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Situated on a private beach in Runaway Bay, Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive offers easy access to Green Grotto Caves.
At this all-inclusive property meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars are included in room rates. Taxes and gratuities, recreational activities, and entertainment may be included. Charges may apply for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers or relax in the shade with umbrellas. At Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.
Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply) and an Internet point is located on site. Additional amenities at this 3.5-star resort include a children's club, a children's pool, and a health club. Guest parking is complimentary.
Rooms feature balconies with sea views. The 840 air-conditioned guestrooms at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive include minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds have pillowtop mattresses. For a surcharge, guests can use the in-room wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Additional amenities include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
**These amenities may be available only in some rooms or units. Some amenities may incur additional fees.
In our Spa you'll relax and feel totally disconnected from the world. We have a great variety of massages, treatments and services, as well as a comprehensive thermal circuit, with saunas, ice fountain, sensation shower, foot bath, cold water pool and indoor pool. And for beauty treatment there is a hairdresser's and manicure and pedicure service.
Come and relax, you're in the heart of Runaway Bay!
The Relaxing Jamaican Massage with Ganja Oil:
Irresistible massage with ganja oil, typical plant and native from the country with moisturizing and antioxidants properties.
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive Resort makes it easy for the entire family to have fun, exercise, and relax. Guests can bask in the sun or swim in one of three onsite pools (includes children’s pool), take in a more adventuresome water sport such as kayaking or snorkeling, or stay on dry land for a great game of golf or volleyball-many choices await guests here. Children’s club provides activities for younger family members. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Sports for every taste
• Children's activities in the Mini-Club (4-12 years)
• Sports - Soccer, Volleyball
• Dancing classes
• Beach Volleyball
Non-motor water activities (One hour free per day)
• Try the scuba diving equipment in the pool
Motorised (with charge)
• Snorkel diving tour
• Scuba diving courses
• Fishing trip
• Jet skis
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Please note: A section of the onsite private beach is clothing optional.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
On Jamaica’s northern coast, Runaway Bay is home to a nudist resort, as well as the private Ocean View Beach.see all hotels in Runaway Bay
Not the best experience...Problems with our reservation..approximately 3 hrs to get our room. Our reservarion was lost in the system..it was truly inconvenient with 2 small children that became very restless. Poor room service. They never come when you call for something...They also seem to have problems with their laundry. It took forever to get towels […] sometimes. It was 4 of us in ONE bed...they whole week they promised to bring an extra bed. Waited for it the entire week we were there... Food was good, and the hotel is very clean and nice. Very poor service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great view and great food!"
We had booked two double beds and when we got there we were told we were "upgraded" to the Golden Club. Turns out the upgrade was they had no rooms left with two double beds and we ended up with a king bed. Not ideal for two single girls, but we made it work. The view from the room was great and we got 30 minutes of free internet a day. Not much else […] included in the upgrade. They could have just been honest from the start. The food was amazing at all of the restaurants. The pools are really nice and there is plenty of beach if you want to swim in the ocean. Resort is very quiet for sleeping. Housekeeping did not leave us towels the first two days and they really need to pay more attention when they clean the rooms. They don't do a great job of that. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Does not carter for locals"
