Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
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:


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

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 850


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.
Advisory Reservations with 2 double beds will be on request and will not be confirmed until arrival to the hotel.

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 star tripadvisor rating 13505 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great time

    We visited the grand bahia in October. We had a wonderful time. Sure it's a little dated but very clean. Food Buffett was pretty good. Always something good to eat. Steakhouse was good but not fantastic We went to the Don Pablo twice loved it. The steak was delicious and tender. Our server Damien was very good. Knew his job and did it well. Always a smile . Bars. If you are looking for pleasant service this is not where you will find it With a few exceptions we found the bar servers very unfriendly, lobby and pool. Front desk Always friendly and helpful Kimmikong (spelling ) executive manager was the kindest and sweetest person we ever met while travelling, we travel 3 times a year. Husband has walking issues so she made sure we were in a room close to most things on the resort. Thank you Kimmi. Golden club Don't waste your money. When arriving there is suppose to be robes slippers beach towels and rum in your room We had none of this. Brought this to the attention of ladies at the golden club and still did not receive anything. We arrived on Saturday and finally got robes on Monday after going to front desk to complain. Had to go to the air transat rep to get the rum which we received on Wednesday. We have always taken golden club at other Bahias we have gone to but this one didn't live up to expectations. We will consider returning but will be sure to bring a wheelchair for husbands motility issues. Resort is big The Loves

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful vacation- We floated. We ate. We drank. :)

    We stayed here Oct 26-Nov 02, 2019. Large group attended for wedding. Everyone seemed to enjoy the vacation. Rooms were nice. AC worked and was wonderful after a long day out in the heat. The wedding was beautiful! Wedding dinner/party afterwards perfect! Don't let a rude bartender/missing facecloths ruin your vacation. You are on vacation time just go with the flow :)

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    HUGE hotel

    THE GOOD: Pool games are fun. Lots of food choices. Comfy beds. Having fun!!! group trip and hotel did accommodate us to be on the same floor/wing. the beaches are nice, make sure to bring water shoes as many spots are very shelly. The dive team were great. We had a good time and would visit this hotel again THE NOT SO GREAT: pool & spa close too early, unable to enjoy each restaurant as the hotel limits you to how many you can choose during your stay and reservations fill up too quickly, evening entertainment was rather boring and unoriginal compared to other resorts throughout the caribbean that we have visited, the young bar tenders were friendly, the not young bartenders were rather matter of fact.

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Restaurant staff and management

    We’re currently in the hotel the place is beautiful the food is amazing, but the staff are so rude it makes you feel uncomfortable, we had a big incident in the restaurant with the manger and a member of staff, he wasn’t happy that I turned up at 9.30 to give my 7 year old daughter a plate of pasta after the entertainment, he was already rude and abrupt before I got there with my mum, anyway it ended up in the manager literally shouting at me and my mum and a member of staff laughing at us,I walked straight out to inform the head of management (or so i thought) my mum went to room crying I didn’t eat either did my daughter, it was so intimidating and aggressive I still can’t believe it, after filing a complaint the management have done absolutely nothing so bare in mind if you book this hotel and have any problems 99.% it’s not going to be resolved, I’ve never left a review on trip advisor but after that I’ve had too ..also the men on the beach that pressure you to buy things offer you weed and cocaine literally chase you up the beach, also they will teach your kids bad words which they happy scram at each other there’s no relaxing so good luck with that, but like I said can’t fault the place or food, pool area is really nice the life guards are probably the nicest members of staff here, unfortunately we won’t be back next year down to this, also heads up on the miserable towel man his attitude is beyond clearly has no customer service skills..the waiters name with the glasses is Kenda god help you if your on his station ..good luck

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Couples vacation

    My vacation at the Grand Bahia was good, I've stayed there 2 times so far. Each time finding different things to do and places to eat. I did have problems with getting dinner reservations. I was able to reserve 2 restaurants out of 5 days there. The food is ok,drinks were good, service was great. The only complaint I really have is the carpet conditions. This hotel is beautiful and has lots of amenities,so I was shocked that during both visits how disgusting the carpets in the hallways looked and smelled. I was planning on having my wedding at this hotels but the dirty carpets in the hallways of the hotels has me second guessing. I do not want my wedding guest having bad thoughts/comments due to the look. Although the rooms were clean and had no carpet in the room.. Having to walk thru the filthy hallways to get to the guest rooms was a deal breaker for me. Which is sad because I really enjoyed this hotel..

    Nov 10, 2019
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