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 feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are two rental agencies that can help you. To reach our complete guide to bike or scooter rentals, click here.

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 4 dive services and at least 5 interesting dive sites to choose from. To see our guide to scuba diving in this area, use 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 there are some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. Anyone who needs to find out more about fishing in this area can do so by following this link.

Golf

White Witch Course

Like to play golf? There are two golf courses in this area. The courses in the area are Half Moon Golf Course and White Witch Course. Just click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course. For a better look at golfing throughout Jamaica follow this link.

Sailing and Boating

Montego Bay Sailing and Boating

Take a moment to look through the table just below to read more about area firms that will 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 learn about charter operators and marinas click this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Montego Bay

If you are traveling with some foks who enjoy exploring new shops they can "discover" a few of the 35 retail shops in the area. To read about opportunities for shopping in Montego Bay and nearby, go to this page.

Sightseeing

Rose Hall Plantation

You really should set aside a day for experiencing the sights and sounds of Montego Bay. Area sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Tourists who enjoy being outside will frequently enjoy visiting the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. Click on this link to view our discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

Glance through the following table to see a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Barrett Adventures (876) 382-6384 1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay
Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge (876) 953-3810 2.7 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
Real Tours Jamaica (876) 335-7922 Rose Hall, 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay

Snorkeling

Montego Bay Snorkeling

If you like to go snokeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Montego Bay. To see our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If you're ready for a spa experience, you'll be pleased to know there are a couple of options located in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion concerning spas in the area if you want to find more information.

Tennis

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 9 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of 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

Take a moment to look through the table below for details on other activities.

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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