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Montego Bay is Jamaica's second largest city as well as the capital of St. James Parish. Also known as MoBay, it is made up of hundreds of hotels that rest in its luxury holiday resorts. It is now one of Jamaica's top tourist capitals and holds national airports for its thousands of visitors to get in by. The city is extremely vibrant and tropical, holding a wonderful aura based around reggae music. The city offers royal jet blue skies and all natural seas. Montego Bay offers breathtaking views that are loved by its population of over 90,000 people. Its beauty is surrounded by low mountain tops, making your trip here memorable as well as remarkable. You will find yourself laid back just as its locals on its legendary, lengthy and tranquil beaches. When soaking up this sun, you will also be soaking up that real Caribbean way of life if you're looking to enjoy a fantastic party scene to go sailing out from one of its famous bays.

In Montego Bay you will find many seafood bars and restaurants serving up traditional Jamaican classics, some even surrounded by the sea and beautiful greenery. You will also find many restaurants here serving up favourited Jamaican dishes such as Jerk Chicken, Jamaican patties and dishes consisting of rice and peas. You will also be able to find burgers and mexican dishes here too.

You should find it impossible to run out of things to do in this chilled out and happy resort! Being so popular, many tours and excursions are held and taken out here in Montego Bay, making it easier and more exciting to find the best places to go and enjoy a fun filled day out. You will be able to find relatively cheap tours that will show you all of Montego's history as well as beauty. Have you ever considered white water rafting? You could try out the magical 'Martha Bay River' in which you will find yourself rafting through its enchanted trees on the rivers water tops, working together to explore the rivers best features by travelling smoothly on one of its rafts. In its neighbouring resort Ocho Rios (Just 110km away) you will find the fun and wild activity park of 'Dunn's River Falls and Park'. The park is a true Jamaican treasure that holds falling rivers over its rockery, that eventually flow into the Caribbean sea. The waters here run for over 183 meters and is open for those who are in need of adventure to climb, snorkel and want to discover its lagoons. For those wanting to get a real feel for Jamaican traditions you could try out one of its plantation tours where you will discover the ins and outs of pineapple and coffee bean growth as well as a little lesson in Jamaican history too. Golfing in Jamaica is pretty popular due to holding many picturesque courses on the coast. Visiting the 'Montego Bay Marine Park' you will find some extraordinary sea life, or try horseback riding in its beautiful country side. Montego Bay really has been proven to cater for all kinds of holiday makers, from older couples, to lively families to solo travellers.

Location of Montego Bay

Key Facts

  • Language: Jamaican English
  • Currency: Jamaican Dollar
  • Time Difference from UK: -5
  • Flight time: London: 9-10 hours
  • When to go: Year-Round