Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 269 vacation rentals near Runaway Bay. From 157 villas to 83 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Runaway Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

These days, no one's running away from Runaway Bay

Set on the sun-drenched northern shore of Jamaica, Runaway Bay is a little village with 1 main street and 1 main view—out over white sandy beaches and turquoise-blue Caribbean waters. Once home to the native Arawak people, the area was conquered by the Spanish and derives its name from the 1 of the village's former uses as a stop along an escape route for slaves seeking freedom. Now, the town attracts vacationers to its golf course, its upscale resorts, and it world-class snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.

Run, don't walk, to an underwater adventure in Runaway Bay

Most of the beach lovers at Runaway Bay are tempted by the area's excellent scuba and snorkeling spots. You can rent equipment in the village and swim solo, or take a class and let a dive master guide you to the prettiest underwater ocean life. Close to the shore are restaurants, bars, and an 18-hole golf course. If you'd rather roam a little farther from your Runaway Bay vacation rental, Jeep tours will take you by local shops, or toward swimming holes and water falls in the island's interior.

Visit Jamaica's history and its greatest Rastafarian

Runaway Bay is friendly, small, and all about that beach time, but the attractions near your Runaway Bay vacation rental will satisfy families, history buffs, and music fans. To the south is Bob Marley's Mausoleum at Nine Mile, and to the east are 2 sites that explore Jamaica's past. Seville Heritage Park is where Christopher Columbus met the Taino Indians in 1494. Today, it presents exhibits on Jamaica's history and culture. Liberty Hill Great House, built in 1740, offers tours that tell the story of the plantation owners and slaves who lived there.

Slip in after storm season and sidle up to perfect weather

Take a look at average temperatures near your Runaway Bay vacation rental, and you might wonder if you're seeing things, but you're not! The welcoming warmth of this tropical island means temps range from the mid-70s to the high 80s all year. Still, summer brings the potential for stormy weather, so you might want to avoid travel between June and September. Vacationers find Jamaica most irresistible between January and March. You can avoid crowds and likely score a budget-friendly deal if you book in November or December.

Enjoy the caves, coral, and coastline of Runaway Bay

You vacation rental in Runaway Bay will be just 2 miles from Green Grotto Caves, the largest and most accessible caves in Jamaica. The stalagmites, stalactites, and underground lake will make you feel like you're the star of your own adventure movie. Come back above ground and then dip underwater at Salem Paradise Beach or Cardiff Hall Public Beach. These are 2 of the best spots for snorkeling. A coral reef system protects the shore at Runaway, and the ocean is home to sea urchins, brain and kidney coral, barracuda, lionfish, and sting rays.