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Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort

Jamaica

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4 Nights with Air from $779 All-Inclusive
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4.3 out of 5
"Great service, hospitable staff, all you need right at the resort. Only issue was tiny ants on the wooden furniture. Overall, I'd return. Food is good, different options." – MsKismet
275 out of 313 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.3 out of 5
"Great service, hospitable staff, all you need right at the resort. Only issue was tiny ants on the wooden furniture. Overall, I'd return. Food is good, different options." – MsKismet
275 out of 313 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from the buffet dining Long Beach morning at the infinity pool Night time beach THE BEACH Snorkeling the eef right off the beach Room view of infinity pool and ocean Relaxing View from least exp room Fish Need Food!! Sunset over Jewel Beach amazing great view Room with a view!!! view from our room So FUN!!! view from infinity pool to ocean Dive trip 1 Infinity Pool Fun Infinity pool and dive boat Sundown at Runaway Bay Our view Photo of a lifetime PHOTO SHOOT View from beach small part of the rather nice beach Dive trip 3
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August 21, 2016
Great Resort

The resort & rooms were very clean. The staff very personable, pleasant & accommodating. The pools were great. The beach was very nice and the beach area very clean. There were plenty of lounge chairs both by the pool and the beach. The restaurants were good. I wish there was a larger variety at the main buffet. They served a lot of traditional Jamaican dishes but not too many American options. All but 1 restaurant were outdoors. I would have preferred more indoor restaurants. Saturday & Sunday seemed more crowded because the resort is open to the public. Overall very nice resort. We had a great time.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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5.0
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From: Long Island, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 17, 2016

My experience wasnt what I expected. The staff are very rude and not very friendly. The beaches and the pools are great. As an adult I enjoyed the kids water park more than I expected. The food I'll give it a 5/10. When I purchased my package I was told I'll get an upgraded room. But it wasn't given to me upon arrival. I was told I'll fly first class that wasn't given to me also. When u arrive at the hotel the front desk clerk started to help me but in the middle of helping me stopped and attended to someone else without even excusing himself. And forget to get back to helping me check in. I stand there for almost 20mins before I had to call and ask for someone else to help me. I felt like I was over charge and didn't get any of what I paid for. Besides the unfriendly staff the hotel room I'll give it a 10/10 the hallway 4/10 kids park 10/10 pools and beaches 10/10 a few friendly stink rays swam by very harmless. The also seem very very short on staff so I figured that's one of the reason for the staff having such a bad attitude, because they have to do almost everything. Bartend, clean, waiter and so much more. They need to hire different staff for different jobs so things could run smoothly.


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Overall Rating: 3
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3.0
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1.0
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From: New york
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 14, 2016
What an amazing stay!!!

I recently returned from a 5 day 4 night stay at jewel runaway bay. We were a party of 10 from ages 62yrs. to 4yrs. The ride from the airport wasn't as bad as I thought there was plenty to see and the driver was explaining some of the sights along the way. When we arrived at the resort we were checked in with no problems at all. Our bags were bought up to the room within maybe 15 minutes which was a plus considering other places I've stayed we had to call looking for our luggage. The food was delicious with plenty to choose from for all ages. The beach had plenty of chairs and we never had to scout out chairs at the crack of dawn. The same went for the pools plenty of chairs and the pools were clean and inviting. The resort staff was amazing, everyone was friendly and plesant aiming to please you. This resort is truly a kid friendly resort. My children had a ball and loved drinking the pina coladas. The water park was good with life guards around every corner. I really enjoyed the resort being a manageable size and not massive in size. This was especially good considering that the kids wanted to do there own thing. I never worried about there whereabouts because I knew I would bump into them in a matter of minutes. My only concern would be that the rooms weren't that big. But maybe next time I'll choose a larger room. Also we continued to run out of face towels. Other than that my main complaint is that we did not stay long enough. It was disappointing leaving with everyone wishing for a few more days. Overall this is a very good resort for families of all ages to take a vacation. If you're looking for a more intimate couples setting then this may not be the place for you.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Chicago
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 9, 2016
Best of times

The staff at the jewel where all great You get a smile every morning noon & evening the food was excellent the entertainment was GREAT I want to thank every one at the jewel for the best experience I had in Jamaica for the first time


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From: Poughkeepsie ny
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The resort offers 266 room and suites distributed between two and three-story buildings: Topaz, Ruby and Opal and the L- shaped Turquoise Building. For families or friends, there are 62 inter-connecting rooms available. The newly decorated and refurbished guestrooms will make this home away from home a perfect vacation haven.

