This was my first trip with my fiancé! It was my 4th time in Jamaica (all 3 previous times being in Negril, I had high expectations since Negril is such an amazing place!) Seeing this was our first time there, I didn't wanna rent a little room and do my own cooking, like I usually do in Negril. This time, and since we were celebrating my 30th birthday on the beach (!), we went for an all-inclusive luxury hotel and boy did we hit the mark!! FYI, we were in room 24603, with a beautiful ocean view and large balcony with lots of privacy!
Service was remarkable!! ANYTHING we wanted, we got simply by asking nicely. For example, my fiancé told one of the managers we were there to celebrate my 30th birthday and, the day of, they waited for us to get back to the room and had sushi and champain sent up to celebrate (knowing I adore sushi!). To top it off, they drew us a bubble bath!
The rooms were really clean. Donette was the sweetest room attendant and always made sure everything was clean and to our liking.
Kenton, our "buttler", was very nice and always there to make sure we have a comfortable stay! Always the gentleman, he was funloving and everso helpful!
For people who like pools, they looked great. The Don Pablo Collection gives you access to a private one as well, so, it's nice. We never used them because we prefer the beach!
The beach was nice but a bit crowded for us. It did allow nice walks on the sand, but since we like a more "local feel", we opted for FLAVOR'S beach, which is just about a mile away (bit less than 5 minutes car ride). Our driver, Tommy Gallimore, was nice, professional and respectful. He charged us reasonable fees to bring us anywhere we wanted and always came back for us. He brought us to Ocho Rios and Negril, stoping in Falmouth and Montego Bay on the way. I definatly recommand him!
The food was very good and very often (if not always) offered a vegetarian choice, which was appreciated!
Overall, we had a wonderful time!! So much so that we picked this location for our destination wedding!! They offer many packages (including a free one!) and they take care of everything. We saw a few weddings while we were there and it all looked magical! We are getting married at the Luxury Bahia Principe Don Pablo Collection on may 15th, 2015 and we'll gladly let you know how that went...!
Hope this was helpful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 3 lake-style pools 3 Jacuzzis Large sun terrace with gardens, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (20% discount on some treatments) Sports facilities: gym, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, football pitch Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (additional charge) 2 main restaurants 5 speciality restaurants 5 Bars 1 Snack bar Exclusive terrace bar serving Premium drinks Private check-in/out Late check-out subject to availability 18 hole golf course. Pueblo Principe: stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 70 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: Four poster king size bed or 2 full size beds Pillowtop mattresses Air conditioning Ceiling fan Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Sitting are with sofa Balcony or terrace with sea view Fully-equipped bathroom with separate shower, hydromassage bath tub, wash basin, magnifying mirror and hair dryer Bathro be and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Ironing set Beach towels in rooms 24 hour room service Butler service in rooms (available on request) Evening turndown service Pillow menu Safe (no additional charge) Internet and international newspapers and magazines in the Club House WiFi (additional charge) Aroma menu Bahia 'au Naturel' (over 18s only): The hotel has a nudist bathing area apart from the other areas ... more less
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- Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection Jamaica