Montego Bay, commonly referred to as MoBay, is the second largest city in the island nation Jamaica, a member of the British Commonwealth. Montego Bay is the capital of St. James Parish, one of the 14 parishes in Jamaica.
Popular Vacation Hotspots
Montego Bay is a tourist destination with hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, duty free shopping, a cruise line terminal and several beaches. The city is backed by picturesque low mountains.
Top Tourist Attractions In Montego Bay (MBJ)
Doctor's Cave Beach
At Doctor's Cave Beach and Bathing Club, white sands fringe clear, calm waters that some believe are fed by mineral springs. In the early 1920s a famous British osteopath declared that the water had curative powers after swimming here - a claim which helped shape the future of Montego Bay by luring visitors from around the world.
Rose Hall Great House
Overlooking the ocean, about 20 minutes from Montego Bay, Rose Hall Great House is a restored plantation home built in 1770. According to legend, Annie Palmer (the White Witch of Rose Hall) ruled here with cruelty and possessed black magic powers that would eventually seal her husband's grim fate.
Also known as the "Hip Strip", Gloucester Avenue is a trendy section of Montego Bay. Located near Doctor's Cave Beach, the street is lined with art galleries, cafés, and shops.
Bellefield Great House and Gardens
The Bellefield Great House and Gardens is a restored mansion in Montego Bay that reflects the lifestyle of the 18th-century plantations. Visitors here can tour the original sugar mill and the antique-filled Great House and enjoy beautiful views of the tropical gardens.
Zipline Adventure Tours
Zipline Adventure Tours is a popular attraction for adventure seekers. Guests venture into the mountains on an off-roading adventure in a 6X6 Pinzgauer.
Croydon in the Mountains
Tucked in the foothills of the Catadupa Mountains, Croydon in the Mountains is a 132-acre working plantation with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The plantation's main crops are coffee, pineapples, plantains, and citrus, and the plantation also produces honey.
Martha Brae River
Rafting the Martha Brae is one of Montego Bay's most popular tourist attractions. At Martha Brae Rafter's Village, guests can drift down five kilometers of the river on bamboo rafts poled by local guides.
Sam Sharpe Square
The central feature of Montego Bay, Sam Sharpe Square commemorates Sharpe, a slave and local Baptist deacon who advocated passive resistance to force the planters to comply with emancipation.
Greenwood Great House
Nestled in the hills a few miles off the highway, Greenwood Great House was once owned by the family of famous English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The antique-filled home is more than 200 years old and is one of the best-preserved great houses in Jamaica.
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
At Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, visitors can view, photograph, and hand-feed exotic and endemic species of birds. Upon arrival, guests are provided with a bottle of nectar and hummingbirds quickly descend to outstretched arms. Look for Jamaica's national bird, the regal long-tailed Doctor Bird.
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