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Things to do in  Montego Bay

Welcome to Montego Bay

Perched on Jamaica’s northeast coast on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Montego Bay is a magnet for travelers seeking rest and relaxation near the water. All-inclusive resorts abut the rough and tumble downtown of ‘Mo’Bay,’ filled with jerk joints, souvenir shops, and British colonial architecture. The white sand beaches and turquoise waters are the main draws, offering boundless opportunities for snorkeling, parasailing, and cruising on a catamaran. And Jamaica’s scenic North Coast Highway runs through Montego Bay, providing an artery for striking out on popular day tours to Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios, or Negril.

Top 10 attractions in Montego Bay

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Dunn's River Falls

Dunn's River Falls

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Dunn's River Falls is a spectacular White River waterfall near Ocho Rios in Jamaica, where cold mountain water cascades 1,000 feet (300 meters) down naturally terraced steps. Those interested in geology will be fascinated with the way the world-famous falls renew themselves via regular deposits of calcium carbonate and sodium, while movie buffs will recognize them from films such as Dr. No and Cocktail.More
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Club Mobay Departure Lounge

Club Mobay Departure Lounge

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Start your Montego Bay vacation as soon as you get off the plane at Club Mobay, and then linger in island vibes until the minute you board your flight back home. This luxury lounge in Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport combines professional services with Jamaican hospitality, making your airport experience part of your vacation.More
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Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River

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The Martha Brae River, a 20-mile (32-kilometer) stretch of turquoise water winding through Jamaica’s tropical inland rain forests, is an essential stop for nature lovers traveling through the Caribbean island. Though primarily a stopover for a quick rafting trip, the river’s prime location near other natural attractions and its wide diversity of wildlife makes it a worthwhile addition to any Jamaica vacation.More
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Greenwood Great House

Greenwood Great House

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Take a walk through a unique piece of history with a tour of the magnificent hilltop Greenwood Great House. A national landmark, the house was built in the late 1700s by Richard Barrett, a cousin of poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, whose family was among Jamaica’s original colonial settlers.More
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Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House

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The Rose Hall Great House is a grand estate built in the late 18th century in Montego Bay, Jamaica. One of the area’s most popular historic attractions, the Georgian mansion is the centerpiece of a 650-acre (263-hectare) plantation that is most notable for its famous occupant, Annie Palmer—better known as the White Witch of Rose Hall.More
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Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctor's Cave Beach

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Set along Montego Bay’s famous Hip Strip stretch along Gloucester Avenue, Doctor’s Cave Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Jamaica’s west coast. A jumping-off point to the pristine 15-acre (6-hectare) Montego Bay Marine Park, the beach offers easy and direct access to fun water-based activities.More
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YS Falls

YS Falls

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YS Falls comprises seven waterfalls on the YS River, located in St. Elizabeth Parish on the lush south coast of Jamaica. Often overshadowed by Dunn’s River Falls, YS is worth a visit for its more secluded location and the promise of a less-crowded experience of Jamaica’s natural beauty.More
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Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue)

Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue)

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Buzzing with activity and music day and night, the Hip Strip is the beating heart of Montego Bay. This stretch of Gloucester Avenue—between Aquasol Theme Park and the airport—is the epicenter of tourism entertainment, where the town’s most popular shops, nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and beach hangouts pulsate with fun-seeking travelers.More
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Montego Bay Marine Park

Montego Bay Marine Park

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With a vast variety of tropical fish and coral thriving within the protected zone, pristine Montego Bay Marine Park is a snorkeling paradise. Water sports are prohibited in this area that stretches west from Tropical Beach to Rum Bottle Bay in Jamaica to protect the park’s coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds.More
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Sam Sharpe Square

Sam Sharpe Square

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Named after the abolitionist hero who encouraged a nonviolent end to slavery, Sam Sharpe Square in downtown Montego Bay now serves as a point of interest to learn about Jamaica’s rich history, or simply to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and some people-watching.More

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Top activities in Montego Bay

Club Mobay: Sangster Airport VIP Lounge, Concierge Service, and Fast-Track Entry
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Dunn's River Falls Climb plus Ziplines, ATV, Horse Ride & Swim from Montego Bay
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Montego Bay Private Yacht Tour
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Montego Bay Private Yacht Tour

