Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second city in size and importance, but it is the island’s tourism capital. It boasts the most hotel accommodation; transportation facilities and is, in fact, a cosmopolitan holiday centre, offering a wide choice of amenities.
Montego Bay boasts a wide selection of accommodation, from the older, well-established luxury hotels and the newer all-inclusive hotels to the many small and much more intimate places. Villas await those who want to get away and do their own thing.
Montego Bay is divided into three fairly distinct parts. There is the city itself with its crowded streets, there is the “hotel area” which is the mile-and-a-half strip running from the town, past the celebrated Doctor’s Cave Beach and out to the Dead End Bar, thirdly, there are the outlying hotels and villas on beaches or hillsides. Montego Bay is also famous for the Rose Hall Great house which is known to be haunted by the White Witch of Rose Hall.
City streets are crowded, colourful and lively. Country folk flock in to visit markets, shops and banks. Guests from hotels and cruise ships make their way to in-bond shops and Craft Markets.
Montego Bay is brimming with natural beauty and is easy to get to by sea and by air, making it one of the top tourist destinations in Jamaica and anywhere in the Caribbean. Located in northwest Jamaica in Cornwall County, the city is less than two hours by car from the towns of Negril, Falmouth, and Ocho Rios.