Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

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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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Based on 6188 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 10Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 920Rooms
  • 7Lifts
 

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

Food

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.

Drink

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.

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.

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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.

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We had a great holiday

We stayed at the Grand Bahia 8-22 Aug 2014. There was myself, husband 2 boys 16 & 18. We had a great holiday. We were in rooms 14506 & 7. Yes this is above the entertainment in the lobby bar at night but never really bothered us past 10.30. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. We ate at all the restaurants and the buffet and there was always something we liked. The Gourmet was our favourite with a brilliant chateaux briande. The restaurants were a bit on the warm side as they don't seem to have air conditioning. After eating we usually went to the main lobby bar. Barrington was one of the supervisors there and was a really nice guy and looked after us. He and the other staff work really hard. We spent our days around the pool and walked up and down the beach a few times for exercise!!! There were plenty of sun loungers around the pool but if you wanted some with an umbrella they had usually been reserved by 7.00am. There were 2 beaches a small cove which was very nice but you would need water shoes or flip flops here. This wasn't very busy. The sandy beach had plenty of loungers and umbrellas - this was about 5-10 mins walk from the pool. The further you walked along the beach the more loungers were available. We walked to the very end (next to the partitioned off nudist beach) where the sand was lovely and Odain had his beach bar. His strawberry banana with rum was addictive and he played the best music. He was totally mad!!! There are plenty of life guards and security around the pool and beach area. There are quite a few steps here, but there are lifts to the rooms and ramps for those that can't use stairs. The one thing I think the hotel lacks is activities for teenagers. There is a kids club for younger children and pool activities for adults 18 upwards but not much for those in between. Yes there were some negatives, no clean beach towels some days, no clean towels in room after phoning 3 times, no table service sometimes, but these wouldn't be things to prevent me from coming here. If you down mark the hotel because you don't have face cloths I think that's a bit harsh - just bring some with you in case! Yes some days there were no clean beach towels so we made sure we didn't give them in at the end of the day and checked in the morning if there were clean ones. That way at least you had a towel for the day. A note to mention on the towels - we were not told by the hotel at check in or our rep that if you lose your towel you may have to pay $25 dollars. Our son left his towel by the pool at the end of the day and of course it was gone in the morning. Reception did give him a card to replace the towel free but advised us of the charge if it happened again. We really had a great holiday and we had great weather as a bonus. We have been to Jamaica twice before (although on adults only holidays) and it has the same vibe throughout. If you expect something the second you ask for it you may be disappointed. Jamaica is a place to take your time and chill.More

Whittos, Telford, Shropshire

Wonderful holiday

I was a little apprehensive to say the least after booking this holiday for 10 after reading some of the reviews on tripadvisor, I need not have been worried. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was amazing. The food in the buffet was fabulous, something for everyone, as were the a la cartes but we only eat in two of them, Italian and the Picasso. The jerk chicken at lunchtime was to die for and Ya Ya the chef was so friendly and entertaining. The beaches were lovely for their purpose and the sea lovely and refreshing, as it was so hot. All the staff we met could not do enough for us, smiling and friendly. Dunns River a Falls is a must, even me at 61 made it to the top !! Only wish we had taken up the offer of a guide, but we chose to go it alone so we missed the photo opportunity. Rooms were kept immaculately clean and the minibar restocked everyday. Would I return, yes most definitely. The only thing I found irritating were the mosquito bites, but what can you expect in a hot humid country. Lovely holiday all round, will we return most definitely. TIP. Hire your own taxi from the front desk it's less than 1/4 of the price that tour reps charge. If your a larger party as we were, ask for Bryan and his minibus. He will take you anywhere you want to go and he's a local so can give you a guided tour to wherever you want to go. Make sure you barter for a good price for taxis and shopping, the owners expect you to.More

Twirly W, Reading, United Kingdom

Jerkfantastic Chris W

Just back from the GBP really beautiful hotel clean friendly and food really varied and fresh. Room was super with four poster beds and great view. The jerk chicken on the beach restaurant was fantastic and we ate this most lunch times, great staff great fun and the steel band was truly Jamaican style. We are a family of three with a teenage daughter there is not much entertainment for them but we did some fantastic trips. Would go back definitely. But would not recommend if you have any mobility problems has the hotel is all stairs especially to the lower floor where the restaurant and the pools are.More

ChrisF7474UE, London, United Kingdom

End of summer getaway

I want to first start off by saying the GRAND BAHIA is one of the most magnificent places I have stayed. My husband and I stayed here in September of last year and we felt like we were royalty as I would say ( the Jay-Z & Beyonce of the resort). This is what bought us back this August along with family and they too can not wait to return, as a matter of fact the are looking at their itinerary to see how soon they can make it possible. Each time we have visited we stayed in the Don Pablo Collection, this is Luxury at its finest. Cordell who checked us in each time we visited is such a sweet heart and very helpful and efficient, our phenomenal bartenders who ensured we had exactly what we wanted to drink ( Shaneise, LaMoya, Monique, Shaneka), thank you guys for keeping us very happy especially my husband. My main squeeze Petagay who was our butler, bubble bath, and the one who made sure our room stayed stocked with the finest of drinks. At the snack shack (jerk hut) our dancing waiter Christopher Mackenzie, he made every meal we had fun with his dancing and many jokes. Activities staff Ainslay and crew always kept us entertained at the pool and the entertainment/ show section as well as at the disco where they taught us those fantastic Jamaican dance moves. Saving one of the many best for last Tavar, he was there to greet us upon our arrival and made sure he was there when we departed. Tavar is definitely one of the best. I could go on and on, but everything in a nutshell is that we have come grow a bound with the staff at the Grand Bahia Jamaica, they are like our family away from home.More

Tynisha S, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States

Back Again

My most recent stay at the GBP was during the week of August 11, 2014. I traveled with my daughter, her husband, and their 4 kids. Our request for rooms together was honored (but not adjoining). Since all of us have stayed there before, we knew what to expect. The beach was great, the food was good (especially on Thursday w/all u could eat lobster tails). My only complaint was the lack of AC in the main dining area. We tried, most times to eat outside. Luck would have it, the AC was repaired during the last 2 days of our stay. Pros * Great beach (to the left of the resort) * Delicious jerk chicken!! * Wonderful staff. They treated my family like royalty! * Clean rooms! * Good food in the buffet Cons * Just no AC in buffet . It was fixed during the last 2 days of our stay. * 1 hour free internet and the charge for the in room safe. A safe is a necessity and the charge for a weak internet connection was a bit much.More

saudah, Maryland

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