Activities in Montego Bay

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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.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Renting a bicycle or scooter is a fantastic way to explore the less known attractions in the area.

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there are a couple of businesses that can help make it happen. To reach our page about bike or scooter rentals, see this page.

Diving

Montego Bay Diving

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.

You'll find 6 dive operators and at least 5 different dive sites to choose from. Those needing to find more details about diving opportunities in this area, can do so here.

Fishing

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.

If your group enjoys fishing you will be happy to learn there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. To reach our full guide to deep sea fishing, go to this article.

Golf

White Witch Course

Like to play golf? There are two area golf courses. The courses in the area are Half Moon Golf Course and White Witch Course. For more detail concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more simply click on the course name. In addition, you can go to this article if you want to discover additional information regarding golfing throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

Montego Bay Sailing and Boating

The chart directly below has a few details concerning local providers that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Barrett Adventures Sailing (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 want to read about charter operators and area marinas go to this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Montego Bay

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they can "discover" some of the area's 55 retail shops. To find out about opportunities for shopping in Montego Bay and nearby, click here.

Sightseeing

Rose Hall Plantation

Many visitors spend at least a day enjoying the sights and culture of Montego Bay. The area's sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visitors who like the open air will frequently have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. To get more information about this topic, go to this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information about a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found in the following table:

Sightseeing Services In Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Barrett Adventures Tours (876) 382-6384 1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay
Cruise Shore Excursions Jamaica (877) 767-9993 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay
Glamour Transport & Tours (876) 953-3810 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central 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

Snorkeling

If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Montego Bay. Those wanting to find more details about opportunities to go snorkeling by going to this page.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to learn there are several in the area. Click this link to see our discussion of this topic.

Tennis

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive

If you like playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 9 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Montego Bay
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 check
Hotel Riu Montego Bay 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay 2 check
Sandals Montego Bay 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Montego Bay 2 check check
Sunset Beach Resort & Spa 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay 4 check
Sandals Royal Caribbean 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay 3 check check
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel 1.2 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay 4 check
Secrets St James Montego Bay 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay 2 check check
El Greco Resort 0.9 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay 2 check
Sandals Carlyle 1.3 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay 2 check check

For example, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Palace Multiplex

The chart right below has information about other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
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
Fern Tree Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 953-2211 ext. 6871 Rose Hall, 5.4 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tours Adventure Sports Provider (876) 912-0936 6.6 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
Palace Multiplex Movie Theater (888) 429-5722 1.4 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
Strand Theatre Movie Theater -- Downtown Montego Bay
 

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