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Runaway Bay

Jamaica
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Ranked #125 of 224 Attractions in Jamaica
Type: Bodies of Water, Historic Sites
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Beautiful and exclusive resort area near Discovery Bay, where Columbus is said to have first landed on the island.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well. If it hadn't been your TripAdvisor encouraging message, I wouldn't have started again. But, as long as you want to know where else I've travelled this year. . . Until now . . . Easter vacation in Jamaica! The Runaway Bay! Long time planned!!! Unfortunately, I was unlucky. Got the short end of the stick. Wrong resort, wrong hotel,... More

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Eastern Passage, Canada
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Kevin (kevintaxiservice@gmail.com) was recommended to us by the resort to take us on a day trip. His cab was clean and ice cold. We left from Bahia Principe and went to Dunns River Falls, shopping in Ocho Rios, a trip up Fern Gulley (in the Rain Forest) and went for some jerk chicken at Scotchies. We had a fabulous day... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in a Beautiful villa in July of 2013 in Runaway Bay. The only person who made us feel at home was the Butler, who was friendly and was interested in us being happy and comfortable. The impression I got from most others in the area is that we are there to bring them free money. The rest of... More

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new castle
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We found Moodie from a Canadian that has hired him for years. Super nice and trustworthy. Took us to grotto caves, dunns river, Ochoa rios and shimmering waters in 1 day. I would highly recommend.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I was absolutely fortunate enough to stay with a friends mom in St Annes Parish, so we were up in mountains in the Retirement District. We would take Robot Taxis to Browns Town, I loved it very much, its the most amazing experience for someone who has never travelled. We ate at the Mango Restaurant and that was great food,... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I am just passing on a recommendation if anyone needs a driver or taxi or airport transfer I can definitely recommend a guy called Stockey who can be reached on 1-876-379-5348. This man is a godsend to anyone wanting to explore local attractions or just airport transfers or local markets etc. Nothing is too much trouble for this guy and... More

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Lisbon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

ordinary place without any interesting reason to make you do an international flight to stay there, nor for the landscape neither for the peole themselves that aren't so nice and friendly as you can imagine.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The family went to Jamaica for the first time and stayed at the Jewel Runaway Bay. We had a fantastic time. Rooms were clean, fresh bottled water refilled daily in the refrigerator. Food was great at the buffet. The Italian restaurant had some improvement needed, food was okay, service very slow and not as friendly as the workers at the... More

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texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

i just was notified through yahoo travel that i was going to have to cancel my reservation i paid in full a week ago the resort never booked my reservation so now i have to wait 24-48 hours for my money to be refunded & then choose another resort when we tried to get the gran bahia to put my... More

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Fort Saskatchewan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed at the Royal Decameron Fun Club and really had no complaints about everything in the resort. This was our first time to Jamaica. Through TripAdvisor someone suggested a trip to Brown's Town to see the market. We asked main desk; no one had any answers or even suggestions as to where or how to get there. We went... More

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