Commonly known as Mo'Bay, Montego Bay is a major tourist destination and a significant port town. The tranquil bay is shaded by palm trees, populated by luxurious resorts and offers beautiful views of the Caribbean Ocean. Montego Bay's popularity with tourists has resulted in the town becoming the most modern place in Jamaica. Its trendy shopping strip along the coastline is also home to some of the best restaurants on the island.
Montego Bay cruises disembark at the Montego Bay pier and cruise terminal, just a few kilometres from downtown.
Sights to See
Montego Bay has three main beaches that are worth visiting: Doctor's Cave, Walter Fletcher and Cornwall. Each has its own unique flavour and is a prized space to take a dip or recline on white sand. Away from the beach you can visit Rose Hall, the most famous great house in Jamaica. Built in 1778, the now-restored house resides on a sugar plantation and has a fascinating history.
What's for Lunch
Montego Bay has a wide selection of quality restaurants spanning a range of cuisines. For a meal that's truly authentic, head to one of the Jamaican restaurants on Gloucester Avenue and order a platter of local delicacies.
If you see only one thing...
Doctor's Cave beach is widely renowned as the Bay's most beautiful beach and offers excellent facilities such as change rooms, snorkel equipment hire and water sports.
"No problem" is Jamaica's favourite phrase. Say it in place of 'yes,' and 'you're welcome.'
Jamaican rum and beautiful beach wear are easy to find in Gloucester Avenue and make for great souvenirs.