Runaway Bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful areas of Jamaica. Conveniently located on the northern coast between Ocho Rios to the east and Montego Bay to the west, this gorgeous Caribbean town has a long and important history in Jamaican history.
As its name indicates, Runaway Bay is named after the courageous slaves who braved punishment and even death to escape from the abuse and cruelty of their masters. Leaving behind a life of enslavement, the runaways made their way to these pristine beaches in an attempt to reach Cuba by canoe.
Local attractions included the Green Grotto Caves and its incredible 120 ft. underground lake, Pear Tree River, and Seville Estate, formerly Sevilla Nueva, site of the first Spanish settlement in Jamaica. A visit to this sleepy Caribbean town is a visit to some of the most beautiful beaches of the entire Caribbean.