This supersized beachside hotel has a trio of huge pools and dining choices ranging from Japanese to gourmet.
This hotel is on a private 800-metre beach, where you can sometimes spot nesting turtles on the sand. Inside, all rooms are junior suites with hydro massage tubs, and nearly all have sea views.
The pool scene is made up of 3 joined-up lake-style pools. And for dinner, the Tex-Mex à la carte stands out. The hotel even has its own shopping and leisure centre, with boutiques, bars and a disco.
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
Book a Junior Suite between 24th April 2015 and 31st January 2016 and receive a free upgrade to a Junior Suite Golden Club room for arrivals from 1st May 2016 to 31st October 2016. Your booking will be automatically upgraded in resort.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. 3 visits per week for dinner in a choice of speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks. 4 à la carte dinners for Golden Club guests. Unlimited à la carte dinners for Don Pablo Collection guests.
Local alcoholic beverages including beer, spirits, cocktails, house wine and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
With sunbeds, parasols and towels.
These stylishly decorated double rooms come with both a view of the garden and a balcony as well as Air conditioning. In addition to twin beds, there are two extra beds in the bedroom. The bathroon also has a shower.
PADI scuba diving school*
There's a PADI scuba diving school here, offering a variety of PADI lessons and certificates. The hotel has access to the sea, and there's a small reef close to the shore where you can go diving or snorkelling. And the hotel offers a complimentary taster session in the pool.
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interconnecting double room
Interconnecting double room sleeps up to 4. You will need to book 2 rooms in order to have a connecting door. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get interconnecting rooms.
double club room with sea view
Double club room with sea view sleeps up to 4. Has coffee-maker, beach towels, bathrobes, slippers, turn down service, VIP amenities, private golden reception, welcome cocktail, 4 à la carte bookings per week, private Casa Club with free Internet - 30 minutes per day, press iron and board and an alarm clock. Bathrooms have hydro-massage bath with a shower and a separate shower. Wi-Fi available at a charge.
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Wedding and honeymoon
The Bahia is a fantastic place to get married. Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful wedding coordinator and Nick â one of the in house photographers has produced amazing pictures capturing our day. The information passed between First Choice in the UK and the Bahia re the wedding could have been better and it is a good idea to remember communications are a bit slow and not terribly accurate. No good if you want to control everything to the letter, but if you are relaxed it somehow all happens to plan and on schedule anyway. The food at the Bahia is wonderful; they always have a variety of shellfish, fresh salads, meats, fruit and vegetables as well as their famous jerk chicken at the beach restaurant at lunch time. The âspecialistâ restaurants mixed up the dinner venues to make it even more interesting. They hotel pre- book your restaurants for you in the first week but you can change them if you want to. Some restaurants do have a strict dress code and men are asked to wear long trousers and closed toe shoes (pack a pair of lightweight deck shoes). The cleanliness and high standards are reassuring so we tried everything with confidence and were not disappointed. We were upgraded for free to âDon Pabloâ as part of the wedding package and this was lovely, we really appreciated the gesture as upgrade is subject to availability. However, we were not a fan of the differing âgradesâ within this hotel. As if it wasnât confusing enough, (Standard, Gold, Diamond and Don Pablo), they push to get you to join their Premier Club, which is in fact a group timeshare agreement. In our opinion there really isnât much to choose between the levels, the local alcohol was really good + the coke/sprite is genuine throughout and the beer and coffee is excellent so we cannot see where the real value is in it. At the Don Pablo bars you do get genuine label alcohol, ie Jack Daniels and Beefeater gin for example, a better sun lounger, a quiet area of the pool and beach and you can use a Butler service + have unlimited Wi-Fi in the Don Pablo lounge area. The staff were excellent throughout, beds large and comfortable, pools and gardens well maintained and the beach area was well protected with life guards. All very good. Dunn River falls are a must see. Only 30 mins away and if you talk to the Bahia diving team they can arrange a safe taxi service, which is cheaper than going on a reprehensive lead tour. We would have given 5 stars to this hotel but we are holding back one for the 'premier club badgering'More
JEA2012, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Great property, some glitches
