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October 29, 2013

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach And Golf Resort Trip Report

The Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort ​is a dream come true! This month I had the pleasure of staying at one of the family all inclusive resorts in Jamaica that really surprised me! Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort is a gem in the long list of family resorts on the north shore of Jamaica. 

My First Impression Of The Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf All Inclusive Resort

My first impression was great beginning with a very smooth and organized check in.  From the open-air lobby at the all inclusive resort I was taken quickly to my room which was a real treat – ocean front with a great view.  The room was quite large and had everything I wanted in a room – nice clean appearance, stocked mini bar, bathrobes, balcony and a nice view.

Pool at the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort
Jewel Runaway Bay Pool

I quickly dropped off my luggage and with my friend went for a late night bite to eat – Jerk Chicken Pizza!  While not on the evening menu, we quickly heard from a staff member not to miss the pizza so when we sat down and asked for it we were told it wasn’t on the menu for the night.  I think the disappointed look did it all!  The waitress said to wait and she would ask the chef if he could make us one.  It didn’t take long and she came back with a smile and said in a few minutes we’d have our request and it didn’t disappoint!  It was very very good!

The next morning we headed out to the beach of the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort for an early morning walk.  While side stepping the little yellow beach crabs we walked on the long sandy beach.  I absolutely love a long beach to walk on in the morning - it is one of the highlights of a vacation for me.  As we approached the end of the resort property we were approached by the resort security just checking to see if we were guests – nice – that meant that there was security stopping non-guests from coming onto the beach and all inclusive beach resort. While walking we noticed a number of people going out for an early morning swim and when we asked them how the water was, they said it was fantastic - shallow, warm and sandy.

The resort beach – let me tell you this was the best beach I’ve seen on the north shore.  Long, sandy and shallow and great for swimming.  Truly a 5 star beach!

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach

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After our walk, we stopped at the buffet for breakfast.  The buffet at the all inclusive resort was nothing special but very adequate with fresh juice smoothies, an omelet station, fresh fruit and a very entertaining “egg boy” who seemed to be able to give us a song for every city around the world!  

Later for lunch we stopped by the little snack bar for Jerk Chicken Tacos and were pleasantly surprised with some yummy treats!

Plunge Pool at the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach And Golf Resort
Jewel Runaway Bay Plunge Pool

The resort was charming.  There are four building sections: Topaz, Ruby, Opal an Turquoise.  We were located in the Turquoise section which is an ocean-front building.  Topaz section has the swim up suites which I was really impressed with because of the natural privacy that the shrubs provided.  The rooms have been renovated and are all really nice. I really don't see a huge advantage of any one particular building.  Later this year or early next year the resort is planning a water park (to compete with Beaches waterpark) near the Topaz building so if you're traveling with kids, you may want that section and if you want to be away from the water park, I would recommend requesting the Turquoise section.

Jewel Runaway Bay was a Breezes property and since Jewel acquired the property they have renovated most areas including the rooms.  The rooms are very comfortable and spacious.  Plunge Pool rooms come with Concierge services and feature wonderful plunge pools as shown in the photo.  These rooms are equipped for adults only.

The Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort Pampering Just For You

For the ultimate pampering, the all inclusive resort features Butler Suites - either One-Bedroom Waterview Butler Suites or Plunge Pool Ocean Front One-Bedroom Butler Suites.  Either one features prime resort location and the pampering of having a Butler at your beck and call!  True luxury!!

Jewel Room at the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Gold Resort
Jewel Room
When you want to enjoy the gorgeous Jamaican sun, you’ll find three pools spaced out between buildings.  The main pool is located around the buffet restaurant central to the lobby.  There is a small pool out of the way by the Turquoise section and another on the far end by the Topaz building. Each pool has plenty of chaise lounges as well as Bali beds which can be rented for the day.  The pools weren’t busy because most people found a spot on the beach and spent their time there.

If you enjoy golf, this resort is a great choice. On site you'll find an 18-hole championship golf course which is free to guests.  An added bonus is also the golf academy which is offered to kids and adults.

Activities available at the resort include non-motorized water sports, golf, volleyball, basketball, tennis and fitness center. In the pool, you'll love the dive-in movies which come with drinks and popcorn!

I think what impressed me the most was the service.  I have never experienced this level of friendliness at a low to mid priced family all inclusive resort anywhere.  Everyone we passed seemed so happy to be there.  When we talked to the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort sales team they said it’s because everyone there feels like family and that truly showed.  Everyone said hi and asked how our day was going and if they could do anything for us – from the gardeners, the cleaners, the waiters and staff in the lobby.  And the guests were happy!  Yes, you’d expect vacationers to be happy, right?  But I mean really happy – everyone – it seemed contagious!  

I can’t say enough about Jewel Runaway Bay  Beach & Golf Resort and will happily recommend it to everyone!

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