Room Details

Premier Guestroom (PR)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Waterview Guestroom (WV)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

We love the three gorgeous pools at Jewel Runaway Bay Resort in Jamaica, especially the resort's brand-new, Jewel Lagoon Water Park. This 9,000 sq ft water park features tons of slides, family raft ride & a lazy river!
 

What We'd Change

This lively resort isn't for those looking for a quiet getaway, and all the activity can be overwhelming. If the pace gets too hectic, book a rejuvenating spa treatment and let the hustle and bustle fade away.
 

Why You Should Go

The Jewel has been completely remodeled and is now completely family-friendly. Plus, they still have complimentary greens fees and transportation to the world-class golf course next door.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Poolside Bar
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Basketball
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Internet Access
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Hammocks
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Beach Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Butler & Bell Staff
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tennis Courts

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort

58 Main Street

+876 973 6099

Hotel Description

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort: Family Fun at Jewel Lagoon Water Park

When the pace of life has gotten too fast, toss your everyday concerns to the wayside and make tracks for an exciting beach vacation at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Jamaica! With free airport transfers, three great pools, a luxurious spa and a beautiful beach, we're sure you will be living the island life in no time. Perched on Jamaica's beautiful northern coast, this recently renovated resort offers a gem of an all-inclusive deal ideal for all-ages. This sparkling getaway includes upscale accommodations, loads of water and beach activities, delicious meals at six unique restaurants, innovative and imaginative children club and teen's lounge, plus free greens fees at the PGA-quality golf course on-site.

The road to relaxation starts with sinking your toes in the warm, sugary sand before claiming a hammock strung between two waving palms. To really get in the spirit, sip on something cool while watching the inviting water bounce against the Caribbean clouds. Don't forget to try a "Gem of the Day" - it's the Jewel's daily signature cocktail. Worried about the kids? Don't be. Jewel has a brand new kids' and teens' lounge that offers plenty of great activities and programs. Knowing the kids are happy and well cared for, you'll want to rustle up a little activity yourself. So grab a complimentary kayak and high-five the waves just beyond the beach.

When things get too warm, cool off at the resorts newly opened Jewel Lagoon Water Park, offering over 10 attractions for toddlers to adults. The water park includes 5,000 sq ft oceanfront sundeck, zero-entry beach lagoon with geyers, 2 splash-down pools, kids slide & splash zone, lazy river with rock grottos & waterfalls, speed slide, family raft ride, full-service bar & grill, live music, cabanas to rent & more fun for the family to enjoy all day long.

The fun continues late into the night with live entertainment, theme nights and a wonderful dive-in movie night. Who could imagine catching a flick at the pool with a bowl of Jamaican jerk popcorn could be so fun? After a fun-filled day, get some shut-eye to the sound of the waves echoing through your luxurious room. When life starts wearing you down, look toward Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort to replenish your spirits in the joys of island life!

This hotel is All-Inclusive
Features include:

  • Unlimited food and drink
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Airport transfers from/to Montego Bay Sangster International Airport
  • Taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Platinum
Type:Caribbean
Hours: A la carte Breakfast: 7:30 am - 11:00 am Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Dinner: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm daily (closed Wednesday)
Description: Enjoy some of the most innovative, sophisticated and creative dishes at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort. Serving contemporary Caribbean cuisine for dinner and a delicious a la carte breakfast in the mornings, Platinum offers a refined experience in food, ambiance and service.
Dress code: Breakfast - Resort Casual
Dinner - Resort evening casual - smart evening wear, slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals welcome.

Coral Cafe
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7:00am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-2:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving innovative specialties.
Dress code: Resort casual - smart evening wear, slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals welcome.

Moonstone by Vincenzo
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description:
Serving fine Italian cuisine from both northern and southern Italy. Indoor and al fresco dining available.
Dress code: Resort evening casual dress is encouraged, including slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals.