I booked our 5 night trip to Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica on a whim and I am so glad I did. The property for the most part was lovely and the staff very accommodating. I do have to say that the front desk was not very helpful. I had booked a girls trip and a friend wanted to join at the last minute so she booked her own room. I called the hotel when I first booked to confirm two beds instead of a king bed (for my best friend and I) and when our other friends decided to join I called and asked for adjoining rooms. I understand that there is not guarantee and that these are just requests, but I called the night before my trip and the woman at the front desk said all my requests had been confirmed and that I would be accommodated. Clearly, when I arrived, they were not. I had a room with a king size bed and my last minute friend had a room across the hall. I kindly asked the front desk to change my room based on my phone confirmation and they could only do it for the following night and it would be in a different part of the hotel away from my last minute friend, which would defeat the purpose of a girls trip. After I got over the room debacle, the trip was AMAZING. The restaurants were unreal. Don Pablo is a MUST! The breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets at Orchid never disappointed! Let's discuss the pool. First, it is beautiful. The temperature of the water is just right, there are always enough lounges and if you want shade, you can find it. The pool bar, Hybiscus, was fantastic. I would like to shout-out Glenford for his amazing service throughout our entire stay. The pool entertainment was top notch as well! We loved Antonia and her afternoon BINGO games and Opheal and Oshane were amazing with mini-golf (and their dancing at the disco). The tunes were always bumping, especially during Aquagym (shout out to Nick)! After a long day at the pool, sitting on the terrace overlooking the property to soothing steel drum music was the perfect ending. Natrice was our favorite waitress at the terrace bar as she was so sweet and personable. I truly loved the majority of my stay and I would definitely go back.More
Meghan D, New York City, New York
Just arrived back from the resort and what a fantastic time we had ,the hotel was fab and so was the food , only issue was kept running out of jerk chicken at lunch time . There was a lovely nude beach where we spent time sun bathing and were entertained one afternoon by a couple from the USA having a real good time ( didn't know where to look really but managed to have a front row seat ) there is a little bar at the nude beach run by Donna she was great . Also met some good friends from Newcastle and Portsmouth who made our hols special so a big thanks to Chris and Louise , and lee and Debbie . Hope to catch up with you all in the future . Would recommend this hotel from the montys .More
Friendly staff - great service!
Had a fabulous birthday and reunion with an old college friend. First of all, we got the best ocean/poolside view. The staff were friendly and engaging. We enjoyed the food especially the local dishes. Don Pablo was the best, the food and service were amazing. We enjoyed going to the Orchid where we had the best server, Nassandra Hylton. She took care of us whenever we went there. Our room was impeccable thanks to Dawnette Blackwood - she was also very pleasant and accommodating. Tonia Clarke was also very helpful. Randy Nelson was very helpful and accommodating when we were making our dinner reservations. The best part is my 90 min massage which was my birthday gift from my friend. I had an awesome massage from Maheel at the spa. Great memories at this hotel.More
Rubyjoan55, Toronto, Canada
Second time not as good as first
Second family vacation there and overall it was great. I really loved the familiarity with the place since it was our second time. It was very comfortable knowing were everything was. However, there were a few minor issues that we had: room was cleaned late on two occasions with missing hand towels and face cloth (other days it was fine), restaurant changed reservation without informing us, couple nights of loud drunks (not hotel's fault), very pushy and sometimes rude time share recruiters and they run out of clean beach towels early on, so dry yours on the balcony to keep them fresh. On the great side: service in restaurants was fantastic, staff were polite (minus Club Privilege recruiters), food was super, pool was great (I have a 5 year old who loved every minute of it), night activities for kids were fantastic. A couple of servers in the Orchid Buffet were superb. Tried to sit in their areas. Sunquest people were great and Westjet was awesome.The positives definitely outweigh the negatives, so it was a very good vacation. My daughter was stung by a rogue jellyfish (didn't hear of any others with any travelers - maybe just a one off) and the lifeguard was right there and helped her out. Within an hour she was OK and off to the pool. You will encounter locals on the beach selling stuff - just be polite and they do not bother you. You will also encounter time share Club Privilege recruiters all over. Normally you can be polite and say NO THANK YOU and they leave you alone. They give you a bracelet, so wear it around and they can see you have been approached already. The two times we did not have the bracelets on, they became pushy and a little rude. Just walk away and ignore them. The Dolce Vita restaurant was great. The service was excellent and we all enjoyed the food very much. The Japanese restaurant (Mikado) was good too. The show this time around was not as lively and exciting as two years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal in both of these restaurants. The buffet always had a wide variety of food to choose from. I did not really come across anything that was not good. The snack bar/jerk chicken centre was great. Twice was enough for us, but it is outside and close to the beach, so it is nice for those who want to swim and eat and not worry about being wet. I would say give it a try. Our negatives were not huge, so you may have better luck than us. Two times is enough for us. I think we will try another resort next time to see what else is out there.More
Bill H, Hamilton, Canada
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