Last year, I came across the amazing Runaway Jamaica Bed & Breakfast when they launched their Kickstarter campaign in 2015. Immediately after checking out their campaign, I was like “who are these cool kids and how can I get in touch with them?” Naturally, I reached out just to let them know how inspiring and beautiful their idea was for creating Runaway Jamaica. We’ve been in touch ever since.
You may be wondering, “well what exactly is The Runaway Jamaica?” Co-creators Jeff and Kalisa, have created a space that goes beyond your idea of what a bed & breakfast should be. They have established powerful connections with farmers, herbalists, architects, artists, and creatives from all over the island, which have influenced how they run their bed & breakfast. In The Runaway, you will find local art, crafts, furniture, food and so much more. Jeff and Kalisa are passionate about curating experiences for their guests that tap into the culture and beauty that is Jamaica.
When they invited me to come over and check out the space last month, I was thrilled. The timing was perfect and a vacation was overdue. I packed my bags, and 4 hours later, I was in Runaway Bay. With Jeff and Kalisa. In real life. (They were already BFF’s in my head.) It was such an amazing trip. These two pretty much spoiled me to the max. Kalisa was cooking glorious meals (3x a day) and refused to let me eat leftovers. Jeff put his mixology skills into use, and hooked me up with banging cocktails. I was in heaven. It was so great spending time in their space, and I left feeling inspired, motivated, and (most importantly) rested.
Here are some flicks I took of their Bed & Breakfast space:
And here are some of the mouth-watering meals Kalisa prepared for me:
And here are some of the cool gems they took me to:
Cranbrook Flower Forest
A lush forest wonderland where we hiked, swam, and explored.
Silver Sands Beach
A deserted stretch a white sand beaches. Everything.
Stush in the Bush
A sustainable farm and education space that grows organic food and prepares organic goods/meals.
Arite folks, so there you have it. Some highlights of my getaway to Runaway Bay, Jamaica. To learn more about Kalisa & Jeff, and check out their amazing B&B, click here. Have you ever been to Runaway Bay or Jamaica? Share your favorite gems in the comments below! xo