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Address: Jamaica
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Beautiful and exclusive resort area near Discovery Bay, where Columbus is...

Beautiful and exclusive resort area near Discovery Bay, where Columbus is said to have first landed on the island.

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Gran Bahia Principe

Spent two weeks at this hotel. Everything was ok except for the issue with towels , both in our suite and pool. They never seemed to get it right. We would either be missing bath... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patricia J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent two weeks at this hotel. Everything was ok except for the issue with towels , both in our suite and pool. They never seemed to get it right. We would either be missing bath towels or face towels every single day. Dry clean towels at the pool area were are issue too practically every single day. We ended up... More 

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Burlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The locals call it Flavors Beach due to the restaurant called Flavors out front of this public beach. This beach has great sand and space unless its a Sunday when a lot of locals are out hanging around for the day. You will get a taste of local flavor on this beach, from vendors to a cold Red Stripe beer... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Runaway Bay is very nice with very helpful staff. Room was clean and it was nice sitting on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Beach is small and not a lot of chairs or cabanas. Pools were clean and well kept. Food was good and plenty of it. Cons; lots of rocks in the water and along the beach which made... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved everything about this little piece of Jamaica. Felt really safe here, place and people was friendlier than the bigger resorts. Fishermans beach is a must! Such a laid back natural beauty and fresh fish to die for! Favors beach was beautifull, we were the only couple on the beach it was like our own private beach! Amazing can't wait... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely apartment. Makes a better-than-average first impression because, for the most part, it is clean and comfortable. The owner is very nice - very responsive and accommodating. Michael (Security, handyman, plus more!), is always very helpful: Meeting me at the gate and helping me get settled. So why a low rating? There were NO supplies whatsoever. No... More 

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Runaway Bay is the location of several properties ideal for a quiet, relaxing vacation. Whatever you fancy, beaches, waterpark, restaurants, tours - they are all in proximity.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you would like a professional and quality tours, look no further. Mr. Mark Allen is your man - he will give you good prices and quality services for guided tours such as Bob Marley, Kingston, Dunn's River, Blue Hole, Airport pick up and drop offs. Call him at 876-470-1897

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice tour with different stops during the tour. We saw beautiful vieuws of beaches, nature and local places of Jamaica. The Blue Lagoon was a great experience.

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Sherwood Park
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For years we had wanted to see Jamaica but perhaps that made us expect more. It was just ok and for the price Cuba's beaches win hands down. The beach for most of the people we talked to didn't seem to be any part of the reason they were there and most everyone hung around at the pool.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been using hugh johnson to escort us around Jamaica for the last twenty years. As a former history teacher in runaway bay, he is Incredibly knowledgable about the island history and culture. He is also a safe and sane driver, especially appreciated here, the kids love him too! An added benefit, he knows all the best jerk shacks!

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