All-inclusive comfort at an award-winning haven for families on Jamaica’s north coast, with a championship golf course - includes a plunge pool suite option
A dream getaway for families looking to wind down in paradise but keep things fun, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort blends the dreamy setting of a Jamaican beach with a rainbow of restaurants for all palates, pools for all ages and the water slide playground of Jewel Lagoon Water Park. Also encompassing a championship golf course, a children's club and an activities ranch, and lying close to the history-rich Green Grotto Caves on the island's north coast, there truly is something for everyone at this sunshine resort. Unsurprisingly, it's a 2018 Travellers' Choice pick among the Caribbean's top 25 family hotels on TripAdvisor.
Guest rooms and suites at Jewel Runaway Bay have an stylish look, elegant and traditional yet relaxed: beds and furniture are carved from rich dark wood and surfaces hewn from black marble, and photography on the walls depicts the natural tropical beauty of Jamaica’s coast and countryside. For extra luxury and exclusivity, opt for the Plunge Pool Junior suite, which features a private plunge pool overlooking the resort’s lush gardens and offers personal concierge service between 7am and 10pm.
- En-suite bathroom
- Bathroom amenities
- Flatscreen TV
- Coffee machine
- Air conditioning
There are no fewer than seven restaurants at Jewel Runaway Bay, ranging from formal to casual and offering delicious cuisine from around the world. Aquamarina is a relaxed beach bar serving sandwiches, wraps and burgers, while Blue Bayou Grill offers Mexican and American food in the Jewel Lagoon Waterpark. Court Jesters is the place to go for huge wood-fired pizzas, while ocean-fresh sushi is on offer at Golden Saber. A more formal atmosphere can be enjoyed at the Platinum Restaurant, where delicious Caribbean food is served, and The Jade Samurai, where you’ll find exquisite Japanese teppanyaki.
After a round of golf or a snorkel, there’s nowhere more inviting than the hotel’s Radiant Spa, where a range of massages, wraps, facials and body treatments are on offer to help you relax and recharge.
Runaway Bay is a private 18-hole golf course right on your doorstep, which has been welcoming players from across the world since 1960. Green fees are included for guests, with carts, caddies, clubs and shoes available for additional fees. The 18-hole course is par 72 and has a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.
Sitting on a private stretch of beach on Runaway Bay, the resort is perfect if your idea of bliss is lounging on white sand and swimming in turquoise Caribbean waters. Beginners and veterans alike can scuba dive on thriving coral reefs and wrecked ships and planes, while basketball, beach volleyball, tennis and other non-motorised watersports are included too.
There’s plenty to explore on dry land too: excursions are on offer to zip-line through the treetops of Chukka Canopy, visit the tumbling Dunn’s River Falls, and explore the jungly slopes of Mystic Mountain. You're also a five-minute drive from Green Grotto Caves - one of the island's top natural attractions.
Travelling with kids?
The crisscrossing water slides of Jewel Lagoon Water Park will keep the energy-laden members of the family entertained for hours. There's also a children's camp for groups ranging in ages, from three years old to teens, plus an array of children's activities offered at Red Ruby Ranch, from beach olympics and horticulture classes to spa days and dance lessons with parents. This is a haven for watersports (charges apply for motorised watersports) and a nanny service offers you a night off (charges apply; booking required 24 hours in advance).