Montego Bay is a major port of entry for tourists who visit both by plane and cruise ship, and over the years the town as transformed to a simple residential area to a full on tourism mecca. From a busy shopping and dining district to the beaches, the streets are always crowded with people. While this can be off-putting for people looking for a quiet getaway, there is no shortage of activities available here.
It might be hard to even thinking about doing anything other than reclining in a lounge chair on the beach, but you'd be missing out if you didn't venture inland for a little sightseeing, a day on the golf course, shopping the Montego Craft Market, or doing some adventure-seeking. Kayaking, zip-lining, tubing, rafting, and ATV tours are all great ways to do this.
Renting a bicycle or scooter is a fantastic way to explore the less known attractions in the area.
If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air there are 3 places that can help you. To read about other bike and scooter rentals, click here.
Montego Bay is one of the better locations for divers on Jamaica. This destination features an assortment of finger reefs and cliff drops for divers to explore.
There are 5 dive operators and at least 5 good dive sites in the area. To visit our complete guide to scuba diving in this area, click this link.
Montego Bay has some good fishing spots located just offshore, and you can find plenty of operators waiting to take you out. Just realize that boat captains in Montego Bay do not need a license.
Enjoy fishing? You'll be pleased to learn there are 3 charter fishing services in this area. To navigate to our complete page about deep sea fishing, click here.
Want to play some golf on vacation? You might be happy to know there are three golf courses in the area. The area courses are Half Moon Golf Course, White Witch Course, and SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club. Simply click on the name of the course for detailed information about the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. For more information about golf courses throughout Jamaica go to this article.
The following chart summarizes some details on area firms that can help you get out on the water.
|Barrett Adventures||(876) 382-6384||1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Dreamer Catamaran Cruises||(876) 979-0102||0.8 mi. Northwest of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Jamaica Watersports||(876) 381-3229||1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay|
If you'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this article.
If there are some people who love to shop traveling with you, they can browse a few of the 56 retail stores in the area. Click here to find our page dedicated to shopping in Montego Bay and nearby.
You should plan on spending a day exploring the sights, sounds and culture of Montego Bay. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Assuming you like spending time outdoors might have fun visiting the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. To get more information about this topic, go to this page, about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.
The table directly below lists some details on a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.
|Cruise Shore Excursions Jamaica||(877) 767-9993||1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Island Routes Tours at Sandals Royal Plantation||(876) 953-2231||3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay|
|Prams International Tours||(876) 952-6207||Downtown Montego Bay|
If you are thinking about snorkeling there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Montego Bay. Click here to check out our article about local snorkeling opportunities.
Going to a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there are a few in this area. Click on this link to view our extended discussion of this topic.
If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 9 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay||2|
|Hotel Riu Montego Bay||3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay||2|
|Sandals Montego Bay||2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Montego Bay||2|
|Sunset Beach Resort & Spa||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay||4|
|Sandals Royal Caribbean||3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay||3|
|Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel||1.2 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay||4|
|Secrets St James Montego Bay||1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay||2|
|El Greco Resort||0.9 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay||2|
|Sandals Carlyle||1.3 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay||2|
For example, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Information about some other activities can be seen here:
|Captains Watersports||Watersports Operator||(876) 953-3048||Rose Hall, 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay|
|Fairfield Theatre||Movie Theater||(876) 952-0182||1.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tours||Adventure Sports Provider||(876) 912-0936||6.6 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay|
|Kelly's Water Sports||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(876) 893-2859||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Palace Multiplex||Movie Theater||(888) 429-5722||1.4 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Movie Theater||--||Downtown Montego Bay|
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