Where are the best beaches in Runaway Bay?

There are a selection of beaches to choose from in Runaway Bay, some free to access and some with an entrance fee. You will find that some of the larger hotels in the resort have their own private beaches sectioned off and these are generally busier than the public beaches used by the locals.

All the beaches in this resort are white powder-soft sands that gently shelve into the clear seas. It is worth wading out with a snorkel to see an array of colourful fish swimming close to the coastline.

Cardiff Hall Beach is open to the public and is quieter than the other beaches in the neighbouring resorts of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. A visit to Fisherman’s Beach wouldn’t be complete without a meal in the famous Sharkie’s restaurant, you can order authentic Jamaican seafood dishes and sip on a cool drink overlooking the ocean whilst you wait for your food to arrive.



Should I hire a driver for excursions from Runaway Bay?

Taxis can be expensive to get you from A to B, by far the best and most informative way to see the sights is to use a taxi tour company. You can hire a taxi and driver for the day and they can take you to all the main attractions plus others that are off the beaten track.


Can I go diving in Runaway Bay?

Runaway Bay on the north coast of the island and has a very diverse coral reef system. Reef walls are covered in a huge variety of living coral in amazing colours with rocky overhangs that are home to lobster, king crabs, moray eels and a host of other colourful tropical fish. There are also a couple of plane wrecks to explore for the more experienced divers.

Jamaica Scuba Divers Ltd has PADI qualified divers that can provide you with all the knowledge and equipment that you need to venture out into the water. All levels of ability are welcomed from complete beginners to the most experienced divers.



Is Runaway Bay suitable for a solo female traveller?

All the hotels in Runway Bay welcome solo travellers and as with any trip abroad you should use common sense when out and about. Avoid quiet areas at night, keep money concealed and dress appropriately for the situation so as to not draw attention to yourself.

There are also a host of day trips and tours that are available and most of these will be with others in a group, these can be arranged in resort with the help of your hotel.


How far is Runaway Bay from the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains from Runaway Bays take between 2-4 hours depending on the route used, so if you are thinking of heading out you may need to leave early to cover in a day.

It is certainly worth a visit, whilst you’re there don’t forget to sample some of the famous Blue Mountain coffee whilst you enjoy the fantastic views. Either join a pre-arranged excursion which can be booked in resort or hire a private taxi to take you there.