Club Ambiance All Inclusive Adults Only

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20 Saint Ann, Runaway Bay
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This oceanfront resort, located near Runaway Bay on the north coast, has an informal ambience that inspires fun, active days, and lively disco nights, plus restful, romantic interludes. read more
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The resort is nice considering it is an older resort. We got a Deluxe Honeymoon Suite and it was definitly worth the extra money. The only complaints we had were that the AC didnt work at all for the first 6 days we were there, but they did work diligently to fix it before coming to the conclusion that the whole unit needed to be replaced. But, once we had AC it was awesome! The water sucks! If there is water pressure there is no hot water; if there is hot water, there is no water pressure. But, from talking to people at other resorts, that just seems to be normal for the area. Also, they dont have food 24/7. If you are hungry from 10am-noon, 4:30-7:00, or 9:30pm till breakfast, then you are just out of luck, so take snacks. And if you are looking for a beach to play on or want to swim in the ocean, then this isnt the resort for you. But, other than those things it was nice. The staff was AWESOME! They did everything they could to make our stay a great one.
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Apr 5th, 2002
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa

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8 Riketts Ave., Runaway Bay
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Situated near the beach in Runaway Bay, this resort is in the same area as Green Grotto Caves. Regional attractions also include Dunn's River Falls. read more
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Friendly staff - front desk, bell service, security and restaurant staff. And also, the housekeeping. Clean and attractive, comfortable accommodations. Highly recommended for a "keep-to-a-budget" vacation - b/4 going to a 4+ star resort to end the trip.
5
Feb 9th, 2006
Royal Decameron Fun Caribbean All Inclusive

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Main Street, Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay
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Located in the Runaway Bay resort area, the all-inclusive Royal Decameron Fun Caribbean faces a white-sand beach with crystalline waters--perfect for aquatic adventures. Montego Bay Airport is 1 hour west. read more
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Its a great resort for the money. Food, service, drinks, grounds all wonderful. The only 2 things i didnt like about it they really cant change. 1. the rooms do not have balconies. most of the resorts modeled like superfun have balconies, the rooms open up with big windows but its not the same. 2. the beach is ok however the water is only knee deep at most places within the roped off area. if you go past the ropes to find water a bit more "swimable" the lifeguards yell at you. there is a local beach next door which i would describe as majestic, i recomend you check it out. again both of these knocks are beyond their control. i cant say enough about the staff, they were wonderful. The resort is fun, waterslide, piano bar, disco etc. It was a great experience especially for the what we paid.
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Mar 13th, 2007
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort

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Main Street, Runaway Bay
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Jewel's newest upscale all-inclusive resort offers a pristine beach, 3 pools, 5 superb restaurants, spa, and 18-hole PGA-quality golf course. 80-minutes from Montego Bay, Jewel Runaway Bay is a truly great escape. read more
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I would like begin by expressing how friendly ALL of the resort staff were. I went to this resort alone just to get away for a few days to relax and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was greeted at the airport by a staff member who chauffered me an hour and 15 minutes to the resort. After I arrived, check-in was speedy and the bellman carried my luggage to my room. When I walked in I was overwhelmed by the smell of Raid (bug spray) so I thought I was going to see roached and ants. Contrary to my belief, I saw no roaches or ants in my room but I did see them (along with flies) at the outside grill cafe. The only complaint with my room would be that there were giant mosquitos flying everywhere. I had to combat them during my entire stay. I had a beautiful view from my balony and it was very quiet. At the outside grill cafe, there were flies everywhere EVEN on the FOOD. The buffet line wasn't as "fly infested" and the food was quite tasty. The beach was absolutely breathtaking and as a scuba diver I really enjoyed the unlimited scuba diving (night dive too). My complaint about the beach would be the human vultures that strolled the beach trying to hustle you their merchandise. They would wait in the water for guest to enter then pull out their seashells with hopes of a sell. I even saw them trying to get convince other guest to get them drinks from the bar. My overall experience at this resort was a pleasant one. I'd return and definitely recommend.
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Jun 13th, 2007
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

