Montego Bay Travel Guide

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Montego Bay Things to Do

  • Doctor's Cave Club

    This beach club is just what the doctor ordered...seriously...some docter liked the place so much he bought it and then donated it back to the city of Montego Bay. And after spending three days relaxing at the said beach club I can understand why. With its well maintained beach and its perfectly still turquoise waters Doctor's Cave is the best non...

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  • Dunn River Falls

    While its possible to fritter all of your time away on the white sand beaches of Jamiaca with the cool turquoise water lapping gently at your feet, there are other options. Seriously. There is a place where the fresh rain water cascades down stone terraces that cut right through the dense Jamaican rainforest and empties out into the Carribean. Its...

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  • Rose Hall Great House

    This is supposed to be the haunted house of Jamaica. Rose Hall was built by a wealthy Englishman in 1750. Annie Palmer is said to have practiced voodoo and had three husbands who all died under mysterious circumstances. I dont know how much is true because somewhere else I read that she was just a very unlucky person. It is also said that she was...

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  • Tourist hangout

    Why anybody would want to listen to Jimmy Buffet in Jamaica is past me---give me Bob, Jimmy, Jacob and Burning Spear! Anyways, looks like it might be a fun place if you were stuck in Mobay----lots of water toys for its guests.....- red stripe

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  • good stop on the way to Negril

    On the way out of Mobay, stop at Jerky's for a jerk chicken wrap to go and have a cold red stripe while they make it up----the bar is to the left, the grill to the right---$6-7 for a delicious chicken wrap and not too long a wait---- chicken wrap

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  • Try Pier One!

    This was one of the few gleaming experiences from our trip. The food was amazing, the seafood was fresh, the ambiance was romantic, the service was excellent, and the prices were very resasonable. Anything seafood, but particularly the lobster. The lobster was incredible!!! It was succulent, slightly sweet and creamy, incredibly fresh, and amazing...

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Montego Bay Nightlife

  • NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT

    Another thing I liked about the Sunspree was the NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT they offered and since the resort is very family oriented, most shows always included the children there. My favourite night was when they had a troupe of young people playing the Bongos with some very talented dancers, dancing to the beat of the bongos.Another night they...

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  • Reggae show

    The Royal Decameron has a nightly Reggae show for the guests. Most nights, a house band performs but on Sunday nights top local bands are brought in to perform.

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  • Jimmy Buffet

    Magaritaville is both a restaurant and bar featuring Jimmy Buffett's music. The whole thing is quite an experience. A slide and a swimming pool are behind the said establishment.

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Montego Bay Transportation

  • Ken's Jamaica Dream Vacation Best Tour...

    I used Ken with a group of 9 from May 10 -17 for all of our excursions, and now I won't tour with anyone else in Jamaica! My wife, who was planning our wedding in Jamaica, found him on trip advisor through a review of our resort, and he was so highly recommended that we only wanted to travel around the island with him. She then tortured him with a...

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  • Ken's Jamaica Dream Vacation is...

    Ken's Jamaica Dream Vacation is the best! It's the personal touch he gives to all of his private tours at competitive prices too! We were in Jamaica from May 10-17 and planned 4 excursions through Ken. When we first started emailing Ken, we were trying to get the most bang for our bucks. We had no idea what an incredible person he was! He can do...

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  • Great Guide In Jamaica!!!

    Lindsay Mcfarlane is the best driver/guide I've ever had. My wife and I recently got back from our wedding in Montigo Bay a couple weeks ago. Lindsay took us practically whereever we wanted to go. He is very knowledgable about the island and offers so much wisdom. He even, cooked an authentic Jamaican meal for us which he named "coconut fish." He...

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Montego Bay Shopping

  • Best deal we found on coffee (but not...

    This is where we found the best price on blue mountain coffee...$13 per pound. It's a great thing to bring home from Jamaica, as the price in Canada is far far higher! And it's best to buy it in the Mo Bay shops because the price at the airport duty free shop is almost double at $25 per pound!We also bought a 750 ml bottle of 12yr Appleton Rum for...

