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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Buffet and à la carte meals from 3 restaurants. Midnight snacks.
All alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 10.00-02.00.
All are included except where indicated.
Introduction to scuba diving takes place in the pool.
The hotel-run club is for kids aged 4 to 12 years.
We stayed at the resort for extra relaxation after being in the country (Brown's Town, St. Ann) for several days due to a family funeral. We researched many resorts and found that the Royal Decameron would best serve our needs. We were very pleased with our decision!!! We were given bungalow #46 which is not necessarily on the beach but very very close. We were very happy with the accomadations. Upon entering the bungalow, we felt the coolnest of the AC (which made us very happy). We noticed stairs leading up to a loft area with 2 additional beds and happy to see that our room, was separate along with a bathroom and living room area. The food at the resort was plentiful and tasty. Each night they served some sort of chicken/fish or pork meal which accomadated everyones needs. We did not sign up for any of the specialty restaurantes as the dining was at either 6:30pm or 8:30pm - by either time, we had already eaten. We did get a chance to ride the waves on the windsurfer with Ryan. He was pleasant and shared his knowledge of the island. He was very accomadating with knowing that we weren't the typical tourist and did not provide us with the basic island information. We apprecaited that. We enjoyed the beach area as the water was warm and the area very clean. During our stay, we felt that we were on our own island oasis. We didn't feel the need to go off the resort as we had everything we needed. We would DEFINETLY return again!More
Traveldiva1207, Hampton, Virginia
My husband and I, along with my sister and brother in law visited Royal Decameron April 8 through April 16.We had a wonderful time.I had read lots of reviews before choosing this resort.Royal Decameron was much better than I expected,based on what I had read.We all thought the staff was friendly and did their jobs very well.Our Coffee cups were always filled in the morning,Water was offered and kept full throughout our meal.Three big pots of hot water and coffee were available to help yourself before breakfast,first thing in the morning,Around 6:45,the fresh delicious coffee was brought out to the main bar in front of dinning area. we had a favorite breakfast waitress,And we tipped her each morning,Just a few dollars to show our appreciation for a job well done.We did not experience any negative behavior from any of the staff.The bar tenders were all friendly and provided quick courteous service.the gardeners were a delight to talk to.Our cottage was cleaned everyday and we always got clean towels and extra toiletries.We paid $20 for internet ( 24 hours spread out among 8 days and had lots of unused hours left)We paid $5 a day to have a small refrigerator in our room and $2 a day for the room safe.We walked to Salem Wholesale /Retail,out the main gate,turn right and go about one small city block,its across the road,very easy to find,And bought a case of Red stripe bottles and a 6 pk of ting soda in 16 oz bottles (Total $30).we had our favorite beer while at our bungalow and sometimes shared it with out neighbors.Another favorite drink was the Ting soda on ice with a shot of Appleton rum,Rum was Provided at any of the bars.We went on the Bob Marley tour,We hired a private driver for the day,We really got to see alot of Jamaica that day,He spent the whole day with us,We had lunch at Scotchies (Scotchies was Fantastic,We Loved the food and Cold beer),Shopped at a flea market and a store in Ochos Rios.We got our Driver just out the main gate,His name was Fergus And he was very informative,and A safe driver also,A very nice guy.It cost $160 to have Fergus drive all four of us around all day.It was well worth it and a very memorable day.We enjoyed the Seafood specialty restaurant twice,We also Visited the Thai restaurant but didn't like it as much as the seafood restaurant.The main Buffet had excellent breakfast (try the french toast,was the best we ever had.And Very good lunch,DInner could have been better,but always good salads,fruit and the bread was out of this world!! The swing bar was a fun experience,we all four loved it. Its hard to believe that some of the Negative reviews That I read were even written about Royal Decameron. Royal Decameron had two of the most comfortable NEW Adirondack chairs in front of each bungalow.They also had Comfortable beach chairs,and Plenty of them,We never had to look far for empty chairs.Also Very comfortable pads on a cement wall in front of Beach to the left when looking at the sea,great for napping in the sun. Thank You Royal Decameron For a great and Memorable 8 Fantastic days in Jamaica!! This is our Fourth trip to Jamaica,And this trip was just as nice as some that cost close to twice as much.I would highly recommend RDCC!More
Kathy S, dover
We just came back from this resort and although the weather was great, we had a few things we didn't enjoy. Food was not too good. It got to the point we didn't even want to go for meals other than breakfast. Same thing everyday and not replenished. We ate mostly salads and deserts. No ATM on site, we had to walk to a local grocery store to use the ATM. We had a few great staff, like Marvalyn McLeod and our maid Vanita, but overall not as friendly as the other resort we stayed at previously. The bungalows were the best part of the resort. The entertainment was ok but we didn't hear much reggae music which was a disappointment. The beach was nice but going into the water was tough since there were rocks in the sand and everyday was windy resulting in murky water. I love snorkeling and you have to go far out to do it. There was supposed to be a glass bottom boat but it was never there. We spend most of our time in the quiet pool which we could have done almost anywhere. My holidays are for food and beach and unfortunately neither were great. Other guest there had the same complaints. Like I said, you get what you pay for. Won't go back to this resort but will go back to Jamaica. Love the people and atmosphere.More
imkarlou, Ontario, Canada
My only complaint on this hotel was the quality of the food, it is edible but definitely not great. The hotel itself was great. Very kind and helpful staff, great beaches, rooms are cozy (I don't think I'll ever want to stay in a hotel again after experiencing the bungalows). The first night there we were put in a bungalow back by the wall only to be woken at around 3 in the morning to what sounded like a dog fight over the wall. Went to the front desk the next morning and were moved to a different room, no problem. Our new room was one row away from the ocean and we didn't hear the dogs again for the rest of the trip. We would absolutely stay here again! We paid for the WiFi ($20 for 24 hours). We were able to use throughout the resort with little issue and between my husband and I only used about half of the 24 hours through the week.More
We loved every day of our two week break. We were in the Courtyard rooms to start with but due to noise, we changed rooms to the Royal rooms instead. Reception staff happily changed our room with no problem. The food was lovely - I am a really fussy eater and a strict vegetarian and I found plenty to eat each mealtime. The fruit was amazing and the fresh juices were perfect. The rooms are cleaned beautifully each day and all the staff are so friendly and happy. The beaches are small but the water is clear and the sand is soft. We spent most of our holiday snoozing, sunbathing and swimming at the private beach. The gardens are so well looked after and there was no rubbish or dirt anywhere. We went on several trips - Highly recommend Bob Marley's house the 7 mile tour. Do not recommend the Taj Mahal shopping centre trip - it only has 'tack' shops which are all identical to each other - don't waste your money and just get a taxi to Ochos Rios instead. Ochos Rios has loads of markets and interesting shops instead and you can get some really unique and interesting souvenirs and gifts. We would love to go back and would happily stay at this hotel again. Next time though we would save up and have a beach front or garden cottage.More
Helen Kerris S, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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