Just heard from some friends who got back from a one-week stay at the Gran Bahia Principe that was scheduled to open early December. Well, in her words - the trip from hell!
The hotel is only about 1/3 finished so they were in a construction zone the entire time. There weren’t enough rooms to accommodate everyone, rooms that were assigned were not finished, they ran out of food, booze, etc. Need I say more? While they were there, they filed a class action suit against Air Transat, Gran Bahia Principe and CAA (travel agent who recommended this hotel). They were offered a 1-week stay from Gran Bahia Principe for any of their resorts in the Carribbean but they are waiting to hear more from Air Transat and CAA.
Also, when they were at the Jamaican airport on their way home, the run and spices they bought at Duty Free were confiscated. They even tried to confiscate my friend’s cough syrup! As far as they’re concerned, this is one corrupt country and they won’t go back. And, we will never consider this as a destination.