About Montego Bay

With its beautiful waters, plentiful duty free shopping and friendly Jamaican hospitality, you're sure to have an unforgettable stay in Montego Bay. Home to plenty of shops and authentic Jamaican restaurants, Gloucester Avenue gets the most foot traffic in the area by far and is a great place to grab a drink or people watch.

While you're in Montego Bay, be sure to make time for some of these attractions and destinations:

  • Doctor's Cave Beach: The most popular beach on the island is a great place for the whole family to enjoy and has options for snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Ocho Rios: This nearby location offers plenty of places to go swimming with dolphins.
  • Croydon Plantation: Approximately 30 minutes away by car, this vast coffee and pineapple plantation is located in the heart of the Catadupa Mountains.
  • Try the local cuisine: Pork Pit Restaurant is known for having the best jerk chicken in the area.
  • The Centerstage Theatre: Family-oriented musicals are shown regularly here.
  • Adventure activities: Montego Bay has plenty of outdoor activities including parasailing, horseback riding, and hiking.

Jamaica has a proud and rich history, and many of the events in Montego Bay throughout the year are a true reflection of that. Some of them include the Reggae Sunsplash Festival in July, a festival with all of the top reggae acts in Jamaica; the Jamaica Cricket Festival in December, with live games of one of Jamaica's most widely viewed sports and starring some of the top players in the country; and the Stir It Up Expo in September, a battle on the beach with the best musicians and spoken word artists in Jamaica.

A vacation rental is the preferred option for those visiting Montego Bay and the majority of these homes are near the world-famous beaches in the area. Whether you want a luxury condo with a swimming pool in your backyard, or an apartment or villa just steps from the ocean, there's a home available to help you get the most out of your vacation in Montego Bay.