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'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

Doctor's Cave Beach: The waters of Doctor's Cave Beach are fed by crystal clear mineral springs, and these extremely gentle waves stay at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The beach's golden sands glimmer in the sultry island sun, and the inviting turquoise waters are perfect for swimming.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Cornwall Beach. Visit Cornwall beach any day of the week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Montego Beach: Taking the shape of a crescent, Montego Beach is edged by a bit of greenery and Kent Rd. Umbrellas dot the white sand, and the water that rolls in softly is a dazzling turquoise.

Montego Bay includes many other beach choices. Make your way to this extended discussion if you want to discover some more details.

Historical Sites

Rose Hall Plantation

Do you enjoy exploring the historical roots of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is Bellefield Great House. It is located in Montego Bay. Originally built in 1794, Bellefield Great House is one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Owned by a still prominent family on the island, today Bellefield is a glimpse into the history of Jamaica's plantations as well as a look at the opulent lifestyles of those who ran them.

Another popular destination is Fort Montego. It is found within 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: Tours of Rose Hall Great House are available between the hours of 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Be sure to look through the chart below for more information about sites of historical interest in and around Montego Bay.

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


Although most vacationers are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is Mayfield Falls. It is situated 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 experience 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 thought of spending part of a day with interesting animals sounds like fun, consider visiting Rockland Bird Feeding Station. Not everyone has even seen a hummingbird, let alone fed one. The park gives you an opportunity to get closer to these tiny birds than most ever will.

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 fun idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these in Montego Bay are summarized in the following chart.

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


In the mood for some action? Those interested in trying their luck will find a few places to do so in this area.

Treasure Hunt Montego Bay offers dining on-site, which provides added convenience before or after you try your luck. Treasure Hunt is loved in Jamaica for its clear rules and high pay outs. One of four on the island, this Montego Bay locale is home to some of the most unique computerized games out there.

If you enjoy playing the slots, you could give Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge a try. 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 few of what you can find. Use this link to find our page concerning gaming in Montego Bay.


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