This hotel offers up cabin-style rooms surrounded by tropical gardens. And it’s just a short stroll from a white-sand beach.
This beachfront hotel’s got a great spot in serene Runaway Bay. It’s a short walk to the town’s restaurants and bars. And at the hotel, accommodation comes in the form of little wooden cottages.
There are sea views from the main pool and the waterfront Asian à la carte. Or you can get a prime shot of the ocean from the cocktail bar. Down at the beach, there’s a range of watersports, too.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet and à la carte meals from 3 restaurants. Midnight snacks.
All alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 10.00-02.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This is the main pool for everybody to enjoy. With sunbeds and beach or pool towels.
The Booze Liner is an open-air bar right on the beach, so you never have to travel far for refreshments.
PADI scuba diving*
Introduction to scuba diving takes place in the pool.
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1 bedroom villa with garden view and balcony or terrace
These 1-bedroom villas come complete with air-conditioning, a TV and a balcony or terrace with garden views.
cottage with sea view and balcony or terrace
These bright and cosy cottages come with a balcony or a terrace that offers views of the ocean. They have a double bed with an extra bed. Plus you'll also find air-con and a TV included.
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Awesome Vacation in Runaway Bay
We arrived on March 30/16. We were disappointed at not getting a bungalow on arrival. Reception was very apologetic and for our inconvenience gave us free internet and safe for our 2 week stay. We were given a Courtyard room # 504 complete with fridge. First impression... Felt like we were living in a treehouse surrounded by trees and crickets singing. Loved it. I was close to everything so we decided to stay there for the first week. The second week we moved to a bungalow (for the experience). We had #80 which was 3 rows from the beach and still very close to everything. Only complaint was that we had a little leak in the bathroom when we had a downpour. Gardens were lovely ( if you have allergies I suggest taking medication as I ended up sick ). Food was really good, beach was wonderful... first time going on vacation and not going in the pool. We were able to swim every day in the ocean. Awesome. Resort is spread out enough that you get exercise walking from one spot to another. The Jetty Bar (Swing Bar) was quite popular for before dinner drinks and watching the sunset. Staff were very friendly and after a few days you picked your favourites. Ours were Marvelyn (we called her marvellous) and Odane in the buffet and restaurant and Akeam. Our maids Kim in 504 and Gwendyn in 80 were super. We travelled as a couple and met lots of other couples at the resort. Mostly Canadian and lots of people from England. Some Americans. There were some families there but the children were very well behaved. We have to say this was the most relaxing vacation we have gone on yet. Thanks Jamaica for a wonderful time.More
Our cottage was right on the sea front. We could hear the waves lapping onto the rocks, it was brilliant. The staff couldn't do enough for you. We had 3 trips out. One to visit 9 miles which was where Bob Marley was brought up and was laid to rest, really interesting. We went up in a cable car through the rain forest, the view at the top was stunning. We then did 5 zip wires through the rain forest, amazing. Then we went on a bob sleigh.More
Good to be back
Good to be back at this small resort . Though it is rate with only 3 stars the staf is a 5 star team. We recommend this Place to those who are looking for relaxation. The cottages in the garden and on the beach are special.More
Excellent stay at the Royal Decameron Club Caribbean
When you get to the airport if your vacation package includes transportation to the hotel you need to go out the doors to the left after customs. The exchange rate uis not as good at the airport and if you are mostly staying at the resort US dollars is a good idea since all prices are in US dollars like the tours and the cost of the safe and internet. We got on the bus to the hotel with no problem. There is someone outside of the doors to help you get on the right bus. The bus was air conditioned. It also had free wifi that wasn't really good. The driver and his helper were selling beers for $5.00 US and were selling marijuana for $80.00 US. I hope no one paid that price for it - we certainly didn't. The bus ride was about 1 hour 20 minutes. When we got to the Royal Decameron the lady Saico at the front desk had all the keys and registrations all sitting out so well organized that check in was a breeze. She was the first employee we met at the hotel and she made such a good impression with us with her smiling welcome and her organization that got us registered and into our room quickly. She became our go to person and no request or questions were too