If you are not a part of the privilege club do not attend this hotel. This hotel has a privilege club that cost $25,000. There are several restaurants, room service, and a big pool with a bar in the middle, but you are not allowed to use them if you are not apart of their privilege club. 3/4 of their services are only for the privilege club. My experience: […] my husband lives in Jamaica and I live in Florida, when we went to check-in the security guard stopped us at the gate and told us our names were not on his list. 20 minutes later he allowed us to go to the front desk to find out what was happening. First we could not find a parking spot, we were told that the front area was for the managers. When we went to the desk they told us they did not have a reservation under our name, this was very embarrassing. We got our computer, and I checked my email, and showed it to them. The receptionist checked again and still said our name was not there; he then entered my last name as my first name and found it. He later apologized and one of the managers spoke with us. We had to park our car in the garage that smelled like a sewage. When the employees realized we were from Jamaica there was a difference in their approach. Overall I truly believe, that this hotel is not for local Jamaicans. If you are not apart of their privilege club you are not offered most of their services. No one show you around, and tell where you cannot go; most of the services are for members of the privilege club Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We had a great stay"
The Bahia exceeded our expectations. IT was beautiful. The beach was perfect, our rooms were nice. Great cold AC. The restaurants were great too. The staff was friendly and fun. We had a great week.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel looks nice on the outside. The rooms are a nice size, but overall our seven days stay was very disappointing. It started when we got out room key. The keys wouldn't open the door. My husband went to the front desk they took the keys from him, and said they would send someone up. After waiting 30 min to get into our room. I went back to the […] front desk to see what was hold up. Finally a maintenance person showed up. Banged on the door, not using a key or any type of tool, then the door opened. After getting in the room there were no towels in the bathroom. Called front desk again. After 3 more calls, and waiting almost three hours someone showed up with two sets of hand towels, two sets of bath towels, but no wash cloth. After two days we finally got two wash cloths. The room had extra pull out bed from the previous guests. I had to call to get it removed. Couldn't tell if the bed linen was fresh or left from the previous guest. The food was horrible, and always cold. The lines at the buffet restaurant was always long for no apparent reason. Lots of empty table but the guests weren't being seated. They would run out of food one hour or so before closing. So if you did not eat early, there was no food left for you to eat. Entertainment was the worst I've ever seen. You pay per night for the use of the safe in your room. Workers and staff were unfriendly. Outdated and broken workout equipment in a very small gym. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel but terrible staff service"
Experience of the trip to Jamaica outside the hotel was fantastic: the scenery, the hospitality etcGenuine Expedia guest review
This place has almost everything to provide and make ur stay comfy. Great buffet food ala carte wasn't that impress of the sushi place. Non stop drinks cool staff nice rooms. Nice place for familyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Looks can be deceiving...."
My girlfriend and I arrived to the resort and immediately said "Paradise". Checked in with no problems, go to the room with a nice view of the pool and beautiful palm trees. Walked around the resort and knew we were going to love it. We had to call to get what we were suppose to already have, washcloths. The tub had leakage and every time we showered, […] that also leaked. So you can imagine how many towels were used. We wanted to use the safe to store all of our valuables, we found out there was a daily charge of 6 dollars (I thought safes were free to use in hotels). The hotel staff always took long to come to the room. The room overall was very comfy, we would lay in the bed and would fall asleep in minutes. The buffet staff was so helpful and the food in the buffet was delicious. There was also a place to eat on the resort called "Sand Bar" the jerk chicken was amazing along with the music being played by the live band. The pool was a nice setting, never had to worry about anyone being on top of you because it was large enough to occupy everyone. The bartenders were nice, just felt there should have been more rum than just Appleton Rum being served. The restaurants on the resort that you have to make reservations for, were all mediocre. All the staff around the resort would automatically greet you and were very nice. The fact that they allowed people to constantly harass you while on the resort to buy time share was absurd. Enjoyed walks on the beach and the beautiful views. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Week in Jamaica"
Me and my wife went to Jamaica to see family and relax on a late honeymoon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel to spend vacation"
We took our kids and we all enjoyed our stay at the Gran Bahia in Jamaica... The food was was excellent... We ate a variety of food... The room spaciousGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice resort with a big pool and large beach area!"
