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 6654 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


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.

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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 that are accepted worldwide. The hotel has access to the sea, and there's a small reef close to the shore where you can go diving or snorkelling. If you want to try before you buy, you can sign up for free taster session in the hotel 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. Wi-Fi is available at a charge. 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. Wi-Fi available at a charge.

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Loved every minute of my trip. Amazing room. Very clean. Very good food. Great service. Very quiet. I would go back there any time. The staff is very professional and friendly. Would recommend it to any of my friend. More

Josee T, Laval, Canada


Service here is terrible! They don't follow up on their word, you must call many times for them to honor your requests-i had to call 7 times over 2 days just for air freshener because the rooms smell musty and like urine. I have been moved 3 times and each room has its own set of problems. One of my rooms flooded and damaged my shoes! They don't leave wash cloths and when you ask for one they said they "ran out" The customer service is outragesus! They are rude and don't work with you at all. The best thing about this place are the drinks and food. They barely have activities for guests unlike other resorts of the island. My advice, dont stay here. Go to ocho rios, negril, or montego bayMore


Great place, friendly staff

We stayed at this resort Dec 6-13, 2014. It is about an hour drive from Montego Bay airport. As I was travelling with friends we decided to request for private transportation from airport to hotel, to minimize stops along the way and get us to a beach as fast as possible. This was a great decision as the driver gave us some great tips that came in handy during our stay. No need to exchange USD to Jamaican - you will get ripped off at the airport by the exchange rates. Everywhere we went we paid in USD. The check in was quick and easy. The hotel was beautiful and clean. You cannot walk by a staff member, from maintenance to entertainment that they don't wish you a good day :) The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful. As we stayed in the privilege lounge, we had a la carte dinners for 6 nights. We checked them all out, but ended up eating at the buffet as it was that good. They will accommodate any request you have - at the snack bar by the beach they had jerk chicken daily, that I could not get enough of. My friend asked the chef if he could prepare 2 jerk lobsters for them the next day and they happily obliged. On a tour we took to the nine mile, we had asked a driver to stop in a local town along the way for Jamaican patties- and they were the best patties we ever had :) Long story short - it was a great experience. The country and culture are beautiful, people are extremely friendly and the food is delicious.More

Oceansnthings, Ottawa, Canada

Great Vacation

I went with my family during April 2014. Overall, the staff was extremely hospitable and friendly and went out of their way to make the experience great for us. The food was great, I would reccommend the french restauraunt; we tried everything on the menu and it was all delicious. Our room was always very clean and had a great view, and despite their often not being enough towels, a small tip and request for more always solved the problem. The beaches were alright; the snorkeling beach was not adequate for swimming due to all of the boats and rocky, dirty bottom and the fact it has more pebbles than anything else. The main beach at the far left end of the resort was realtively nice; there was little to no seaweed and the water was extremely blue and clear. Be warned, if you are seeking decent sized waves and activities like surfing and bodyboarding this is not the place for you: the water was extremely shallow, there were no waves of any sort, similar to a lake, and on some days the beach gets extremely crowded. Also, this beach was wonderful for snorkeling, on many occasions we saw clownfish, lionfish,anglefish, parrotfish and many other stunning tropical fishes. Some of the fish like the lionfish were poisonous in addition to large sea urchin and stingrays so I would reccomend you to be extremely careful. If you have the money, I would strongly reccomend that you take the trip and go on the tour to dunns falls and snorkeling; climbing the falls was one of the most exciting experiences that I've ever had and while on the falls many wild fruits grow which is very interesting to observe. At the resort, some people may want to be cautious because the size is enourmous therefore a great deal of walking must take place to get you to where you want to go and places like the pool, volleyball courts, beaches and restaurant were almost always crowded (the pool was almost a mile long and it was always body to body). Overall, we had a really great time beacause of the amazing staff, beautiful architecture and general wonderful weather despite a couple dillemas.More

Diana P,

Fabulos wonderful relaxing time

This big big resort was beautiful and have all you need Everything was pleasant and lovley - the room - the staff - the bars and restaurants .Besides the Buffe restaurant you could choise between 4 others with specialytes ex Grill , italien taste, Argentinsktmeet and japanees food. Lovely .A small beach near the main house and a bigger beach yuo reach after a short walk and a lunch restaurant who served a popular "jerk chicken " strong taste .Even a small shopping Center close to the main house.Everything was a wonderful and pleasant mix.It is a big area and yuo get lovley walks over the whole place.I made the trip and swim with Dolfins Wonderful ! I recomend this place and I will returne some year Even if its a long trip from SwedenMore

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