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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica your home away from home

Jamaica is one of the world’s most desired holiday destinations, and the picturesque North Coast is where many of the top tourist accommodation and attractions lie. Ideally positioned in the centre of the north coast within touching distance of both Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay is a town in the Saint Ann Parish which offers plenty for any visitor, with its excellent beaches and activities in the blue of the Caribbean Sea framed to a stunning mountain backdrop.

Things to do in Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Once a satellite town of nearby Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay is now a popular destination in its own right, with many of the same attractions but less of the crowds of its more famous neighbour. This includes a big white sandy public beach, as well as several private stretches. Ocean View Beach is an example of such a private beach, and offers excellent sunbathing and swimming, as well as showering facilities and bar/snack shops. A small entry fee is charged.

Plenty of bars and restaurants can all be found in and around the area, with the main difference being that Runaway Bay nightlife is more laid-back and less hectic than some of the other nearby resorts, making for a laid-back but fun atmosphere in the evenings. At the other end of the scale, the open-minded may wish to consider the famous Hedonism III nudist resort, an adults-only resort which is built on 10 acres and has a liberal attitude to almost every vice going.

Breezes Championship Golf Course, Bamboo river rafting, catamaran cruises and helicopter tours are just some of the various other options than can be pursued in and arund Runaway Bay.

Places to visit on holiday in Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Discovery Bay is just 7km east of Runaway Bay, and is a popular destination for tourists, due to its many historic sites such as Columbus Park and the Green Grotto Caves. 16km in the opposite direction along the coast, Ocho Rios has busy beaches and many water sports opportunities, including top quality scuba diving. A great range of tourist facilities make Ocho Rios the second most visited destination in the country and a must-see for any holidaymaker.

Weather in Runaway Bay, Jamaica

The fantastic weather is one of the main reasons why Jamaica is such a desirable holiday destination. Year-round hot temperatures peak at well over 30C in July and August, but even January and February can receive temperatures above this mark. The start of the year is the driest period, with rainfall highest in October and November.

Flights to Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Most tourists visiting the north coast of Jamaica head to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, which is around 40km from Runaway Bay. Thomson Airways offer direct flights from Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick, and Virgin Atlantic and British Airways also fly from London Gatwick. Flight time is approximately 10 hours.

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Runaway Bay Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Very well maintained and equipped villa!

5 of 5
Lovely home, well maintained swimming pool and gardens. Felt secure and villa is fitted with alarm and safe. Nicely presented and clean in all areas. Good size rooms all with ensuites. Wi fi nor TV worked (Cable). However got some dvds and purchased a local sim local sim and data credit for Ja $3000. The karaoke sound system was good. Mrs Riley was happy to be of any assistance including cooking cleaning etc if needed. Thanks for helping us get an additional car. It's approx 20 min walk from runaway bay (Flavours). However from there easy to to Ocho etc, by bus or taxi which you can get for cheap. Also salem or brownstown stop light for nearest supermarket. So it's handy to have some transport. So overall it's a lovely villa and had the most enjoyable stay. We found it great value for money. Mr O'Neil villa is well equipped and has a cold drinking water dispenser, optics and many more quirky things which we would not expected which was an added bonus.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Jamaican Paradise - Hidden Bay By The Sea

5 of 5
Hidden Bay By The Sea Villa in Runaway Bay was everything we had hoped for, and more. Starting with an unbelievably beautiful setting and Villa Staff, we were impressed from arrival to departure. Chef Marlon was superb, and his daily creations were truly to die for. Richie, our butler, made sure that everyone was taken care of at all times. The maids Samoy and Chadile were also extremely competent and accommodating. Always there but never intrusive, the staff was first class. I could go on for hours on this Villa, its beauty, its privacy and setting. We felt secure at all times, and the added touch of a pool, hot tub, and beautiful accommodations was truly breathtaking. Rental Escapes made sure that we were well informed about everything from transportation to excursions and tipping the staff. Jackie Garabedian of Rental Escapes made sure that we were informed and taken care of throughout the process. Truly truly first class. I highly recommend this villa and Rental Escapes.
  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016