4.4 out of 5

Beachfront Jamaican resort with swimming for all ages

With a stay at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive in Runaway Bay, you'll be on the beach and close to Green Grotto Caves.

Make yourself at home in one of the 78 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and separate sitting areas.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary babysitting/childcare, and an arcade/game room.

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Runaway Bay? This resort has facilities measuring 16146 square feet (1,500 square meters), including meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions

Land activities

  • Tennis


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

Guests can opt for an all-inclusive plan, which includes the majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities in the room rate.

A vacation nanny is assigned to each family upon arrival for the duration of their stay. Fully trained in both childcare and cleaning, this nanny will look after the children while parents want to explore the resort's adult-only activities, or keep the suite tidy and the kitchen stocked when families are ready to spend time together again.

A large, supervised, air-conditioned children's club open daily from 7 AM – 10 PM is stocked with toys, learning aids, video movies, and video games. Three outdoor playgrounds are adjacent to the children's club. A children's heely track, and a waterplay area for infants and toddlers are also available. Teenagers have their own supervised clubhouse with ping pong tables and billiards. Additionally, a scheduled kid’s entertainment activity such as pajama party, tennis court games/disco time, scavenger hunts, marshmallow roasts, and Mini Miss Kiddies Club is offered for 30 minutes each day.

Adult indulgences include exclusive access to a 6-person spa tub isolated on a rocky point between two swimming coves, ocean-front massage at the SeaGrape Spa with European and Asian treatments in private rooms. On another rocky point, a main bar and piano lounge featuring a resident piano player, sports bar, and an à la carte dinner restaurant. Sing-a-longs, karaoke, floor shows by a resident band, live entertainment by local cabaret artists and dance troupes, disco, and staff and guests talent shows are some of the entertainment offered at this Jamaican resort. Enjoy a game or two of tennis or beach volleyball, or play some golf at the course nearby. Two balustraded finger piers with little wood gazebos on the ends are favorite spots for observing sunsets, ocean gazing, and stargazing.

The air-conditioned SeaGrape Spa offers massage, reflexology, body scrubs, facials, hair braiding, and hair and nail care (surcharges). A fitness room contains cardio machines, a Universal gym, and free weights. A nurse's station is open during the day, with a doctor on call around the clock. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the resort, and Internet access in the cyber café is also complimentary. There is also an onsite business center. A gift shop sells resortwear, beachwear, liquor, and sundries and rents out VCRs and videos. A duty-free shop offers jewelry, watches, and Cuban cigars. Another shop sells Jamaican arts and crafts.

  • Babysitting or childcare (free) 
  • Computer station 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Children's pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Nightclub 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 78 
  • Hair salon 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Children's club 
  • Library 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16146 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1,500 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 1990 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Kitchen  
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive offers 78 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations have separate sitting areas and include sofa beds and day beds. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

This Runaway Bay resort provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Day bed
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Things to Do

The resort's 183-meter (200-yard) oceanfront features two small crescent beaches fronting calm-water swimming coves protected by rocky points. Hammocks beneath shade trees at the main beach's rear provide adults vantage points to watch children. Snorkeling opportunities around coral heads lie within and just outside the coves.

A 23-meter-long (75-foot-long) freeform pool is surrounded by a sundeck furnished with padded lounge chairs. A spiral water slide plunges children into another pool. Toddlers enjoy two shallow pools, one with a water slide. An adults-only six-person spa tub and a wood sunning deck is tucked away at a rocky point between the swimming coves.

The resort offers daily snorkeling trips, glass-bottom-boat rides, kayaking, line fishing, and use of small sailboats, snorkeling gear, and 2 lighted tennis courts. Guests can also participate in organized sport activities, such as soccer, basketball, and pool and beach volleyball.

Guest enjoy discounts at SuperClubs Golf Course 1.5 km (1 mi) away.

Scuba diving is available as an optional activity (surcharge).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you need to make requests for accessibility needs, please complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to hotel policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Hotel Name

  • Franklyn D. Resort
  • Franklyn D. Resort All Inclusive
  • Franklyn D. Resort All Inclusive Runaway Bay
  • Franklyn D. Runaway Bay
  • Franklyn d Hotel Runaway Bay
  • Franklyn d Resort All Inclusive
  • Franklyn D.

You should know

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Children 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Children Stay and Eat Free

Book a stay in any room or rate category, and children ages 5 and younger stay, eat, and play free of charge.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

40% Off Summer Sizzle Promotion

Book a 3-night minimum stay in a qualifying rate plan displaying the "Limited time offer: save 40%!" deal tag now - July 31, 2016, for travel now - December 21, 2016, and receive 40% off per adult per night, reflected in the rate displayed at time of booking, and children 5 and younger stay, play, and eat free.

Full details at check-in. There are no room charges for children age 5 and younger when sharing a room with adults and using existing bedding. Free stay reflected in rate displayed at time of booking. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. USD 100 per person rebooking fee. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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