Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay is situated in the heart of Runaway Bay on a beautiful site on the northern coast of Jamaica. It combines Victorian style with soothing colors and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The hotel offers 525 Junior Suite Deluxe rooms featuring garden views, ocean views or ocean front. Experience the exclusive services at the most luxurious brand of Bahia Principe, exclusively for adults. You'll also have access to all the services of Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica. Come and find your place in the paradise of Runaway Bay.   Unlimited à la carte dining at specialty restaurants of the complex (subject to availability), wide selection of international and premium liquors, exclusive beach and pool bar service, unlimited drinks at all hotel bars with a large selection of domestic liquor and beer and free 24-hour WiFi throughout the hotel

It’s ideal for:
Travelers who want to experience Jamaica from a more exclusive perspective. Those who appreciate quality and attention to detail, as well as an extra touch of luxury. Demanding customers with high expectations.

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

Property Information

Year Built: 2015
Buildings: 4
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 525


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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 5334 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Poor - Not feeling pivilaged.

    We are privileged members. We got nothing extra. We had to pay for our airport transfer separate, no meet and greet at the airport. There was mold in the shower. No adult entertainment in the adult chill hut, we had to go to the grand side for all entertainment - not ok. The sports bar allows children (they need to change the name if this is so). The staff is great. The luxury side offers you nothing besides having no kids.

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best vacation ever!

    This was our best vacation ever! We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and we brought our two kids and our niece ages 25, 22 and 20. The kids had a blast and made a bunch of friends. For our anniversary we had a banner and a bottle of champagne in our room. The kids went to the concierge desk and ordered a cake for us which they surprised us with. Our son had an accident in the middle of the night one night and the staff was very attentive. The nurse came and patched him up. We got several phone calls and personal check ins the next day from the staff to make sure that he was ok. One of our rooms had mosquitos and we requested that they spray. I think because we were on the ground floor is the reason we had so many. Like is said, this was our best vacation ever and would recommend this hotel. We were on the Luxury side which was quieter. We had no problems getting a spot by the pool and there were always chairs available. We are excited to try the other Bahia Principe properties. Our only complaint is that it was hard to book reservations. We were able to get only 2 but not a big deal for us.

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Yes, yes and yes!

    After reading a whole lot of mixed reviews, I am happy to share that this is a 5* resort. Disclaimer: This is a long review Traveling in May means less people and I highly recommend it. Of course the traveling from the airport to the hotel is a bit long and that is only because the bus driver wants to fill it up and that is not the hotels fault. The ride is about 55 mins. You can get Red Stripe for 5$ and the luggage loaders do ask if you smoke up or snort. Simply say no but thank you. Check in was a breeze. Upon arrival, you are served a warm lemony cloth to wash off and a cocktail. You are then escorted by staff to your room. What you have to know is that whatever number your room is the first 2 numbers are the block, the last 3 tell you what room you are in and what floor to get off. Example: 26324 = block. 26, third floor, room 26324. Now, the review. Let’s start with the negatives: There is no beach really on the adult side really. It’s more of a rocky swimming hole but much more cooler than the pools. Do bring swim shoes. The pools are amazing! Skipping to the good part: The grounds are just beautiful The staff is courteous - do say good morning/afternoon. Smiles are free Plenty of pools for whatever you fancy Drinks are just awesome - do tip your server The food… OMG ❤️ Bars close at midnight but you can go to the discotheque until 2 am Kareoke at the sports bar at the Grand is cool as well There is a trolley to take you all over Amazing Wifi Foam party is on Friday White party is on Saturday I did the all day catamaran excursion to Dunn Falls - it was awesome! Saw some nasty accidents so do bring water shoes and listen to your guide. Please take the time to go to the Grand side for nightly entertainment and the beach during the day. Don’t forget: Tons of lotion - SPF 60 is the way to go 1$ bills (USD) for tips Insulated cups if you want them but this resort actually has decent sized cups Straws (for those who can’t stand the cardboard ones) Water shoes for the Luxury side Hammock flottie Hat/cap/bandana and sunglasses (thank me later) A power bank as plugs are scarce in the room (rooms have euro and American outlets) I do recommend and will be returning. Thanks to the entire staff! Pool bartenders and the entertainment crew were amazing! Shout out to chef Jordan on seafood night. Seriously the best vacation I have been on. See you next year Bahia Principe ❤️🇯🇲

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    If you're planning on vacationing in Jamaica, please check this property out. You won't regret it!!!!!

