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Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort

Jamaica

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4.5
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4.6
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4.3 out of 5
"Took a one year and four year old. Super family friendly! Great water park. Wonderful staff." – BearKr8
277 out of 315 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.5
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4.3 out of 5
"Took a one year and four year old. Super family friendly! Great water park. Wonderful staff." – BearKr8
277 out of 315 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Dive trip 1 view from our room Snorkeling the eef right off the beach Room view of infinity pool and ocean View from least exp room Infinity Pool Fun Sundown at Runaway Bay Dive trip 3 Our view THE BEACH morning at the infinity pool PHOTO SHOOT Photo of a lifetime view from infinity pool to ocean View from the buffet dining Long Beach Night time beach great view So FUN!!! Sunset over Jewel Beach amazing small part of the rather nice beach View from beach Room with a view!!! Relaxing Infinity pool and dive boat Fish Need Food!!
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September 3, 2016
Great location to vacation!!!

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort was a beautiful resort! The food was excellent, the service and staff were amazing. I highly recommend it and miss it so much already!


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From: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 27, 2016
Best Vacation Ever!!!

We are generally very easy to please and easy to get along with. We are not the type to complain and will have a good time no matter what the circumstances may be. I start with that comment because I know of others who wouldn't have been as pleased as we were with the resort. As far as the positives: - There is so much to do - or not do - at this resort. The water is beautiful! We went in late August and never had to worry about finding a beach chair in the shade or in the sun. Our kids had a blast at the water park, and I won't lie - I spent hours in the lazy river. They play laser tag three times a day at the resort, something I had anticipated my daughters (ages 13 and 15) would love - they didn't, but we did almost everything together as a family. We snorkeled the reef, and it was beautiful. I have seen better reefs, but for something to do right in front of your hotel? - it was gorgeous. There were three pools, all of which were always clean and comfortably warm. There were always activities going on, and people seemed to be enjoying them very much. To clarify the "or not do" comment, I will admit that we are not the kind who generally join in activities. We like to do our own thing at our own pace, and we had a blast doing so. If you are a person who likes to join in activities, you would enjoy this resort as well. - The food - I can honestly say we enjoyed every restaurant and every meal at Jewel Runaway Bay. Was it the same quality as, say, a cruise ship restaurant, or a 5 star restaurant, no. But I liked everything I ate, and I am pretty picky. Our favorite was the Japanese Restaurant - it requires reservations, but that was never a problem (we got them the day before). We actually ate there 3 times. We ate at Platinum twice - the food was pretty good, but the presentation is a blast. We ordered different things just because the presentation was so fun, but the food was also very tasty. We ate at the buffet for breakfast every day, and for lunch on our first day. There were a variety of selections, and we always found something we wanted. A shout out to Egg Boy who entertained us so much. The Italian restaurant was very good - we just simply ran out of time so only ate their once. Our second favorite was the pizza place - Court Jesters. The pizzas were outstanding, and they also offer gourmet selections and dessert at dinner. Their chocolate mousse cake was the best dessert I had all week. The Aquamarina grill was outstanding as well. We ate there for lunch on most days. The only problem was that my husband had the only negative experience with a server at this restaurant, but it only happened once. There is a pasta bar behind the grill that serves very good pasta dishes during lunch as well. The last place we finally got to was the grill at the waterpark. It was a mistake not to eat there sooner, because the chicken sliders were AMAZING - the jerk mayonnaise was absolutely delicious. - The rooms - my husband described them as "tired" looking. The hotel is older. However, they were very clean, and we always had plenty of towels. Our housekeeper, Donette, did a fantastic job. The television was a good size flat screen and had sufficient channels to entertain us when we were in the room. The shower was lovely, and I absolutely loved the showerhead. The only complaint I have is the bathroom is arranged kind of oddly. There is no door to the bathroom. The toilet is behind a frosted glass door. The shower is around the corner and also has a frosted glass window. The problem with this is that I have two teenage daughters, and it was very tricky for them to share the room with my husband. We used Command adhesive hooks and a shower curtain to create a privacy blind of sorts so it wasn’t a huge issue. The beds were reasonably comfortable. The air conditioning was very good. - Special mentions: - Hugh drove us from the airport to the resort. He was very entertaining and funny and gave us a lot of information about the area on the way to the resort. He was the perfect start to our trip. - Antonio, one of the lifeguards from the water park - very funny and always made us feel welcome. - Shontario - always made my youngest daughter smile. - Donette - terrific housekeeper There were so many whose names I can’t remember that made our trip the wonderful vacation that it was. They would check on us at the beach, by the pool, at the waterpark. For the most part, everyone at the resort was friendly and made us feel at home. - The cons - If you are expecting 100% gourmet meals, you will be disappointed. If you are expecting posh accommodations (keep in mind we were in a “waterview” room, not a suite), this may not be the place for you. Paying the little bit extra for a waterview room is not worth it - there is a lot more pool view than ocean. We had a great vacation at Jewel Runaway Bay. I hope it won’t be our last.


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

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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From: New york
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 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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