Stayed in Don Pablo section and it was worth every penny. Always found lounge chairs and cabanas available by the pool and beach areas. Received good service, enjoyed great food and drinks and most importantly relaxed!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Landscape, Good Food"
My wife and I were part of a group of 4, who had 3 separate rooms. We switched rooms once so that's a total of being exposed to 4 different rooms. The grounds of this property is beautiful. If you do not plan on being in your room at all, and never need to call Housekeeping, then this is an okay place to stay. Housekeeping is totally non-responsive […] and the rooms all feel muggy. The bathrooms are in need of some TLC and for whatever reasons, housekeeping has decided not to place hand towels, nor soap, in any of the rooms. Good luck with calling housekeeping to get some replaced. The guest service downstairs is great and very welcoming. We met several great employees who did their best to make us feel welcome. However, the discomfort of the rooms are not worth us going back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel Horrible Rude Staff"
The resort was beautiful. Close proximity to the beach. Good Food. The entertainment was awesome by far the best part of the part of the resort!! The resort had live musicians. I am from Chicago therefore I am use to rude people but the staff at this resort was the worst customer service experience that I have ever encountered. The concierge are even […] worse. The staff at the buffets will ignore you unless you put money on the table which is the easiest and fastest way to get a drink or a simple spoon. A traveler will have to be a platinum or gold member in order to be truly appreciated or receive good customer service. The WiFi at this resort was horrible. I have been to Negril, Jamaica and stayed with the locals in a rundown hotel and they treated me like royalty. I will definitely not be coming back to Grand Bahia Principe (Montego Bay, Jamaica)!! I will not recommend it to my friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
no big waves.safe for the kids. some staff need to smile esp at the bar area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ok hotel, nice view and beautiful beach and pool"
i like it but nothing fantasy, food was good front desk was nice but cant say the same about personal in buffet, even thought i tip every time i went to buffet i have to be calling for water juice etc, and i noticed 80 percent of person didn't tip at all. i been in numerous country as all-inclusive but nothing like the treatment you get in Dominican […] republic they are the best at customer service without question. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"plesantly suprised in paradise"
We stayed from 7/21 - 7/26. After reading some of the reviews from recent travelers I was a little worried that I may have made a poor decision, however, I was pleasantly suprised. The check in/out process was fast and smooth and we received adjoining rooms without even requesting them. The rooms were in fairly good condition and my daughter loved the […] designs the housekeepers left on her bed. We had a clean room and fresh towels daily, no problems. The resort is spread out, but the grounds are beautiful so I didn't mind walking as I enjoyed the view. The pool and the beach were clean. I do recommend getting your towels and getting out early as people do try and reserve their spot in the shade. I found all the staff and the Jamaican people to be friendly and helpful. There are a few locals that work the beach but they are well controlled by the life guards and hotel security. They made people watching interesting and were not pushy or bothersome at all. Many reviewers fussed about tipping as it is an all inclusive resort. When you see how hard the staff work to ensure you have a good stay, you will want to tip them. To me many of them have earned it, so bring along some ones. I do recommend booking your al a carte dinner as soon as you can. It was disappointing to learn that the only times left were at 9pm. We booked two excursions online (or you can do it at resort) and had a great time. It's beautiful country and we really enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel but horrible customer service"
The hotel is beautiful. The housekeeping staff is horrible. We had to constantly complain to the manager about not being left with towels, washcloths and soap. Upon arrival you get harassed about purchasing their VIP club aka timeshare, which is annoying. You don't get to enjoy your meals without getting harassed to clear your plates. It was overall […] a horrible experience and I will not be returning their or any of their chain of resorts Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We travel alot, I have been to 3 Bahia Principes and this is the best resort we have visited so far. We highly recomend this resort. We had a Don Pablo Collection room. Fantastic food and service. 9 out of 10Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Natural Beauty"
My wife and 6 and 8 yo were there for 2 weeks. Love the staff and cleanliness of the room. However, because there are more that 1000 rooms the staff take make very realistic the Jamaican phrase "soon come". They took a big while to exchange a malfunctioning radio alarm clock. Besides that, the food is what to expect in any all inclusive. The Japanese […] and Spanish restaurants are top notch in quality and ambiance. We used the Kids Club a lot, the kids kept asking going back. Nightly shows were impressive as well as the infraestructure of the place. The resort opened fairly recently in 2007. Give it a try! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location, close to attractions"
The front desk staff was nice, but some of the other staff need a little more customer service skills training.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very clean grounds staff could be more helpful,"
No first aid kits once the niurses were off duty could be a bit more leinent when it come to making local phone calls, especially been a gold member.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a great experience, we had the all inclusive package, which was the best, And thanks to Expedia for the VIP package. The only thing I did not like was that as soon as you walk in the hotel, there were sales agents there trying to say you won a free gift and they set you up too meet with a sales rep that tries to sell you shares. I told them i […] was not interested and they caught attitude. so avoid the sales rep....But all in all great vacation with 3 fancy restaurant dinners. I would go again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Upon arriving at the hotel we were told they were over booked and wouldn't be getting all the rooms we had paid for until it was available. They offered us 100 dollars which doesn't even cover the cost of accommodation that we had paid for. The hotel staff was slack about getting back to us and it was always our responsibility to find them when we had […] an issue when it was their problem! The pool staff was great and the music was great. It's sad to say that this hotel and location is beautiful but the staff made this a terrible experience for a once a year vacation. If you are a hot natured person thee air condition does not work in the hotel and the bed feels like you are sleeping on a rock. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel condition is excellent, food is above average, the only problem I encountered was the staff, it looks like they are expecting tips for everything and if you do not give it to them, they will ask for it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"So much fun"
We stayed in June for 8 nights with another couple and had a blast. It was very clean, well taken care of, entertainment staff was so fun. I'm usually not a huge fan of that stuff but the staff was so fun. Best staff of any all incl. That I've been to by far. We all actually played some games. Beautiful view of pool and ocean. Great food! A lot of different […] bars to hang out at. Relaxing/quiet in parts and good music/fun in others parts. Good drinks too. Therewere some kids but not many. Mostly adults/couples. The beach was really nice to. We took kayaks out and went snorkeling. I've been snorkeling a lot so not that easily impressed but it was pretty good. Not awesome but definitely worth going out there. We all had so much fun! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"grand bahia, jamaica...get your groove back!"
