on Jamaica's northeast coast, the resort areas of Runaway Bay, Ocho
Rios, and Port Antonio helped to launch large-scale tourism in
Jamaica. Known for its abundant rainfall, verdant landscapes, rolling
hills, and jagged estuaries, this region was once the preferred hangout
for NoŽl Coward, Errol Flynn, and a host of British and American
literati. Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond spy thrillers, lived at
Goldeneye near Ocho Rios.
Some 19 miles
(31km) west lies its chief rival, the resort of Runaway Bay--more
secluded than Ocho Rios, and without the vendors or cruise-ship arrivals.
There's no real town here; it's mainly just a beachfront strip of hotels.
Just 5 miles
(8km) to the west of Runaway Beach is Discovery Bay, whose name
refers to the belief that Columbus first landed here in 1494.
A 2-hour drive
east from Montego Bay, Ocho Rios was once a small banana and
fishing port, but tourism long ago became its leading industry. Now
Jamaica's cruise-ship capital, the bay is dominated by an ore terminal and
hotels with sandy beaches fringed by palm trees. The place is fine for a
lazy beach vacation, but it's definitely not for anyone seeking a remote
Ocho Rios is far
lusher than Montego Bay, and many of its resort hotels boast private sandy
beaches. On the other hand, golfing and nightlife are better in Mo Bay; if
you want hedonism, head for Negril. Ocho Rios? It's more tranquil (some
say blander) than either of them. Book your Ocho Rios Vacation
today. Call a Vacation
Specialist at 1-866-554-8747
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Breezes is a wonderland for family
fun, with a kid’s program to ensure that youngsters
enjoy the full flavor of a tropical vacation, while
adults enjoy the extensive sports program; sunfish
sailing, windsurfing, aerobic classes in the
well-equipped gym, and much, much more. Four tennis
courts are lit for night play and add to the list
basketball, Beach Volleyball, an l8-hole championship
golf course (green fees included) and other options to
choose as you please. After dark, the fun swings till
dawn. Don’t miss the Bubbles Disco
The original all-inclusive for couples only - built by romantics
for romantics. Couples has perfected the art of delivering romance
to lovers of all ages. Award winning chefs await to prepare
gourmet meals. Enjoy au naturel sunbathing on the resorts private
island - complete with a swim-up bar and full food service. The
Horse Back Riding and Tennis center are yours for the asking and
every water sport under the sun awaits you.
Couples Only - SPA
(Formerly Grand Lido Sans Souci) Tropical elegance
awaits you at the luxurious Sans Souci Resort & Spa. The Sans
Souci emerges majestically from the cliffs of Jamaica's emerald
mountains, with stone pathways tumbling past tropical greenery to
a breathtaking experience of opal sand and the azure Caribbean
Sea. An amalgam of pastels, exotic birds, winding walkways, and
natural mineral springs bubbling in hidden grottos complement this
truly elegant resort. Unparalleled spa treatments, renowned
cuisine, first-class service and rich ambience make this resort
the ultimate place for a relaxing or romantic getaway.
Singles & Adults
A lush garden of pure pleasure, Hedonism III is for singles and
couples (over 18 years only) who want to feed the mind, body,
spirit, and soul with freedom and world-class fun. Set on 15 acres
of beautifully landscaped gardens on the Eastern end of Runaway
Bay, Hedonism III features expansive ocean views and offers total
escape for a truly active (and slightly wicked) vacation. A water
slide through the disco, a pool table in the pool and a wild
non-stop party to make up for a lifetime of ordinary vacations.
The water's warmer. The sky is bluer. And everything's cooler.
Breezes Runaway Bay is a magical combination of the best of every
SuperClubs Resort. We've taken the casual elegance of Grand Lido,
blended in a touch of mischievous fun from Hedonism and set it all
on the very best beach on Jamaica's North Coast. The resort is
nothing short of spectacular. Breezes Runaway Bay is an active,
friendly and relaxed atmosphere where pretty much anything goes.
This resort boasts its own private PGA quality championship golf
course, great tennis, award winning cuisine and every watersport
under the sun. But there's another side, which involves a trapeze,
a Jacuzzi and a secluded nude beach. Guests are free to do as
much, or as little, as they want. Best of all, everything's
included and tipping is not permitted.