Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jamaica is a small Caribbean island, however most of the attractions are located in the north coast. So if you want to be in close distance to them, you can consider staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals comprising private villas, cottages and apartments perfect for all budgets and group sizes.

Runaway got its name from the slaves who tried to take the sea route from here to escape their masters during the colonial era. History has it that Christopher Columbus first spotted the area around Runaway Bay and then reached the island.

Today, Runaway Bay is relatively quiet and is perfect for those who are looking for some peace, quiet and serene tranquility. Nonetheless, the place offers numerous activities, both land and water.

The waters here abound in tropical fish and so deep sea fishing is a popular activity. However, some areas are restricted for fishing boats as they abound in an extensive coral reef and sunken boats. These sites are perfect for diving. Also, the reef is located pretty near the shore making it ideal for snorkelling. Surfing here is also considered amongst the best on the island.

You can also enjoy horseback tours and visit the Columbus Park and the 18th-century Seville Great House. The Green Grotto caves noted for their stalagmites are also nearby. Bob Marley's birthplace is also an easy day trip from Runaway Bay.

To be within easy distance of Runaway Bay and other tourist towns of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, you can consider staying in Silver Sands villas that offer the best services at the most affordable rates.

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