the staff was awesome. the bartenders were so friendly and helpful, they always made us exotic new drinks to try. we dove(SCUBA) 4 times and the staff @ the diveshop was also exceptional. the jerk shack was great, better than the jerk we got @ a local shack. all the food was good, ESPECIALLY @ don pablos. the only complaint was the rocky beach. it would […] have been nice not to have to wear shoes @ the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Worth the price"
Stayed from Jul 13 -16, 2013. Checking in was easy - staff were friendly. Food was good - plenty variety. Breakfast menu doesn't change so if you're staying for a long period you might get bored. Lunch and dinner buffet was always a large selection to choose from, desserts were good as well - lots to choose from. We tried one restaurant - the grill […] - this was okay but we ended up back at the buffet after. Bars had a wide selection of local rums but we're not big drinkers so we can't comment too much. Pool was nice, but we're not pool people either, so we spent most of our time at the beach. The beach is a large area - if you're early you got plenty choices of shaded beach chairs. Water was nice, clear and not too cold - but there were small pieces of sea grass floating around - it wasn't enough to be an issue for us. The beach and the grounds are always well maintained - we always saw someone cleaning. The only real issue was that the a/c in our room was not working properly and despite several calls to the front desk we spent the first night without a/c as they failed to address the problem . However, when we went to the front desk the next day and complained they made no issue to change our room and everything was fine after that. In general, unlike some of the reviews we read about poor service, the staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful with or without tips. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"the resort is huge but need more entertainment"
we arrived early but the room was not ready but that was understanding but we did spend time on the beach and poolGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would return again!!!"
I loved this resort!! Teh view was great and the location was excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel, Beautiful beach, large swimming pool"
Our vacation was seven days out there.This is an excellent place to stay. Rooms are comfortable, spacious. Food was very good. A lot of variety, well presented and nice restaurants. The staff make a lot of efforts to please you as customer. Security on site does work. A lot of people work trying to give you peace of mind while there. If I have the opportunity […] i will come back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was very please with my stay at this hotel. The only major problem i had was them trying ti give me a lower grade room from what i had reserved.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful beach, staff hit or miss."
