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 seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there are two places that can help make it happen. To find out about other bike and 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.

There are 5 dive operators and at least 5 different dive sites in the area. For a more comprehensive look at diving opportunities in this area follow this link.

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 have some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can catch some fish with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. To visit our detailed page about deep sea fishing, go to this article.

Golf

White Witch Course

Hoping to spend some time on the greens? There are a pair of golf courses in the area. The courses are Half Moon Golf Course and White Witch Course. For a detailed guide to the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more just click on the name of the course. Click here to visit our page concerning golf throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

Montego Bay Sailing and Boating

Additional details for area firms that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen in the following table:

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 learn about nearby marinas and charter operators click this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Montego Bay

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they may be interested to know that more than 41 retail stores are located in this area. To see our complete page about shopping in Montego Bay and nearby, read this article.

Sightseeing

Rose Hall Plantation

You might want to set aside a day for experiencing the sights and sounds of Montego Bay. Among other things, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Travelers who like the open air will frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. Those wanting to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so on this page.

Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found here:

Sightseeing Services In Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Barrett Adventures (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
Liberty Tours Jamaica (876) 448-0473 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay

Snorkeling

Montego Bay Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater beauty you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Montego Bay. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to know there are a few in the area. Anyone who needs to find more details about this topic can do so here.

Tennis

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive

If you want to play some 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 table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more about 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 instance, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Palace Multiplex

Information concerning some other activities are summarized here:

Other Activities In Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Captains Watersports at Breathless Resort Watersports Operator (876) 538-6225 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay
Captains Watersports at Secrets Resorts Watersports Operator (876) 538-6225 2.4 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
Captains Watersports at Zoetry Resort Watersports Operator (876) 538-6225 4.2 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Fairfield Theatre Movie Theater (876) 952-0182 1.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay
Palace Multiplex Movie Theater (888) 429-5722 1.4 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
 

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