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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Jamaica

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5 Nights with Air from $639 All-Inclusive
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When you enter the open-air lobby of this Victorian-style resort, you'll immediately feel the Jamaican breezes wash over ... More

Customer Rating 492 Reviews
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3.9
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3.6
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4.2
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3.4
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3.8 out of 5
"My husband and I travelled to Grand Bahia Principe April 5-9. Had a fabulous time. The resort is gorgeous, plenty of restaurants to pick from and food was delicious. I really enjoyed the beach and the ..." – Image
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3.9
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3.6
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4.2
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3.4
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3.8 out of 5
"My husband and I travelled to Grand Bahia Principe April 5-9. Had a fabulous time. The resort is gorgeous, plenty of restaurants to pick from and food was delicious. I really enjoyed the beach and the ..." – Image
409 out of 576 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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February 21, 2017
What a disappointment.

This was my second and LAST VISIT to this resort. Our first trip 3 years ago was heavenly - perfect. Great food, no outages, no issues. Suspect management has changed because never have 2 vacations in the same location been so different. Not even sure where to begin. * No security on the beach. Witnessed a local seller assault another seller at the water's edge. Rent-a-cop security first tried to laugh it off, then pretended to care when guests complained. Reported all of it to head security after the assailant called me an F-ing Elephant in front of security. We were assured assailant would be removed and we would be informed. Never heard a thing. Day 2 - assailant on beach again and we went straight to head of security. Informed by all that there is nothing they can do about it as it is international waters. Asked if we wanted marine police to remove assailant. Stated yes and head of security agreed to find us with a status report. Never heard ANYTHING. Next day and all remaining days - same assailant on beach. BASICALLY - this resort should advertise that they will do nothing to protect their guests in the water, as it is out of their jurisdiction. Witnessed local sellers begging food and drinks from guests since it's all inclusive and guests providing in front of security guards. TOTAL JOKE. We complained and they did NOTHING - never had the courtesy to even update us, as THEY PROMISED. * Bars and restaurants out of basic goods for DAYS. 3 days with no diet coke, several locations missing RUM in JAMAICA. 3PM in the afternoon and the frozen drink machines not ready. No tomato juice for bloody marys. No fruit for any drinks. Buffet terrible with leftovers day after day of the same stuff. Wait 10 minutes for them to get plates - one bar ran out of cups. It was a comedy of errors. Thank goodness we bought Vodka and chocolate at duty free on the way. We spent a week at an all-inclusive and lost weight. *Grounds/Upkeep - our last visit, the place was pristine. This time was just dirty and rundown. Our elevator had the numbers ripped off the walls and scratches all over - looked like a Motel 6 elevator. Garbage and debris all over. Just not a 5 star resort like last time. CheapCaribbean.com and Amstar were wonderful to work with -I'd highly recommend them, I just suggest you go somewhere else. This place sucked.

nice elevator huh? broke down furniture and trash in hallway
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From: Kenosha WI
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 19, 2017
A home away from home

This resort was amazing the staff was excellent. Food was ok but everything else was great . The staff made me very comfortable , like I was visiting family. Housekeeping was excellent. The resort has an amazing selection for entertainment. I will be going back

A home away from home A home away from home
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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: New york
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 17, 2017
Great resort in jaimaca

Grounds are beautiful. Staff are super nice. Room was very spacious with a balcony, king sized bed and amazing view. Bathroom was spacious and clean. Had to pay 6 usd a day to use the safe. That seemed silly. Should be included. Beaches were amazing. Pool was a blast. This is a huge resort! Upwards of 1500 rooms. Never was a problem getting a pool chair or a beach chair. The pool was huge. My biggest complaint was the food. It was pretty terrible. Super difficult to get a reservation in any of the restaurants... and still food was not that good (although we only got to try 1) We did not stay on the luxury side. I am told that the luxury side has better food..aside from that and a larger drink selection the only difference that I could tell was the adults only rule. Speaking of... there was a pretty limited selection for drinks. I think if I came back I would bring my own drinks.. and go out to town for a few groceries. Final complaint.. was a faint septic smell when we arrived that I'm not sure if we just got used to or went away... but it didn't bother me much after the first day. My husband fell in love with the place. We will be back.

View from our balcony Small part of the beach at the resort
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From: Maryland
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 16, 2017
The best Birthday Ever!

I would say this resort is a must see and stay for at least a week. You will not regret your choice and will be planning for a future return as soon as possible. Totally awesome from the beginning to the end!!!


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From: Barow , Florida
Age: 55-64
Travel: 7+ trips/year

Room Information

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is a Victorian style hotel, located right on the beach, with 920 spacious rooms offering a variety of amenities, fully-fitted bathrooms and canopy beds.

Room Details

Junior Suite Superior
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Superior Sea View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive beach bonanza for every member of your fam-bam.

The white, cabana-ish tents that hug the pool and provide shade while you chillax.

Being greeted by colorful, fresh bougainvillea on your massage table in the spa.

The two coolio, curvy pools that are a coconut's throw from the beach.

