Beautiful calm beach!
Posted Jun 26, 2016
Stayed at Jewel Runaway Bay in mid June 2016. As expected, it was hot and VERY humid, but the pools and ocean were steps away to cool down. Very clean beach, nice sandy roped-off area for swimming/wading. Would see occasional fish, not a lot though. Need to take an excursion to see more. Service always seemed slow at the restaurants, especially The Platinum Restaurant. I know you are supposed to be on Island Time, but... Breakfast buffet was interesting! Lots of local dishes I didn't recognize! I tried a few, but stuck to the omelet line for most mornings. The Jade Samurai Hibachi restaurant was good and entertaining. However it was very hot due to the limited air flow and close proximity to the HOT grills. A favorite was the Italian restaurant, Moonstone. It's right on the beach and views are beautiful and there's a nice breeze to cool you off. Food is really good, too! We had an oceanview room with a king bed and roll-away twin for our teenage daughter. The AC had to run constantly to keep the room comfortable, and ours kept turning off- something to do with a bad sensor on the balcony door. Front desk said they would send someone to fix it, but we couldn't tell anything had been done. Had to open and shut the door to get AC back on - Thankfully it only happened about every 4-6 hours. Found most everyone at the hotel very friendly and helpful. I stuck to beer and wine, so not sure how great the mixed drinks are. Will definitely consider a return trip!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2016 by Scott, Hotel Management
Dear guest, thank you for staying with us at Jewel Runaway bay as well as your feedback.