Fun Water Park for the Kids
Posted Nov 27, 2016
We visited Jewel Runaway Bay for a week over the Thanksgiving holidays (3rd week of Nov.). We are a family of 4 with one 5 year old and a 3 year old. We booked 9 months in advance and got a great deal on this hotel. If it weren't for that fact, I would probably be less pleased with our overall experience.
The hotel is perfectly fine - clean, comfortable beds, with perfectly fine room amenities and a pleasant, understated lobby. That said, the rooms are a bit dated. Hot water tends to be a little sparse during high volume times. We timed our showers for outside of the heavy use period and had no hot water issues after that.
There are 3 pools, plus the water park & beach. The resort was at capacity during our stay & we never had an issue getting chairs, which was great. I would note that the chairs at the infinity pool would fill up early as it was the most (little) kid friendly of the pools.
The water park is great & our kids loved it. We ended up there almost every day. The only comment I would make about the pools/water park/beach is that the life guards were the most friendly of the resort staff, & while there appeared to a ton of them at the water park, there were only a few that really seemed to be paying attention & not all areas of the water park are monitored at all times.
The food was perfectly fine. The wait time for pizza was long & when I went to order a bottle of wine, I had to go through 5 different choices before they had one in stock.