Runaway Bay is 10 miles west of Ocho Rios on the northwest coast of Jamaica. It is about a 50 minute bus ride from Montego Bay International Airport. Runaway Bay has beautiful white sand beaches and is much less crowded than Ocho Rios. This part of Jamaica's north coast has several distinctions: It was the first part of the island seen by Columbus, the site of the first Spanish settlement on the island and the point of departure of the last Spaniards leaving Jamaica following their defeat by the British.
Runaway Bay is a wonderful tropical getaway yet a short drive from some of the popular sight seeing venues in Ocho Rios such as the world famous Dunn's River Falls where guests can climb through warm, cascading waters; or Coyaba and Shaw Park Gardens which offer magnificent tropical splendor.