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201 Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay
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Less than 31 km (20 mi) west of Ocho Rios and Dolphin Cove, this boutique family resort features two small crescent beaches fronting calm-water swimming coves and a staff-to-guest ratio of one-to-one. read more
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We read a number of reviews about FDR before our trip in January 2011, and so were not surprised when we had an excellent experience. First, our flight to Jamaica was cancelled and the airline couldn't get us there until two days later. FDR simply altered our reservation by two days on both ends, without charge. The resort is a ways from Montego Bay airport, so plan on an additional 90 minutes to two hours in travel time. The major attraction of FDR is the vacation nanny program, which assigns a nanny to each family for the duration of your stay. We paid an additional $20 per day for a second nanny, because we have a two-year-old and a five-month-old, who are on very different schedules and activity levels. The nannies were great. They work from 9:00 to 4:40, with an hour off for lunch. Virtually every family has them work extra hours into the evening, so the parents can go to dinner alone. Extra time is $6 per hour, paid to the nanny in cash and that same evening. The nannies don't get much in salary from the resort, so they rely on tips to supplement their income. Other guests and reviews peg the going tip rate at about $20 per day per nanny. So bring a fair amount of cash with you. The food is only okay, but not bad. Everyone at the resort is extremely friendly and works very hard to make your stay enjoyable. The resort's "beach" is really just for kids; resort guests have access to a neighboring beach, which requires a walk around a fence and over some rocks to get to.
4
Jan 30th, 2007
Royal Decameron Club Caribbean All Inclusive

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PO Box 65, Runaway Bay
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This resort in Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast features 457 meters (500 yards) of beachfront; it lies 22 km (14 mi) west of Dunn's River Falls and 82 km (51 mi) from Montego Bay's airport. read more
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We went for a short stay April 24-28, 2011. First of all the hotel is a 90 minute drive from the airport, and that is not including the stops at all the other drop off locations/resorts along the way. If you have been to Jamaica before you'll not be surprised to learn that the drive to this hotel is trashy. Yet, it is a nice proximity to the Dunns River Falls. We took the boat out there and had a very nice time. The food was good- not a lot of options but good variety. The gardens are pretty and nice to walk through and sit on the hammocks spread throughout. The beach isn't that great. It has rather small swimming areas with not a lot to look at (if you enjoy snorkeling- which we do!). They do offer scuba diving, which I loved, but they have to pick you up and take you to another resort to do it. We did enjoy the free snorkeling trip. They take you out on a small boat and let you swim around a reef for about 30 minutes, which was fine. Limited to 10 people- only once a day at 1pm and you better sign up early- 7:30am, because it fills up! Mostly, if you are looking for a quiet trip to a beach resort, I would NOT recommend this place. Go to the far beaches to hear the music less. The "entertainment" (read loud bass/ club music) goes until around 11:30pm/ midnight, and you cannot escape it. The huts aren't insulated of course, so you can hear the music all night and anyone walking by and talking. I liked that it was a small resort, clean and well kept, but it was too noisy.
3
Apr 29th, 2007
Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica All Inclusive

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Salt Coppers Villa, Runaway Bay
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The Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica is located on the beachfront in Runaway Bay, a beautiful natural area mixing mountains, lush flora, white sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. The Montenego Bay Int. Airport is 50 min. away and the town of Ocho Rios is 30 min. away. read more
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This resort was amazing. We had a lot of fun. No complaints. Beach was nice...the pools were nicer. The bartenders are all great, sometimes there are lines, but why complain. Restaurants were all amazing. Surprisingly the buffet was extremely good as well. Was nice they mixed it up too some nights to "Mexican" night and what not. Gold member was worth every penny. We had an amazing room/view. Also they book the dinners for you ahead of time so no worries with that aspect. Free internmet was nice to check my email a few times as well. For the people that complain about this resort, shame on you. A vacation is as good as you make it. No this is not like 5 star hotels in North America. Staff is a little slow sometimes...who cares, Its Jamaica. Live it up. If you don't want to walk 5 mins from one place to the other go to a smaller resort. This place is huge, which is great if you want to have a fun time and meet people. The night life shows are weak, but what do you expect. The disco can be good and the sports bar has any game you want to see. The burger joint is open from 11pm to 7am if you get hungry. It's great...say hi to Lloyd for me. Go to this resort, you won't be sorry. The rest from the water look like crap except sandals.
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May 10th, 2006