Hotels in Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay, Jamaica, is best known for its beaches which are less occupied than the island's other cities. It is only a few miles away from Ocho Rios and is situated in an area removed from cruise ship ports, making it feel more private. Sports enthusiasts will want to visit Resort Divers and Watersports; a PADI five-star facility that offers several different water sports and scuba diving activities. Sharkies Beach is an ideal spot to catch some sun or stargaze at night, while golfers will enjoy the Runaway Bay Golf Club. Many companies, such as Chukka Caribbean Adventures, offer four-wheel driving activities, a zip-line and ATV off-road touring of the area.
Due to its remote location, it is best to rent a car from the airport in order to explore all the area has to offer. Shuttle service to your hotel or resort, and taxi rentals, are available from the Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ), which is about a 35 to 40 minute drive away from Runaway Bay.
Hints and tips
The hottest month is August, which has an average temperature of 79 degrees, and the coldest month is January, with an average temperature of 72 degrees. The best time to swim in the ocean is in June, when the water temperature hovers around 84 degrees. The island is also the birthplace of iconic reggae legend Bob Marley, and his childhood home is available to tour.
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