 

What We'd Change

The beach is a little pebbly, so make sure you bring your water shoes. The upside is that it makes for truly excellent snorkeling right off shore.

 

Why You Should Go

It's 75 minutes from Mobay airport. Don't fret. You'll be greeted with a welcome cocktail soon.

The beach is a bit pebbly, so bring your water shoes.

Before your flight home, hit Club Mobay at the airport for A/C, drinks and lots of spoiling.

Book your airport transfers with us before you arrive. You'll avoid a lot of headaches.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 8 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Elevators
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Catamarans
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports Center
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving

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.

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Salt Coppers Villa, Runaway Bay

+876 973 7000

Hotel Description

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica: All-Inclusive & All-Fam-tastic

When you enter the open-air lobby of this Victorian-style resort, you'll immediately feel the Jamaican breezes wash over you. Next, you'll encounter a sea of white, wicker chairs on the expansive porch (they're oh-so British), where you can sip a cocktail and soak in all the awesome of the lush grounds. Wander through the complex and you'll be wowed by the glistening pools and the cerulean waves of Runaway Bay. Grab a Red Stripe from the swim-up bar while your kids can descend into a splash frenzy at their own pool. Then you can all gather for some Jerk Chicken at the snack bar, where you can plot your next adventures: water sports, nightly shows, and more. When might we expect you?

DINING

Nosheries galore up in here. Everything from delish Italian to fresh Japanese to a sizzlin' steakhouse. But there's more - this is just the tip of the foodberg.

Orquidea
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: The resort's main restaurant, offering an International buffet with ocean views. Dinner features theme nights spotlighting a different country's cuisine. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants, no open-toed shoes or sleeveless shirts.

Mikado
Type: Japanese
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Specialty a la carte Japanese restaurant featuring teppanyaki-style cooking. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants, no open-toed shoes or sleeveless shirts.

The Garden Grill Steakhouse
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Specialty a la carte Steak House restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants, no open-toed shoes or sleeveless shirts.

Dolce Vita
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant where you can enjoy conventional Italian cuisine. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants, no open-toed shoes or sleeveless shirts.

Burger Principe
Type: Fast food
Hours: Daily, 11pm-7am
Description: Serving soft drinks and fast food for the late-night crowd.

Don Pablo
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Specialty gourmet a la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants, no open-toed shoes or sleeveless shirts.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Show up thirsty and be filled at the sweet swim-up bars at the pool and beach bars. Want more? No problem. There's a sports, as well as a theater bar, but keep looking. There's a drinkery around every palm.

Beach Bar
Daily, 10am-5:30pm.

Disco SKA
Daily, 10pm-2am.

Daiquiri Lobby Bar
Daily, 10am-11pm.

Karaoke Lobby Bar
Daily, 11pm-1am.

Hybiscus
Pool bar. Daily, 10am-6pm

Sports Bar
Daily, noon-1am.

Calypso
Theater bar. Open during shows.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Lounge under an umbrella on a dreamtastic, white sand beach. For those who prefer chillaxing in their birthday suit, there's a beach for nude sunbathers. For pool-goers, there are two lake-type pools (one with three Jacuzzis) that connect and curve around the main building. There's even a pool for the young 'uns, where they can splash 'til they're all splashed out.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Water polo
Available for an additional charge:
  • Scuba diving

Land

  • Darts
  • Aerobics
  • Bicycles
  • Dance lessons
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Golf
Breezes Runaway Golf Course is 5 minutes from the resort and offers an 18 hole course. Additionally, Rose Hill Golf, White Witch Golf Course and Cinnamon Hills are all 30 minutes from the resort.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the resort.

Once checked in, guests may also access Bahia's exclusive smart-phone and tablet app that will allow them to make reservations on specialty restaurants, access a directory of services and social activities, as well as chat with the group they are traveling with.



SPA SERVICES

The Bahia SPA health and beauty center has 3 massage and treatment rooms, 2 saunas and 2 Jacuzzis with marvelous sea views.
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Hair salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica offers a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages. Please contact the hotel directly for more information.

Honeymoon Bonus
Guests who travel in 2014 will receive 1 complimentary bottle of tequila or rum, 1 fruit basket in the room upon arrival, upgrade to superior accommodation upon request and subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions: Must be within six months of original wedding date. Couples must present proof of marriage (marriage certificate) at the resort upon check-in and at time of dinner reservation with concierge desk. Please request HONEYMOON in the Special Request field when making your reservation. All terms and conditions must be met to receive this package.



CHILD CARE

The Kids Club offers daily activities including a mini discotheque, crafts, face painting and video games. The mini club is open from 10am-5pm and is for children ages 4-12. Babysitting services are also available for an extra charge for children 3 and under.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 75 minutes from Montego Bay's Airport (MBJ) and 2.5 hours from Kingston.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
At least 1 person per room must be 21 years of age or older to check in. 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.

Spring Break Policy
No student groups under 18 years old or spring-break groups are accepted.

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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