much for her. She is definitely an asset to the Royal Decameron. Another employee came with a tray to give all of the new guests a cold fruit drink. It was lovely. We were assigned bungalow # 4. It was 31 steps to the water. It featured a very clean room, large king size bed, a jacuzzi tub and a walk in closet with hangers, shelves and an iron and ironing board. Our room was very close to the entertainment stage and we had early morning music at about 7:30 am and music to 10:30 pm but we loved it. The close proximity to the main pool, beach, bars and the buffet made this the best room I've ever had. The entertainment staff is dedicated to ensuring you have a great vacation. Candy Crush was the wow factor for me with her enthusiasm and her fun nature. I loved her as an MC and she sure can dance. Shawn Dai and Remario were also so fun and I loved watching Shawn Dai attempt to copy the infamous Freestyle when they were dancing. Freestyle loves kids and it shows in how he treats them. He so impressed me in his role of entertainer for the children guests. I recorded his chicken dance it's is absolutely hilarious. The beaches were kept clean by 2 dedicated men who kept it clean all day. The towel lady - I forgot her name - always had a smile on her face. She was happy to be there and it showed. You can also sign up for the water toys with her. Try the Hobbicat we did and it was so much fun! We liked walking down to the swing bar where you can listen to music and swing away on these really nice wooden swings. The lady bartender with the beautiful hazel eyes was so pleasant and made us delicious amaretto sours. At the swing bar we met an employee named Fireball. He was the first employee to unimpress us. When I asked him why he was called Fireball he said because fire come out if his di$k. Ew then he asked if my friend and I liked Jamaican di&k. Um not what we were looking for on our vacation. I think he was a lifeguard but I know his brother also works there. Dining was a great experience. It was nice to see the staff took food handling seriously ensuring hot food stayed hot and cold food like salads, cheese and fruit stayed cold. The omelettes in the morning were lovely as was the yogurt and fresh fruit. For lunch there is a sandwich bar where you can get paninis and a Cesar salad bar with lots of toppings to choose from. There was Mexican night with tacos and quesadillas and Jamaican night with curried goat and stewed beef. There were lots of choices and ever night there was jerk chicken and BBQ chicken. There were different salads and fresh tomatoes and cucumber every night and at lunch. There was an ice cream bar and lots of different yummy deserts. The only complaint I have with the buffet is the day manager Donovan was not very nice to his staff. On numerous occasions I saw him berating the staff in front of guests. I think he has missed concept that happy staff make happy guests. He was completely awful to them. The exchange rate for Canadian money was $80 Jamaican dollars for $1.00 Canadian. Like I said everything is priced in US dollars and I think I would bring US next time. We went to Browns Town for an authentic taste of Jamaica and we loved it. We crossed the security line and found our own driver to take us there. We liked Ritchie who does not work for the hotel but still found him to be polite and fair in price. We used him a few times to also go to Scotchies for dinner. Crossing the security line to go to the pharmacy or to the store or for a walk could be daunting as lots if men would come up to you flirting or trying to sell you something. This resort is not a party resort. It provides entertainment from around 9 am to 10:30 to 11 pm. I think the bar is open from 10 am till 2 am. After the entertainment the hotel quiets down considerably. It's a great place for a relaxing holiday. Would I do back? Definitely!More
We booked the resort knowing fully that it's only a 3 star resort, however we were quite happy with the quality of service and respect given by almost all of the staff and bartenders. We stayed in a courtyard room (605) and did not have any issues other than being dated, everything was clean and taken care of. There was no issue with noise except for maybe a few birds lol. The entertainment team was fantastic, with activities around the main pool all day, and doing their best to keep everyone amused all evening. The evening show was about the same quality as any other resort we've been to, entertaining enough and then some. The resort also had many activities for the water including kayaking and sailing, you could also snorkel not too far out from shore- when the red flag wasn't out. The beach was beautiful, and many chairs to choose from. I would recommend water shoes, as there were unexpected rocky areas When we walked out. The best thing about the food was fresh salad, bread, fruit and dessert! There was quite a variety on the buffet daily though. It was a nice small family like resort, we'd consider going to again.More
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