Pool Concierge: At Jewel Runaway Bay, there are four bars pouring premium liquors. Three of the four are swim-up bars. The pool concierge is basically a cocktail concierge. Cocktails can be delivered in between laps. Detox...retox.
Cinema Spins: The silver screen is delivered weekly at Jewel Resorts. Their dive-in movies are experienced poolside or mid-swim. There is no red carpet, nor any need to dress up. Less is better in a bikini under water.
Fore!<: Their 18-hole championship golf course is included in the all-inclusive rate. Hit it hard with 18 holes or simply hit the back nine or if even that sounds too exerting, just fire off a bucket of balls.
Wet & Wild: All non-motorized water sports are included too.. Walk out to the water’s edge for snorkeling, stand-up paddle boards or kayaking.
Foodie: The six, very different restaurants keep things interesting on the foodie front. If you really want an adventure, ask the concierge where to find the best jerk in town. There are few local haunts nearby that are worth a visit.
Cultural Kicks: The music played by the locals late at night makes for an authentic ambiance. More local lure can be found on beach walks filled with crafts and characters.
The Butler: If you want to be sinfully spoiled, call the butler. Each suite has one.
Rates at the Runaway Bay start at $227 a night this summer, which is offseason.
[Photos: Jewel Bay Resorts]
Disclosure: Karen Loftus stayed at the Jewel Resort as a guest of the hotel but all views and opinions are her own.