One of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, Runaway Bay has a number of distinctions that make it different from others. First and foremost, it was the island's first part seen by Columbus and the site of the first Spanish settlement, as well as the point of the Spaniards' departure that left Jamaica following their defeat by the British.
Some of the major Runaway Bay attractions include Columbus Park Museum - a large open area between the sea at Discovery Bay and the main coastal road; the Seville Great House, constructed by the British in 1745 and housing an extensive collection of artifacts; the Bob Marley Center and Mausoleum attracting reggae fans from all around the world; and more. Visitors to this part of Jamaica are generally offered to choose from a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from all-inclusive Runaway Bay Hotels to unusual lodging options.
The most well-favored of these include Tamarind Tree Hotel, Runaway Bay Heart Hotel, Hedonism III, Grand Lido Braco, Franklyn D. Resort, Club Ambiance Jamaica, Chukka Cove Farm and Resort, Caribbean Isle Hotel and Breeze Runaway Bay among others.
One of the most sophisticated Runaway Bay Hotels, Breezes Runaway Bay is an all-inclusive resort that features all modern amenities for your relaxation and recreation.
Nearby is a nude beach managed by Sergio Adonico, and a mini-jungle with hammocks, in addition to wonderful stretch of white-sand beach right out front. All offer privacy and seclusion for nature lovers of all kinds. The hotel is located less than two miles east of Paradise Beach and next door to Carfiffall - the second best beach in the town. Guests are offered quite spacious rooms with a tropical motif and elegant suites with four-poster beds. All guest rooms are fitted with cool tile floors, private patios or balconies and large bathrooms with shower-tubs combination and wonderful marble counters.
For dining consider either the beach side restaurant or Martino's - the more formal Italian restaurant. A good choice is the Starlight Grill, which has expanded its menu to include a vegetarian cuisine. In addition to its award-winning restaurants and bars, guests of this one of the most beautiful Runaway Bay hotels can take advantage of the following hotel facilities: tennis and golf schools, four tennis courts, fitness center, dive shop, three Jacuzzis, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and windsurfing just to name a few.
Nestled directly on a small beach, some two miles west of Runaway Bay, the Caribbean Isle Hotel is recognized as one of the top Runaway Bay hotels that provides personalized service in the informal atmosphere. All the guest rooms and superior units feature private balconies with ocean views. Available here is a dining room that leads onto a sea-view patio and a TV in the lounge. Dinner is a combination of fish, lobster, pork chops, shrimp and chicken.
In the recent years more and more tourists have been coming to Tamarind Tree Hotel, the cozy enclave located within a short walk from a white sand beach at Runaway Bay. Opened in 1987, this one of the most secluded Runaway Bay hotels offers its visitors beautifully furnished rooms at one of tree cottages at quite affordable prices.
Five units are standard, while the others are roomier and more attractively equipped.