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 thinking about riding in the open air, you will find a couple of businesses that can help. Visit this page about bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to learn more specifics.

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.

There are 6 dive services and at least 5 good dive sites to choose from. Click to visit our page concerning scuba diving in this area.

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 you're an avid angler you might be happy to learn there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. Click on this link to find our page about this topic.

Golf

White Witch Course

Hoping to spend some time on the greens? There are two area golf courses. The courses in the area are Half Moon Golf Course and White Witch Course. To read a detailed article concerning the course you can click on the course name. To read about other golfing throughout Jamaica, check out this page.

Sailing and Boating

Montego Bay Sailing and Boating

Additional details for area firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be seen directly below.

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'd like to find out about charter operators and area marinas go to this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Montego Bay

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- more than 55 retailers operate in this area. Take advantage of this page if you're interested in learning about shopping in Montego Bay and nearby.

Sightseeing

Rose Hall Plantation

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Montego Bay. Interesting sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Travelers who enjoy natural surroundings are likely to enjoy the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. For more information about this specific topic, go to this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found down below.

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 2.9 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 like the idea of going snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Montego Bay. To read our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to discover there are several options. Click here to view our guide to this topic.

Tennis

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 9 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to read 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

Information about some other activities are shown here:

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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