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  • Montego Bay Shopping

    We just returned from Montego Bay on 11-1-10. We found a great shop across from the Holiday Inn Sunspree. Little Jamaica Gift shop #15 in the Holiday Shopping Centre. Carissa an Kim were the sales people. They had a large array of gifts, souveniers and spices. They id not hassle us to buy and were not aggressive. They told us that they unerstand...

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  • Montego Bay shopping shuttle

    We finally made it into Montego Bay on our 5th trip to the area, our hotel had a twice daily shopping shuttle that stopped at four different places to shop. The 1st stop was a shop along the hip strip with the usual assortment of tshirts and trinkets, the 2nd stop was at a duty free store so we asked the driver if he could take us to downtown so we...

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Montego Bay Local Customs

  • PINA COLADAS

    My favourite cocktail drink was a PINA COLADA and they made wonderful ones here at the Holiday Inn Sunspree.The cocktail consists of rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served with blended ice, like a slushie -- mmm!Holiday Inn Bars:Lobby Bar - Pic #2Barefoot Bar & Grill - Pic # 3 & #4Jerk Hut & Bar - Pic #5Big Smaddy Bar-...

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  • Take a swim

    You must take a swim in the water here, it is sooo warm with no waves. The Jamaican say the waters are healing, so I thought I'd give it a try, you know what, it helped my back trouble and I felt like I hadn't felt in years, made me want to move there!

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  • Don't be seduced into forming...

    Don't be seduced into forming an orderly queue... you will find you are somehow always at the back... you have to get tough, only the strong survive :-)

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Montego Bay Warnings and Dangers

  • jamaica not so good timwa

    if you going for a party, the weed is dirt, your better off going for rum and yayo, if yay isnt your thing then do some "white water" tubing. its a great time. they charge 5$ a red stripe in the middle of the forrest....

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  • Hire a driver and avoid any problems

    I went to Montego Bay for a conference this month. I stayed at the Hilton Rose Hall resort. You are very safe at the resort, but you won't really see Jamaica. It's really not a good idea to venture off on your own.To get out and about, it's best to hire a driver who not only will show you the sights, but keep you safe. I contacted Lindsay McFarlane...

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  • Jamaica. Sketch!! Keep cash on you!

    Do not keep your money or valuables in the hotel safe. My fiancee and I had our money slowly taken out from the safe night by night by housekeeping at Secrets St. James. It was unfortunate that we didn't realize this till later on in the trip. Your cash will be safer on your person, as long as you don't end up somewhere sketch in Jamaica by...

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Montego Bay Tourist Traps

  • Wasting (time and money) away in...

    Jimmy Buffet is to be congratulated. On the strength of one average pop song, he has absolutely taken over the tourist north coast of Jamaica. Margaritaville is everywhere - two in Sangster airport, MoBay, Ocho Rios and Negril. You cannot avoid the advertising for Margaritaville - it is everywhere, as are marketing outlets. I went to the one in...

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  • The Craft Market...STAY WITH YOUR...

    On our second cruise to Jamaica, we decided we wanted to shop at the Craft Market so the tour bus driver let us off & didn't come back for a couple of hours. Somewhere along the way into the Craft Market, the vendors seperated my husband & I. I kept looking for him but the different shop owners would say, "He's OK..see, he's over there. He was...

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  • What?

    for a few jamaican dollars you can refresh yourself. by the way, you have to know that street sellers and taxi drivers have a local price, and a tourist price. you can pretend being an experienced tourist and pay, almost, the local price. the first thing you need is the jamaican money. only first time tourists pay with us money. the second thing...

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Montego Bay What to Pack

  • Packing for a beach vacation

    Bring a waterproof beach bag if you are going out on the water, things get wet when you are on a boat If you are planning on visiting any of the falls or wading out into the water (lots of sea urchins-ouch!), a pair of aqua shoes is a good investment. I saw lots of people wearing their tennis shoes which I assume would stay wet for the rest of the...