Pros: Beach beautiful. Pool large and clean. Food very good. Room very large. Cons: Staff/service very hit or miss. Very hard to get reservations for ala carte restaurants yet each night they were half empty. If you wanted a pool/beach towel you needed to get it prior to 8:30 am.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice beach/pool. Disappointing service overall"
We liked the resort beach and pool. Even the room was okay but the service wasn't very good. We had a lot of problems with the power going out. There were people that got stuck in the elevator for about 15 minutes. The staff in the morning buffet weren't too friendly. I can't say that all the staff weren't nice because there were some nice staff but […] overall it wasn't good. We've stayed at Bahia in Mexico before and the service was outstanding. The service at thu resort fell below the mark. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old World charm with modern facilities"
The Gran Bahia offered more than I expected for my moderate package price. Once you enter the grand lobby, you forget about everything else and slip into vacation mode. My junior suite was comfortable and always clean. The large marble tiled bathroom was more than adequate for my needs. When I had a problem with the safe in my room, the maintenance […] staff were quick to respond. The grounds of the hotel are vast, so be prepared for a long walk to the beach. I had hoped for good snorkeling off the beach, but when that wasn't to be found, I happily bobbed in the waves with my fellow travelers. The extensive swimming pool with the swim-up bar was delightful and a necessity in the early afternoon heat. The entertainment staff were charming and had many planned activities for those who wished to participate. If you want a good workout, try the jazzercise program in the pool. It is a fantastic workout for people of all ability levels. I ate most of my meals in the Orchid Room which provides buffet service. It's a noisy place and waitstaff actually run through the aisles. There was a wide variety of foods nightly; I'd recommend the pasta bar where they prepare your dinner to your specifications. And forget about dessert- the charming array of cakes and pies and parfaits was lovely and impossible to resist. I had a great stay at this hotel and hope to return again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My boyfriend and I went here to get away from work and school and had an amazing time. The hotel was beautiful, the rooms were awesome, and CLEAN. Most of the staff were super friendly and willing to help. The night time entertainment was good for the most part, but we ended up eating so much that we fell asleep early some of the nights. I would definitely […] recommend upgrading to club golden, you get ocean views, top floors, robe and slippers, room service 24 hours, and a lounge with free wifi. There was also a luxury and a diamond club which are above golden, but there really were no extra perks to those. I believe the only difference is that with luxury you get a sectioned off part of the beach that is in the shade. I'd rather be in the sun anyway but we never had a problem finding seats that had shade and sun. Food was very good and we always found something to eat (we are extremely picky). After 7 days we got kind of sick of eating the same kind of food, but that is only because we are so picky. The beach in front of the gazebo kind of sucked, it was fake sand and lots of rocks, we stuck to the one on the side which could be a far walk for some people, but the water is clear and the beach is sandy. The only other negative was the air conditioning in our room, we advised them the 2nd day that it was not working and they promised to fix it every day, they didn't. On our last night they offered to switch our room. Overall we had a great relaxing vacation and loved it Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"ITS ALL GOOD....:~)"
I recommend this hotel. To coin a phrase " You get what you pay for ". I stayed at the Grand Bahi Priciple from June 16 - 25 2013 9 days. THE CHECK IN : I arrived 4 hours prior to check in time which is 3pm. The hotel does accommodate early arrivals. My room assigned however not ready till 3pm However we were able to change cloths in the club house […] and check our bags with the bell men.We started exploring the facilities right away. Including having lunch and walking on the beach. THE BEACH : The beach was nice, the Sea is crystal clear and warm/ refreshing. An adult is able to walk 40ft. out from the shore and my 6yr old could safely walk out 15 - 20 ft. The Sand on the shore is shallow in lots of areas However soft. THE RESTAURANTS: The restaurant staff are very prideful and professional. In Jamaica you get all the FANCY FAN FARE of a 5 * So much attention to detail even at the buffets. However the food was boring. My favorite was the Italian. The Brazilian has nothing to do with Brazil. The Japanese gives you 1 boring sushi roll and the rest is like a Mongolian grill. Forget about the steakhouse all together ( not worth putting on paints ) THE ROOMS: Good for 3 people only. Jacuzzi tubs, Balconies, and cleanliness all OK. Building 17 and 18 4th floor or higher are the best THE POOL: Large but only OK. THE BARS: No problem Man. MY COMPLAINT: is the hotel is to focused on selling memberships AKA time shares. They need to realize that guest work hard for a vacation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very beautiful resort and well kept!"
From the time we arrived until our departure we were waited on and the staff never exhibited dis-pleasure in assisting you. This resort is beautiful and the property is well kept. The beaches are beautiful and the staff amazing. The entertainment at night is very good. This resort is beautiful and the pictures online do not do it justice. The marble […] floors in the lobby and surrounding areas are beautiful..the landscape is as beautiful as a picture post card. The rooms are very nice as well... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Vacation in a beautiful resort!"
The Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is a beautiful resort that is reasonably priced. I was originally hesitant to book this resort because of some of the negative reviews that I had read but I took my chances and I'm so glad I did. The resort itself is big and very beautiful. My room was very clean with king size bed and house keeping is very on point […] to ensure your room is clean for the entire stay. The staff at the hotel was very nice. I felt like everyone was there to ensure I was okay and having a good time. My biggest suggestion would be this - LEAVE A TIP!!!! Don't be cheap to the bartenders and waiters. Trust me, I tipped the staff each time and I never had to wait for a drink or service. I was treated like a vip. The food at the resort was great...if your not scared to try new things. If all you want are hot dogs and boring food then you'll be disappointed. You have to try the Jerk Chicken, Curry Chicken, Curry Goat etc. The buffet switches up its menu everyday so you wont have to eat the same thing everyday. Now on to the pool, it is so nice! I spent almost all my time there . The swim up bar is always popping and the drinks are great. The staff at the pool are always there for you to have a good time. The music was always blasting some great tunes! My only two complains would be 1) the rocky beach area, it looks nice until you step on a big rock in the water.Ouch! 2) The nightlife is non existent!! After 11pm, there is nothing to do. The "Night Club" is terribleeeee Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Loved it all"
We stayed at the Grand Bahia from May 20-27th and it was excellent. The pool, room and staff were wonderful. The buffet food was actually pretty good, and the jerk chicken was the best! When we go back to Jamaica, we will be staying at the Grand Bahia again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice resort, beautiful surroundings."
The Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is a very beautiful resort. I had some reservations going here due to other reviews I had read, but was very happy to find that most of the complaints I had read just weren't true. My husband and I stayed here with our 18 and 20 year old sons. We all had a great time. The staff was so friendly, always smiling and going […] out of their way to make you happy. The beaches were very nice. The one for snorkeling, which is located in front of the hotel, was a bit rocky, but the snorkeling was very good. We even saw a sting ray one morning. Bring water shoes for this beach, and also your own snorkel and mask. The swimming beach, which was located at the far end of the resort, was very nice. The water was so clear and warm. Never had a hard time finding beach chairs. We walked to the far end of this beach, and it was never crowded. The food was good, but as I had read in other reviews, it does get old by the end of the week because it is mostly the same food every day. The Japanese restaurant was exceptional! We were lucky enough to be seated at the hibachi grill, which was very fun and entertaining. Rooms are very nice. We had 2 rooms, 1 with a king size bed for my husband and myself, the other across the hall with 2 double beds for our boys. Both rooms were kept very clean, and were always cleaned early in the day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"this hotel is amazing and paradise"
what i enjoy the most of this hotel was how nice Jamaican people are.....i loved all there a la carta reservaction dinner. great service great weather and good food i really enjoy my stay. the pool and the beach were very nice and very cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
"First Time in Jamaica"
For what I had previously read about this place, my excitement level began to decline. Now I learned to experience things before listening to others. Everyone was extremely friendly to us and the resort itself was beautiful. As for the food it is fine, the times we went to the restaurants it was good. For what we paid it was way more than expected. […] We will gladly come back and stay in the Grand Bahia. As for the beach there is two areas. The beach area on the far side has no need for water shoes and the area behind the pool area, yes, you would want them because of the rocks. Overall I enjoyed the experience, caught a show every night and relaxed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel of many tricks"
I travel a lot and this was my first time being told that because I'm not a gold member that I was not allowed room service , Internet usage, and could only have dinner for two nights, but I was there for four nights . I will never go back because it was unfair.Some of the staff were friendly , and some were not. We were told in order to get room service […] we had to upgrade and pay an additional twenty-five dollars a night . Ridiculous Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"May go back...April 25th-30th, 2013"
