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Address: Jamaica
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Beautiful and exclusive resort area near Discovery Bay, where Columbus is...
Beautiful and exclusive resort area near Discovery Bay, where Columbus is said to have first landed on the island.
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Hugh Johnson tour guide and driver

We have been using hugh johnson to escort us around Jamaica for the last twenty years. As a former history teacher in runaway bay, he is Incredibly knowledgable about the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
marksw s
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Sebastopol, California
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Sebastopol, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have been using hugh johnson to escort us around Jamaica for the last twenty years. As a former history teacher in runaway bay, he is Incredibly knowledgable about the island history and culture. He is also a safe and sane driver, especially appreciated here, the kids love him too! An added benefit, he knows all the best jerk shacks!

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Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Recently visited and loved every minute of it. It made me want to return. The people were friendly, the service good and our driver, Andrew Moodie of Moodie Transport was AWESOME. I look forward to returning soon. :)

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a great spot if you would like to take in all the attractions, it is so close to Ocho Rious & all the resorts offer transport into the town for shopping, ours ( Jewel Runaway Bay) offered a shopping trip for about 4 hours , just bus in & a bus back for $15 per head. The beachs... More 

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Huntsville, Ontario
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318 reviews 318 reviews
104 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

great little village and beach, people are nice and can pick up rum/coffee at the local store. close to all area resorts. worth a visit.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited a family member who owns a home in a gated Community called Richmond Estates, then we went to the beach, I do not remember the name, but it was a Private beach in Maamee Bay, very lovely place, we got to purchase live fresh seafood from the local fishermen, it was lovely thaw freshest you can ever get... More 

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The entire stay at the resort was a grand experience. Every morning,afternoon and evening was nothing less than enjoyable. The rooms were very neat, clean and impressive. The dining was very good to the taste. The beaches were not only fun and relaxing, but also romantic. The pools and swim-up bars were the best. Everything that is needed to help... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stayed in a resort in Runaway Bay (Luxury Gran Bahia) for a week in the beginning of September. Although the resort was beautiful, the ride from the airport to the resort made me think we were touring Baghdad. At least half of the buildings are only partially constructed with rebar extending from the top. I later found out from... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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