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  • Too many clothes

    Bathingsuits,cover-ups ,matching sandles or flip flops , matching beach bags I brought a whole 26 inch suitcase home with all clean clothes - never worn lol lol oh well will know better next time a couple of short outfits maybe a summer dress or two , and remember just because they make it in your size doesn't mean you should wear it band-aides (...

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  • Sun tan Lotion

    SUN TAN LOTION, the sun is killer here, we went to a tanning place for 1 month before going here to prepare our skin. SPF48 you will still get a tan. Camera is a must along wit hrechargable batteries & charger, ( Batteries are very expensive in Jamaica ) Suggest a laptop computer if you can, so you can download your photos to take more!

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Montego Bay Off The Beaten Path

  • "Down The Way, Up The Slopes...No...

    Just returned home after a short 5 days stay in Montego Bay, Jamaica. First time there, stayed at the all inclusive "Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Hotel & Spa" with a group of 200 plus women from all over the United States (attending the For Women's Only ( FWO) conference. I say that we were off the beaten path because of the 45 minutes to one hour...

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  • Martha Brae

    This was the choice for our "mandatory" experience in a bamboo raft down a river. There are many other alternatives locally announced in the hotels, and they may be better than this - we had a calm descent for about 45 minutes, in what turned almost in a "botanical parade". Nice, calm, relaxing, but without the touch of emotion providing by a...

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  • Chuka Blue Horse Back Riding

    This is kind of an off the beaten path but you must try this! Not for the handicapped, or old broken people. This is a long ride and could make you stiff if you haven't jumped on a horse and ridden 2 1/2 hours through the tropical hills and rain forrest, ruins, villiage, beach (complete with wet in ocean ride). You get your money's worth and then...

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Montego Bay Sports & Outdoors

  • ACTIVITIES AT HOLIDAY INN SUNSPREE

    The Holiday Inn Sunspree offered many activities including non-motorized water sports such as paddle boats, snorkeling, kayaking and Hobie Cat Catamaran rides. Also offers tennis, volleyball, basketball and mini-golf.Every morning there is water aerobic exercises in the pool area and also water volleyball games.Hans went snorkeling (mask and...

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  • Snorkaling

    If you don't mind using other persons snorkeling gear you can see some great fish out by the dock.There are no time limits on how long you can use their snorkeling gear like some resorts I have went to, but I would just bring your own if you have it.They dip the mouth tubs in blue like water. Not sure what or how good they are cleaned. We used them...

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  • SAILING IN THE CARIBBEAN

    If you go to Jamaica or the Caribbean you have to go sailing there , even if you have never sailed before.Not the little dingies close to shore but a big boat , say 12 meters or greater, and far enough out to sea that you are in the big waves.If your hotel/resort does not have the big boats you should be able to rent a skippered boat nearby. Go...

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Montego Bay Favorites

  • SWIMMING POOLS AT SUNSPREE

    There's a pool for everyone at Sunspree. There is the "Adults Only" Pool at the end of the complex. There's a sort of "Lazy River" joining the main pool and the Kiddies Pool. I don't usually swim in resort pools as I enjoy the beach better. Also at the Main Pool, activities such as water aerobics, pool volleyball and lots of water games were...

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  • WHITE SAND BEACHES

    The %WHITE SAND BEACHES% at Montego Bay are absolutely beautiful with crystal clear waters. They take on a wonderful turquoise colour. Near the shore you can see clearly to the bottom. You can even see tropical fish in all sorts of shapes and colors, swimming around.

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  • Tipping

    Tipping is widely expected in Jamaica, for everyone from the shuttle drivers from the airport, to people leading excursions, taxi drivers, you name it everyone has their hand out and they are not shy about it. They announce it on signs in the bus ("tipping is customary"), by reminding you throughout the journey that they are only working for tips...

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