Jamaica, the idyllic Caribbean holiday destination, needs little introduction. This beautiful West Indies Island is home to stunning beaches, rainforests, Blue Mountains, reserves and parks. Blending perfectly with the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean Sea is the warm tropical weather forming the perfect backdrop to a relaxing holiday complete with great food, great rum and ofcourse, the beats of the reggae. The island that is best explored at leisure and if you want to soak up its spirit and culture, you can consider staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals comprising private villas, cottages and apartments that cater to all group size and budgets and offer you more services, more facilities and more value for money than hotels or all-inclusive resorts.
Runaway got its name from the slaves who tried to escape their colonial masters using the sea route from here. Also, history has it that it is Runaway Bay that Christopher Columbus first spotted when he made his way to the island.
The bay is relatively calm and is perfect for those who wish to be away from the crowds. Nonetheless the place offers plenty of water activities. The coral reef is very near the shore making it perfect for snorkelling. The waters abound in tropical fish and deep sea fishing is another popular activity here. There are some areas that are out of bounds for fishing boats as they are home to a magnificent coral reef. These dive sites also house sunken boats and a large underwater canyon.
There are also a number of land activities you can indulge in, notably horseback riding. Besides, you can explore the Columbus Park and visit 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.
As already stated above, to make the most of your holiday, you can choose to stay in Jamaica accommodation rentals and if you want to set base in the north coast, you can consider Silver Sands Jamaica, conveniently located between Montego Bay and Runaway Bay.