2019 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, box of chocolates, welcome card, surprise gift, turndown service, special room decoration, 20 percent discount on couples spa treatments, and late check-out (based on availability).
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 à la carte dinner, 4-6 nights receive two à la carte dinners, and 7 nights or more receive three à la carte dinners.
* 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LocationRunaway Bay - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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.
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
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 RatingBased on 13011 reviews
Just back from a two week holiday. We have been to other Caribbean islands, but this was the first time in Jamaica. This resort is huge, but immaculately kept. Everywhere is clean and the grounds are beautifully maintained. There is something for everyone so you won’t get bored. So many weddings took place, almost daily and the marquee for them overlooked the beach. We had a room on the second floor overlooking the water park and the bay. Although cleaned everyday there were a few times we were left without towels so had to request from reception. Same with the mini bar, we only got one bottle of water instead of two so had to leave notes for the guy who stocked up. We found out when we left that if we had tipped regularly then this wouldn’t have happened, but I would have preferred to do this at the end. Choice of food in the buffet was amazing and all very nicely cooked. One tip is in the morning the toasters are temperamental and sometimes not switched on. We tried all of the al la Carter restaurants, which although the food was good the service was lacking. It wasn’t that the waiting staff did a bad job (although one did drop a knife on my daughter in laws foot and cut it) but there wasn’t enough of them and they were running around like headless chickens. One point I do need to make was a few of the bar and waiting staff clearly did not like certain skin colours. This was made obvious when my husband was the only person at the outside lobby bar and ignored, but as soon as someone darker approached was served immediately. This also happened at the swim up bar. It is a shame that these few spoil a really nice holiday. We were with our grandchildren who loved the pools, but be aware the lifeguards are more like the fun prevention police...no jumping, no splashing, what kids don’t do these things! I can understand not running and diving, but jumping from the edge seemed a bit OTT to me. If you’re looking for peace and quiet then this isn’t the resort for you. Everything is noisy, including inconsiderate guests that shout and scream at all hours of the day and night. The couple in the room next door had such an argument that I thought one was going over the balcony so called security. I called twice, but no one came as far as I know which is odd as there is plenty of security around the pools and beach during the day. It would be good to have security in the corridors in the evening to stop any unnecessary noise as children are trying to sleep. We realise people want to have fun, but this is definitely the noisiest resort we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in other Bahia Principe hotels.
Have visited 4 Grand Bahia Resorts and Jamaica is by far the very best one.
The personal ans staff are exceptional. We booked 3 excursions through them directly and wasn't disappointed with any of the from beginning to end...would highly recommend the Worthy Farm Distillery tour as well as the Luminous tour....drivers, guides and all out experience was exceptional.
Great holiday resort!
I attended the resort for 14 nights with my friend for a girly holiday. We enjoyed our holiday at this hotel. The entertainment was good; but the shows were the same every week and once seen we didn't want to see them again so we spent our second week in the Lobby bar where the live music was. The views were fantastic from our room, the pool and the beach! We enjoyed spending time at the pool and the beach. There are a number of pools for adults and children. We spent majority of our pool time in the middle pool because it was quieter. The main pool had the entertainment crew who played games and interacted with the guests. The music was slightly annoying- one song was never played throughout, the DJ would scratch the record and change the songs all of the time. The pool bars were great! Always got served and the bartenders kept track of who got to the bar first so we were never waiting long at all. There are trip sellers stationed around the pools. We booked with Thomas Cook instead. Kat, the rep for Thomas Cook is amazing! She is really helpful, insightful and wants you to have the best holiday. We went on the catamaran boat trip to the Dunn's River Falls where we climbed the 600ft Waterfall. It was amazing and would highly recommend! The guides were lovely and helpful. The staff on the catamaran were fun. They made sure we had a good trip and the boat party on the way back was brilliant. The beaches were lovely. They are handmade so they are rocky. The water is clear and you can see the fishes without even going snorkelling. Some people were taking bread to feed them. We heard some people talking about seeing sea snakes and eels the further out they snorkelled. Be careful of the beach umberellas. They are made of wood but they are dry and full of ants. I was sat on the sunbed and one of the umberellas literally fell on me! Only the stump left in the ground. There are security guards around the beaches watching the rastas' interacting with the guests who are trying to sell souviners and cannabis. The rastas' also ask you to take them food from the restaurants. We found them annoying and wonder why the hotel allows them into the complex. They would whistle and ask you if you wanted anything a number of times despite constantly saying 'no thank you'. Some of the security guards did chase them away with their wooden bats when they were too much for the guests. The food was ok. The buffet restaurant didnt really change that much. If you're a picky eater like me, you may just be eating chips, pizza and pasta all of the time. The al a carte restaurants were lovely and fancy. We liked the Italian the best, but we don't eat red meat so other guests we talked to preferred the Grill. Our room was clean. We had no problems with our room or bathroom at all. The fridge was always re-stocked and the maid always did a brilliant job. We cannot fault our room. Our only downfall is that some of male staff members came accross as a bit 'creepy' and 'overfriendly'. We wonder whether this is because we were two girls on our own. Sometimes we felt we had to tell the male staff that we had partners so they would leave us be. It is nice to be complimented and felt welcome, don't get me wrong, but sometimes the conversations crossed the line. For example two lifeguards and one of the trip sellers around the pool were talking to my friend. The trip seller told my friend that he would like her to stay in Jamaica with him so he could have a "nice girl to put a baby in". When she politely declined he then said he could "put a baby" in her in the water because "what happens in Jamaica stays in Jamaica". Overall we had a lush holiday at the Grand Bahia Principe. We even had a manager come and meet us at one of the al a carte restaurants for a general check in which we thought was lovely. There is a lot to do and generally the staff are lovely and welcoming. We have also witnessed a number of holidays taking place in the hotel and all of the brides looked amazing. Reading other reviews from May 2019 indicates that we all have our own opinions and takes on the hotel. From our view it is a lush hotel with plenty to do and you're never bored. We would recommend the hotel and would return again at some point in the future when returning to Jamaica.
Beautiful Views and Great Restaurants
Check-in on Easter Sunday, they were fully booked. Rooms were mess up but after couple of hiccups, finally got a good room with a nice view and quiet. Rooms: If you want to stay at a quiet away, make sure you stay away from building 15 & 16 as it's close to the night club. Building 11 has the best ocean view. Building 12 has the pool view. Restaurants: DOLCE VITA food was great, has the most beautiful sunset view. We were seated at 6pm and able to see the view. PISCIS by the water was a great place to grab lunch with the ocean breeze ORQUIDEA Buffet never ran out of food. Love sitting outside (under Building 11) in the morning for breakfast with the most amazing view and the morning breeze Pool Bar: The one by the Towel Hut is always busy, go to the one close to the Luxury side as it's less busy. The one by the Kids Pool/Water Park is great too. Weather: Sun was very strong between 12pm - 3pm, that usually when we will have our lunch and take a break. Note: Grand Bahia Privilege Club is a Time Share company. They aren't directly under Grand Bahia chain.
The complex is beautiful and well maintained. Lots of sandy beach area. The food is best at the garden grill restaurant. The larger buffet was well stocked but very noisy. If your room is near the wedding tent you will hear the music until 10 pm. We plan to return here again soon!!