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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Jamaica

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4 Nights with Air from $739 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 871 Reviews
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3.8
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3.5
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4.2
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3.4
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3.8
3.8 out of 5
"Just got back from a trip to the GBP in Jamaica and loved it. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very nice and accommodating. From the moment I checked in to the time I had to leave I enjoyed my stay..." – Wvfish
679 out of 1,013 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.8
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3.5
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4.2
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3.8
3.8 out of 5
"Just got back from a trip to the GBP in Jamaica and loved it. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very nice and accommodating. From the moment I checked in to the time I had to leave I enjoyed my stay..." – Wvfish
679 out of 1,013 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Best Coconut Ever!!! Beach Area Small part of the beach at the resort Hotel Seen from Secret Beach room view View from Balcony Views over looking the pool Nice beach The room view balcony view one of the views Beach The beach Fish In The Cove The perfect view!! Our view View from my room Gran Bahia Runaway from our balcony Pool view from balcony sunrise nice elevator huh? Grand Bahia room service Pool fun View 6th floor from the 5th floor Beautiful sunset reflecting off the water pool bar sunset Lobby A blast Rug by room The wife The view at night Beautiful resort Beautiful water The resort View from our balcony Pool and beach from room Don Pablo Restaurant Life at the Pool Rug outside elevator paradise The resort's beach View from room balcony Mikado restaurant 7th Floor Room View View of resort from room fun The floating jerk boat. Jr Suite The beach Beach!!! broke down furniture and trash in hallway View From Our Room Roach found in room The pool at night in front of the steakhouse. View from the room sunset pool from the 5th floor 50 shades of blue The room Stain in hallway Gran Bahia 2012 GBP Jamaica pool. View from junior suite 7th floor Beautiful beach and water. Our View
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December 4, 2019
Do not choose this hotel!

From the time of arrival on the property there were class distinctions evident. The Amstar Travel representatives made the distinction at the first stop that it was the Luxury Bahia. So when we were deposited outside of the plain Grand Bahia Principe, we and everyone on the bus going to other hotels to begin their vacation knew that we were not luxury guests. When our luggage was unloaded at the foot of the hotel stairs, there were 4 bellman standing at the top of the stairs talking among themselves. However, no one made an effort to come down the stairs to grab our bags.There was no welcome drink provided until I made a loud statement about "where is the welcome drink upon arrival?" We were placed in a dark room, where I had to take the lap shades off to get more light. The beds were smaller than any other hotel I have ever stayed in over 30+ years of travel. The carpet in the hallways of the floors where guests were located were dank, dirty, worn with holes and patched. In the middle of the night, the toilet started to back up. We called the front desk 5 times only to be asked on each new call the same information. We were told that a Manager would come and a Manager never did. We started to notice flying bugs in the room, without our having opened the terrace door. So the bugs were entering from another location. After going to the lobby and asking to speak to a Manager. A lovely Guest Services Manager Ms. Jones offered to spray the room but I declined due to upper respiratory concerns of my spouse. I asked for a different room and was given a another room that was free of flying bugs and had better light. The service in several locations was inconsiderate and sullen. People were at the pool bar attempting to get drinks and everyone was told "bar closed!" No attempt to service or direct you to a open bar. The pool was closed for 5 hours, no explanation given just staff blowing whistles at people who attempted to enter the pool. The beach was littered with garbage and had rocks. The bellman who reported to transport us out of our bug infested room did not greet us upon arrival, even though I said hello... He stood at the entrance of our room door talking on his cellphone. After a heated verbal exchange about the bags that he expected us to lift onto the cart in the hallway, we sent him away. The food was redundant and the selection was sparse. The WiFi was poor in the lobby, my daughter could not check school e-mail. The bathtub was left with dirt rings once the room was supposedly cleaned. We were a party of 3 but only towels for 2 were provided daily. What a freekin DISASTER this vacation was. I can't imagine that this is acceptable to your brand. Please send staff to anonymously evaluate this hotel because it is really bad! Had a great experience last year with Cheap Caribbean in Cancun but this trip makes me reconsider Cheap Caribbean moving forward. This hotel should be removed from consideration for your travelers and AmStar should consider what they say on the bus describing hotels. Additionally, they should stop asking for tips for bus drivers. Lastly, they should stop packing the bus like sardines because it was an uncomfortable ride and a terrible way to begin a vacation. Should have taken pictures...


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From: Bronx, NY
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 23, 2019
Mixed Bag

The Lobby, Sports Bar, outdoor bars and pool areas were lovely and spacious. The dining options, quality of food, and interior hallways in the resort rooms were not up to par. My room, however was spacious and well thought out with a big terrace and gorgeous biew if the resort and sea. The beach was disappointingly small on the Grand Bahia side. I had a lovely time and enjoyed myself but would try a smaller more upscale resort.


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From: New York
Age: 45-54

November 9, 2019
Great vacation

Please my people, just don’t read what some people say and be discouraged. Y’all already know you can’t please everyone no matter what you do; there’s always gonna be one with attitude..... Anyways, our vacation was just awesome! Starting from the airport, be prepared because some airport Employees are so rude!!!!!! I wish I could report them, but one lady at the custom counter was finally nice to us by welcoming us to Jamaica. But when it comes to the transportation we reserved, they got us really good except that it’s a little long route from the airport because of the multiple drop offs. Weird but the bus driver helper was selling a whole stack of weed as the bus was rolling lol. At the hotel, we were greeted with unlimited great cocktails. Everyone in the hotel were so nice and ready to help! Honestly, they’ll take good care of u. My fiancé is vegan but the chef is omg! He’s sooo great, he would do anything, making sure she had her food. But I tell y’all what.... please don’t let anything stop y’all, go and enjoy tour time. Plenty of food and drinks!!!!!! Bars in pools!!!! Live music, karaoke and more!!!!!!! I’ll come back with names so you’ll know who to look for.


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From: Silver Soring, MD
Age: 35-44

October 17, 2019
Not worth it

Laid back, terrible service. Food options are gross and limited


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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is a Victorian style hotel, located right on the beach, with 850 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
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Junior Suite Superior Ocean Front
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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 ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 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 ($)
  • Sauna ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports Center
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


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: Buffet restaurant located at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica.

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.

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.

Piscis
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 10:30am-6pm; Bar - daily, 10:30am-6pm.
Description: Buffet restaurant located in Playa resort.
Dress code: Casual.

Night Snack
Type: Snacks
Hours:Daily, 11pm-7am.
Description: Snacks located by the beach at Piscis.

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 Piano 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

24-hour Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.



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
Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turn-down service, 20% discount on Couples Spa massage, late check out upon availability, special room decoration and surprise gift

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 18 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.

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.


Resort Update
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is proud to advise of a number of enhancements they will be carrying out at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica through 2019. In addition to the re-conceptualization of its theme restaurants, lobby bar and re-decorating the main lobby, the Kid's Club will also be revamped. By 2020 they will have a new Teen's Club and Sports Bar, as well as a fully refurbished gym. This enhancement project will not pose any inconveniences for guests.



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