Runaway Bay Travel Guide
Runaway Bay Local History
Situated on Jamaica's northeast coast, 5 miles (8km) east of Discovery Bay, where Columbus is said to have first landed on the island, one finds the beautiful and exclusive resort area called Runaway Bay. Situated to the west of Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay has great historical interest, as it is believed to be where Spanish forces fled Jamaica for Cuba after the decisive battle with the British in 1658.
The Runaway Bay Caves and Green Grotto, just outside the resort, are thought to have been the hiding places for the retreating Spanish. It is more secluded than Ocho Rios, and without the vendors or cruise-ship arrivals. Basically this is no real town; its mainly just a beachfront strip of hotels.
Runaway Bay Attractions
Runaway Bay Beaches
Boasting some of the finest beaches of Jamaica, midway between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay offers some of the best scuba diving and golf in the Caribbean. There are also long sandy beaches for lazy vacations, along with a two-mile, seaside stretch of absolutely fabulous hotels and laid back-lifestyles. .
Runaway Bay Restaurants and Bars
Runaway Bay Restaurants
All of the hotels have multiple eating establishments housed within the resort.
Breezes Runaway Bay - Italian restaurant, the Starlight Grill and Buffet as well as the Grill right on the beach.
The Verandah Restaurant - for excellent views, continental cuisine and take aways. Also live entertainment and a full bar on site.
Runaway Bay Bars & Clubs
The Verandah Restaurant - for live entertainment and a full bar on site, as well as continental cuisine and take aways.
Grand Lido Braco Hotel - an all super-inclusive village, complete with nightlife and entertainment facilities right on the beach.
The Franklyn D. Resort - a truly family oriented entertainment center including shopping, relaxation, restaurant and bar facilities.
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