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Grand Bahia Principe or Jewel Runaway Bay for us?

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Michigan USA
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Grand Bahia Principe or Jewel Runaway Bay for us?

We have narrowed it down to these 2 resorts, with the following priorities which one is best for us?

Pool- looking for a great pool w/ swim up, more important than the best beach. GBP looks to be nicer, is it a lot nicer?

Food- I know opinions vary but want good quality food with ala carte options. Big bonus for Jewel having unlimited ala cartes vs 3 for GBP. Which has better quality?

Room View & Grounds- GBP seems like all rooms have a pool or ocean view and great resort landscaping throughout. The Jewel pictures do not seem to have as much wow factor and do all rooms have a good tropical view?

Music/Nightlife- prefer to stay on the resort and have live music/fun nightlife options vs cheesy stage shows.

Atmosphere- looking for a great outdoor atmosphere, nice outside areas to enjoy a drink. Seems like Jewel has more of a true Jamaican vibe vs GBH being a more generic resort that could be the same in any country.

Which resort is better suited for us?

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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1. Re: Grand Bahia Principe or Jewel Runaway Bay for us?

All the rooms at Jewel do have a tropical view.

The food quality at Jewels and Bahia are comparable.

Jewel is a smaller property which translates to better service, more personal attention.

Pools are also comparable

Beach at Jewel is better quality

The Jewels option for entertainment is more tuned to a Jamaican taste

All around, yes you do get more of a Jamaican vibe from Jewel as against Bahia

2. Re: Grand Bahia Principe or Jewel Runaway Bay for us?

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