Montego Bay Attractions

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Along Jamaica's north coast is Montego Bay, a town which is divided into two distinct sections.  One is the “Hip Strip,” which is where tourism flourishes.  The other starts downtown, and is the residential area where locals stay.  The strip and everywhere that leads up to the downtown area features cultural landmarks, entertainment venues, and even some natural spots that shouldn't be overlooked, keeping tourists busy throughout the duration of their stay.


Doctor's Cave Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to visit in the area. Click on the beach names for detailed information about that particular location.

Doctor's Cave Beach: Doctor's Cave beach is rich in history and was first open in 1906. Dr. Alexander James McCatty donated this small stretch of sand, which could only be only accessed through a cave, hence the beach's name.

A second option worth considering is Cornwall Beach. Access this beach by taking Gloucester Ave north from Montego Bay. Parking can sometimes be difficult, and a decent walk from the car may be necessary.

Montego Beach: Situated in the popular resort area of Montego Bay is Montego Beach. There is no better way to spend a vacation day than on one of Jamaica's beautiful beaches, and Montego Beach is one of the best.

Luckily, you'll find quite a few other choices for beaches in the area. Use this link to read our article about beaches for Montego Bay.

Historical Sites

Rose Hall Plantation

Do you enjoy discovering the history of countries you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Bellefield Great House. It is found within Montego Bay. The tour is available from between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Another landmark worth visiting is Fort Montego. It is located in the heart of Montego Bay. Fort Montego was the first fort built in Jamaica. Unfortunately, there is not much left of it, and if you visit the ruins all you will see is a few cannons and some crumpling walls.

Rose Hall Plantation: Rose Hall has capitalized on the captivating tale of the "White Witch" by hosting haunted tours within the house, sharing with visitors Annie's story and walking them through the house to view the historic furnishings with hopes that Annie will make an appearance. Each tour ends with a trip to the dungeon, which now serves as a pub that sells a rum cocktail called Witches Brew.

Be sure to look at this table to read more about historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Bellefield Great House (876) 952-2382 2.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Montego Bay
Fort Montego -- 0.4 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Montego Bay
Rose Hall Plantation (876) 953-2323 Rose Hall, 7.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Montego Bay


Even though most travelers are attracted by the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is Mayfield Falls. It is located 13.8 mi. South West of central Montego Bay. <p>Prepare to get up close to these small, but fun waterfalls. With a total of twenty-one spread out waterfalls, this is a great way to spend some time and let the kids run around having fun. Just be ready for a long drive to get here.</p>


Guests can also spend some time in a park in Montego Bay.

Parks In Montego Bay
Name Type Location Island
Sam Sharpe Square Park Downtown Montego Bay Jamaica

Zoos and Aquariums

If the idea of spending part of a day at the zoo tickles your fancy, you should visit Rockland Bird Feeding Station. The Rocklands Bird Sanctuary is the perfect place for bird-watchers, children, and anyone interested in something different. The sanctuary is home to various birds including hummingbirds, which you can feed by hand.

Zoos In Montego Bay
Name Type Location Island/th>
Rockland Bird Feeding Station Zoo 3.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Montego Bay Jamaica

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Montego Bay are displayed in the table below.

Land Formations In Montego Bay
Name Type Location
Bogue Lagoon Lagoon 2.5 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
Coyaba Reef Reef 4.3 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Mahee Bay Bay 3.6 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay


Feeling Lucky? Vacationers hoping to try their luck in some gaming action will discover a handful of places to do so in this area.

Treasure Hunt Montego Bay offers dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you try your luck. Warm, inviting, and even whimsical, the decor at Treasure Hunt is reminiscent of an old English pub.

If you like to play the slots, consider heading to Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge. You will be able to visit the casino from 3:00 pm to 3:00 am daily.

Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge: Open from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

These examples are just a sample of your choices. Navigate here to visit our page about gaming in Montego Bay.


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