Regular readers of this site have asked for more family-friendly resort deals, so in response we have a fantastic one to feature today. Getting right to the good news, the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort is fully all inclusive and right now they are offering rooms at US$224 per night for two people, with kids staying and eating for free.
At that price you might think this is a run-down resort that struggles to fill rooms, but this is actually a fantastic place that offers really good deals during the slow months, but normally costs quite a bit more. In fact the normal rate for this time of the year is almost double this special, and during winter it’s far higher.
A Junior Suite Superior at the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort for US$224 per night for two adults and free kids. A similar room with a sea view is only US$17 more per couple or family, so it’s perhaps an even better deal. A Junior Suite Deluxe in the Club Golden is only US$268 per night, so it’s another upgrade to consider at a reasonable price.
This rate is good in coming months for stays of at least 3 nights through Expedia, which is our booking partner. It’s a Summer Vacation Sale and availability is limited. There is free cancellation as well, so very little risk in booking first and figuring out the details later.
Private beach plus three pools
Most people come to Caribbean resorts such as this one just to relax, and the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica is a perfect spot for that, although it does have quite a few activity options. There is a private beach, but also 3 pools, so you can move around until you find the spot that suits you best. There are also 4 bars and 4 restaurants, so even for stays of a week or longer you won’t get bored seeing the same faces every day.
Admittedly, this resort seems to have more “premuim” food, drink, and activity items than most other resorts, but of course this is reflected in the low price already. You can easily eat and drink yourself into a coma without going for any of the extra costs as long as you make your mind up in advance to do that.
They also offer kayaking and snorkeling for free for all guests, which should be enough to keep most people happy, but they also offer scuba diving and spa services for those who are prepared to pay a bit more for them.
Perfect resort for kids
This would be a poor choice for those who don’t want to be around children because this resort is ideal for families. They have a supervised Kids Club with activities all day and into the evening, and of course the low rate includes kids staying free in your room and eating free as well, so this place is difficult to beat for familiy holidays.