Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

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 6793 reviews

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

Free Room Upgrade

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.

Kids' club

The hotel-run kids' club is for ages 4 to 12 years.

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.

junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years, with hydro-massage bath, iron and board.

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January 10 - 17

This was our 8th Caribbean trip and 3rd to Jamaica.We got a decent deal on this resort and for the money we paid, it was worth it. Our room was in block 23, 2nd floor. While many would say this was far from everything, we did not mind it at all. We'd leave the room in the morning after breakfast, come back to shower and change, go out for the evening and return to sleep. Here are the good and the bad sides, as per our experience: - Room was spacious, clean and decently upgraded. We didn't have maid come clean at all, but she'd be by our door every morning before breakfast so we changed our towels and got extra water bottles. She gave us plenty of clean towels, I think we had 15 various towels at any time. - The beach right in front of the resort is ok, but the one just past Jerk Hut is beautiful. Clean with soft sand and there were bar huts everywhere. Water was clean (not a lot of sea weed) and noever got too deep. We had no problems getting chairs in the shade, however, the days we did go to the beach we were there by 9am. - We had no issues with beach towels. We did notice that they ran out, but if you are there around 8:30 am or just before they close, they had plenty. - Pool was nice and big. There is a "quiet" side and a "party" side. The bartenders were generally nice, but some days it was hit and miss (even though we tipped). - Food was OK. Lobster night at the buffet was a let-down, they had these tiny little lobster tails and the line-up was 20 people deep. Jerk hut was good, awesome chicken. Breakfast buffet was good, if you are there between 8 and 8:30. Otherwise you are left with crumbles at the bottom of the pan. We slept in one morning and got to the buffet at 9 and half of the pans were empty and about 15 people were lined up for bacon at each pan (and there was about a handful of bacon there). The buffet food lacked imagination, it was often cold and not done well (burnt french toast, undercooked pizza, overcooked meat). Make sure you fill up at dinnertime because late night burger place is close to inedible. They only serve buns, hot dog and burgers. The burgers we saw there sat in about 3 inches of water which made them look boiled. Yuck. I have never seen such bad late night food. - We tried French, Japanese and Steakhouse a la cartes. French was our favourite. We sat at the show table for Japanese and were dissapointed. The chef had a great personality, however, there was no fire and very little show. The food tasted ok. Steakhouse was our least favourite. The steak was thin, but tasted ok. This is the only resort we have ever been to that made such a big deal about the a la cartes. They really stick to the 3 per 7 days rule. They claim to be full, but when you get there the place is empty. - Staff is generally nice. I was usually the first to greet them, which I didn't mind. We did witness plenty of guests being dismissive and borderline rude to staff so I guess over time that may get to them. The bartenders at the Sports Bar can be a rude, not sure why. - Disco was empty and smelled of bleach whenever we went. - Unless you drink beer or rum, the alcohol is pitiful. Even the upgraded choices are not that great. Finlandia for "upgraded" vodka? Really at a 5 star resort? - Shows were good, we enjoyed almost all of them. Michael Jackson was one of the best we saw in the Caribbean. - The grounds are nice and clean. The resort is big and we felt no desire to venture out. With the level of service and food/drink choices, I'd give this place max 4 stars. Would we return? Only if the price was really, really good.More

JeffAndAnita, Winnipeg, Canada

Jamaica getaway! Ya mon!

Our group of three couples ( all over 50 years old) had a wonderful getaway to this resort. The food was better than expected and the staff were very friendly. We particularly want to mention Chantall and Anthony at the Palmyra Restaurant; they were very special! The beach was our favorite place during the day, although it did get a little noisy at times. Maintenance around the pool area needs to be stepped up. Rooms were clean but a little dated. We would recommend staying on the upper floors and near the beach area. Go and enjoy!More

Michael L, Harrison, New York

Great Grand Bahia principe Jamaica

we had a great vacation, and we met some great people, and in general, the hotel was nice. excellent food and beautiful beach. Pool was big and clean, just needs little bit more umbrellas. I will highly recommend this resort to anyone!More

Inga A,

Amazing girls trip!

A group of us just got back from this resort, and wow - what a fabulous vacation! We all loved everything - great people, excellent food and beautiful beach. Wishing we were still there right now. I'd highly recommend this resort to anyone!More

popcorn07, waterloo

Great Stay

POINT FORM REVIEW AND TIPS AND IM NOT 25 IM MID 40's .younger crowds may want to book 3rd floor around the13000 rooms, that's where the party starts .looking to buy Jamaican rum cream...wait till you get to the airport 2 for $25 and not $25/ bottle in the stores. .bring snorkel gear, lots of sealife including stingrays in the water..loved it .towels are all over the place .pay the $40 for the 7 day wifi..you can even use it on the beach..awesome .ask your booking agent at the hotel to recommend a taxi to take you shopping and to the blue hole which is a local swimming hole that is way nicer than dunns river..you will love it..taxis for the entire day will be 100.00 American don't be scared. .purchase the mobay pass for 30/ person for quick security on the way home and a luxury waiting room with showers, fantastic food,massages...this is while you wait for your plane to go home .the water is completely safe to drin .the Japanese restaurant is to die for..fresh chicken,shrimps and beef cooked for you.. .the cheapest souvenir shop in the village is the store facing the arch where the bathrooms are to the left..funky shaped door. .if you are going to haggle prices start with half what they are asking for...after all it's all made in China .you will get your al la cart dinner times upon arrival check the times and change them if you don't like the .time share sellers...yes they want you to tell everyone how great the resort is and offer you tons of goodies for three hours of your time and 30 weeks of time share...yes 30 weeks HAVE FUN .More

Ginette B, Kirkland Lake, Canada

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