Editor’s Review of Jewel Runaway Bay
They say Jamaica's Runaway Bay got its name from slaves who ran there to escape the local plantations on their way to freedom in Cuba. Today, it's an idyllic vacation spot where families are more than happy to spend their own vacation escape. Located an hour east of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jewel Runaway Bay is an all-inclusive resort. It's big enough to offer a great selection of dining options and activities, yet small enough to have an intimate ambiance.
Your first encounter with generous Jamaican hospitality comes when you step off the airport shuttle and are greeted by a gracious valet handing you an ice-cold rum punch. It's that way for the rest of your stay. I'm not referring to the free-flowing
alcohol, which is complimentary; I'm referring to the staff, who are about the friendliest you'll ever meet. They seem genuinely happy to work here, and will quickly get to know you and your children on a first-name basis. "Yeah, mon" or "No problem, mon" seem to be the answer to every guest request.
Formerly Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club until 2012, Jewel Runaway Bay underwent a major transformation when it was sold to new management and turned into a family-friendly resort. You'll still find elements of the former adults-only resort, such as private plunge pools (only available to guests 15 and older), but they're now joined by a gleaming kid's club and teen lounge. Also, children up to 5 years old stay free and ages 6 to 14 are $50 per day.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids' club
- Laser tag
- Water Park onsite
- All Inclusive
- Water Sports
- Water Parks
- Children's Program
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Reviewed on 05/16/2016
We had the opportunity to go to this wonderful resort for a destination wedding. The resort did not disappoint. We travelled with one of our sons who did the hair for the wedding and was in the wedding as well. This resort (and ...
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Let me start of by saying, the Jewel Runaway isn't a five (5) star resort, nor does it claim to be. The Jewel is an affordable and ambitious all inclusive resort that does some things reasonably well and some that could use some ...
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Jewel Runaway Bay's 266 guestrooms are simply decorated in crisp whites and wooden furniture. Guestrooms are spread throughout two and three story buildings that offer both ocean and garden views.
Standard rooms offer one king bed or two double beds with complimentary cribs or bed railings. Standard rooms are intended to fit two adults and two children, a third if he or she can sleep in a crib.
One-bedroom suites have a king bed in a separate bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room. A rollaway bed can be added to fit two adults and three children. Again, a crib could fit an additional small child in the bedroom. There are also 62 connecting rooms, giving families plenty of options.
Inside Jewel Runaway Bay's spacious rooms, you'll find a flat-screen TV, CD player, air conditioning, alarm clocks, refrigerators, coffee makers, a safe, ironing board and a hair dryer. The exquisite modern bathrooms are a real indulgence. Stepping inside these huge slate showers is like entering your own private water park, as multiple jets and showerheads shoot water from a variety of directions. These bathrooms are without bathtubs, but you can request a room with a bath if that's a priority.
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