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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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests from 1st May
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.
Facilities► View all
3 outdoor pools
With sunbeds, parasols and towels.
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.
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.
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Great vacations but couldve been better.
My family just got back todayfrom staying here all weekand I will give you an honest opinion of the resort, this is my 5th time to Jamaica. We upgraded to the Diamond Club bc the agent said we would have privledge access to certain areas of the pools, a la cartes, faster checkin and top fllor oceanview. This was all a lie. Everyone has access to every part the pool except a small area for Adults only and a small section at the beach. The beach is far from the main pool/lobby area; the resort is very big and it takes a long time to get anywhere. No coffee bars. No breakfast before 7am for those flying out early or hungry before 7am. The service was just avgerage. The staff deftly did not go out of their way to be friendly - just answered qusetions. The hallways have carpet and thus the hall smells musty. The towel service in the room was hoffrific - we ytpped $5 US a day and still didnt get any new face cloths or enough twoels for 4-5 people.The Entertainment for kids was Very Late 845 and Adults didnt start till 10pm. No pool bar food station for a quick snack between 11-1pm. If your on one side of the resort you can hear the disco in your room all night. The kids club is unfinished. The banana boat closed all week bc of a small tear they didnt bother fixing. Ive stayed at Sandles and Iberostar in Jamaica and this resort in my opinion is just a 4+* not a 5 for the price we paid and the value we received. The good points are the Don Pablo Rest was excellent and the Grill. The Spa is beautiful and the staff well trained. The pool is huge and the drinks strong. The main lobby area is spacious and has hte best entertaiment for adults. The weather amazing sunny and hot everyday.the rooms are beautiful, the landscaping and main lobby are well kept n managed. The food at the buffet was very good and lots of selection. One last note about the gym the two treadmills were broke the entire week:(More
Lysa W, Halifax, Canada
We was robbed. Literally.
The resort itself is very nice. Large, but easy to navigate around with a large pool, big spaces and overall very clean. The staff is actually very good, very attentive and friendly, with a couple of exceptions. The big issue for us was our room was broken into in the middle of the night, while we were asleep, and our cell phones and my son's laptop stolen. The amazing thing was we were on the 3rd floor and they gained access via the balcony door. Ours was not the only room robbed. They must have climbed along on a narrow ledge and leapt from balcony to balcony. I have to say that the Asst. Manager handled the issue very professionally, moving us to another room on a higher floor facing into the resort rather than to the outside. She also arranged for some gifts and a fruit basket. The family was a bit freaked out but moving made a difference. Fortunately our passports, wallets, etc. were put safely away. That Asst. Manager should be promoted because no one saw the General Manager the entire week. He/She seems to like to hide out. Other than that, the food was quite good...not exceptional at any point, but overall tasty, with a wide assortment on the buffet and A La Carte restaurants. The overall complaint was with the senior management of this chain. Nickel and diming you for everything. $6 a nite for a safe, which while it wouldn't have helped us with our phones (which were re-charging next to our bed), is a bad decision. The WiFi is $40 a week and is grossly inadequate, not working half the time. They charge you for an upgrade to the "Exclusivo" areas...another bad decision at an "all inclusive" resort. The entertainment is light. Not sure who was in charge at the resort but they lack any imagination and the budget must be about $100 a day. Also, lots of things break down or they run out of supplies. Elevators, no towels, no Pina-Colada mix, line-ups for bacon every day, etc. I felt for the staff. They were on the front lines doing their very best. Finally, the other guests can be a bit scary. One gentlemen was tattooed with "Deutschland" across his stomach and iron crosses and old Luftwaffe symbols. One guest upchucked in the pool on Day 1 and they had to shut it all down. Lots of other groups look like the cast out of Jersey Shore. Not my speed. Overall, a good place to go for decent value and to relax. The weather was absolutely brilliant.More
RogerD99, Toronto, Canada
Grand Bahia Principe - Jamaica
What a beautifull hotel complex, staff are friendliest people met on holiday and can't do enough to ensure you get the most from your stay Location is great, just 50 mins from Airport and close for Dunns River Falls trips - would definately stay againMore
Steve Q, Wigan Lancahire
If you just want to chill...
My daughter and I stayed four nights and loved it! She was tired after a bout of flu in Michigan, so the first few days, we just chilled - by the pool, on the beach, at the buffets and in our room. The food was excellent, the service wonderful and the overall experience was terrific.More
RMorand, Detroit, Michigan
Grown-Up Winter Getaway
My husband and I visited in March 2015 on our spring break. We left the kids at home and stayed in the Don Pablo Luxury "All Adults" section of the resort. The positives: 1. I accidentally booked for May instead of March, but after a few hours, they found us a room, even though it was in Building 7 with construction outside our balcony. The view wasn't of the parking lot and construction, but the noise didn't start until 9 or so, which was a nice wake-up call. 2. We love kids, especially our own, but it was nice to relax, eat and visit with other adults without the noise and distraction of children. Occasionally someone would bring kids through the pool or hotel area, but it was pretty quiet otherwise. 3. Dinner at the more upscale restaurants was included in the Don Pablo luxury option. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was excellent. 4. The service overall (hotel, restaurants, poolside wait staff) was excellent. The Jamaican people are bright and cheery, and always greet you with a smile. They also love to teach you the "language" and share their culture. 5. Snorkeling, kayaking and a few other activities were included, but there's not much to see. The negatives: 1. The activities and restaurants are a bit of walk from the "adult" section, but that's what kept it quiet. Also, it forced you to stretch your legs and get a little bit of exercise. 2. The beach is rocky except in the "family area," although there is a cordoned-off area for the Don Pablo exclusive guests with poolside drink service. 3. Although guests are told not to and warned that the staff will remove the towels after an hour, guests will still go to the pool early and "reserve" chairs under the cabanas with their towels. This is not monitored. 4. Occasionally, the housekeeping staff would forget to restock our bath towels. 5. My husband used the gym and said it was hot and muggy, but it had enough equipment such as a treadmill, free weights and a few machines. Overall, if you're looking for a quiet place to relax (with the occasional adventure if you choose) in a warm climate, this is a great place. Don't expect beautiful, white sandy beaches, but if you just want to splash in the ocean in between lying by the pool, it's fine. Good food, good people, good service. It was just what we were looking for.More
KatrinaOlson, Urbana, Illinois
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