Jewel Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

Set in more than 20 acres of lush, green landscape, the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach overlooks one of the finest beaches in Jamaica, making it the ideal choice for a carefree holiday. Of course you can relax as much as you like beside the ocean or one of three swimming pools, but there’s also plenty to do if you’re feeling active. Some of the world’s best scuba-diving is on your doorstep, including the renowned Canyon Wall, just 200 yards off shore! If it’s the quintessential spa experience that appeals, look no further than the Blue Mahoe Spa. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice with no less than seven restaurants at your disposal. Feast on Italian dishes at Moonstone or teppanyaki-style cuisine at The Jade Sumurai. Traditional Jamaican delights can be sampled at the Two Palms Jerk Hut or tuck into the ever changing buffet at the Coral Cafe. If you’ve still energy to spare after a busy day, check out the entertainment at Bling!.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Night Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Set on 22 acres, on Jamaica’s north coast, overlooking Runaway Bay. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

268 rooms and suites in 4 buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, radio/CD player, coffee maker, safe, iron and board, hairdryer. Premier Rooms are located in the Topaz, Ruby and Opal buildings with limited views, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks, including selected premium brands. All activities and entertainment detailed unless otherwise stated.

Water View Rooms, also located in the Topaz, Ruby and Opal buildings, have a small seating area and partial views of the resort's pools and/or the ocean, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Plunge Pool Junior Suites (with Concierge service) are located in the Topaz and Ruby buildings, with garden views and a plunge pool on a private patio. Rooms either have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Oceanfront Junior Suites (with Concierge service) are located on the 2nd-3rd floors of the Turquoise oceanfront building and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Oceanfront Junior Suites with plunge pool (and Concierge service) are also available. 

One Bedroom Water View Butler Service and Plunge Pool Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are also available. 

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Coral Cafe buffet restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Court Jesters, casual spot for a pizza (open for lunch and dinner), Golden Saber Sushi (dinner only), Moonstone Restaurant offers an Italian dining experience, Platinum Restaurant offers Caribbean cuisine (dinner only), head to the The Jade Samurai for some teppanyaki-style dining, Two Palms Jerk Hut, casual eatery. Aquamarina Beach Bar and Moonstone Grill (full-service bar, and made-to-order sandwiches, burgers and wraps). Room service*. Please note: restaurants operate on a rotating schedule throughout the week.

Bling! open 11:00pm-2:00am for live music and hand-crafted cocktails.

3 swimming pools, 3 Jacuzzis. Jewel Lagoon Water Park. Fitness centre. Water sports: windsurfing, kayaks, water-skiing, Hobie Cat rides, snorkelling, and scuba-diving for qualified divers. 18-hole championship golf course. 4 tennis courts, tennis lessons*. Beach and pool volleyball. Cricket and beach football. Kids'/Teen Club.

Complimentary WiFi. Boutique and gift shop. Laundry service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1939)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, well maintained resort

Nov 15, 2019 CatP27 Hamilton, NJ

My group of 12 clients and I just returned from the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort. We were only there for a day as it was a stop on our cruise. I would highly recommend this all-inclusive resort! We got a warm welcome from everyone who worked there. It is well maintained and on beautiful beach. The pools were crystal clear with a swim up… Read more
My group of 12 clients and I just returned from the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort. We were only there for a day as it was a stop on our cruise. I would highly recommend this all-inclusive resort! We got a warm welcome from everyone who worked there. It is well maintained and on beautiful beach. The pools were crystal clear with a swim up bar. The little water park was refreshing as we floated along the lazy river or slid down the slide. The food was delicious and plentiful. I cannot say enough about this place and look forward to sending more clients there to vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall fine stay with some minor problems

Nov 14, 2019 dimiloan Laval, Canada

Beach = above average but a bit too shallow in designated areas. Rooms = average - need renovation but still alright. Service = low average - did not fix a malfunctioning phone & did not wake us up on the last day despite asking them several times. Food = good but not great Golf = good layout but not well maintained Water park = very… Read more
Beach = above average but a bit too shallow in designated areas. Rooms = average - need renovation but still alright. Service = low average - did not fix a malfunctioning phone & did not wake us up on the last day despite asking them several times. Food = good but not great Golf = good layout but not well maintained Water park = very good Entertainment = below average Read less
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Nov 14, 2019 Kekegorgeouslady Kansas City, Missouri

