Jewel Runaway Bay
Whether you want to sunbathe on soft sands, tee off on an 18-hole golf course, or make a splash at a waterpark, the Jewel Runaway Bay lets you do them all.
When it comes to family-friendly facilities, this place goes above and beyond the call of duty. It counts a golf course, a waterpark and a kids’ club with its own ranch among its credentials.
The hotel makes the most of its prime beachfront setting, with fish-feeding sessions and parties on the sands. Plus, you’re only 20 minutes’ drive from Jamaica’s number one attraction, Dunn’s River Falls.
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Based On 3548 reviews
- Official Rating
- 266 Rooms
- Floors: 2 or 3
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in any of the 5 restaurants. Selected premium alcohol, local-brand alcohol and soft drinks. Minibar restocked daily with water and soft drinks. Snacks at set times.
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Jewel Lagoon waterpark►
Right next door to the hotel is a waterpark. Here you'll find geysers, waterfalls, slides, a lazy river and a splash park for kids. There's a stage where you'll find live music every day and a bar and grill restaurant. And the best bit-it's all part of your All Inclusive package. Just so you know, you'll need to be at least 1.2 metres tall to ride the speed slide and family raft slide.
Moonstone by Vincenzo Italian restaurant►
Offering delicious Italian dishes which you can enjoy indoors, or al fresco with views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. There's a dress code here, with full-length trousers for gentlemen.
Fun programmes designed for the whole family, with elements of education and staying active. It's split into 5 different age groups, from 18 months to 18 years so there's something for everyone to enjoy at this hotel-run club.
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Premier Double Room with Balcony or Terrace►
Stylish but understated, these spacious premier double rooms come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra room outdoors. Your room will also include a king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, a minibar*, TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
Double Room with Water View and Balcony or Terrace►
Stylish but understated, these double rooms come with water view and either a balcony or terrace for some extra space. Your room will also include a king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, a minibar*, TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
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There was no WiFi in the rooms and I thought that was absolutely ridiculous. I stayed there in late September 2019. I literally had to "camp out" with my siblings..staying stationed at points near to the lobby just to get some bars! Also, whenever my family went to the buffet line, the food was cold. I had to ensure I got down there just as soon as they open so I could get hot food. Furthmore, there wasn't much variety in their food. I was mostly upset for most of the weekend but I tried to make the best of it. The water park and anywhere else but the buffet line eg. Jade Somari were my family's light of dayMore
This place is amazing stayed here from Sept 28-Oct 5 Traveling with 2 kids 7 and 3 the water park was so much even for the adults. The beach was so calm and Blue and the food was also good. Great variety and a good combo for all. Our room was gorgeous, they upgraded us to a suite with plunge pool which our kids loved. I would absolutely visit this place again. The concierge Shanice was exceptional, and went above and beyond for us. All the workers here really made our stay a memorable one.More
Just returned from a horrible vacation
We stayed here from 9/28 to 10/5 of 2019. Our party of 6 asked for 2 rooms close to each other. We were given rooms on different floors opposite ends of the building. The rooms were so dated it looked like it hasn't be updated in over 10 years. Wifi was not available in our rooms we were told Wifi were not offered in the rooms that we would have to come to the lobby. I wasn't having any of that so I requested a room closer to the lobby where Wifi was hit and miss.There was a charge for room service really. The food at the resort was sub par at best. Only offered open air buffet, Italian (selected nights), Japanese (reservations needed) and pizza (tasted like box pizza) restaurants. Which meant we were getting eating alive by mosquitoes and flies were all over the place. Jerk Chicken and Pork were ok at best definitely had better in NYC. After the 1st few days we had tasted all they had to offer in food. Everyone my party had stomach issues even after returning home. After far as the pools are concern why would u have a pool bar and kiddie pool in the same place. Pool bar was 3 ft at best with kids all around. I understand it's a family resort but I have never been to a resort with kids in the same pool waters as the bar. Adult that came to the bar couldn't really enjoy themselves because the kids were splashing water. The Pro's, the beach was amazing. The water park was very good for the younger age group. Staff were friendly. More Neg. to say but limited to 1,500 words.More
we have stayed 5 night at your resort. it was an excellent vacation. the staff was very attentive and friendly just a few names to add Carlene, Ruchell, Nadia the bar mànager mr valentine, kevin and Duval, Francine and Anesha from front desk. the bell staff was amazing whenever we went for breakfast the hostess would remember the seat we like. and andré the restaurant supervisor very attentive. the water sport staff was very observant. the F&B DIRECTOR Mr Rosario always seeing in the restaurants ensureing all guest are having a wonderful experience.we will definitely recommend this Resort to family and friends.we will be back!!!! More
I stayed here in August with my adult daughter, 3 teenagers. I was a little worried due to some of the negative reviews on here but there was no need as we loved it. Yes - the rooms are a little dated, and the patio doors a bit of a pain to lock, but I feel this was reflected in the price we paid compared to smilier resorts. The air con worked fine for us, and the room was clean and comfortable. There is no door on the bathroom but we didn't find this a problem as it is round a corner so others can't see in. Minibar was stocked daily, and coffee and tea sachets replaced (most days). There were only 2 towels given each and no bathmat which would have been helpful. We didn't have internet access in the room but this was fine as it was only a short walk to reception or the quiet pool that did have it. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and well kept. There are 3 pools as well as the water park. We used the pool by the main buffet restaurant most days which is where the entertainment was. This pool was fine, but the infinity one and the quiet pool/ jacuzzi was in need of renovation although still useable. There is internet access at the quiet pool and the section of the beach in front. The beach was beautiful with lots of sunbeds. There are private cabanas there and by the main pool that cost around 30-50 dollars per day. There are several restaurants at the resort. We ate at the main buffet most days. The breakfasts there are excellent, and we loved 'egg boy' - a real character! Lunch and Dinner was fine, lots of variety. There is a 'Reggae night' on the beach one night a week which we enjoyed, also a dine under the stars night. The Italian was really good and well worth a visit. The pizza one was fine but nothing special, the Japanese one really nice. There are also snack bars on the beach and at the water park - both had a good variety of food. There is also tea/coffee and cakes available in reception. The drink selection is great, and all branded. Some lovely cocktails, I'd recommend the rum cream both on its own or with a cappuccino- it's really good stuff. I wish `I had brought more home now as it is really expensive here in the UK. The entertainment overall was really good. You are given a leaflet each evening telling you what's on the next day. The staff were great at encouraging my teens to join in, especially Ice Barbie and Goofy. Mine really enjoyed the T shirt dying, the sushi making, pool volleyball. and the marshmallow toast. The beach here is beautiful. Turquoise sea and white sand. It was a little windy some days but this was a relief as it was so hot. I found the staff to be great overall - very friendly and conscientious. The hotel is pretty compact which is great if you have children who are just old enough to start going off alone. Mine loved the waterpark - it is only small but very modern, and great fun.. There were some locals there at weekends but this didn't adversely affect us in any way. The snack bar there is good, they popcorn and tortilla chips as well as some cooked food, There is also a stall with 'snow cones' a bit like slush puppies but the ice is coarser. Overall, this is a great place and I don't think it deserves most of the negative reviews on here. Yes, the rooms are dated and some maintenance needs doing, but it is still an. amazing place and excellent value for money. I would highly recommend, especially for anyone with teens/ tweens as the entertainment for that age group is great compared to other resorts I have stayed at. It is also a true all inclusive, the only things I needed to say for was trips and a few tips before we let everything else was provided, and there were no hidden costs for pool tables/ internet/ arcade games etc.More
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