We spent the last week of January at Jewel Runaway Bay. We've vacationed in Jamaica eight times, and visited other all inclusives, from Mo Bay to Ocho Rios. Jewel was a good price on an Apple Vacation, with a direct flight from OHare.
The resort is small and lushly landscaped with a beautiful, well-groomed beach. The staff is very pleasant and competent. Thank you, Charmaine! The whole place is kept very clean, and constant maintenance was evident. Concierge service was terrific. This could be a more highly rated resort except for a few, significant things. (There are no "problems" in Jamaica....so I'll call them things!)
The room decor and furnishings in the building we stayed in are a little tired; well-kept and very clean, but tired. The noise from the evening entertainment was very loud and late. The buffet had beautifully displayed food, but quite a bit of repetition. Cucumbers sliced three different ways are not three offerings! The food was good and there was always plenty to eat....just a little monotonous. Pizza was excellent in the pizza garden -open from early lunch until late dinner. Jade, the Japanese restaurant was very entertaining. Thanks, Anthony! I agree with previous reviewers that more vegetables would be an improvement.
The people are what makes Jewel appealing. The price was quite good and the sun was bright and the days and nights were warm. There is currently no incentive for guests to return to this resort, and no exchange privileges with the other two Jewel resorts in the same area. This may influence my choice of a resort for next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, one of the most complete all-inclusive resorts in the world. Located on 22 lush, oceanfront acres of Jamaica's famed north coast, this spectacular resort offers some of the best SCUBA and golf on the island. Unwind in our new plunge pool suites. Indulge in our new full-service spa. Dine around at up to 5 different restaurants and 5 different free-flowing bars including a swim-up pool bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club Hotel Runaway Bay
- Breezes Runaway Bay Resort And Golf Club
- Breezes Runaway Bay Jamaica
- Breezes Runaway Bay Hotel
- Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort Jamaica