Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort
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... mountains to reach 9 Mile. A community managed by members of the Marley family. For $20 we went on a tour to see where Bob grew up and laid to rest. To be honest, it was kind of cool to see the big tombs and the house where the "single bed" still exists, but the tour itself was a little rushed with not much information about Bob himself. I really don't know much about the artist and the whole reggae culture, and would have liked to hear a ...
We got up early as usual and went to the lobby to use the wifi before breakfast. At breakfast I took a roll away to feed to the fish again. Today we were going to snorkel at the east beach, the quieter beach, where we swam the first day. There seemed to be more fish here. We were right! There were a so many more fish! Sven decided to give his sunburn a break so he stayed on a lounger in the shade while I ...
... completed, half completed, and abandoned/gutted house frames.
we are staying at the gran bahia principe, a huge plot of real estate with a few decent beaches. the perk, according to jess, is the mountain scenery that adjoins us. apparently most resorts don't offer this!
on our first full day of beaching, while in the ocean (which might technically be considered ...
... as well. I fear I am going to be eaten alive in the Country side :0(.
The day started with my 0600 visit to the gym followed by 45 minutes trying to get WiFI to work in the main lobby. In the end I had to give up and miss my morning MSN/Internet fix. It was like going through cold turkey, I thought I was really ok with it until I noticed the foaming at the mouth and my keyboard “Enter Key” finger exhibiting the shakes!
Back at the ...
... have dreamt of coming to this island.
We zoom toward Half Way Tree and Spanish Town, which is where every sensible tourist should go in the first place to catch a connecting ride out of town. I am heading north. To Ocho Rios, which is pronounced with an American accent no Spaniard would ever understand. Travelling alongside the dirty, brownish water of the River Coppre, I watch the entangled jungle scenario bobbing in and out of view behind the heads of my fellow ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort
Me(30) and my boyfriend (25), visited Jamaica for the 1st time last October on a late deal. Bit apprehensive at first as i've never done an All Inclusive holiday before. But definately would recommend doing one to anyone. We flew into Kingston Airport and had a 3 hour transfer which we where dreading but ended up enjoying as you got to see alot Jamaican scenery and got a feel for the place. On arrival we where checked in instantly and shown to our room. First impression of our room was wow, huge bed could have slept at least 5 people in it, apart from that the room was clean, bright. Bathroom could have done with a bit of updating. Food, I have to agree with a few of the other reviews that the main buffet restaurant was very repetitave and we only ate their the first night. Italian restaurant was fantastic and really enjoyed the food and the service was very good. The Stargrill was only open a couple of nights during our stay and was always very busy, but definately worth waiting for as food was fresh and tasty. The beach grill was also very good, loved the Jerk chicken and the burgers are some of the best i've ever eaten. Beach, was gorgeous, long, sandy and plenty of room for privacy. Sea was clear and we snorkelled nearly every day. Nightlife, we had a wild time. Entertainment staff where superb and made a great effort in getting everyone involved. We went to the toga and the PJ evening and both times we had a great laugh. All the bars served us premium spirits and the bar staff where incredibly friendly and helpful. The never slacked on any of the alcohol in cocktails. Needless to say we took full advantage of this.We did the excusion to Dunns River Waterfall and I would definately recommend this trip to anyone as it was fantastic. The only complaint that we had was there was no where to eat after restaurants had closed. We both fell asleep one afternoon and did not wake till gone 11pm feeling starved and unfortunately we couldn't get anything to eat anywhere. Would be good if they offered room to try Jamaica and if your looking for a reasonably priced 3/4* property then definately try this resort.We are visiting Jamaica again in May but this time we are staying at the Grand Lido Sans Souci resort will let you know how it goes.
First of all, I am a first time traveler to Jamaica and to an all inclusive. I am also in my early 20's and don't have alot of experience travelling. All of this, I feel has a big deal to do with my review b/c I don't really have much to compare it to or have really extravagant taste. Anyway, I just got back from Breezes Runaway Bay yesterday. All in all I had fun, but there was some things that took me by suprise. I did alot of research and thought I knew alot about the resort, but going there was alot different than what I thought...-The ride from the airport to the resort was not that bad. Yes they do drive a little crazy at times but like they say, just close your eyes and say "No Problem" -We were offered drugs alot! Everywhere we were, even swiming in the ocean. -The food was not that good, and Im not a picky eater! The buffet was pretty gross and really repetitive. Martinos was good, and so was the Starlight grill. But most of the food is centered around the buffet. The beach grill was awesome and we ate there most of the time. -The drinks were not watered down AT ALL! Actually some were too strong, and my group and I are pretty big drinkers! No problems in the drinking area though!-The hotel employees in general were not as nice, helpful or as fun as I thought they should be. The service was pretty disappointing.-The people of Jamaica in general, that we came in contact with outside the resort, were sooo nice.-Our room was alright, to me it's not that big a deal b/c your barely in there anyway. There weresome tiny ants in the room though.- The resort grounds were really nice and well kept. The beach was beautiful, the water was clear and the weather was great.-There wasn't alot of young people. The range was like 35 to 65.-The nightlife sucked! It was not very fun at all. The entertainment coordinators were boring and I don't think did a very good job. You had to make your own fun.-Every activity they claim to have, they did.-It is very, very windy sometimes.-They offer alot of tours. We choose Dunn's River, Tubing in the Jungle, and Margaritaville in Ocho Rios. Dunns river was so cool and definitely worth it. The tubing was fun, and you really get a feel for the real Jamaica. Margaritaville was a real disappointment. It was boring and pretty much empty when we were there. We went on pool party night and there were 2 people in the pool. My advice would be go during the day.*Theres much more, but I dont want to write a novel. I really feel you need to experience it for yourself, b/c everyone has a differnet opinion. I hope I could be a little useful though. I really enjoyed my vacation and wish I was still there! I feel I definitely got my moneys worth. The trip was amazing and I have no regrets. Im not sure if I would go back to Breezes, maybe!! If I went to Jamaica agian I would like to try somewhere else, probably in Negril. Jamaica was cool though and the people are so friendly. If you want a laid back, no worries vacation, Jamaica is perfect.
