Now THIS is a great example of a renovation! We’ve seen many resorts that undergo a “multi-million dollar refurbishment”, and all you notice is new drapes and sheets. Breezes Runaway Bay, on the other hand, is almost completely different from its previous self. We last visited this property a little over a year ago, and it was very basic – standard rooms, two restaurants, one pool, but having a great stretch of beach and plenty of included activities for sports-minded people. After closing for over six months, the resort opened its doors this past January after a vigorous $20 million renovation that adds 15 percent more rooms and suites, a new swim up pool and two restaurants, plus a complete overhaul of existing accommodations.
There is a brand new low-rise room block along the beach, introducing 30 oceanfront rooms and suites, including seven one-bedroom suites and eight verandah suites with private plunge pools. Many of the garden view rooms have been expanded and transformed into Verandah Suites, each boasting private plunge pools. The existing guest rooms have been spruced up with new mahogany furnishings, LCD televisions, and high-speed wireless Internet access. Bathrooms sport a fresh new look, with new countertops and polished hardware and faucets.
They’ve also added two exciting new dining experiences, greatly expanding the meal options. At the casually elegant Munasan, a sushi bar compliments Teppanyaki stations, where chefs cook dinners to order. Diners who loathe to venture too far from the beach might opt for Reggae Café, serving delicious Jamaican specialties for lunch and dinner. These restaurants round out Breezes’ current dining options, including Italian fine dining, continental buffet restaurant and the Starlight Grill (a very unique concept whereby guests choose their raw food and have a chef prepare it, all under an open nighttime sky!)
Two new freshwater swimming pools, supplementing the existing Olympic size main pool – one new pool services the new oceanfront room block, while the second features a swim-up bar and misting pool. Additionally, a new, easily accessible water sports building offers guests the latest in scuba and Nitrox equipment, which dive enthusiasts can test on the famed Canyon wall, located just beyond the beach.
All in all, a tremendous upgrade to a very fun and active resort – for more details, click here.