Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Cruise to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Known as MoBay to locals, Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second-largest city and its top destination. Blending big city bustle with secluded natural wonder, it offers some of the island’s best beaches, bars and shopping. Cruise to Montego Bay and sample some delicious jerk cooking at a trendy eatery on the Hip Strip before teeing off at a world-class championship golf course. Or sync your mind with island time on a secluded stretch of white-sand beach. And if you venture into the rainforest, you’ll find no shortage of tumbling waterfalls to wade through. The best part? Montego Bay is only 20 minutes west of Falmouth.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Jamaican Dollar (JMD), U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Montego Bay

Waterfront houses on Doctor's Cave Beach, in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica, Doctor's Cave Beach Waterfront Houses

Doctor's Orders

Doctor's Orders

For some uninterrupted relaxation, check out Doctor’s Cave Beach. It’s one of the island’s most picturesque shorelines and a great spot to go snorkeling.

Vantage point for a waterside street view of Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica, Waterside Street Aerial View

The Hip Strip

The Hip Strip

Wander along Montego Bay’s Gloucester Avenue, nicknamed the Hip Strip, and you’ll find some of the city’s trendiest shops, restaurants and bars.

White Witch of Rose Hall legend, mansion in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica, Haunted Rose Hall White Witch

Rest In Paradise

Visit the Georgian-style Rose Hall Great House and try to spot the ghost of its former owner, Annie Palmer. Known as White Witch of Rose Hall, her story has attracted film crews and ghost hunters for decades.

Gourmet Jamaican Jerk Chicken marinated with hot spices

Montego Bay, Jamaica, Jerk Chicken Drumstick

Local Cuisine

Jamaica’s culinary claim to fame is its jerk cooking. Try some dry-rubbed jerk chicken or pork, or order some signature Jamaican patties for a spicy afternoon snack. If you need a pick-me-up, try a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. A bit of locally distilled rum from the Appleton Estate never hurts either.

Souvenir stand with Jamaican merchandise in Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica, Merchant Kiosk

Shopping

You’ll find the best duty-free shopping in Jamaica at The Shoppes at Rose Hall, which offers everything from luxury goods and designer jewelry to island crafts and souvenirs.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Shore excursions are the best way to explore sites outside of Montego Bay.
2 If you need to take a taxi, look for cars with JTB decals— they’re authorized by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

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