Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay (also known as Mo’Bay) is the capital of Jamaican tourism and Jamaica’s second-largest and most modern city. From Gloucester and Kent Avenues, there are superb views onto the clear Caribbean waters and the long reef protecting the bay. Most of the hotels are found on a strip of coastline about 2.4km long.
There are three main beaches: Doctor’s Cave Beach which has beautiful white sand, and where the exceptionally clear water is believed to be fed by mineral springs; Walter Fletcher Beach, nearest the center and a short walk from the Upper Deck Hotel; and Cornwall Beach, which is close to the local Tourist Board Office. A short way inland from the Bay is Rose Hall, a restored Great House on a sugar plantation.
Things to See & Do
* Doctor’s Cave beach
* Jungle tours
* Margaaritaville party bar
* Shopping in down town Montego Bay
* Water sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Jamaican Dollar (J$)
Language – English
Land Area – 11,000 sq km
Population – 2,652,689
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 876
Port Location – The Montego Bay pier and cruise terminal are just a few kilometres from downtown. Taxis are available right at the terminal.
Transport Links – Montego International airport is approximately 3km’s north of the city. Flights are available to and from London, New York and Los Angeles.
There is a reliable bus service in Montego Bay but taxis are the cheapest and quickest way of getting around. Cars are also available for hire. There is no rail service available.