    I have no idea how to begin this review. Because it was such an amazing experience.I'm literally sitting in my living room trying to figure out where to start. Because I don't want to leave anything out. Let's start by saying from the time I landed in montego Bay Jamaica airport everything was exactly as I wanted it to be. My transportation was waiting for me at the airport which I Book through Expedia. My driver was very professional and welcoming. Upon arriving at the hotel, I have to say I was in awwwwwww of the atmosphere of the Bahia Principe Luxury Hotel in Runaway Bay . It was beautiful more beautiful in person than the pictures on the internet. I was so excited and very please not just me, but also my son. Upon checking in I had a slight situation with my wristband and in all honesty,this is the first time I was okay with having an issue ,Because I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet such wonderful people Shanieka Burrell.Amoy Black and Brania Robinson ,Shannon Blackwood.Petagaye Williams These ladies were so nice and considerate to the issue I was having. I was amazed at how their customer service skills were exceptionally good but more importantly genuine. And that's the main reason why I'm taking the time to write this review is Because they're not just workers at your hotel, they're definitely an asset to your company. They went above and beyond to reassure me that the issue would be taken care of and it was.They were so apologetic for the situation at hand and I was very pleased. This hotel is definitely for couples. Families traveling with young children or teenagers because they not only have an adult side They also have a family side. The hotel is filled with entertainment fun activities. The beach is beautiful and the restaurants are phenomenal With lots of choices, whether vegan vegetarian etc... And I'm speaking from my personal experience. I'm praying that if you do visit. You'll have close to the same experience. I have or even better. One of my favorite restaurants is Takara If you ever decide to visit, please ask for Shanice Tugman our server She was exceptional, constantly checking in on us making sure that everything was the way we wanted it . Special thanks also to Shonnel Gayle, Raston Samuels amazing people. I cannot express my heartfelt gratitude towards them. It was my son's birthday. They brought out u a cake for him which I didn't expect and that melted my heart. My son was so excited and so surprised. Thank you for making his birthday so special. As you know, this hotel has a lot of restaurants which is great, but I loved eating at the Jazmin restaurant I can't say enough of the staff there. They greeted you with a smile every day and constantly Ask you if you needed anything, even if they weren't waiting on your table Special thanks to Terron Stanley Who greeted us with a smile every time we walked in. His service was Was nothing short of great even when he weren't waiting on us. He would still come over and ask if we needed anything. I would also like to thank a young man by the name of Lester. Thank you for also checking in on our table to see if we needed anything. Last but not least, I love the fact that this restaurant also carried a variety of food. It had a lot of Jamaican specialized dishes and also American style dishes and also Spanish-style dishes. I loved having many options to choose from. I would also like to give special. Thanks to the Guest Experience Team Shekora Spence.Monique Scottand Having your guests having the time of their life while on vacation, it's a very important thing and you guys didn't fall short in that area. Thank you for constantly checking in to make sure that me and my son was comfortable and was having a good time, that meant a lot. As for the young Ladies at the Front Desk Diamond Sinclair and Nicora Francis Thank you for greeting me with a smile every morning. Or every afternoon or evening, whenever you worked. Thank you for helping me changing out my money and always asking if there's anything else you can do for me. I really appreciate all the people. I've interacted with at this hotel. Everyone there as definitely made my vacation with my son. Very pleasant and for that I am truly grateful in this world where people can be so cruel and negative. Everyone finds the time to make reviews about negativity, but most of the time they will never take not even 2 seconds to commend People for great customer service And this is why I tried to remember everyone's name. I've written them down on pieces of paper trough out my stay because the CEO and committee board of this company needs to know the type of exceptional staff they have working for them. From house cleaning to people who are just doing landscaping Your entertainment crew, even the people at the pool handing out the towels Special thanks to the resort spa for their exceptional massages. I have no complaints except for in the beginning,When my wristband didn't work far a short period of time and that could never overshadow the great experience Me and my son had. you guys are truly an amazing team, at least from my perspective. Thank you for a great vacation Filled with wonderful memories Please forgive me for any typos miss punctuations, but i'm writing this after a sixteen hour shift, but it's worth it.untill next time and yes I will be returning THE BAHIA PRINCIPE LUXURY HOTEL IN RUNAWAY BAY IS WORTH EVERY DIME A SAVED FOR THIS VACATION. Thank you...

    May 17, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A wonderful stay

    Lovely hotel, in a beautiful setting, with great facilities. Very well maintained and we felt service was excellent. Nothing seemed too much bother for most of the staff. They added to the great experience we had. The choice of food in the restaurants was impressive and the themed nights gave us variety over the time we were there. We enjoyed a couple of the A la carte restaurants but be aware that they get booked up very quickly. The communal areas never seemed overcrowded. Our room was cleaned and refreshed daily. We took advantage of the gym, which is air conditioned and contained a reasonable number of exercise machines. Thunder ( one of the gym instructors) led a few yoga, Pilates classes we attended on the pagoda by the sea. He was great and we really enjoyed his classes. We don’t normally do all- inclusive holidays but we enjoyed our stay at this resort. It gave us flexibility to do some excursions because of it’s proximity to Kingston, Montego Bay and the Blue Mountains.

    May 16, 2024