All-Inclusive Jamaican Vacation at Beachfront Resort
The northern Jamaican town of Runaway Bay is an island paradise lined with white-sand beaches and almost endless views of the Caribbean Sea. Set right along the bay, Grand Bahia Principe is a great spot to enjoy the town’s tropical setting, along with live entertainment and unlimited meals and alcoholic beverages.
This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from eight departure cities (3- to 4-hour flight time)
- Four or seven nights all-inclusive junior suite superior accommodations at Grand Bahia Principe
- Unlimited meals and snacks, including three a la carte dinners per stay
- Unlimited beverages, including a selection of domestic and international alcoholic drinks, beer, and house wine
- Sun beds and sun shades at pools and beach
- Towel service at the pool and beach
- Access to the onsite gym and stretching classes
- Nonmotorized water sports, including kayaks, catamarans, snorkeling gear, and windsurfers (one hour each, per guest per week)
- One introductory one-hour scuba lesson in the pool
- One hour per stay of tennis court time and bicycle rental
- Entertainment and social activities programs for adults and children
- All hotel taxes and gratuities<p>
Grand Bahia Principe
Without ever leaving the property at Grand Bahia Principe, you can can sing karaoke, shop for local handicrafts, and dance all night to Jamaican ska, a genre of music that blends Calypso and American jazz,. And that’s just in the resort’s entertainment village, known as Pueblo Principe. You can also use the internet here or rent a car to see more of the island.
The resort sits in northern Jamaica on a stretch of white sand just outside Runaway Bay. The beach is the focal point of the experience here, and it’s often less crowded than those other resort towns. Runaway Bay is known for its colorful coral reefs—borrow some snorkeling gear and you can explore the shallow waters of the bay. You can also pull up a lounge chair by one of three lagoon-style pools, which are surrounded by sun terraces and lush, tropical gardens. The pool area boasts both poolside and swim-up bars, and the rest of the resort’s bars are within an easy stroll.
You can get sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea from the buffet-style restaurants onsite. Both serve international dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can also dine at the resort’s a la carte restaurants up to three times per stay; choose from Japanese, steakhouse, and seafood specialties.
Runaway Bay, Jamaica: Quiet Resort Town near Natural Wonders
Runaway Bay is tucked into the northern coast of Jamaica, between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. The secluded town is one of the island’s smallest—Lonely Planet calls it “a one-street village”—and it’s noticeably quieter than its tourist-clogged neighbors. But what it lacks in size Runaway Bay makes up in natural attractions. Some of the best underwater sights in the Caribbean can be explored during scuba-diving tours of the coral reef just offshore. And about 4 miles (7 km) west of town, you can explore the limestone vaults and subterranean lakes of the Green Grotto Caves, which were used as a hideout by Spanish die-hards during Jamaica’s 18th-century colonization by the English.
A scenic 25-minute drive brings you to one of the island’s most popular attractions—Dunn’s River Falls. This natural wonder consists of a series of terraced waterfalls cascading from the mountains to the sea like a gigantic flight of stairs. Thousands of travelers visit the site each year, and it even served as a filming location for the first James Bond movie, Dr. No. Today, tour groups frolic at the bottom of the falls or make the 600-foot climb to the top behind local guides.
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