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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica - All Inclusive

Salt Coppers Villa, Runaway Bay

3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,529 reviews)

Bahia Principe Village

£346
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort All Inclusive
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort All Inclusive

Main Street, Runaway Bay

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (484 reviews)

Jewel's newest upscale all-inclusive, all ages resort offers a pristine beach, 266 newly redesigned rooms with balconies or …

£298
Club Ambiance All Inclusive Adults Only
Club Ambiance All Inclusive Adults Only

20 Saint Ann, Runaway Bay

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (460 reviews)

This oceanfront hotel, located near Runaway Bay on the north coast, has an informal ambience that inspires fun, active days …

£137
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

201 Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay 99999

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (133 reviews)

Less than 31 km (20 mi) west of Ocho Rios and Dolphin Cove, this boutique family resort features two small crescent beaches …

£529
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa

8 Riketts Ave., Runaway Bay

2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (59 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay, Green Grotto Caves, and …

£115
Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay All Inclusive, Adults Only
Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay All Inclusive, Adults Only

Salt Coppers, Runaway Bay

4.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (230 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Runaway Bay resort is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay and 1.9 m …

£494
Jewel Paradise Cove Resort, All Inclusive, Curio by Hilton
Jewel Paradise Cove Resort, All Inclusive, Curio by Hilton

Paradise Cove Drive, Runaway Bay

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (292 reviews)

Located in Runaway Bay, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 4.4 mi (7 km) from Green Grotto Caves, and within 16 …

£326
Villa Sonate
Villa Sonate

18 MarySunley Crescent, Runaway Bay

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Runaway Bay, this guesthouse is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gree …

£71
Silver Creek Resort
Silver Creek Resort

Cardiff Hall, Runaway Bay

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated in Runaway Bay, this guesthouse is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gree …

£73
Seacrest Beach Hotel
Seacrest Beach Hotel

2 Richmond Estate, Priory, St. Ann's Bay

2.5 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Priory bed & breakfast is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Cranbrook Flower Forest and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Maim …

£86

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Pocket Guide: Runaway Bay

Between the two larger and better-known resort towns of Montego Bay and Ocho Rio, Runaway Bay is one of the most picturesque areas in Jamaica.

Introducing Runaway Bay

Flanked by lush green hills and white sands, Runaway Bay is a stylish yet lively resort town with plenty of mid-range to high-end accommodation on offer, as well as private luxury villas and golf courses.

A little quieter than its neighboring resorts, Runaway Bay is a good place to stay to escape the cruise ship passengers at the terminal in Ocho Rios. The town is ideal for both families or couples looking for a romantic break.

Back in Time at Runaway Bay

No one quite knows exactly how Runaway Bay got its name, but there are a few theories among the locals. Some believe it was where the last of the Spanish fled the island after loosing to the English in the 1600s. Others think it was where the African slaves from the sugar plantations left for a better life in Cuba.

Exploring Runway Bay’s Beaches

Runaway Bay is home to a number of fine beaches, perfect for sunbathing and swimming, dining and snorkelling. The two free-access public beaches – Cardiff Hall, with changing rooms and a restaurant, and Fisherman’s Beach – are at either end of Runaway Bay and are popular with both locals and tourists.

There are also a few private beaches that you can use for a small fee – Ocean Park Beach and Breezes Beach, which both have a few more services to enjoy. Think sun beds, umbrellas and water-sports equipment rental. If you fancy joining a snorkelling or diving excursion, head to Ocean Park Beach.

Things to See and Do in Runaway Bay

One of the most important tourist attractions near Runaway Bay is the Green Grotto Caves, which are remarkable underground caverns with a fascinating history and filled with curious rock formations. Arrange a tour of the caves with a local guide to hear stories of rum stores and hiding Spaniards.

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