For some reason it wasn't as welcoming as the other places I've been to although the staff was very nice. The beginning was horrible for me. My husband and I stayed from a Thursday to Tuesday. It was a beautiful resort. Beach breath taking. The food was so,so It got better as the days went on. The bad part was there was no clocks in the room, so thank […] god my husband had his watch. I like to look up to glance at the time. The pillows have no fluff to them at all, it feels like a sheet folded in a pillow case. The shower was the best from anywhere else I've been good pressure, but bring your own wash cloths they only give you one each person. I read the reviews about not having beach towels so I brought our own but we still were able to get some with no problem. As far as the pool wake up early for a good spot! you have to put your towels down with some type of shirt or something to hold your spot. make sure you get a spot with a big umbrella. Jerk chicken is served from 12pm-3pm everyday and it can be a long line at times but moves fast. breakfast sucks! Drinks are great. We were only able to eat at 2 restaurants because we only stayed 5days, 3 for 7days which no one explained but it wasn't that bad. Everywhere else I went you could eat at any of the restaurants any day so we weren't able to try them all. Men: make sure you have long pants for some of the restaurants. Make sure you have "off" because the mosquitos will get you. otherwise it wasn't a bad vacay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel, beautiful surroundings...food was okay"
we enjoyed our stay here... nice clean resort, beautiful and clean- crew always working to keep it that way, but don't expect too much front desk service here- or any extra attention- you are kind of on your own. the food was okay- large selection that my kids enjoyed, but the special resturants were nothing special and the food was bland and not too […] tasty for only getting three night of our 8 to have the opportunity to eat there:( below my biggest issue is the inability to escape the smoking!!! even at the pool you couldn't find a seat without having smoke or the ashes near you! yuck!!!! how about a smoke free area by the pool for those that don't? also the pool bar... no snacks? no fresh fruit in the drinks? just out of one of those preixed drink machines? we are in Jamaica, yes? Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just an average okay place"
did not like the hotel atmosphere...we could have been anywhere including our hometown...floors of long dark halls that all looked alike...the rooms were very old and the furniture dated...the buffet food was just okay....Genuine Expedia guest review
"On the fence..."
This way my first time at a All-Inclusive resort so I don't have anything to compare to. The view from our room was outstanding! There were a few little issues that were annoying. The alarm clock and safe didn't work, we were Club Golden but received better service from the front desk for things we needed like pillows, sheets for the pull out and our […] mini bar restocked. The beach and pool areas were great. The bar drinks were awesome. Friendly staff, good shopping area. The food was good not great but good, however the scrambled eggs were soup and not pleasant to even look at in the morning.. yuck!. Good thing for lots of other choices! The hotel needs to provide better information about resort activities like snorkling and kayaking. We didn't know til it was too late you could only do these things during certain hours so we never got to snorkle. Overall we enjoyed our stay but may look into a different resort next time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ryan and JANETTE"
Great hotel,however the jacuzzi did not work for the entire stay,mildrew on the shower wall cracks. The previlede club was a turn off..did not like their scam .Genuine Expedia guest review
The Grand Bahia is the perfect resort. It is huge but easy to get around so you can go to different areas and do different things and not feel like you are stuck in the same place all of the time. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend Don Pablo and the Japanese restaraunt for other meals. They were fantastic. The best part of our trip was […] the staff at the Grand Bahia. Especially the entertainment staff. Jerome at the pool bar was great and ALWAYS took care of us. Kevin and Rohan were so much fun and they made our trip absolutely wonderful. James at the Piscus snack bar was our very favorite server. He was so nice and we just loved seeing him every time we went over there which was most days. Snorkeling was excellent and we saw some amazing fish. I would definitely go back to this same resort if I find myself back in Jamaica, which I hope I do. We feel it was the absolute best place that we could have been. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"From a repeat visitor to Jamaica...Keep looking!!!"
First things first. Requested and paid for two doubles with a "sea view". How about a king with a sleeper bed and a view of the sea between two buildings, obstructed of course. Told they could only change it in three days. The staff at this property is surly and rude to put it bluntly. They come across as though they consider you a nuisance and would […] like you to go away. The bartenders are the worst especially a guy at the pool bar who degrades the guests in the most insiduous way; he has a real problem with people. Be aware also that the staff becomes very aware of guests who do not tip generously and those that do get service and not friendly service for anyone. Also know that we tipped but not to their liking. The property is neat and clean for the record; the food and buffet is a total disaster and eating is like a chaotic free for all with no organization, people running around like they are in a fight for the last attempt to find food. The food in the buffet is terrible!!! My tenth trip to Jamaica which I love, BUT no more trips to this place...If you want a pleasant vacation with hosts that make you feel welcome, with quality amenities this is not the place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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