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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Runaway Bay

4-star4 stars
201 Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay, Saint Ann, 99999, Jamaica

Runaway Bay beachfront property with 4 restaurants, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Amazing trip - highly recommend for FAMILIES!! Our nanny Rochelle was fantastic. First…Apr 11, 2019
  • Loved the nannies; disappointing internet connectionMar 18, 2019
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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Runaway Bay

from $325
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden/Pool View with Nanny Service
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Garden/Pool View with Nanny Service
  • Junior Suite, Garden/Pool View with Nanny Service
  • Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Beach View (with Nanny Service)
  • Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View (with Nanny Service)

What’s around Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Runaway Bay


  • On the beach
  • Cardiff Hall Beach - 3 min walk
  • Runaway Bay Beach - 14 min walk
  • Green Grotto Caves - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Puerto Seco Beach Park - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km
  • Bengal Beach - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Dolphin Cove - 14.1 mi / 22.6 km

Getting around

  • Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) - 69 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 78 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. This property offers airport shuttle service from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) only. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Free babysitting/childcare

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16146
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1500
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Year Built - 1990
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

This property 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
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours


The Seagrape Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Honeycomb Shore - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Pier - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Overproof - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Sea Cotton Tree Grill - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Kidz Buffet - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Runaway Bay’s small print

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Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 62 reviews

Good 6.0
Not what we had envisioned
The rooms are very outdated. Most of the employees were friendly but some of the wait staff did not seem to want to help. Our room had bugs in the kitchen sink and bathroom. The sheets were dirty and the door barely shut. I feel most people give this high reviews Bc of the nanny serivice which we did not need.
Misty, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay. The nannies were wonderful and everyone was very frilendly. The food and drinks were great. The facility is slightly dated but that made little difference as the real strength this resort is the people. Will return.
us5 night family trip
Good 6.0
Don't set your hopes high!!
Pros: Nanny or rather a maid for the duration of stay, small property, walkable Cons: Old dated property, no maintenance, nanny works as your room service as well so you get less of a nanny more of a maid, you get much better place to stay in same price, irregular drinks selection, no minibar at room, just one type of beer, very small and dirty beach.
Vinay, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Totally Relaxing and Totally Worth It!
When my husband and I were looking for a place to vacation, we saw the words "vacation nanny" and were sold. This really could have been enough to make the trip worthwhile, but FDR really is so much more. Every person on staff laughed with us and joked with our 13 month old. He was all smiles the whole time we were there and so were we. It was wonderful to relax knowing our son was in good hands. We stayed on property the whole time and that was fine by us. The beach is small but really protected, so it was a great learning beach. Our son was able to crawl in the crystal blue water and we had no fear of undertow. It is an easy walk to the neighboring resort if you want a larger beach. We stayed in a Junior Garden Suite. It was much bigger than a traditional American hotel room. It was more like a one bedroom, which was wonderful because our son could be in the crib in the living room area and we were still able to have our own space. It was perfect for our family of 3. The food was great with the main star was the breakfast. We brought a bunch of food packs with us, but we really didn't have any issue. The little guy ate all sorts of Jamaican dishes. He loved beef patties and plantains (but who doesn't?!). Many of the families had been to FDR several times before and I can certainly see why. We are already talking about returning next year and hopefully bringing other friends with young children.
Marla, usOther trip
Good 6.0
Franklin D Resort and Spa.....Just okay
Not a five star hotel by far. The rooms and property need some updating but I guess thats due to the salt water.Check in was good, howerver my refrigerator was never stocked and I had to call daily to have it done. Some days the beds were not made, and others were late in the evening. Not many families/people there, so it was very low key and seemed if teh entertainment was reduced because of this. This was a real downer for me. The food was okay/good with breakfast the most consistent. Jerk chicken and pork were exceptional. Theres only one main bar, and at times it took 10+ minutes to get a drink. Jason, Sasha Gae, and Lloyd were goof fun bartenders. Definite asset to the FDR. One sever, Samantha, made us feeel very uncomfortable. She would make it obvious that she was staring intently at us. She never smiled and when we said good morninig to her, she replied "right". She was not an asset in my opinion. Nannies we recognized from previous trips here were also great. Be aware they operate on island time...meaning a 8 o clock fishing trip starts at 9 ish. Frank, the owner, is top notch and will do anything for you. He's on site every day. I have a much more indepth review on can say, that I wont be returning to FDR in the future, however, some loved it.
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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Runaway Bay

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