Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay
The word luxury’s not in the title of this place for nothing. Three pools, two swim-up bars and waiter service on the private beach top the long list of things to look forward to.
The Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay’s got three pools, one of which twists and turns its way around the complex. The hotel’s also got its own private sandy beach, complete with waiter service.
There are five restaurants and three bars, plus you’ve got access to some restaurants in the hotel next door. You can also expect a spa, activities like volleyball, and music in the evenings.
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- 525 Rooms
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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The lake-style pool here features two whirlpool baths and a pool bar with waiter service.
With a salon, wet lounge and 12 treatment rooms, it's easy to spend a day here pampering yourself.
Evening entertainment programme►
There's plenty to keep you busy when the sun drops. If you enjoy a flutter, the mini-casino is the place to head. The sports bar is the place to catch the game, while the piano bar is a more relaxed setting to enjoy a cocktail. The Ska disco, meanwhile, is the option for night owls. And to round things off, they hotel also puts on a range of live shows in the amphitheatre.
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Deluxe Junior Suite with Limited Sea View and Balcony►
These deluxe junior suites come complete with a king-size canopy bed, a hydro-massage shower and 24-hour room service. Plus, a limited sea-view balcony or terrace gives you some outside space.
Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony and Whirlpool Bath►
These deluxe junior suites come complete with a balcony, a king-size canopy bed, a hydro-massage shower and 24-hour room service.
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The staff was amazing, I have to especially recognize Castell, the supervisor of privilege Club he our vacation absolutely amazing. The hospitality was above and beyond. Would recommend 100%. The hotel was clean, the food was amazing, so much activity plus lots of places to just relax. It was amazing. Definately coming back next trip. More
Good for the Price
I received a great deal on the Luxury Bahia so its tough for me to complain. Pro's Food was above average for an all inclusive Adults Only A la Carte Restaurants were good Cons Not a Luxury Hotel Location Beach The check in took some time. We were on a transfer that was a large bus but only 4 people got off of the bus so I'm not sure why it took so long. Seemed like the person that checked us in may have been new. The elevator that was closest to our room was down so we walked quite a way to a different elevator only to find out there were steps within 20 feet of our room. The room was nice and the mini bar was great. Nice to have beer in the minibar. Our key card deactivated at least twice every day during our stay and because the resort is spread out it is deflating to get back to your room after a night of drinking and partying thinking you are about to lay down and you have to walk to the front to get your key reactivated. The beach appears to be man made. It is very small and the water doesn't come above your knees which is annoying The bar area was cool. I was concerned because it seemed pretty small and it was the only bar that was open late at night but I never had to wait long for a drink. The bartenders are attentive and entertaining. One great thing, they had timeshare people but they weren't annoying, they asked me to come over once, I said no, they didn't bother me again. The place is in the middle of no where. About 45 minutes from the airport and maybe 20 minutes from Ochos Rios. Be prepared to spend most of your time on the resort because there isn't a lot to do off of it. In conclusion for the money it not a bad deal. Average to above average hotel, so as long as your expectations are not that you are getting a luxury hotel (Sandals, Melia, etc) you should be good.More
The best food!
