Runaway Bay
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Beautiful and exclusive resort area near Discovery Bay, where Columbus is said to have first landed on the island.
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Celeste M
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Don’t come here! The air conditioning is not working. It is miserable. My husband and I got stuck in the elevator because (big surprise) it doesn’t work either. There are very few outlets and they barely work too. The beach is small if you like walking beaches. This is not the place for you.
Written 16 April 2024
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Danielle B
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nothing for kids to do it has a little park 2 pools 1 for families and 1 just for adults has bits of entertainment at 9pm
And a beach
This weekend Jamaican families have come and normally from10:30am-11am there's still food left over as a continental breakfast but there was nothing left for us to eat.... When we had our tea last night they cut in line of others that are waiting to eat rude!! Jamaicans stick together cus we're also having to ask the waiter for our drinks 4 times
I'm not coming back!!

The staff look at you with discuss there half asleep but they treat there own kind different to others
Written 9 December 2023
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Jeff B
Chicago, IL16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We stayed here for a week, the hotel wasn't great, but the little town was. Lots of local flavor and some great food in the area. People are nice, except for at the public beach, they just bug you and you want to leave.
Written 13 May 2023
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Alma H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We stayed in the royal Decameron 2022 November. When it came to trips we always went to Pauline’s just outside the gate at the hotel, it’s not marked and is just a gift shop to look at. I did whilst there suggest she puts up a sign to say she does trips, don’t know if she did,
The driver Ranje was great will take you anywhere you want really, we went to Bob Marleys birth and resting place, in my opinion a must do!
Also the Blue Hole, walk up a waterfall and jump off rope swings into the pools, wonderful experience, not for anyone unable to walk far ( we’re early 60s and still jumped off rope swings,) need water shoes which Pauline sells if you don’t take.
Also went to Iluminous lagoon ( wear a swimsuit,) fascinating place.
Take cash whenever you go the tour guides EXPECT tips which I find a little off putting. At the iluminous lagoon if you have a photo taken by the guide they charge 25 dollars for the picture which from what I could make out was from their camera /phone to yours!! So not a physical picture.
We also bought a few bits and pieces at Pauline’s too.

Have to say Pauline is a lovely lady, very friendly and obliging. Best of all we were able to give an hours notice to go on a trip if need be which for us was perfect as my husband suffers from IBS so not sure till the day if we can make it.

Also on the trips you are never rushed or limited to time as you are tui. And is you don’t want to do part of a trip you don’t have to.

Thank you Pauline and Ranje (sorry about spelling Ranje,)
Won’t be going back to Jamaica but if we were we go to you for sure.
Written 10 January 2023
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Viv
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
One of my favourite beaches in St Ann. It's a friendly beach, no hassle from the locals. Golden sand, blue sea with huge waves. Nice bar and restaurant, ovely owner. Great music. Unfortunately no life guard. Great sunset around 5.45pm
Written 13 November 2022
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Wondering oldies
Devon, UK368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful place and gorgeous white sand beaches.. very strong breeze which meant we didn’t feel the sun so definitely take plenty of sun cream. A real must visit whilst in Jamaica.
We were lucky enough to stay here. Beautiful place.
Written 13 August 2022
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Diann T
Mallorytown, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This a beautiful spot and I highly recommend it for a wonderful vacation choice. Water is warm, clear!
Written 20 April 2022
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Dj_robscrap
Bridgeport, CT18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Great place to enjoy,lots of fun things to do,beautiful beaches to enjoy the water,great food experience
Written 31 October 2020
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RichardQ_11
Mirabel, Canada211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We went there a little while ago in April 2019. We were at The Royal Decameron Caribbean which I liked. Just go out of the resort and there is a little souvenir shop on your right and you can reserve an excursion with the man. He was very good and we had a wonderful time. Very safe driver. Nice place in Jamaica that I enjoyed very much. It was very relaxing.
Written 3 March 2020
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violet s
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Just back from a 2 wks all inclusive can't fault anything really enjoyed the whole experience hope to be back
Written 24 February 2020
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