I want to start by saying how important I feel these reviews are. I actually went to Breezes Runaway Bay in April and wanted to post my review for everyone, but I had forgotten until recently in my quest for my next vacation spot.
The resort is clean and the bar staff and activities people were fantastic. Top shelf booze for all. Rooms were clean but poorly maintained. We never had a patio door that locked we asked many time then just gave up. Our bathroom light was almost burned out to but that was no big deal. Just would have been nice to have them fixed.
No more seperclubs.
One week ago we retern from Breezes Runaway Bay. It was bad expirience. Some travel agents give them 5 stars rating but I can give them not more than three (?). First, we had the room at 5PM istead of 3PM. At every morning we had to hurry to get beach chears because they do not have enough for everyone. We spent 6 days there and every day it was a problem. Food was not bad for 3 star hotels.If we came later than 9.30AM there was not enough choice of food. So gays if you want 2-3 stars resort you are on the way.
We just returned from Breezes Runaway Bay, our first trip to Jamaica-it was wonderful! I've never been anywhere where EVERYTHING was so perfect!
Every year my group of 6 to 10 people plan a visit to Jamaica in October. This time we decided to stay at Breezes Runaway Bay October 2002. This place had great entertainment. The resort is beautiful and the staff were awesome. The resort was very clean and orgainzed. I couldn't beleive the standard rooms were large with beautiful bathrooms. The bed was a little on the hard side but after dancing and playing games...trust me, it wouldnt matter. The Terrence food was a little boring after the first day. Reason why I say boring, Breezes serve the same foods every day. I'm the type of person that need a vareity of foods. The Star Grill served a excellent dinner. The food is raw, then they cook it. I thought that was kind of cute. The beach grill kept running out of food which made me a little upset especailly if your not a breakfast person. I think it is well worth it if you purchase Super Surprise Package. This place had several age groups and everyone was friendly. The music was Awesome all day. The nude beach & juz was especially wonderful for people like me. I like no tan lines and the beach had a 24 hours security guards. Did I mention the nude beach area had a self serve bar. I thought that was kind of cute too. Next year I will be checking out Sandals in Negril. Lets see what they have to offer us. I will keep everyone posted. If you have any questions just email me Adelena1@Yahoo.com
We just returned from Breezes Runaway Bay on Saturday. We were only there 8 days, but I felt like I could have lived there forever. The weather was perfect, the resort experience was tops, we all got what we wanted-- a chance to swim, sun and relax for our teen daughter and me, scuba certification for my husband. The beach is gorgeous, the Caribbean like a bathtub, with schools of yellow fish that rush to eat bread from your fingers. There are many water activites, recreational and entertainment options, the food and drink were bountiful, and the staff were wonderful. We went on the Dunn's River Falls trip, the horseback riding, and to Nine Miles, where Bob Marley was born and is buried, all very special in different ways. I have been to many different places in the world, and I think this was the best vacation I have ever had; truly a rejuvenating experience I will treasure forever. I hope we return. It was hard to leave.
My husband and I traveled to Jamaica April 12- 19. We had purchased the supersurpise plus package, that saves you about $700 or more by allowing Superclubs to pick where you stay out of there many resorts. You have the option to delete one. We deleted Breezes Montego Bay due to its poor reviews and ended up at Breezes Runaway Bay. Superclubs will arrange for transportaion to and from the airport( fees already included in the package) so there is no cost to you later except for tips. The ride from Montego Bay to Runaway Bay was about 1 hour 20 min. Once you arrive you are greeted with champagne while getting checked in. They take your bags and immediately take them to your room. There is a "NO Tipping Allowed" policy in affect and they do remind the guest of this. Our room was nice and clean. Not really large but comfortable. We were on the second floor and had a patio door that led to our own private balcony with an obtructed view of the sea.
Breezes is great!
I returned from Breezes Runaway Bay in January. This was my 5th time staying there. It was truly wonderful! The beach is absolutely the "best" in Runaway Bay. The hotel rooms are ok, but the accommodations and the staff are TERRIFIC! The water sports staff is Great. However, the manager seems to constantly be "yelling" at them for no apparent reason. He needs to "chill". The entertainment staff works extremely hard. The piano bar is so much fun. The disco is a little boring. Anyway, I love Breezes. I'm going back in May AGAIN. I can't wait. One thing everyone should know is that is not a "COUPLES ONLY" resort, thank God! There are couples, but there are also singles.