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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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.
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.
All are included except where indicated.
With sunbeds, parasols and towels.
The hotel-run kids' club is for ages 4 to 12 years.
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.
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 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.
Spent 10 days here in April and based on the reviews I read my expectations were quite high so I was disappointed. Things I liked: Jerk chicken at lunch at the outdoor restaurant - really good. The guy that cooks it is tremendous (don't forget to tip) Picasso a la carte restaurant. Good service, food and wine. It is far better than Don Pablo Majority of the bar and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful but overworked (in the buffet) Front desk staff were helpful and pleasant to deal with. Room was clean, if a bit tired in places. Air con worked very well. Balconies were a good size so 4 people could sit comfortably. The maid service was good Things I didn't like: Reservation system for a la carte restaurants is hopeless. Restaurants half empty but it's virtually impossible to get reservations at a reasonable time Japanese bar had no sake or Japanese beer. Don Pablo service was painfully slow - dinner took 2.5 hours and was OK but not great. Buffet food looks substantial but often a lot of the food (particularly the meat) is not up to standard. Sometimes the beef was inedible. Breakfast buffet was OK - standard fare- nothing special Minibar in the room is inadequate (two cans of Miller lite and some pop) and restocking is haphazard Bars run out of basics like tomato juice (for the bloody Marys that are in the standard drinks menu) and staples like Campari. The pool bar mix machines often don't work well so the drinks are not properly frozen. Some pool bar staff have great attitudes some don't - luck of the draw even if you are a regular tipper. Hard to get clean towels for the pool as supply is short but you need them for the next morning before the towel hut is open. Get ready for the towel game - best poolside places are reserved by 6:30. The small beach by the wedding pavilion is crushed limestone rather than sand so its best if you have beach shoes There is a large area between the poolside and the east end beach that appears to be dead space - could be better used - just seems like a barrier. The terrace bar has a small smoking section right by the band area. Get there early or be prepared to hang around till seats come available. Noisy and boisterous - very few places outdoors for a quiet evening "chill out" drink. Generally the wine is of poor quality unless you pay extra. Hobie cats are poorly maintained (mast fell down on one and tiller disconnected from the rudder on another). Inexperienced sailors may find it hard to get out of the harbour (tight space and reef at the entrance of the harbour)and strong winds mean that hobies are often not available. However once you are out the sailing is great. Staff at the sailing area are helpful as long as you give good tips (which they tell you are necessary to get "service") Some of these points may seem trivial but if a resort is going to call itself 4 or 4.5 stars then it has to pay attention to the details and focus on making sure guests are well looked after. I would rate this place as no more than a 3 star resort. More
Brought the kids and we all had fun! Didn't realize how big this resort was and gorgeous. We had something new to do every night if you book it. Food was amazing, we ate at the Grill House twice and the jerk chicken was also amazing at the lunch bar. Would definitely go back maybe to rent a villa the are constructing on the side of the resort. Irie!More
Mike M, Fort Smith, Canada
We travelled to this hotel back in April and we were blown away! The views were gorgeous, the food was AMAZING hands down the best food we've had at an all inclusive thus far. The staff, were exceptional! We booked our vacation through Air Canada vacations and our Air Canada representative was awesome, she helped us with all of the questions we had, we couldn't have asked for a better stay. The resort was absolutely gorgeous, the beach was nice but we mainly hung out around the pool area. We stayed in a ocean view junior sweet and the room was beautiful it had stunning views of the ocean and the balcony was huge. We did not do any of the excursions this time around, however they do have a lot to offer and some of them looked really fun, we will definitely be returning to this resort in the future!More
smac795, Ontario, Canada
Late review - stayed here in Nov 2014 Second time back for myself - my boyfriend and our friends another couples first time to Jamaica. Bahia never ceases to impress me each time i go. It just keeps getting better and better - stayed here in 2011 when the luxury part was being built. Hotel - imacculately clean, huge property - lots of walking which is good after eating all the awesome food. Restaurants - great food, book the a la carts early - japanese is always good and entertaining. Jerk hut - my friends were there every day for lunch! amazing food - buffet has a different theme each night. Bar: thank you Ruel for making my birthday special with the never ending tequila! Rooms - roomy, good AC. Thanks to Tonia our maid that kept our room super clean, she worked hard - she was there every morning with a smile on her face! Never met anyone with such a sunny disposition as her! When i told her when my birthday was - she had gotten our room decorated with ballons and a two bahia tshirts and a bottle of rum - Thank you Bahia for making my 29th birthday memorable. Pools - amazing, huge - lots of entertainment. Pool boy: Andre P. - thanks for making our stay unforgettable :) Entertainment: some interesting shows at night in the entertainment area - which was outside the hotel rooms - which is nice for people who like quietness during the night during their vacations. Excursions: duns river, bob marley, ricks cafe are a must! If able to - try juicy patties outside the resort - the best patties i've ever had in my life. Bahia Privilege club: we loved this place so much my friends and i joined your club - Desiree was an awesome rep - loved her so much!More
mmmaryyyla, Toronto, Canada
We booked this vacation with very little research - based my decision on convenience of flights, price, and traveler reviews. Made our decision quickly. Going into the vacation, I started having doubts - that maybe I should have done better research. But, all my doubts vanished as soon as I saw the property. It's beautiful! I felt that we got more than what we paid for - it was very affordable & I was very happy with the pool, beach, room/view, staff. The only thing that was not so great was the food - but at the end of the day/vacation, I was glad to have not gained 5 lbs!More
Leslie C, Lumberton, New Jersey
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