Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica

Everything about Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica is large, luxurious and defies all expectations, from the beautiful bedrooms to the four restaurants, three large pools and private beach. You’ll even find a shopping and leisure centre, with a nightclub, bars and even a hairdresser inside. At Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, you’ll want for nothing and find few reasons to leave, but everything worth seeing in the region is within easy reach, so day trips are a simple affair. In fact, the furthest sight is Dunn’s River Waterfalls, which is only a 16km drive.

Overview of Runaway Bay

Holidays to Jamaica are famous for serving up the perfect combination of beautiful beaches, hot weather, a laid-back attitude and incredible food, which is why so many people take the plunge and book. There’s an electric atmosphere across the island, but if you’re looking for serious seclusion and tranquillity, there are some secret little spots, such as Runaway Bay. With some of the least crowded beaches on the island and a vibe so laid-back it’s almost horizontal, Runaway Bay will take all your cares away. Stay at Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, and you’ll have plenty of more active day trips nearby, too.

Things to do in Runaway Bay

To say there’s a lot of beach to choose from in Runaway Bay would be an understatement, and it’s all white sands and sparkling waters met with gentle ocean breezes. Almond trees line the area, offering shade, and with the water so calm, snorkelling is a popular activity. The diving is great, too, as you can discover coral reefs and plane wrecks. You might even see some turtles and other marine life while you’re down there. Just 30 minutes away, you’ll fund the Dunns River Waterfalls. If you like a good trek, a guide can take you on a slightly challenging route to the top, but there are also steps, and once you reach the summit, you can relax in one of the lagoons. To get a flavour of real Jamaica, head to the Priory Beach Sunday night beach party. Live music and amazing food are both served up for you to enjoy, all under the stars.


Resort Summary

It might be the white sand beaches lined with palm trees that capture your heart and pull you to Runaway Bay, but you’ll soon discover the attraction extends much further than the coastline. Considering its small size, this tropical paradise is jam packed with exciting activities and is in excellent proximity to surrounding areas of interest including the Mausoleum of the legendary Bob Marley.

Nightlife is largely centred around the resort’s hotels, but you’ll find a handful of lively bars and plenty of fresh seafood restaurants by the water. If you’d like to experience an authentic Jamaican celebration, a 15-minute drive east will find you at Priory Beach, which hosts a beach party every Sunday evening. Dance here under the stars to live reggae music with jerk chicken being cooked up in the parking area.