The city of Runaway Bay is located on the northern coast of Jamaica, 16 km from Ocho Rios, and is part of the district of Saint Ann. The north coast of the island was the first land that Columbus saw, the first Spanish settlement in Jamaica, and the birthplace of famous musician Bob Marley.
According to wholevehicles, Runaway Bay is a city of one street that stretches along the A1 road for three kilometers, connecting to the resort of Salem in the east.
Weather in Runaway Bay
In Runaway Bay, the sun shines almost all year round. Heavy rains occur in September and October and mostly at night.
How to get to Runaway Bay
By bus from Montego Bay (fare about 150-200 JMD, travel time 1 hour 30 minutes) and Ocho Rios (100-150 JMD, 40 minutes). Buses leave from the square opposite Patty Place. You can rent a car in Salem at Car Rentals and Caribbean Car Rentals.
Tek It Easy and Cardiff Hall Restaurant specialize in Jamaican cuisine. Fresh seafood can be sampled at Seafood Giant, which serves dishes such as horse mackerel fillet baked in foil with okra, spinach, rice and peas or Creole shrimp, as well as stewed with garlic.
Attractions and attractions Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay is home to the world-famous Hedonism III nudist resort, which is part of the Super Clubs – Super Inclusive Resorts hotel chain. Runaway Bay is a popular beach destination, with a reputation for diving, watersports and horseback riding, as well as a true golfer’s paradise.
Not far from Runaway Bay, near the city of Ocho Rios, there are Dunn’s River Falls, 180 meters high, which are part of the natural park of the same name and flow directly into the Caribbean Sea. In Ocho Rios there is a marina where cruise ships stop.
In the town of Nine Mile, located in the parish of Sainte-Anne, Bob Marley was born and died, and there is also a mausoleum with a collection of guitars, awards and photographs of the famous Jamaican musician.
In St. Ann, the ruins of Edinburgh Castle, located in the city of the same name and listed as a national heritage site of Jamaica, have been preserved. The castle was built by the legendary Lewis Hutchinson, better known as the “Mad Master” or the “Mad Doctor of Edinburgh Castle”. Hutchinson was born in Scotland in 1733, and in the 1760s the “doctor” arrived in Jamaica and became the owner of Edinburgh Castle. Shortly after his appearance, travelers began to disappear, the remains of which, according to the “legend” Hutchinson threw into a sinkhole, later known as “Hutchinson’s Funnel”. While the truth about the Mad Master’s murders remains debatable, he was nevertheless found guilty and executed in the Plaza de España in 1773.
Also noteworthy are the so-called “Green Grotto”, so named because of the algae that covers their walls. The caves have a lake with crystal clear water, and the caves are also home to 9 of the 21 species of Jamaican bats.
Not far from Runaway Bay in Discovery Bay there is a port built by the Spaniards in memory of the landing on the island of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Near the port is Columbus Park, which is an open-air museum – a reconstructed water wheel and an old sugar factory have been preserved here.