Inedible. The "chef", if there was one, clearly had skipped any and all culinary classes, other than perhaps one about cutting food costs. The entertainment was a DJ. I wasn't expecting much more in the afternoon, so I was happy. The pool looked great! I have no idea about the rooms, so I cannot comment on the hotel, other than the lobby was clean but full of people selling excursions, souvenirs, and clothing.

    Dec 02, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome beach, poor food and entertainment

    Its our'sour'ssecond time at this hotel. Although the food choice is poor and there no entertainment we came back for the ocean. The water is warm and clean, great snorkeling.Very safe for children. Perfect family vacation if you like the ocean.

    Dec 02, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not bad, but not great

    The Bahia principal is probably the largest hotel in Jamaica. It is a huge place with guests from Canada the USA the UK and indeed all over the world. I have been to hotels all over Europe and for my first visit to Jamaica this was so poor. There is an attitude problem at this hotel and in my humble opinion the left arm doesn't know what the right arm is doing. Noisy, noisy, noisy with cleaning staff screaming and shouting at each other in total oblivion to hotel guests. This was the first time any person in the world has ever said "respect mon" for giving them a tip. The Tipping mentality is dreadful and on one trip to the dunns River falls and nine mile I spent around about 100 dollars just on tips to a plethora of circling vultures. The hotel has a mixed success with food and to be honest the culinary experience in the jasmine buffet is reasonable good. The so called "A la carte resteraunts" are however fake. It was rated 5 star by my holiday company TUI but this is a 3 star Butlins in the sun at best. . Room cleaning was sporadic and so we needed to prompt the cleaning staff now and again. At the hotel you can buy any drug you want on the beach including class A. You have to bare in mind that many children are here. The drug dealers are nice guys however and don't push too hard, not with me at least. (only making a living right) The Americans are noisy with the Canadians the more Conservative version but you get for what you pay and I ate and drank plenty and the sun was nice. The style and sophistication is missing but for a nice cheap holiday in Jamaica, then go for it.

    Dec 02, 2019

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319