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The coastland near Montego Bay is occupied by numerous tourist resorts, most newly built, some occupying the grounds of old sugar cane plantations with some of the original buildings and mill-works still standing. The most famous of these are the White Witch's Rose Hall and Tryall, both of which now feature world-class golf courses.

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» Aquasol Theme Park

Aquasol Theme Park, Montego Bay

The weather in Jamaica is properly Caribbean - hot and sunny with a breeze. This makes hitting the water is a top priority, and if just another day in the sand isn't going to do it for you, you're in luck - head to Aquasol Theme Park instead. Located in fun-loving Montego Bay, Aquasol is a beach-based theme park that offers more than just pristine snorkeling and lazy sunbathing. Visitors can get a thrill on a wild banana boat ride or a jet ski adventure, while others can explore the underwater depths via snorkel or glass-bottomed boat …

» Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains  Jamaica, Montego Bay

The Blue Mountains create the longest mountain range on the island of Jamaica and constitute one of the longest continuous mountain ranges in the Caribbean. Blue Mountain Peak is the highest peak on the island and rises an impressive 7,402 feet (2,256 meters) above sea level. Stretching for 28 miles (45 kilometers), the mountain range spans the rugged and scenic eastern region of Jamaica and offers views of the island's north and south coasts …

» Bob Marley Experience

Bob Marley Experience, Montego Bay

If you're visiting Jamaica, chances are you're a fan of Bob Marley. What better way to celebrate the King of Reggae's life and music than a tour of his birthplace, house, and mausoleum? When you visit the Bob Marley Museum, you get a sense of his daily life, as it is located in his boyhood home in Nine Mile. There's his hammock and his herb garden, as well as the beat-up Land Rover he drove around the island, not to mention the frescoes on the house …

» Club Mobay Departure Lounge

Club Mobay Departure Lounge, Montego Bay

Don't let your Jamaica vacation end when you get to the airport. Continue the island relaxation and fun by spending your last hours in Jamaica at Club Mobay Departure Lounge in Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport. Club Mobay is an airport lounge to rival all airport lounges. Feel like you're flying first class as you step into the nearly 12,000 square foot lounge and take in the comfortable chairs, stylish bar, large televisions and well-stocked snack bar …

» Cornwall Beach

Cornwall Beach, Montego Bay

If you're looking for a fun-filled beach day near Montego Bay, Cornwall Beach is a beautiful private, managed beach just a few minutes from town. Situated along Montego Bay's Hip Strip, this stretch of snow-white sand has calm and protected water, making it a great place to swim, especially for families with kids. Cornwall Beach is a popular spot among locals and visitors alike - however, it's usually far less crowded than neighboring Doctor's Cave Beach …

» Croydon Plantation

Croydon Plantation, Montego Bay

When you need to relax and want a break from the beach, book a tour of Croydon Plantation! Located twenty miles inland from Montego Bay, Croydon Plantation is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. You'll travel through breathtaking, mountainous scenery, explore a working plantation and enjoy a delicious, traditional Jamaican barbeque amid the beautiful Catadupa Mountains. Make a trip to the island's lush interior and take a tour of a tropical plantation …

» Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctor's Cave Beach, Montego Bay

Occupying a spot of Montego Bay's 'hip strip,' Doctor's Cave Beach is the best-known beach in Jamaica. It's a top party destination with plenty of sand-and-sea-centric activities available at good rates. Its white sand descends into the turquoise of the Caribbean, as beachgoers soak up sun in a tropical paradise. Rent a beach umbrella and unwind with a can of Red Stripe, or grab some snorkel gear and marvel at the stunning variety of marine life in water so clear …

» Dunn's River Falls

Dunn's River Falls, Montego Bay

Dunn's River Falls is a spectacular waterfall near Ocho Rios, where cold mountain water cascades 1,000 feet (300 meters) down naturally terraced steps. Visitors can climb the falls alone or in a guided "human chain," but there's also plenty of swimming, sunbathing and sightseeing to do as well. Those interested in geology will be fascinated with the way the falls renew themselves via regular deposits of calcium carbonate and sodium, and movie buffs will recognize them from films such as Dr. No and Cocktail …

» Fort Montego

Fort Montego, Montego Bay

Fort Montego is the remains of a British fort built to protect the town from attack. While its remaining cannons are historical monuments to colonial Jamaica and the Golden Age of Pirates, it's more auspicious in its proximity to duty-free shopping, an arts and craft market and the kid-friendly Aquasol Beach. Originally built overlooking what was then Meager Bay (long-since filled in for town and highway expansion), Fort Montego was designed to repel invasions from pirates …

» Good Hope Estate

Good Hope Estate, Montego Bay

Good Hope Estate was once Jamaica's largest plantation, with its own sugar factory, water wheel, hospital and church, along with the main house and many other satellite buildings, many of which remain in good condition. Today, the grounds include a handful of rooms where overnight visitors can stay, including a 3-bedroom villa in a historic cut-stone building, and a cottage just steps from an inviting swimming hole on the Martha Brae River …

» Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue)

Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue), Montego Bay

If you're looking for shopping and nightlife action in Montego Bay, then you can't miss the Hip Strip. The stretch of Gloucester Avenue between Aqua Sol Theme Park and the airport is the main hub of tourist activity, with thumping music, tasty rum drinks and shopping of all stripes. Whether you're looking for a Red Stripe t-shirt or high-end duty-free shops, you can find it here, and all just steps from popular beach hangouts like Doctor's Cave Beach and Cornwall Beach …

» Luminous Lagoon

Luminous Lagoon, Montego Bay

The name says it all - located off the bay of Falmouth, the site of Luminous Lagoon becomes illuminated every night seemingly by magic. But there's no sorcery involved when it comes to this glowing turquoise hue; it's instead millions of microorganisms called dinoflagellates. These special creatures flock to the Luminous Lagoon for its combination of both salt and freshwater, and they emit a phosphorescent light when disturbed …

» Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River, Montego Bay

The Martha Brae River is the tranquil home of river rafting in Jamaica, the best way to discover the country's tropical interior. Guided tours include refreshment, lunch and lagoon swim stops, and quite often the guided rafting trips pass riverside crafts stalls. Rafts are ecologically friendly, made from bamboo, and the trips along the river pass Luminous Lagoon, where a natural phenomenon causes the water to glow. While you're here, pay a visit to the port of Falmouth …

» Montego Bay Cruise Port

Montego Bay Cruise Port, Montego Bay

Montego Bay is the capital of St. James Parish and the second largest city in Jamaica. If you want to get some Duty Free shopping done, this is the place to do it. Or, if you're more inclined to be outdoorsy, Montego Bay offers every type of water activity imaginable. Montego Bay is a bustling port, located a few miles from downtown. Taxis and group vans are readily available when ships dock. However, make sure your taxi is a licensed JUTA taxi in order to avoid being scammed …

» Montego Bay Marine Park

Montego Bay Marine Park, Montego Bay

Like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or the Everglades National Forest in Florida, the Montego Bay Marine Park is a national nature preserve accessible to the public. It's also a snorkeler's paradise. Bring your own gear or rent from a vendor on the Hip Strip or Doctor's Cave Beach and experience a snorkeling experience of a lifetime as you swim along with a huge variety of tropical fish and coral. Private companies provide glass bottom boat excursions and catamaran rides …

» Rastafari Indigenous Village

Rastafari Indigenous Village, Montego Bay

To get a firsthand look at the Rastafarian religion and way of life that is a big part of Jamaican culture, join a tour of the Rastafari Indigenous Village. The working village is home to a local community of Rastafari, and it sits along the Montego River, just outside of Montego Bay. During a visit to the village you can listen to traditional drumming and chanting and explore the tropical gardens filled with herbal remedies, vegetables and spices used for Rastafarian cooking and medicine …

» Rio Bueno

Rio Bueno, Montego Bay

Rio Bueno is a small village located 32 miles (51.5 kilometers) east of Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica. The Rio Bueno Harbour is the deepest harbor in Jamaica and the site where Columbus is believed to have first touched land in Jamaica. Visitors to Jamaica flock to this small fishing community to experience one of the most exhilarating excursions on the island: adventures along the Rio Bueno River. The river is situated in a beautiful tropical setting …

» Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, Montego Bay

The Rocklands Bird Sanctuary in Montego Bay is home to thousands of native and migrant birds, with various types of hummingbirds, American Redstarts, Jamaican Orioles, Caribbean Doves, Northern Mockingbirds, and a whole host of other species coming here to feed. The sanctuary itself is set in the simple yet beautiful gardens of a rustic country home. It was founded and run by bird-lover, Lisa Salmon, until her death in 2000, and is now run by her nephew …

» Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay

Built in the latter part of the 18th century, Rose Hall is the most well-known great house in all of Jamaica. The massive Georgian mansion is the centerpiece of a plantation that covers over 6,500 acres, but it's most notable for its famous occupant, Annie Palmer, better known as the White Witch of Rose Hall. Said to have dabbled in witchcraft, Annie Palmer allegedly poisoned her three husbands. Stories allege that she routinely took slaves as lovers and had them killed when she grew tired of them …

» Sam Sharpe Square

Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay

Named after the abolitionist hero, Sam Sharpe, who encouraged a non-violent means to ending slavery, Sam Sharpe Square in downtown Montego Bay now serves as a point of interest for all who come to learn about Jamaica's rich history or simply enjoy the pastime of people watching. Here you'll find the Montego Bay Civic Centre, a reconstruction of the 1803 Montego Bay courthouse, The Cage, and the fountain. At the northwest corner you'll also find the bronze sculpture that is the National Heroes Monument …

» YS Falls

YS Falls, Montego Bay

YS Falls is a stunning ecosystem located on the lush, south coast of Jamaica. Often overshadowed by its Jamaica waterfall rival, Dunn's River Falls, YS is worth a visit simply for its more secluded location, 50 miles southwest of Montego Bay and 50 miles east of Negril. The precise location of YS Falls is actually on a working cattle farm called YS Estate, where visitors get the chance to see a glimpse of Jamaican countryside farm life as they make their way to YS Falls …

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Montego Bay is known for its duty free shopping and cruise line terminal at its Free Port on a beautiful, man-made peninsula jutting into the bay. Its sheltered Doctor's Cave Beach with clear turquoise waters is one of the most famous beaches on the island. The bay is surrounded by picturesque low mountains …

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