The hotel and grounds were nice overall. But we had issues with the air conditioning that took them half the trip to fix (after numerous calls). We repeatedly asked for wash clothes to no avail.
The king size bed was very uncomfortable. The food in the main buffet was extremely salty!! Nice resort, but wouldn't visit again.
Traveller from New Jersey
The Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive is located on the beachfront in Runaway Bay, a beautiful natural area mixing …More
I would recommend this for a great family value vacation. Part of the resort has been remodeled and is nice. Just make sure you get into one of the remodeled rooms. Beaches were kept very clean by staff every day. Food was average. Did not get to any of the specialty restaurants so can't review those. Buffet was average. Jerk hut and Beach bar food was good. Bartenders at the Jerk Hut were much friendlier than the beach bar. I think they were understaffed. Lifeguards were very friendly and helpful. We were handed a cocktail while we were checking in....nice touch. Great way to start a vacation. Had to see the nurse for sun poisoning and she was very helpful. Nice to know she was there. Housekeeping did a nice job. If you want a lounge in the shade you have to put your towel out before 8am or you will be in the sun all day. All in all a nice place. A very solid 3+ star resort.
Traveller from Indiana - USA
This all-inclusive, family-friendly resort meets a half-mile of private white-sand beach, 16 km (10 mi) from downtown Montego Bay.More
This my 2nd time staying at the White Sands. We rent the 1 Bedroom apartment so we can have a full kitchen. I must say from last year it has been put to good use. I hope the minor repairs will be fixed (Stove burner missing, pots have seen better days, Refrigerator trays not sturdy) The best thing is your are right on 7 mile beach the most beautiful beach. Front office check in quick and attentive. There is no nightlife and they have only one restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch it closes at 3. There are better food options on 7 mile beach for food. I must say the vendors are annoying they come right up to your chair. This is not allowed in Negril they are to walk on the shore line if anything. I think the hotel needs to tell these vendors to stop harassing the guests. I was sleeping in my lounge chair I had a few choice words.
Traveller from NJ
Offering direct access to the beach, this Negril hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Times Square Mall, Throne Room, and Booby …More
This was our second all-inclusive experience, and it was much better than our first one in the Dominican Republic two years ago, but it did cost considerably more. The RIU was a very nice resort. The swimming pool was too hot the first few days of our stay. We have a 6-night stay. The Entertainers were very friendly and made the trip more fun. All in all, we were very pleased. We did have quite a walk since we were in Bldg 3 - nearly all the way at the far end of the resort. But I really sort of enjoyed the extra exercise this provided during my vacation. I would definitely come back to this resort, but would like to save a little more money the next time.
Arrayed along the northern arm of semicircular, calm-water Bloody Bay, this Jamaica resort includes a supervised all-day …More
Overall the hotel was great for the price. AC worked well although needed to request a blanket. The water pressure and hot water wasn't very good. I just wish the staff was friendlier. I felt sometimes I was bothering them when I asked for something. Not a lot of smiling.
Traveller from Seattle, US
Nestled on the beach, this Negril hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Times Square Mall, Throne Room, and Booby Cay. Kool Runnings …More
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