Runaway Bay situated on the northern coast of Jamaica, is the birthplace of reggae legend Bob Marley and considered one of the most naturally beautiful places in the Caribbean Islands. Filled with captivating natural features such as the Green Grotto Caves, Runaway Cave, Cardiff Hall Beach, and spectacular offshore coral reefs. Explore the local communities and villages of rural Jamaica in this gorgeous place. Runaway Bay was first developed for tourism in the 1960s with the opening of Cardiff Hall, which is now a housing estate. On Christmas day, 1957, the town was the site of a deadly explosion of a tanker loaded with fuel.