Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park Opens Late 2014

Jamaica Jewel Runway Bay Beach.
Jamaica Jewel Runway Bay Beach.

The island of Jamaica will soon have one of the Caribbean’s most diverse oceanfront water parks in the entire Caribbean at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Runaway Bay. Set to open in December 2014 at the award-winning, family-friendly resort, The Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park adds another dimension to this expansive, all-inclusive resort. Jewel Resorts in Jamaica are managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel management and investment firm.

Senior vice president of Caribbean operations and development for Aimbridge Hospitality, Rich Cortese said, “True to our mission of delivering on the guest experience, we are very excited to soon be offering a very unique water park experience. There are very few places in the Caribbean where a water park of this stature is situated overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The new water park will be just steps to the beach.”

Encompassing towering water slides and family raft rides, the new water park also offers secluded, chic private cabanas and waterfall coves with a raindrop umbrella feature, known to reduce stress with soothing and therapeutic water streams. Located directly on the beach, The Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park is replete with a beach entrance featuring in-floor jetting geysers.

Jewel Resorts partnered with SplashTacular Waterslides, Waterpark Attractions firm and H2O Design to conceptualize the park’s kid-friendly features along with touches that appeal to parents and individual travelers, including natural design elements and a diverse selection of water features using the latest technology.

Designed for guests of all ages, the 9,000-sq.-ft. water park will bring more than 232,334 gallons of aquatic fun, excitement and relaxation to this all-ages Jewel Resort in Jamaica. General manager Scott Robbins stated, “This one-of-a-kind water park is not just for kids or the young at heart, there are features for everyone. Families, young children, teen, tweens and multi generations, everyone loves a water park.”

Programming and features at the new water park will include:

  • A 54-ft. family raft ride
  • A 32-ft. super speed slide
  • Waterfall Cove and Raindrop Umbrella
  • Waterfall and underwater bench
  • Family interactive multi-level Play Station with Wet Deck
  • In-floor shooting geysers
  • Waterslide Splashdown pool
  • Discovery Island
  • Splashdown Pool with overhead Rock Grotto Waterfall
  • Waterslide with Platform Tower
  • Adventure River with Rock Grottos
  • Family cabanas
  • Private, secluded cabanas

In addition to extreme water rides, lazy leisure rivers and more, water park guests will have access to an expansive, oceanfront 5,000-sq.-ft. sundeck, a raised entertainment stage for live music, and a full-service dining plaza with bar and grill, as well as private club locker rooms with showers. Safety is a top priority in the design, and the water park is complete with its own first aid offices, a full time nurse on staff, and water park staff observation and lifeguard stations.

Jewel Resorts offer all-inclusive resorts, such as the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, the family-friendly Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and the newest beach setting, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, with a spa and fitness vitality. All three uniquely different destinations to choose for an all-inclusive vacation. For more information, call (800) 605-2512  or visit