We booked to go to this hotel after researching what hotels were good for catering to allergies. As a traveller with an allergy it is always a worry with different food. I read a lot of reviews about this hotel and I have to say a lot were negative about the food. I want to put this straight, the food there was some of the best we have ever tasted! When you arrive on the first night you have to eat in the buffet as all the restaurants are pre booked. We were staying on the adult side, I think we paid around £100 extra each for this privilege and honestly it was the best idea we had, so so worth it. We ate in the jasmine restaurant, you eat here for breakfast when staying on the adult side and they do the evening buffet here too. For buffet food we thought it was great and the chef showed me around and showed me what I could eat with a nut allergy. Our favourite restaurant by far was the Picasso restaurant. It was classed as Mediterranean, not sure on exactly what category we would place it under but it was absolutely beautiful. You have to book restaurants in advance, we went here twice it was that good! Other restaurants were: Rodizzio- meat on a spit, one for the hungry ones, you get A LOT but it’s beautiful. You can decline it too if you want to skip a meat. My personal favourite was the cinnamon pineapple at the end, perfection! This is in the adult only section Don pablo French- child friendly, we had steaks here, there are many options like snails if you’re brave but we opted for safety! Nice steaks but not our favourite. The wine was linked well with the food however. Mikado- this was in the child friendly section, a tempanaki bar, there was a table for up to 10 people. They encourage you to get involved with each other and it’s great, it’s a wonderful vibe. You chose your soup and started and then they create on the grill, fish and meat with rice and vegetables. Takes around 90mins from start to finish but entertaining and filling. Takara Asian- adult only. Food was beautiful here. As a nut allergy sufferer, Asian food is always a worry. They were great. I had sushi and bittersweet pork for my main which was beautiful! Nice and lad back as well. Decorated to an Asian theme. Garden grill steak house- we are here twice, to be honest not the best steak for a steak house . Some of the starters were not there but stated on the menu they were. All in all a good meal but there were defiantly better. Dolce vita- Italian. Child friendly. Located on the beach it is a beautiful setting. The night we went there was a power cut so chicken was off the menu. A shame but we appreciated them saying it was best to avoid the chicken. Ever the steak lover, I had steak again and it wasn’t beautiful. The only restaurant that I actually ate three courses in, they were very accommodating to a nut allergy and the waiter was on the ball with this. Because of the power cut, he even gave me a bottle of wine. Instead of a glass! Bottoms up. I am focusing on the food because I think it was such an important part of our trip. We love food but it was reiterated in a lot of other reviews the food was terrible and this really put the dead of god in to me before we travelled. Also I read that the staff are rude...this is not true. If you are pleasant to them they are pleasant to you. Trips we did were: Dunn’s river falls, this is a definite must we thoroughly enjoyed this! We also visited 9 mile. Bob Marley’s town, you can buy weed here, they encourage you too, you feel very safe and why not, you’re in Jamaica! Ye mon Blue lagoon- to be honest it’s not what it’s advertised as (through TUI ) we were under the impression it was a dayat the blue lagoon. In reality we spent half an hour there, went to a banana plantation and had a 3 hour drive home. Ricks cafe and 9 mile- 9 mile was 5 hours on the beach, beautiful but you don’t need that long there. Ricks cafe is fun with the cliff diving. It’s expensive to eat there but make sure you have a go at the cliff diving. We travel a lot and Jamaica is one our favourites. This hotel in particular was so accommodating and fit our needs perfectly. We definitely recommend it!More
The customer service is horrible. For it to be an adult only place the pool and hot tub closes at 7 pm. They lie and say they came to your room when they never came to bring things you asked for. There is no place to get food at certain times even with 24 hour room service. They never bring the food. It’s just has not been the best experience and I have 5 more days.More
We were quite sceptical about our trip to Jamaica and the hotel, but we were not disappointed! The hotel was amazing with multiple restaurants and swimming pools. The hotel had its own small shopping centre, which had reasonable prices and some products were in fact cheaper than in the local town center (Ocho Rios). While there were beach sellers, they really weren't too much of a problem and when you say 'no' they get the message and don't persist. Pros to the hotel - Stunning location and views. Incredible food and choice of restaurants, there was the Jasmin Buffet restaurant which was open everyday for the luxury guests. There are also other restaurants to try and luxury guests can use both the luxury and grand restaurants. We booked to go to the: Asain restaurant, which was our least favourite but the staff were lovely; the Japanese restaurant, which was INCREDIBLE the food was so delicious and it was worth booking to see the chef cook live in front of use; the Italian restaurant, this was fantastic with very friendly and helpful staff and again fantastic food. (All the restaurants you have to book are free of charge). Some restaurants were open without booking for breakfast and lunch which we ended up going to the Rodizio Las Olas restaurant for these meals as it had a wonderful view of the sea. The beaches were amazing and had plenty of sunbeds and there were many access points. The swimming pools were great, there was a swimming pool for everyone, for example a more quiet one, and one with a bar and occasional activities/games. The room was spacious and well decorated. We found no problems with the staff they all seemed nice and friendly! Cons Our room came with a 'garden view'... this was a storage shed and the main road. The cleaning of our room was questionable, on multiple days we wouldn't receive conditioner, shower gel, face cloths or coffee/tea supplies. The luxury swimming pools were lacking pool tiles and there were some patches sparse of tiles, not expected for a 'luxury' hotel. The rooms were not very sound proof as we could hear people walking and talking down the corridors and the pushing of trolley carts or suitcases. Overall we had a wonderful time and if we come back to Jamaica we would definetly stay in this hotel again.More
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