Vacation season is here and aqua blue waters and clear skies are what's on your mind these days? If you are ready to experience all in one place, Montego Bay, Jamaica is one good place that offers a lot more than what you think. This Montego Bay travel guide would give you a clear excerpt of what you are going to encounter after getting there. It is just not limited to the places to visit in Montego Bay but what things to do and how to get around there is something that completes this travel guide.
What to Admire in Montego Bay?
The city is best known for its idyllic nature, peaceful beaches, scrumptious cuisines, tropical climate, and rich culture. There are a plethora of places that deserve a visit when on Montego Bay tours and this travel guide covers all from best beaches to best things to do when you are around. Here is the list of things you should embrace when around the city:
Beautiful Beaches - Doctor’s Cave Beach, Walter Fletcher Beach, Cornwall Beach, and Seven Mile Beach are the top Caribbean destinations for tourists who are beach-lovers.
Magnificent Mansions - Greenwood Great House, Rose Hall Great House, Bellefield Great House, and Garden.
Wonderful Waterfalls and Water Bodies - Dunn’s River Falls, YS waterfalls, Little Dunn's River Falls, Martha Brae River, Black River, and White River.
Nature’s Beauty and Wildlife - Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, Animal Farm & Nature Reserve (Jamaica), Animal Farm & Nature Reserve, and Bamboo Avenue.
Water-Sports - Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, River Rafting, Swimming, Kayaking, and Cruise Ride Tour.
Delicious Coastal Cuisines - Jerk Chicken, Ackee and Saltfish, Bammy, Curry Goat, Jamaican Petty, and Red Snapper in Parchment Paper.
What to expect out of Montego Bay tour?
Montego Bay is one of the top tourist destinations in Jamaica offering a relaxed environment. This vacation spot is perfect for those travelers who don’t just want to have fun but want to relax and unwind the stress as well. Pristine white-sand beaches boost leisure strolls and serenity whereas the water-sports encourage the water-lovers to get their adrenaline going. Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, water rafting, and many more that must try when you are around the city. Apart from beaches, there are many marine parks that deserve a visit to admire the marine creatures and when the water-related activities are done, historic sites and wildlife must be followed on your M\ontego Bay tour.
How to Get Around There?
A journey to Montego Bay begins with your arrival at the Sangster International Airport that is situated near the shores of the beach. Once you are done with all airport formalities, take a private transfer or rental car to get around the city if you don’t want to take any public transportation such as buses, and shuttles. A cruise tour is another option to explore the area and that too at the most affordable price.
Where to Travel and Things to do there?
Be it water-related activities or a walking tour around the city. There are a plethora of places to travel around the city where you can perform a lot of fun-filled and adventurous activities to do there. Here is a list of things that must do when you are on Montego tours:
Martha Brae River Rafting
The most calming things to do is doing water rafting in Martha Brae river that is located near Martha Brae village. The river is so serene and quiet that you can only hear the sound of water when the bamboo is put into a row the bamboo boat forward. This ride is so romantic and comfortable for couples as being passing through the lush greenery jungle on comfortable padded seats often creates romance around them. A swimwear and camera are the best companions on the trip after your partner or family. Water rafting in Martha Brae river is the best to capture the stunning views of flora and fauna and to make fun-filled moments with your family.
Doctor’s Cave Beach
Relax at Doctor’s Cave Beach as it is one of the top tourist destinations in Montego which is also famous for having curative powers in the waters. The locals and even the visitors believe that the water could cure some ailments which even medications are unable to cure. This is the best place to experience crystal clear aqua blue water merging with the pristine white sand beach while bathing at the beach. This cave beach is the most famous beach on the island and the bathing club is what makes it more popular among the visitors.
Rose Hall Great House
A Jamaican Georgian style mansion is the top attraction in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This museum hosts a tour displaying Rose Hall’s slave history and the story of Annie Palmer, commonly known as the white witch of Rose Hall. It is the top attraction of Jamaica which offers you the historic brief about the Colonial history of the island. The legend was dead many centuries ago but as you enter the mansion, you can still feel her presence in and around the mansion.
Half Moon Equestrian Centre
Half Moon Equestrian Centre is the perfect place in Montego Bay, Jamaica to enjoy an array of exhilarating equestrian activities, including horse riding, polo, jumping, etc. This Centre is located on the premises of the luxurious Half Moon Resort in Jamaica offering care services to abandoned animals such as cats, horses, and dogs. Visit this place early in the morning to enjoy the entire doing the activities and exploring the area properly.
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
This place offers a great opportunity to hand-feed exotic bird species, including Hummingbirds, Grass Quits, etc. This bird sanctuary is one tourist destination where you can take pictures with these exotic and endemic birds. When you enter this bird sanctuary, you will be provided with a small bottle of nectar to feed them. It is just a half an hour drive away from the downtown Montego, so leave for the sanctuary early in the morning to enjoy the entire day with some special bird species.
Montego Bay Tours In A Nutshell
In a nutshell, this Jamaican city offers a wide range of beaches, historic sites, and wildlife sanctuary. Here is some basic yet important information about the Montego Bay:
Currency: The Jamaican dollar is the main currency of the country but the US dollar is also accepted in most of the areas.
Language: English is the official language of Jamaica, but dialect, Patois, Spanish, French are some of the languages that can be heard in the popular areas of the city.
Best Time: The best time to visit the place is between November and mid-December when the skies are clear and the weather is quite pleasant. July is the hottest month of Jamaica, whereas January is considered as the coldest one.
Best Place to Stay: The best places to stay in are those resorts that are close to beaches.
Last but certainly not least, the locals of Jamaica are friendly in nature and if you have any interest in reggae music, then do visit the statue of Bob Marley in Kingston during your Jamaica tour. If you can extend your stay in Jamaica, Cancun is yet another vacation destination for beach-lovers.
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