Jamaica's Vacation Destinations: Montego Bay

15 Apr

Jamaica's Vacation Destinations: Montego Bay

Party in Montego Bay 

Complete with vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, and even duty-free shopping, Montego Bay is the place to party… or you can relax. What you choose to do is all up to you because Montego Bay has a bit of everything you need to have a fantastic vacation in Jamaica. Here is what you can look forward to at your vacation destination Montego Bay. 

About Montego Bay 

This is the stuff dreams are made of for vacationers from all over the world. If you are looking for white sandy beaches and a place to enjoy the sun and fun, Montego Bay has it. Looking to party the night away? Come to Montego Bay for a rocking nightlife every night. You, too, can create memories that will last a lifetime in the beautiful and exciting Montego Bay. 

The residents lovingly call this place Mobay. It is the second-largest city in Jamaica and is a tourist hotspot. You just cannot beat the gorgeous beaches backed by the low-lying mountains, the perfect setting for an epic vacation. 

Can't Miss Opportunities 

For fun in the sun, look no further than Montego Bay. There is so much to do on the island of Jamaica that you may want to stay awhile. Below are a few of the "can't miss opportunities" to be discovered in Mobay. 

Water Sports 

If you wake up in the mood for a day on the water, you are in luck! Mobay has sailing, sportfishing, Dolphin Cove, snorkeling, diving, and so much more. Ride on a beautiful catamaran, or perhaps a giant banana. Dive into the depths or skim the surface to watch the sea life in all its glory. With white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, there is a water sport for everyone here. 


If nature is your thing, you may want to check out the AHHH…Ras Natango Gallery and Garden. The Rose Hall Great House is situated on 23 acres of oceanfront property and the Bellefield Great House and Garden plantation. 

For the animal lover, experience the fun Animal Farm, the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, or maybe you would like to take a ride through the water on a horse at the Half Moon Equestrian Center. 

Golf Courses 

With more than 12 golf courses in Jamaica, there is a course for any level of swing. Try out one of these three for sure: 

  • Cinnamon Hill Golf Club 
  • Half Moon Golf Club 
  • Tryall Club 


Enjoy a relaxing day at one of the many spas located in Mobay. You can even have a massage while staring out on the open waters. Be pampered for a day in Montego Bay. 


Of course, there is plenty of shopping opportunities in Montego Bay. From jewelry and clothing, fragrances, and cosmetics, to souvenirs and specialty goods, duty-free shopping could be an entire day of fun all on its own. 

For Foodies 

For the Foodie in us all, there are a plethora of dining choices. From beachside casual to formal dining, this melting pot of delectable creations is foodie heaven. When in Montego Bay, be sure to try one of the following authentically Jamaican dishes. 

  • Bammies: cakes from the indigenous people of Jamaica. 
  • Duckunoo: cornmeal and coconut steamed pudding wrapped in banana leaves. 
  • Breadfruit: a delight from the likes of Captain William Bligh of the Bounty Fame. 
  • Patties: a meat-filled spicy pie sold as a snack. 
  • Curried Goat: an East Indian dish served with rice and peas. 

And of course, visitors to Mobay will not want to miss Jamaica's National Dish: Saltfish and Ackee. Yummy! 

Places To Stay in Montego Bay 

With a vast array of places to stay in Montego Bay, even the pickiest of travelers will find the ideal place to stay. With beachfront properties, boutique hotels, villas, and all-inclusive resorts, there is a bed for every kind of visitor to "Mobay." Check out these resorts and more for a stay to remember. 

  • Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort 
  • Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall 
  • Half Moon Resort 

Stay and Play in Montego Bay 

Come and enjoy the waters of Montego Bay for the day or stay and spend your time exploring all Mobay has to offer. Don’t forget to visit Kayifi’s blog to read about more Caribbean vacation destinations. 


CITED: montegobayjamaica.com and visitjamaica.com 


Sunni Baerwalde