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Runaway bay – 4 calm days in and around

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​I spent a week in Runaway Bay. At least, that was the location mentioned in the advertising of our hotel.

As a matter of fact we saw nothing of Runaway Bay, if that village exists.

That’s a problem of this policy of resorts – hotel isolated here, hotel in Negril 42 Km from Negril…

Anyway, let’s describe what we saw.

Dolphin’s cove

Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay

We didn’t go there, but they tried hard to convince everybody, joining the hotel animation in a few moments of great fun.

We believe that this cove is really a nice spot, but we have seen similar places, we had no children insisting we us… something has to be left behind!

Glistening waters

Glistening waters
Glistening waters

It’s a strange and pleasant sensation, swimming in dark water, that, with our movements brights with a strong green color.

The reason is an algae that, when agitated, becomes luminescent.

The short ride for the nearby port, even with the courtesy drink is expensive – US $20.

 
I recommend ​Grand Bahia Principe
Spanish domain

Runaway bay
Runaway bay

A great, nice and modern hotel is ruled under Spanish touristy style (by Spanish people?).

This means very professionally, with all the tricks and details to keep costumers busy and amused. No surprise that Spanish (and Portuguese) tourist prevailed.

It was my first all-inclusive experience, and… I liked it.

Site: Bahia Principe

A network of bars

Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay

In both sides of the biggest beach, in the pools, in the lobby, everywhere, with or without music, with or without rum, the rule was… to drink.

The all-inclusive package meant that 90% of the people we saw in the beaches and pools were carrying… a glass with a colored drink.

Restaurants for all tastes

Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay

Trying to introduce variety in a all-inclusive week, the hotel has several restaurants “officially” with different cuisines.

​Well, they were not so different – different rooms and ambiances but basically the same food, with a small detail of a more elaborated dish.

Anyway, it works, and people discuss the restaurants, as if they were really too different.

Hotel’s animation: For all ages

Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay

In the secluded universe of an all-inclusive resort, what do we do at night?

– Have fun!

This means, kids and adults shows, dancing, gaming, and, of course, finish the “work” started during the day – drink.

The recipe is the common Spanish one, but it works in Jamaica as it does in Torremolinos or Marbella, and the time passes without a chance to feel bored.

Daily sports

Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay

They tried hard in the hotel to gather guests in sportive events, but the strong sun didn’t advice to sweat.

Gymnastic in the pool, and the small boats were the exception, in a wide offer.

Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay

Generally, the hotels are the most expensive places to shop, but in Jamaica I’m not so sure of that.

We checked some prices with external shops, and the differences were small. Of course, we didn’t try the local circuit, and had no idea of the “real” prices.

Useful64 ​Exchange Hotel

Lucea
Lucea

We had an opportunity to enlarge our views over Jamaica, using a surprising program exchanging guests from two distant hotels. 

What a great idea!

​Thus we spent two nights in Lucea, when it was supposed to stay all week in Runaway Bay. 

If you may… use it.

Nudist beaches

Runaway bay
Runaway bay

It seems that they are common in Jamaica, but we were not attracted. 

Our hotel had one, located, as usual in the most remote section of the coast.

​It was close to the most beautiful area of the beach, but not suitable to swim due to the reefs.

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