Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
GMT -5 hours
9 hours 45 minutes
Positioned just down the coast from the popular resort of Ochos Rios, Runaway Bay offers a secluded and relaxing alternative to some of the more over developed coastal resorts in Jamaica. Boasting some incredible beaches and a charming town centre, holiday in Runaway Bay are perfect for those of you looking for some peace and quiet in a beautiful tropical setting. Although it doesn’t boast as many facilities as some of the more built up resorts, Runaway Bay makes up for this with truly gorgeous unspoilt beaches. Find a nice quiet spot and enjoy a day spent basking in the sun and cooling off in the gently lapping ocean. Perfect for family holidays or romantic getaways, make Runaway Bay your holiday destination this year!
Paradise Beach and Cardiffal Public Beach are widely considered to be the best beaches in Runaway Bay. These wide, spacious beaches are ideal for a relaxing day out, with soft white sand and palm trees supplying lovely dappled shade. Swimming conditions are great if you are travelling with young children, the calm shallow waters are perfect for paddling. Snorkelling is very popular here with some incredible coral reefs to explore just off shore. You’ll be able to spot a huge range of marine life, including skate rays, snapper, blue chromis and triggerfish. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, scuba diving instruction is also available.
If you wish to explore the surrounding countryside, one of the best ways to do it is on horseback. Chukka Caribbean Adventures is located just outside Runaway Bay and offers some great horseback excursions. Riding through the countryside offers you many adventures to exploring on foot or by car, with a knowledgeable guide leading you your steed will take you to some beautifully remote spots, unreachable by foot.
For the music lovers among you, a visit to the Bob Marley Centre and Mausoleum could be just the thing. Marley was buried on the land where he grew up and you can now view his memorabilia filled childhood room and the mausoleum where he is buried. The evening in Runaway Bay are generally spent relaxing in one of the town’s lovely restaurants or having a delicious rum cocktail in a quiet but friendly bar, the perfect end to a gloriously relaxing day!
Holidays in Runaway Bay are a really great way of exploring Jamaica. You’ll be able to visit any of the big cities and attractions, before heading back to chill out by the sea in Runaway Bay. Holidays are what you make of them and a trip to Runaway Bay allows you all the freedom and options you desire. Book all your holidays to the Caribbean with lastminute.com
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