The Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica is a Victorian-style hotel located right on the beach of one of the most fantastic islands in the world, Jamaica. The 848 Junior Suites of this resort feature hydro massage tubs and beautiful views of the garden and pools or the turquoise waters of the ocean. Try different world cuisines and traditional Jamaican dishes in the buffet or in the specialty restaurants. You'll have fun like never before with all the activities and entertainment around its 3 lake-style pools or at the beach. Come and find your place in the paradise of Runaway Bay.

It’s ideal for:
Families who want to return home with plenty of memories from their exploration of a new culture and get the most from their visit to Jamaica, but with all the comforts of a hotel of this kind.

FREE, unlimited WI-FI throughout all areas of our hotels 

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Choose from the international buffet, Gourmet Don Pablo, Italian Dolce Vila, Japanese Mikado, and the Knife Steakhouse.


Runaway Bay - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 39 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Buildings: 11
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 850


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.
Advisory Reservations with 2 double beds will be on request and will not be confirmed until arrival to the hotel.
Advisory The hotel is currently undergoing renovations to improve guest experience, The Garden Grill Restaurant will be closed from Feb 1st till Jun 30th 2023,Rooms at Buildings 17 and 18 will be under renovation from April 15th to Nov 30th, 2023 andThe Buffet Restaurant Orquidea will be closed from July 1st to November 30th, 2023. However, guests will still have access to dining options as service will be offered at the newly renovated Garden Grill Restaurant during this time.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 14691 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Chose another Resort.

    The buffet was good, in the culture they treat men differently ( meaning you cannot have a tank top on, but women can have the same tank top on and eat) of course going on vacation who packs polos unless you plan on going to a restaurant with those restrictions. It's a buffet. Rooms are not 5 or 4-star quality, pillows are for a twin-sized bed not for adults, some outlets did not have power, and elevators sometimes didn't work, imagine walking up or down stairs at 90 degrees. Some front desk agents are amazing! majority attitudes . I'm glad we stayed away from there and engaged in excursions. The Grand does not have room service, the Luxury does but has no access to the beach, they have construction going all day! so annoying. I would definitely choose another resort. The views from the outside but once you step inside, be ready for the drama. Plus the door keys never work and you have to go ALL the way down to get it re-keyed and to be questioned well where have your keys been, annoying,

    May 27, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrible I’ll never return

    The male employees at this resort made me extremely uncomfortable. I traveled solo and from the time I arrived they were inappropriate. I’ve complained to numerous people and I haven’t received any assistance not even an email back. I felt so unsafe. I cut my trip short and came home early. Ladies please don’t go here alone.

    May 25, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Room dissatisfaction, excellent food

    Room: As a family of four, consisting of two adults and two children, we had concerns about the type of room we would be assigned for our trip. In anticipation of this, I took the initiative to email the resort in advance to inquire about the rooms. Unfortunately, my email went unanswered. Upon arrival, we were allocated a room where the children had to sleep on a sofa, which proved to be quite uncomfortable. In fact, one of the children almost fell off the bed due to its small size. We had to approach the staff and request additional pillows and bedding since the room was originally intended for only two adults. Given that this was my first time visiting Jamaica, I must admit that I was unimpressed with the room. Restaurant: I thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant, and the food served there was simply amazing. Staff: The majority of the staff were excellent, although we did encounter a few minor issues. Service: While the overall service was good, the disappointment lies in the room allocation and the lack of response to my email inquiry. These factors make me seriously contemplate whether I would choose to return to this resort in the future.

    May 24, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Jamaica is a whole vibe!

    My husband and I traveled to Bahia the end of April for a week and had an amazing time! We travel every year and for some reason this time we felt extremely relaxed and rejuvenated at the end of our trip. Not sure if it was the people, the resort, or a much needed break away from our daily hustle and bustle back home, but it was wonderful. Room: 3.5/5 No issues but it is aging. However, that doesn't bother us since we're only in the room to sleep. Food: 5/5 We loved all the food and restaurants, no complaints. Just keep in mind they don't have AC pumping in any of the restaurants, but again that is not something we care about anyway, but some may. Drinks: 4/5 Drinks were made strong and service was quick. Pool/pool area: 4/5 Grounds were always taken care of and clean. Pool was so warm! And you can always find an area that was not packed, but trying to find a chair was kinda hard for us, but we like staying on the beach, so that worked out for us perfectly.  Beach: 5/5 I loved how this resort had a few lake like beach areas. All of the beach areas had plenty of chairs and shade, which was needed cause the weather was incredibly hot. The locals mentioned the weather was as hot as it is in thier summer months (July/Aug). The Carribean sea was so warm and calm, my husband and I were in it everyday floating around and checking out all the fish. Make sure to bring your snorkel gear! Service: 5/5 Top notch and we never felt hassled once. Nobody hounds you or is pushy. A simple no thanks and were left alone. All the workers were always so happy and accomodating throughout our stay. It was a much needed trip for my husband and I to enjoy some relaxation and some quality time together. Thanks Bahia for having us!

    May 22, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not that great as expected

    The room as MINIMAL AC. The room was hot during the day and night. No AC in building anywhere. Complained many times to front desk, everyone kept telling me maintenance was going to look at it, but did not. The beach and whole place smells like sewage. The bed is rock hard, you can get a proper sleep and pillows is very small, you can’t rest your rest. Food was good, but very hot because no AC in the dining room.

    May 20, 2023
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