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Recent reviews from experiences in Montego Bay

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Great excursion
Carie_A, Mar 2020
Montego Bay Half-Day Shopping Tour
We were able to see quite a bit in Montego Bay and enjoyed a great Jamaican lunch.
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Wonderful Time!
DawnE, Mar 2020
Montego Bay Half-Day Shopping Tour
He took us around Montego Bay and we got to see alot of the city.
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Best Tour!
PhiloTBeddo, Dec 2019
The AMAZING Montego Bay Tour
Took us places we wouldn’t have got to see with a regular excursion or fire by night to her company.
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Extremely knowledgeable tour guide...
Jane L N, Feb 2018
Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay & Rose Hall plus Mystic Lagoon Night Cruise
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide, Tony, took us to see the sights of Montego Bay, including shopping and a stop at Scotchies.
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Dunns Riverfall Tour was excellent...
CHERYL W, Jun 2016
Club Mobay VIP arrival and departure Lounges & Round-Trip Shared Airport Shuttle
Dunns Riverfall Tour was excellent and our moderator on the bus was GREAT.
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good service and not expensive.we...
Anna L, Oct 2012
Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) Transportation One-Way or Round-Trip to Hotels
next day after arrival they sent us a guide that offered lots of things to do in Jamaica.
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This was a good tour. View of Montego...
Jamie L, Nov 2009
Off-Road Jeep Safari Adventure with River Walk from Montego Bay
View of Montego Bay a top a mountain, saw an old church and a beautiful waterfall.
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Great Transfer Experience - Michael is a Star!
Vance_K, Jul 2020
Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) Transportation One-Way or Round-Trip to Hotels
At the end of our stay, we checked to see if we could be picked up earlier, and within 5 minutes, Michael was there.
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Jamaican personalized and private tour
Deb_I, Mar 2020
Private and Customized Montego Bay Day Tour
He made sure the things in Montego Bay that we wanted to see were shown to us.
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Father Son Getaway RastaSafari
jppusateri11, Jan 2020
Rastasafari Experience from Montego Bay
The things we saw on the tour were fantastic, the natural spring, the valley, the ganja field, and even a community competitive futbol match.
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Rocklands Rocks!!
cspell030926, Dec 2019
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary & City Highlights plus Shopping from Montego Bay
It was good to see the real Montego Bay/ the view from the Richmond Inn is stunning and St.
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Rick's Cafe Review
alissarath223, Oct 2019
Negril Beach Experience & Rick's Cafe from Montego Bay
We did not get to see the sunset but were still able to jump off the cliffs.
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Personal Tour of Montego Bay
KellyL5fiver, Aug 2019
Montego Bay Private and Customized Highlights Day Tour
If your looking to see what Montego Bay really is about - this is the tour for you.
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Montego Bay City Tour & Rose Hall Haunted House
mekulmeshkenova, Jul 2019
Montego Bay City tour & White Witch Of Rose Hall Haunted mansion Tour
Overall the trip was a neat, safe way to see downtown Montego Bay.
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Absolutely MAGICAL!
Malinda P, Apr 2019
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary & City Highlights plus Shopping from Montego Bay
We got to see a middle-income neighbourhood, downtown, markets, historical sites, a church, and a historical hotel overlooking the entire city.
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Fantastic Day!
Annette H, Aug 2018
Private and Customized Montego Bay Day Tour
We had a few suggestions about things we wanted to see and do, and Neico filled in the empty spaces....
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Keith K, Feb 2016
Green Grotto Caves plus Dunn's River Falls Combo
We stopped several times for pictures of waterfalls and stopped at the same place we had brunch for lunch--only 90 minutes later.
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This is a great combo tour to do in...
Etleva M, Sep 2017
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
The jump at the secret Falls was very challenging, and be prepare to exercise your jumping skills.
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Adrian was a fantastic tour guide...
Darius D, Apr 2018
Private Tour to Blue Hole / Secret Falls - Entrance Included - Cold A/C- 5 stars
While the water clarity at the Blue Hole wasn't the best due to recent rains, it was still an amazing experience enjoying the waterfalls.
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Booked a tour to the blue hole from...
sandboxnikki, Mar 2018
Blue Hole and River Tubing from Montego Bay
And it was far less crowded than Dunns river falls.

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