OK so we are leaving on Thursday (CANNOT WAIT!!) and my wife and I are wondering how safe it is to walk on the beach in Runaway Bay. We are staying at BRB. Can you just walk freely on the beach like you can in Mexico or Punta Cana?? Also, I think we are giving up on the hopes of going to Negril because of the time it takes to get there and the cost that it will be to get there, so we have decided to go to Ocho. Where are the good shopping places where we will not get haggled to death?? We had a very bad experience in going to the wrong shopping section when in Punta Cana and do not want to make that mistake again. We like going shopping, stopping for drinks, doing a little more shopping, and then stopping for a lot more drinks! Looking for a reputable jewelry store as well. Have read that Evita's is great for eating but I think I read once upon a time that there was a seafood place in Ocho with a jazz bar on one level and a martini bar on another? I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called - maybe it's not even in Ocho. Also is it best to just hire a driver to go to Ocho?? Thanks in advance for the help!!