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 steakhouse stands out. The hotel even has its own shopping and leisure centre, with boutiques, bars and a disco.
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Buffet meals. 3 visits per week for dinner in a choice of speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.
Local alcoholic beverages including beer, spirits, cocktails, house wine and soft drinks.
All are included except where indicated.
With sunbeds, parasols and towels.
With dedicated entertainers on hand throughout the day and activities such as boccia ball, volleyball, darts, dance classes, bingo, quizzes and aqua gym classes. Check out the programme to see all the activities that are on offer.
The hotel-run kids' club is for ages 4 to 12 years.
These spacious junior suites sleep up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years with a king-size bed and a sofa-bed or 2 doubles. Suites come with a hydro-massage bath and Wi-Fi*. Plus, there's a balcony or terrace to enjoy the sea views from.
The hotel is situated an hour away from Montego bay which is good. The room overlooked the pool and was clean and tidy. The main reasons I would stay here again are the entertainment and the food. The entertainment kicks off at a 11am by the pool and there are activities throughout the day upto their evening showcase. I enjoyed the Michael Jackson show, Steel drums, circus show and fire show. Great for couples and families. I really enjoyed the main buffet more so than the a la carte restaurants which were a bit hit and miss. I would recommend the Tepanyaki and Italian restaurants. The service in the buffet differed depending on where you sat. The food didn't change drastically from day to day but the choice is extensive and there are themed nights. Although during breakfast the bacon would run out which meant long ques formed however on our final morning they had put in an extra tray of bacon. We had problems with our door not closing bit these were sorted out. The room service sometimes took ages and the chips were always cold. The bars have a good choice of drinks and now strawberry daiquiri will always remind me of jamaica. Overall a great stay although I wouldn't call the hotel a 5 star though. More
So much to say ,those rugs and elevators were the worst , and so was their customer service:( grand Bahia do better! not a 4 star , 3 star at best.I've heard so many complaints from customers checking in ,it was unbelievable .More
valerie l, 52970
Amazing place, amazing people, beautiful resort , will surely go back, nothing negative at all to say , food was good, lot,s of selection, the beach has as hollow end great for kids, and entertainment was good, we enjoyed our stay very much, rooms were beatific, the only comment is that it was 1.5 hrs from the airport, but the view was so scenic that it went by very fast. More
Long story short, save your money and spend a bit more for a better all-inclusive. Spent 5 nights, 6 days here with adults and children ages 10 - 14. Spent about $500 more per/person at an all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic 2 years ago and that experience blew us away. Right from the get-go, was seriously disappointed with this place. Arrived at 3:30, rooms were not ready. Check-in was ridiculous, with paperwork that needed to be filled out for every adult. Only two staff available, so as shuttle buses arrived, the line grew longer, and longer. Have someone in your party go immediately to the desk when you get there, don't all wait for the bags! We were directed to the beach-side grill while waiting and while yes, I understand it's an outdoor beach grill, I was pretty surprised at how dirty it was. There was all kinds of food on the floor beneath tables, napkins, etc. It was pretty gross, and no one cleaned anything up the hour we were there. When we finally got our key cards, it really hit the fan. Two of the rooms were reserved to sleep one adult and two kids. The third was for two adults who were not going to sleeping together, so the rooms were booked as each having two queens. All three of them only had one king bed. Absolutely fuming, went back to the desk where we were told the reservation (thru Expedia, I will be contacting them, as well,) was only good for whatever they had available. And, that's all they had available. But...they could bring in cots, and put sheets on the "couch" in each room. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I nearly had a stroke. It just kept coming. The food was really sub-par. Again, I've spent a bit more at other resorts where the food was just superb every time, to the point where we enjoyed the dining experience as much as the beach. My husband and I are serious foodies, and we really, really look forward to unique meals. The buffet here seemed reasonably ok the first day, but then it became very apparent that it was going to be essentially the same options every time, despite each night supposedly being billed as a different theme (Canadian, Asian, etc.) By the third day, I was just depressed about the whole thing. It was like going through a cafeteria breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Throw in the fact that it was almost unheard of for anyone to bring you a drink, that we usually finally received water and a full set of silverware halfway through the meal, and that the mimosa station was either out of champagne or out of glasses 90% of the time, I once again could not believe how much I'd spent to go there. But, what about the restaurants, you ask? Not sure how their stats work, but, apparently staying five nights only allowed us TWO dining options. And, when we signed up the morning after we arrived, only two of the four were supposedly open the whole time we would be there, with one reservation at 5:30 and the other at 9. Just perfect! The "steakhouse" had good steaks, and the "French" restaurant was reasonably good. But, I swear to God, the appetizer/salad/desert bar at the steak place featured leftovers from lunch at the buffet. It was literally the same exact food. I am not exaggerating. While in the pool, there were huge mats of hair floating around that made me want to throw up. Not to mention an assortment of plastic cups and straws. Again, I've been to other resorts with swim-up bars and I've NEVER had that experience. They need to clean the place up more than just once in the morning!!! The beach was the only saving grace. Lots of space and plenty of lounge chairs with umbrellas, soft sand, and a bar. But, there was more seaweed than I would have liked to see, and no waves to speak of, as it's protected and kind of roped off. So, if you're looking forward to a little body surfing or floating on big swells as they roll in, forget it. Enough fish to see with snorkels to keep the kids happy, but absolutely nothing to write home about. The hallways where the rooms are, which are partially open to the outside on many locations, were covered with thin, cheap stuff that was rippling and bubbling up in areas with the humidity and just filthy with huge stains from God-knows-what in other areas. Turns out many of the doors to the rooms were warped, so the only way people could close them was to slam them really hard. This was just perfect at midnight and 1 AM when the partiers were coming back, and at 6 AM with the early-risers when we were trying to sleep. We were SO looking forward to this trip, and I feel really cheated. Having four kids, and not wanting to completely break the bank, I tried to be a bit frugal and got completely burned in the process. Never again will I visit any of these "Bahia" properties, and I will warn everyone I know! More
We have stayed in gran Bahia hotels in Mexico ,Dominican republic and Jamaica these are 5star hotels and they certainly live up to their reputation ,the food is amazing ,vast variety and very good quality ,hotel rooms very nice and are of larger size than other hotels pools amazing,these hotels are visionally,stunning ,and very elegant ,the beaches are fab ,warm calm waters ,and lovely staff ,would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel ,actually would love to return,,or any other gran Bahia hotel in the Caribbean but have to admit this is a firm favourite of ours ,very classy chain of hotels More
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