Very friendly staff, they did well in accomadting us for everything we needed from room upgrades to airport shuttle service, food was good, however there should be more breakfast options it was the same dishes at the same buffet everyday, we really enjoyed dungeon falls, the dolphin cove experience was not worth the price they really try to… Read more
Very friendly staff, they did well in accomadting us for everything we needed from room upgrades to airport shuttle service, food was good, however there should be more breakfast options it was the same dishes at the same buffet everyday, we really enjoyed dungeon falls, the dolphin cove experience was not worth the price they really try to squeeze a lot of money from you for these activities, I suggest booking prior to getting to the resort. There was not a lot of adult fun mainly just the club, no daytime fun or music , but they blast music from the club all night until almost 5am. Ridiculous!! Great experience for the kids they loved the waterpark . Beach was beautiful. We will definitely be back to Jamaica however not going back to this resort . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved Jewel Runaway Bay

Nov 13, 2019 rwin2008 Notts

We spent 12 nights here 22/10-3/11 Family of 5, children age 8, 9, 15 It was one of our best ever holidays The beach is perfect with soft white sand and warm, crystal clear water and lots of fish and coral to explore. Out of the pools, the infinity was the best for us as it is beautiful, right outside our room and right next to the beach. Foam… Read more
We spent 12 nights here 22/10-3/11 Family of 5, children age 8, 9, 15 It was one of our best ever holidays The beach is perfect with soft white sand and warm, crystal clear water and lots of fish and coral to explore. Out of the pools, the infinity was the best for us as it is beautiful, right outside our room and right next to the beach. Foam parties were held there every Saturday. Our rooms were ok. Would benefit from a repaint and ventilation. We had a king and twin double next to each other as we have 5 in our family. Fridge stocked daily and cleaned daily. Loved all the American tv channels. We were in Topaz building near the beach and we had WiFi in our room and it was great to walk out of our patio door straight to infinity pool and beach. Our rooms had toilet doors too. Food was lovely. Something for everyone and the night at the Japanese restaurant with our own chef was amazing. Water park Is a great addition and was never overcrowded for us. We usually spent at least an hour there daily. Wonderful trips to Dunn’s River and Blue hole - both trips booked in uk through Trip Advisor/Coming to Jamaica tours and were great value £140 for a family of 5 per trip 😊 Problems were sorted at the hotel from a room change to water sports not being available straight away. Most staff lovely and helpful whether you tip or not. Some great shows (I liked one with Jamaican dancers the most) and we loved the movie night over the infinity pool. Really hope Tui take this hotel back on their books as we would love to return and would recommend to anyone. We 💕Jewel 🌴💦☀️🍹 Miss the Jamaican sun, rum cream, pina coladas and the breakfast with a perfect view of the sea 🏝 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great bang for buck New Year 2019 trip

Nov 13, 2019 brzerker71 Chicago, Illinois

This was my first trip to the town of Runaway Bay and to a Jewel Resort (many trips to Jamaica). A very easy bus ride to this resort, right on highway and no slow parish streets. Beautiful stretch of beach at this location. This resort was a great bang for the buck offering all the perks you would expect out of an all inclusive resort in Jamaica.… Read more
This was my first trip to the town of Runaway Bay and to a Jewel Resort (many trips to Jamaica). A very easy bus ride to this resort, right on highway and no slow parish streets. Beautiful stretch of beach at this location. This resort was a great bang for the buck offering all the perks you would expect out of an all inclusive resort in Jamaica. Layout makes the resort . The hub of activity and fun stays toward the beach end of the resort. Very easy for kids to get to and from the water park, to pools, to beach and easy to keep an eye on them without having to be on top of them (added to their fun too). Seniors are able to maneuver the resort as it sits on one level for easy walking. Food setup and bars are perfectly located for a day of beach and pool fun.The cabana service was not impressive and lacked at the beach . A blast at the water park here ! The resort provides Jamaican hospitality and friendliness. Hard working and dedicated staff ! Restaurants offered variety of food choices and great quality. Pizza was the best of all the resorts I have stayed at in Jamaica. I do wish the restaurant didn't make me dine in and would let me take my order to my group out of restaurant. Fantastically done New Years party and buffet. Staff put together a great night and great trip in general! Rooms here could use an upgrade to the beds and I believe they are in the process of doing these kinds of updates. Rooms were clean and no issues, but just due for that next level of comfort. Read less