We are just back from a fabulous 2 weeks spent at the Grand Bahia Principe Luxury Don Pablo Collection in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, May 19 to May 31, 2014! We were assigned room 24707!
We landed with a few hours delay in a torrential rain! Not starting the holiday on the right foot.
But for the rest of our time in Jamaica it was sun & warmth, excellent food (buffet or à la carte), cold drinks and very friendly smiles! And the Adults only sections are well appreciated. Don’t get me wrong as we have kids of our own but it is nice to enjoy some times alone! Loll! Yeah Mon!
When we arrived at the Luxury Don Pablo, we were met by Loraine Broderick, the Executive Assistant Manager DPC ... We introduced ourselves and from that point on she memorized our name and anywhere we would go on the resort and see her she made a point to come and say Hello! She is assisted by, Cardell, Sanita, Nicole and Victoria. What a wonderful staff...always trying (and succeeding!) to answer your every demands and always with a smile.
This is a fantastic resort, not only because of the beauty and location but also because of ALL the personnel. From the gardeners, pool staff, cleaning staff, waiting staff, maids and management, the interaction with us was always very friendly and welcomed.
I will mentioned a few names again but these are the representative of the personnel: our made Vivienna, and some of the excellent waiting staff Ralston, Sasha, Shane, Tommy, Holly, Alwayne, Sabreena, Lamor, Latisha, Shanakae and the list goes on. These all work very hard to make your stay enjoyable and memorable so please leave a few extra dollars ... Not needed but really appreciated.
Trips into the surrounding areas with shuttle drivers or taxi drivers is fun as they will show you and explain the various sites of importance and believe me some of these guys are really well informed and knowledgeable.
We shopped at the different stores in Ocho Rios and again we were welcomed with smiles and friendly people and you can barter some.
We also went to the Dunn’s River Falls and did the climb assisted by our excellent guide Shawn! You have to do this ... And be ready to spend a few more bucks ... Guide tip, DVD and lots of local people selling their stuff ... But if you do not want to buy anything, a polite no thank you will get you out ... No problems ... Yeah Mon!
All in all to say that we will definitely go back to Jamaica and enjoy their friendly hospitality!
Thanks DPC and thanks Jamaica!
Sylvia & Guy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 3 lake-style pools 3 Jacuzzis Large sun terrace with gardens, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (20% discount on some treatments) Sports facilities: gym, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, football pitch Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (additional charge) 2 main restaurants 5 speciality restaurants 5 Bars 1 Snack bar Exclusive terrace bar serving Premium drinks Private check-in/out Late check-out subject to availability 18 hole golf course. Pueblo Principe: stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 70 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: Four poster king size bed or 2 full size beds Pillowtop mattresses Air conditioning Ceiling fan Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Sitting are with sofa Balcony or terrace with sea view Fully-equipped bathroom with separate shower, hydromassage bath tub, wash basin, magnifying mirror and hair dryer Bathro be and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Ironing set Beach towels in rooms 24 hour room service Butler service in rooms (available on request) Evening turndown service Pillow menu Safe (no additional charge) Internet and international newspapers and magazines in the Club House WiFi (no additional charge 24H) Aroma menu Bahia 'au Naturel' (over 18s only): The hotel has a nudist bathing area apart from the other areas ... more less
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