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.
Based on 6396 reviews
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Room Upgrade Offer
Book a standard room before 31st January 2015 and get a free upgrade to a Golden Club junior suite for arrivals 1st May 2015 to 31st October 2015.
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.
Facilities► View all
3 outdoor pools
With sunbeds, parasols and towels.
Hotel-run kids' club
For ages 4 to 12 years.
PADI scuba diving school*
One free trial a day in the pool with the equipment. Lessons are at a charge.
Rooms ► View all
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.
interconnecting double room
Interconnecting double room sleeps up to 4. You will need to book 2 rooms in order to have a connecting door. Wi-Fi is available at a charge. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get interconnecting rooms.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Guess we are not getting married here!
Just checked into the Gran Bahia Principe a couple of hours ago, this is our second time coming to this resort. We were here for new years eve in 2012 and loved it, we thought we would want to do a location wedding at this hotel so a month before we were coming I sent them an email telling them I was a returning guest and thinking of getting married there and would it be possible that we speak with someone while we were there for the week to find out what was involved, and of course the cost of having a location wedding, does everyone book with the same travel company? ECT Anyway they never replied to my email so on Monday this week before coming I resent it and asked if they had received it, still no reply...... We checked in like I said a couple of hours ago and my room is worst then the last time I was here. Didn't realize or remember that we need to pay for room safe so I went to the front desk to pay and just for fun mentioned to the employee that I thought being a returning guest I might of gotten a better room, she informed me that at this hotel you have to come back at least 3 or 4 times before you get any upgrades. obviously we won't be getting married here....and by the way we weren't looking for anything for free, just a price list or something lol, I will rate it again before i leaveMore
Grand Bahia Jamaica
Beautiful experience at beautiful hotel.Fantastic pool area with private sections.The rooms were very clean and spacious. Recommend this hotel to business, leisure or family travelers.The buffet was elaborate and the staff very friendly.Maybe there were not enough elevators is the only complaint I have as I found it difficult to find them.More
maryjane412014, Toronto, Canada
Very good resort, clean, very good food and service, nice beach .Huge pool.. Excellent place to relax, Snorkeling was great, food was great always food some where. Dancers at beach buffet were wonderful.More
Pam W, Zimmerman, Minnesota, United States
My Mom and three of her friends were trying to find a hotel on the North Coast where they could go for the week-end. The one they wanted to go was booked solid and it was a bit pricey too. After calling around for sometime and could not find suitable accommodation for one reason or the other they finally turn to me. I gave them Grand Bahia Principe's phone number which they call and the rest was history. I visited the premises before so I knew what to expect but they were struck by the beauty of the hotel. Our front desk assistant Shevanee was professional, friendly, helpful and gracious. The rooms were suitable and comfortable, the Air Conditioner was so cold most of the time we had to turn it off. The buffet choices were amazing and delicious, both in the main dinning room and the one near the beach. Maxine in the main dinning room was one of our out-standing servers, we were very impressed with her. The beach and the spectacular swimming pool were inviting. My one regret was with the disco I thought the music was awful and the acoustics were bad, other than that my mom, her friends, and I had a wonderful time. We along with some more friends are planning to go back next year. Thanks Bahia Principe for a memorable week-endMore
Karen U, Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
Great first trip
My boyfriend and I had just come back from a very short stay here, only three nights. It was an amazing first trip.Everyday the weather was perfect, it only rained for about five minutes on one of the days. Our room looked right over the pool and ocean and it was beautiful with our huge balcony! We never had any problems with our room it self, the only thing we had a problem with was that no one told us that you should not shut the balcony door if you are on it because it will lock it self once the door is shut. We were stuck out there for an hour! But that was our own stupidity. Most of the staff were very friendly and outgoing, we did encounter some rude treatment from the staff because we are only 19 so they figured we would not tip so they would not treat us they way they should, but every where we go (even in Canada) we get treated like that. We would spend the mornings on the beach and the afternoons in the pool because we really enjoyed the swim up bar and the games they would play in the pool. I had read complaints about the drinks not being strong and them not having very much stuff, but the drinks were very strong and so good! Everyday they have a new daily special for the drinks and every time they were so good! Every bar we went to though we would ask for a mojito but no bar expect the one in side the lobby actually had mint which was a disappointment but it was something we could live with! I would love to return to this resort, it was a massive place but it did not take us long to figure out where everything was.More
Holly W, Barrie, Canada
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