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).

Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay is an adults-only resort located right on the beach of Runaway Bay. Guests will receive exquisite service from staff that has been trained to meet the highest demands. The spa, pools, and fine restaurants promise guests the perfect opportunity for relaxation and luxury.

The more adventuresome can take part in watersports including snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. If you want to relax, lie on the 800 meters of white sand beach, and let waiters take care of your every need in the exclusive loungers area. To really unwind, get a massage at the spa, or try the comprehensive thermal circuit.

You'll never go hungry with unlimited dining at the wide selection of restaurants. At the Palmyra restaurant, enjoy an international buffet with theme nights by country. Mikado Japanese Restaurant features the finest Japanese dishes, while Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant offers classic Italian favorites. Meat lovers will enjoy the Garden Grill Steakhouse Restaurant, which presents grilled meats with their original seasonings.

When the sun goes down, the fun doesn't stop. There's always something to do at night, with regular live music and shows, karaoke, and billiard. Don't miss out on the Ska discotheque, which plays Reggae music for you to dance the night away.

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica (except main buffet).


Runaway Bay- Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2013
Buildings: 4
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 525


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 4308 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Destination wedding

    destination wedding at this resort is awesome as the photographer was able to capture the entire resort,being there for 7 days the food was excellent available from several restaurants and several beach events .The rooms are large with a fully stock mini bar The view from the balcony is breath taking.Every night different entertainment with a special club for adults only ..The luxury side is restricted to adults only. The best activity I experience is snorkeling just off the beach compound with wonderful fish species ,so bring along your full snorkeling equipment with a goPRO

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Return to Luxury Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay Jamaica

    We recently returned after two weeks in the Luxury Bahia Principe in October 2020 Our visit was nice and relaxing The hotel is huge and has many steps, Good to keep the weight off, after eating all those calories We enjoyed the Jerk chicken and the Curry dishes served at the buffet, and various restaurants for lunch The shows were good, especially the Steel Band night, Fire eating at the beach party night was also a good one. The island music band at the Grand section is worth seeing. Plays nice and good island music Our room was looking over to the"West" in the Luxury section, where the sunsets are outstanding. The pool at the Luxury section was very active during the day with lots of drinking and various games. Fun to watch. We visited all of the A la carte restaurants. We found the service and the food was outstanding in the Italian restaurant (Dolchivita). Our server was Kavaun. Nice person. Try the combination appetizer. Good for two having a bit of everything. The drink selection was good with many premium drink choices to get at various bars, in the Luxury area. The staff which we got to know the best and enjoyed seeing and chatting with them were "Remond at the beach bar, Latoya, Fernando, Maurine. In the reception Kyle. The butler service was great and those who were really good and helped us, were Simone, Titan her assistant. Simone, you made a big difference to our holiday and we enjoyed your dedication and the artwork on our bed. We spent quite a bit of our time on the Grand beach which was nice and had more shade. The guy that offered lobster in the water, everyone who tried his dishes thought it was excellent and well priced. ($25.00 US). Good experience To get from one section of the hotel to the other, there is a trolley bus about every 15 minutes to pick you up at various points. There were many lounges to get and they have a good policy, where early risers cannot secure with towels and leave until close to 9 am. The staff that greets you at the entrance for breakfast and lunch to place you at the table, need to be provided some more training and those serving water and coffee the same. This is the only reason I am giving it a 4 Star. Too laid back and the wait can be overextended if you get the wrong waiter. Other than that, it is a nice place to go to. We are repeat guests having visited the chain over 19 times in the last 10 years. The corrections to make it a 5 star in our opinion, is easy to accomplish. Management I suspect will be making these corrections, if not already done. Looking forward to visiting the chain in November 2020 with a group of repeat guests. Place and time to be determined. Stephen and Barbara F

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst Ever!!!

    Firstly, I visit Jamaica quite often. I was excited to get to my second home. Upon arrival, check-in was great to be objective. However, the rooms were moldy my room was 24101 on the corner facing the main pool. My wife and I had to constantly have the staff bring lavender oil, to calm the stench. In addition, the Marksman staff stationed outside of my room were very raucous, thus we could not get good rest. Further, they were extremely rude and did not hesitate to let you know "they are not part of the hotel staff". Nevertheless, we were part of a group of 25 people vacationing for 3 days. The hotel needs to alter the carpet in the hallways. It is my opinion that is where the mold is originating. Moreover, hotel staff is hit or miss. Maureen the bar waitress stood out as she was very pleasant to deal with. It was apparent most of the hotel staff were happy to have their jobs. In particular, the young man who waited on us in the Jasmine Restaurant. The individual was quite disgruntled to say the least. He would walk away mid conversation throwing utensils and dishes. I wish I was making this up, but it is true. Our experience in the Asian restaurant quite the same. The server appeared to be discombobulated and told my wife and sister in law to " share the appetizers". Just because she kept forgetting the orders. She rolled her eyes repeatedly at me for asking simple questions. Mainly, because she failed to write them down. In addition, the pool DJ's are very disrespectful toward married people, and especially to women. One of them disrespected me and wife of 17 years. Although the hotel property views weee beautiful and the beach gorgeous. I am sorry I registered for the myBahia. This experience was atrocious, and I am very sorry I spent the money to stay here. Every experience from no washcloths in the room, breathing mold, no mini bar restocking. Sigh, Once again we breathe in the mold for 3 days. The Jasmine Restaurant the air conditioning went out on Sunday, and it was about 90 degrees. I am thinking this is where the virus started my wife had caught a bug and we had to go to urgent care upon our arrival to the states. The food temps and the bacteria of so many patrons most have contributed to the outbreak. In conclusion, the bartenders by the pool are the reason we're the only upside. Whoever is in charge of this place can feel free to contact me. This is situation warrants a response from your too brass. Maybe you are unaware of what is happening in your resort. My membership number ends in 3372. You can access my contact information. Sorry, this was worst experience ever!!!

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely hotel, would recommend.

    List of the positives: Beautiful compound, great view from your room, Lots of activities throughout the day, Friendly and helpful staff, Great verity of food choices (local and international), Rooms were clean and with updated fixtures List of shortcomings: Kids were sometimes seen on the adults-only side, I did not like the beaches the were small and mostly filled with seaweed.

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    if I could give this resort negative stars I would. Got to resort Monday afternoon left Sunday morning. From Friday - Sunday I I got very ill from the food/water there. I got hospitalized back at home because I was diagnosed with salmonella. The food was god awful and especially the food at the outside buffet I’m sure the food doesn’t get changed out until later on in the day. Cheese sitting out looks rotten and smells bad. I will never return back to this resort due to the pure laziness of these chefs and staff in general . the cooks give zero sh*ts when they are cooking alomg with nothing is properly sanitized. I watched how the bars wash their cups and they used the same bucket of soap and water , dump it then dump it in water and pour your drink In there. VERY unsanitary. I’m not sure how this hotel is rated 5 stars sounds rigged and like BS to me. Don’t book your trip or you’ll end up hospitalized back at home like me.

    Nov 12, 2019
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