The adults-only section of the Grand Bahia Principe complex in Jamaica’s Ocho Rios region, the Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay caters well to couples and singles, but the atmosphere here isn’t quite as quiet and relaxing as most adults-only options. The jetties on the beach take away from its natural beauty, the overall service receives somewhat inconsistent reviews from guests, and some elements of the property and rooms are dated; but the resort offers one of the longest and most impressive swimming pools in all of Jamaica meandering through its grounds (it’s technically next door; there’s a second swimming pool directly on-site), a sometimes lively swim-up bar, outstanding restaurant variety, a fairly large beach by Jamaica standards, and an adults-only nude section of the beach. Rooms come with four-poster beds, living areas, and hydromassage bathtubs. Activities include Hobie Cat sailing, beach volleyball, kayaking, scuba diving, horseback riding, parasailing, aerobics classes, free dive lessons in the pool, dance classes, and excursions to Dunn’s River Falls and other local attractions. The Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica (Ba2) next door shares some amenities (the spa and fitness center are there, for example) and welcomes children.
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is offering the COVID-19 viral antigen test on-site and at no cost to guests traveling back to the United States. Test results will be received within 24-48 hours prior to departure as required by the CDC, in written and/or electronical format. Guests should contact the Front Desk upon arrival to schedule departure testing. In the event of a positive test, the affected guest and a companion can extend their stay up to 10 days at no additional cost. A three-night minimum stay is required to be eligible for both the free on-site test and the 10-day extension.