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Jamaica’s Top-Rated Tourist Destination, Montego Bay

20 Feb

Jamaica’s Top-Rated Tourist Destination, Montego Bay

Explore the Exciting Tourist Destinations in Jamaica Starting with Montego Bay 

If you are looking for the delights of the colorful African vibe, the mesmerizing sound of reggae music playing, golden beaches, azure waters, and lush mountains all in one place? Look no further. Jamaica’s coral reefs, rivers, rainforests, and historical adventures are sure to excite and enthrall the pickiest of travelers. There truly is something for everyone. 

Come along for a review of Jamaica’s tourist destinations with a focus on the beautiful Montego Bay. 

Montego Bay 

Montego Bay is a lively tourist destination sure to create a memorable vacation. It is one of the most popular resort towns in Jamaica, and for a good reason. One popular beach destination in Montego Bay is the Doctor’s Cave Beach. Rumored by an osteopathic doctor in 1920 to have curative waters, people from all over flock to take a dip in the pristine waters. 

Often called “MoBay,” this area is a real hot spot for tourists. With plenty of resorts, restaurants, clubs and pubs, gorgeous beaches, and more, there are plenty of reasons to love vacationing in Montego Bay. 

Get Active in Montego Bay 

If an active vacation is the style you prefer, then this is the place to be. Here are a few of the thrilling Jamaican adventures to be had in Montego Bay. 

  • Cruise carelessly down the Martha Brae River on a hand-crafted bamboo raft. 
  • Go exploring in the caverns with glittering geographical wonders. 
  • Are you looking for a challenge? Then maybe paintball is for you and your family. 
  • Water activities are boundless in Jamaica, so be sure to check them all out. 
  • Play 18-holes at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Club. 
  • Enjoy the cultural experience provided at Bunker’s Hill. 
  • Keep the whole family busy at Aqua Sol Theme Park. 
  • Stop by Rose Hall, the haunted plantation, for a tour- possibly at night. 
  • Hop on down to the “Hip Strip” and join the party. 
  • And don’t forget the pristine clear water beaches with white gleaming sand. 

Rest assured, there are so many additional activities in Montego Bay. These are just a sampling of why visitors fall in love with the stay. Think you may want to stay for a few nights in Montego Bay? Keep reading. 

Stay in Montego Bay 

Beach-front properties, all-inclusive resorts, villas, apartments, and boutique hotels all line the coast as well as in the inner city. There really is a vacationing spot for any taste here. Vacationers can stay on the coast or in the inner city and the Hip-Strip for a more energetic scene. 

What’s more, staying in Montego Bay is the central location to visit all of the other destinations Jamaica has to offer. Listed below is a brief rundown of those exciting places to explore, all while staying in Montego Bay. 

Five Other Tourist Destinations to Visit 

Port Antonio and the Blue Mountain Areas 

Sitting high above all else are the three Blue Mountain regions of Jamaica located in Port Antonio. Hiking along with your tour guide, you’ll explore the inland areas, lush landscape, teaming waterfalls, vast coffee farms, and the birds… so many birds. 


Receive a friendly welcome to Kingston, the birthplace of reggae. Tour Bob Marley’s former home in the Capital of Jamaica, along with the city’s historical museums and sites. This is the place to be for the cultural experience of authentic reggae and heady nightlife, leaving visitors wanting more. 


Here you will find the seven-mile-long beaches and clear waters to be the relaxing time you so desperately need. Lined by the Negril Cliffs and orchards of coconut palms, there is an activity for anyone who desires an active life. 

Ocho Rios 

This area is the island’s major port of call for the cruise lines. Located in Ocho Rios is the famous Dunn’s River Falls, where guides will take you rock climbing, or you can cool off in the waters. And please don’t’ forget to stop off at the all-day beach party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. 

The Southern Coast 

The southern coast, or St. Elizabeth area, is diverse, boasting everything from beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests. Visit Appleton Rum tours, Treasure Beach, Y.S. Falls, and more. 

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