Jade Samurai
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-9pm.
Description: Serving exotic gourmet specialties from the far East. Teppanyaki-style entertainment at set seating times. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Resort evening casual dress is encouraged, including slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals.

Aquamarina Beach Grill
Type: Light Fare
Hours: Daily, 11am-6pm
Description: Casual beach-side restaurant serving sandwiches, burgers and wraps.
Dress code: Bathing suits and bare feet welcome.

Golden Saber Sushi
Type: Fresh sushi
Hours: Dinner - 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm.
Description: Located inside Jade Samurai and offers guests a simply delectable and artful dining experience. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Resort evening casual.

Court Jester's Fire Oven Pizza
Type: Made-to-order Pizza
Hours: Daily, 12:30pm-9:30pm
Description: Dine on classic Italian pizza or other original creations using the freshest island ingredients.
Dress code: Casual

Hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Aquamarina Bar
Beach-side bar. Daily, 10am-midnight

Sunken Treasure
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm

Jasper's Chillin Piano Bar
Late night piano bar. Daily, 10am-2am

Bling!
Nightclub. Daily, 10pm-2am

Nightly Entertainment
Nightly entertainment at the resort includes the following:

  • Live entertainment
  • Theme nights and parties


BEACH

The resort is located directly on a stretch of fine, sandy beach on Jamaica's famed northern coast. Complimentary towels, umbrellas and loungers are available at the beach.


POOLS

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort features three whirlpools and three freshwater pools, including a beachfront, infinity-edge pool with a swim-up bar. Complimentary lounge chairs and towels are available at the pool.

The Jewel Pool Concierge pampers guests throughout the day with skewers of fresh fruit, a misting of cool, eucalyptus-infused water and ice-cold face towels. Not only will the concierge greet you at your cushioned lounge chair, they also swim to your pool float and offer you the same refreshing service.

On special nights, Jewel Runaway Bay shows classic films that you can watch from a pool lounger while enjoying Jamaican jerk popcorn.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Hobie-cat sailing
  • pool volleyball
  • Glass-bottomed boat rides
  • Scuba lesson in the pool
  • Jewel Lagoon Water Park

Available for an additional charge:

  • A Gold Palm 5-Star PADI-certified scuba diving facility (Lessons and instructors are also available)
  • Snorkeling tours
  • Water skiing

Land

  • Four tennis courts (lit for night play) and professional instruction
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Nature walks
  • Cricket
  • Beach soccer
  • Game room
  • 24-hr Exercise Facilities
  • Laser Tag
  • Archery

Golf
Jewel Runaway Bay offers complimentary greens fees (club fees and mandatory caddy and golf cart not included) at Runaway Bay Golf Club. The 18-hole, par-72 championship course, designed by Major John Harris, has hosted several professional events including a UK Ryder Cup match.



INTERNET

The resort offers complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

SPA SERVICES

Relax and unwind in the resort's full-service Radiant Spa. The spa's signature three-hour Radiant Spa Package includes a wide range of massages, body treatments, facials, and specialty spa packages at an additional cost. Daily, 8am-7pm.

WEDDING SERVICES

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort offers a variety of wedding services. Please contact the resort directly for a complete offering and details of wedding and honeymoon packages.


CHILD CARE

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort offers five programs for kids, from infants to teens, that include activities and excursions that are both fun and educational. The resort offers a variety of infant accessories complimentary to make your family comfortable in their room including cribs, bed rails, potty seats, etc.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Situated on the northern coast of Jamaica in Runaway Bay, the resort is located approximately 42 mi from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay. Approximate driving time to and from the airport is 80 minutes.

Transfers from and to Sangster International Airport are complimentary. Return flights and transportation are confirmed with the resort's front office to ensure that return trips to the airport are timely.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 11am.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort with the following exception:
A 5-night minimum stay is required every year for travel Dec 24-Jan 1.

Awards
Earned the 2014 Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence Award for the second consecutive year.
Winner of the Apple Vacations® Golden Apple Award 2013
Winner of the HolidayCheck.com Quality Selection 2014

Smoking Advisory
Effective July 15, 2013, Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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