If you’re looking to escape this summer to the perfect tropical destination, here’s why you should consider getting away to Runaway Bay.

Imagine sitting on a beautiful tropical beach, sunbathing carefree. Your best friend or significant other is next to you on a comfortable beach chair. Someone comes to bring you a fresh margarita with a wedge of lime while you casually read the next page of your novel or magazine. If this picture has you planning your next vacation and drooling for a trip to the beach, you have to check out Jamaica’s Runaway Bay!

What makes Runaway Bay the perfect summer vacation destination?

Runaway Bay is a town in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. It has stunning coral reefs and picture-perfect beaches with warm, clear waters. There are also several amazing areas nearby to further enhance your experience in Jamaica, including the Green Grotto caves with stalactites and stalagmites, guiding you to a watery grotto. Also, Nine Mile, which is the birthplace and childhood home of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley. If you’re a reggae or Bob Marley fan, be sure to check out some of the venues set up to honor the musical ledge and some cover bands singing traditional reggae songs.


In the spring and summer, Runaway Bay has an average daily temperature of around 88 degrees Fahrenheit – perfect for getting that amazing tan you’ve always dreamed of and trying out some new swimwear! Ditch the cold weather you are experiencing and enjoy the endless summer weather of Jamaica’s beautiful beaches.

Many places on the bay offer all-inclusive packages with their hotel reservations – it’s the perfect way to get the most out of your experience and save some money! Whether you like the small and charming or the big and glamorous, there is an abundance of hotels and villas to choose from to make your vacation in Runaway Bay absolutely perfect! These hotels are here for you and your business search, shop around for the best prices, ideal location and all-inclusive deals for your dream vacation!


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Whatever type of adventure interests you, you can find it at Runaway Bay! They have off-road ATV opportunities for around $125 per person. There is also horseback riding and ziplining between $100 and $500 depending on your group size. Keep the party going by visiting the Jamaican Bobsled Rides at Dunn’s River Falls for $220 per person, ending the night at Dunn’s signature restaurant and bar.

If the action isn’t quite your pace, but you still want to explore all Jamaica has to offer, consider a half-day Blue Hole and Secret Falls Tour, $44 per person. Explore the river’s wildlife on Martha Brae’s River Rafting Adventure from $85 per person. There’s also more relaxing Bamboo River rafting and horseback riding across the ocean to explore more beautiful views from $115 per person. Some of these experiences may also be offered in your all-inclusive packages. Be sure to ask!


Most people come to Jamaica for the ocean and getting into the water, but it doesn’t have to be limited to swimming in the shallow end. There are also amazing opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive and learn to surf in Jamaica. Make the most of your vacation by truly exploring Jamaica’s native wildlife.

Souvenirs and shopping in Runaway Bay

Of course, when visiting such a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime location like Runaway Bay, Jamaica, there has to be shopping and souvenirs! If you’re not bringing home amazing memories, have you really gone on a trip? Be sure to check out the Runaway Bay Hotels shopping tour. There are many local street markets to buy handmade items from Jamaicans. If you’re looking for something a little glitzier, head to the Runaway Bay Centre. Here you will find amazing items at even better prices.


While many spectacular hotels and rental locations have delicious restaurants and places to eat, there are also some fantastic local spots you should be sure to try during your stay, including some of the freshest seafood! Check out these amazing places:

  • Milestone Restaurant Bar and Grill
  • Sharkies seafood restaurant
  • Highseas Seafood Raft (eating on a boat on crystal clear water!)
  • moon stone
  • Jerky

Jamaica will offer some of the best seafood restaurants you will ever experience! Try a new restaurant every night and find your new favorite spot for buttery prawns or land and sea dishes.

Looking for amazing nightlife and parties? Runaway Bay has you covered! Appleton’s Estate Chillz Nightlife Tour Rum Tour. Both will give you an amazing experience with delicious drinks and lots of laughs! Each of these amazing tours will make for fantastic photos and are guaranteed to make all of your Instagram followers jealous. They have free cancellation policies and start at just $33 per person!


There’s something for everyone at Runaway Bay in Jamaica. Whether you’re on your honeymoon, girls’ weekend, or family vacation, find everything you’re looking for and more on your trip to Runaway Bay, Jamaica!

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