Unearth the roots of reggae and let it be the soundtrack to an unforgettable holiday in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, from The Co-operative Travel!
The closest resort to Nine Mile, the village birthplace of Bob Marley as well as his final resting place, Runaway Bay is awash with the sound of his music, although it is also a very restrained and laid-back holiday retreat.
Because of this, it attracts couples of all ages, and to cater for their needs, a wide variety of Runaway Bay package holiday and all-inclusive holiday deals is available.
The resort's hotels are on two levels, either close to the beach, or higher up in the hills behind the coast road. Further up in those hills, you'll find the Goshen Wilderness Resort, a fishing and horse-riding mecca, while you are also close to excellent golf courses.
Runaway Bay's coastline stretches to four miles of beaches blessed with that characteristically fine, powdery Caribbean sand, and clear, tranquil waters. However, it's a spot largely untouched by the more adrenalin-charged watersports, with windsurfing about as high-tempo as it gets, and snorkelling also a popular local pursuit. There is a wreck in the area which divers come to Runaway Bay to explore.
Nightlife in Runaway Bay is largely focused on its hotels, but you can't really come here and not try the local seafood, and there is a good choice of restaurants which specialise in the local catch. Montego Bay or Ocho Rios are the places to head for a more high-tempo night-time scene.
The work of local craftspeople is very evident in Runaway Bay's shops and a number of markets also showcase their wares, so souvenir hunting is guaranteed results
Special offers and deals on Runaway Bay holidays can often be found if you're looking to book ahead, while if you're travelling out of the main holiday season, you could land yourself a brilliant cheap, last-minute holiday deal.