Discover a selection of 39 vacation rentals in Runaway Bay, JM that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $100 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Runaway Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

These days, no one's running away from Runaway Bay

Set on the sun-drenched northern shore of Jamaica, Runaway Bay is a little village with 1 main street and 1 main view—out over white sandy beaches and turquoise-blue Caribbean waters. Once home to the native Arawak people, the area was conquered by the Spanish and derives its name from the 1 of the village's former uses as a stop along an escape route for slaves seeking freedom. Now, the town attracts vacationers to its golf course, its upscale resorts, and it world-class snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Runaway Bay

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Runaway Bay a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mystic Mountain (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Prospect Plantation (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

Slip in after storm season and sidle up to perfect weather

Take a look at average temperatures near your Runaway Bay vacation rental, and you might wonder if you're seeing things, but you're not! The welcoming warmth of this tropical island means temps range from the mid-70s to the high 80s all year. Still, summer brings the potential for stormy weather, so you might want to avoid travel between June and September. Vacationers find Jamaica most irresistible between January and March. You can avoid crowds and likely score a budget-friendly deal if you book in November or December.

Natural features

Enjoy the caves, coral, and coastline of Runaway Bay

You vacation rental in Runaway Bay will be just 2 miles from Green Grotto Caves, the largest and most accessible caves in Jamaica. The stalagmites, stalactites, and underground lake will make you feel like you're the star of your own adventure movie. Come back above ground and then dip underwater at Salem Paradise Beach or Cardiff Hall Public Beach. These are 2 of the best spots for snorkeling. A coral reef system protects the shore at Runaway, and the ocean is home to sea urchins, brain and kidney coral, barracuda, lionfish, and sting rays.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Runaway Bay

The nearest airport is in Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ), located 40.2 mi (64.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Ocho Rios (OCJ-Ian Fleming Intl.), which is 22.5 mi (36.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay?

Whether you're looking for an intimate escape for you and your honey or someplace spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Runaway Bay. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Make the most of conveniences like a stovetop and an oven at "Hidden Gem In Runaway Bay Best Location". Located around 0.1 miles from Runaway Bay, this unique option has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Sunspot Beachfront Villa - Pool". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Runaway Bay, it has 4 bedrooms and features a dryer and golf.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Runaway Bay vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Runaway Bay?

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget all your worries. If you're craving some fun and relaxation, these properties in and around Runaway Bay are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • "Sunspot Beachfront Villa - Pool" is a top-rated option around 1 mile west of central Runaway Bay. You'll never have to travel far to find something to do around this retreat. Get out and discover Prospect Plantation and Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay. Activities like surfing and boogie boarding and horse riding will perfectly round off your weekend trip.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Beachfront - Fully Staffed Private Villa". Approximately 1 mile west of Runaway Bay, fun activities around here include snorkeling and kayaking. Rather visit some sights? Don't miss Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay and Shaw Park Gardens.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Runaway Bay?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to location, convenience and character. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Runaway Bay and take in the local vibe:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "Bahia - Charming Beach Cottage". Amenities including a beach and an iron and ironing board will help you feel right at home here.
  • Another appealing option is "Sun Splash Loft Apt For Two In Runaway Bay". Make use of an elevator, an ocean view and other handy amenities during your stay.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover more of Runaway Bay. Cultural sights like Harmony Hall Art Gallery and Reggae Xplosion Museum will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Runaway Bay?

Whether you're looking for a simple cabin or a house big enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Runaway Bay:

  • Within close reach of central Runaway Bay, "Bahia - Charming Beach Cottage" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your comfortable digs, get out and discover the area's best sights.
  • Another great choice is "5 Bedroom Villa With Pool, Hot". Round up your squad and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Runaway Bay.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Runaway Bay?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Runaway Bay that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Hidden Gem In Runaway Bay Best Location". Around 0.1 miles from Runaway Bay, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including beauty services and massage services.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape drinking wine and canoodling at "Sunspot Beachfront Villa - Pool", around 1 mile from Runaway Bay. Massage services and a nearby bay will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "5 Bedroom Villa With Pool, Hot". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a water park and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 1 mile to the southwest of Runaway Bay.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "Tangerine Villa, Exclusive With Full Staff" makes it easy to do that. Located around 1 mile to the west of Runaway Bay, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among the various amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Runaway Bay?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable doughnut and check out these rental houses in or near Runaway Bay that come with this vacation perk:

  • Get comfortable at "Spanish Cove Beach House", where your highest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as books and a stereo help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Modern Eshae Living Beach House". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of a TV and a swimming pool.

Runaway Bay has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 80 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Runaway Bay vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay?

Whether your ideal escape is out in the country or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay and bring along the whole gang:

  • About 0.1 miles to the east of Runaway Bay, "Hidden Gem In Runaway Bay Best Location" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 7 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a living room and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Sunspot Beachfront Villa - Pool" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This rental is around 1 mile to the west of central Runaway Bay and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. On-site car rental services and cable/satellite TV services will help keep everyone comfortable.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. Dunn's River Falls, Turtle River Park and Cool Blue Hole promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay?

Absolutely. You'll find a good variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay. If you only require a small space, one of these popular properties might be just the ticket:

  • It's true! Good things come in little packages, and "Bahia - Charming Beach Cottage" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom vacation rental can be found close to the central streets and offers amenities like a nearby waterfront and a water park.
  • Or perhaps "Sun Splash Loft Apt For Two In Runaway Bay" is better suited. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place has a nearby river, a kitchen and much more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Runaway Bay?

Yes you can. From trendy apartments to cute cottages, Vrbo has a range of vacation rentals. Small families will like these two-bedroom properties in or near Runaway Bay:

  • "Luxurious Pen Hall Estate Apartment" is a fabulous choice for families or small groups. Along with two bedrooms, this relaxing stay offers handy amenities like a kitchen and a garden.
  • "New 2 Bedrooms - 2 1/2 Bathroom Townhouse" is another terrific two-bedroom option in the Runaway Bay area. It provides useful amenities like a garden and a swimming pool.