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Montego Bay

Country
Jamaica
State
Parish of Saint James
City
Montego Bay
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Montego Bay is served by Jamaica's largest airport, the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport.Air Jamaica and several North American and European airlines run their Caribbean hub in "MoBay" (Sangster International Airport) connecting the island with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.The southern U.S. city of Miami can be reached within 70 minutes.The southern U.S. cities of Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, and Tampa can be reached by nonstop flights in less than three hours.Other locations like Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago can be reached in under four hours.

By Train

The now disused Montego Bay railway station served the Kingston to Montego Bay main line.The station opened 1894 and closed in October 1992 when all passenger traffic on Jamaica's railways abruptly ceased.

By Road

Montego Bay is on the main A1 (Kingston to Lucea) road and the B15 (Montego Bay to Falmouth) road.It is well served by buses, mini buses and taxis, which operate from the Montego Bay Transport Centre.

By Ferries

There is a free port and cruise line terminal on a man-made peninsula jutting into the bay.Montego Freeport, built in the 1960s on what was called the Bogue Islands, is the port of Montego Bay.The Montego Freeport terminal consists of five primary berths two of which are dedicated exclusively for cruise shipping.There is a telecommunications centre for cruise passengers (and crew), snack and refreshment stand.Transportation is available from the terminal building, supervised by the Jamaica Tourist Board, which also maintains a visitor information booth. Montego Freeport is about 3km south of town. Taxis to downtown MoBay cost about USD 10.Shuttle bus service from the cruise ship pier to downtown City Centre Shopping Mall for USD 2.-per person each way.

Key places to visit
Dunn’s River Falls & Park, Montego Bay shopping center, Doctor's Cave Beach, White Witch of Rose Hall


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Places to Visit

Dunn’s River Falls & Park

Dunn's River Falls & Park comes to mind which is located in Ochos Rios that is about two hours from Montego Bay by taxi cab.There are four rivers combined into one unending flow of rapid descent that drains directly into the Caribbean Sea.Adventurous tourist can climb the falls by forming a human chain led by an experienced Dunn’s river falls guide.Adults USD 15 Children (2-11 years old) USD 12.

Montego Bay shopping center

You can find more reasonably priced souvenirs, and eat some real native Jamaican food.A traveler can find really great deals on gourmet coffee in which is produced right on the island, and Jamaican spices, art and scented body oils.You can get there by taxi or local shuttle.

Doctor's Cave Beach

has been one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica for nearly a century.It is noted for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and near-white sand. Its sheltered location provides calm waters encouraging even the most diffident swimmers to practice safely.As well as for members, the beach is open to the public (entry J$450/USD 5).Chairs, umbrellas, and snorkel gear are available for rent (J$450/USD 5 each).The beach can get crowded in season, but out of season its peace is only disturbed by the chant of holidaymakers undergoing organised games in the adjacent Breezes Hotel property some 200 m away.

White Witch of Rose Hall

Rose Hall is widely regarded to be a visually impressive house and the most famous of the Great Houses in Jamaica.It is a Georgian mansion with a stone base and a plastered upper story, high on the hillside, with a panorama view over the coast. Built in the 1770s, Rose Hall was restored in the 1960s to its former splendor, with mahogany floors, interior windows and doorways, paneling and wooden ceilings.It is decorated with silk wallpaper printed with palms and birds, ornamented with chandeliers and furnished with mostly European antiques.There is a bar downstairs and a restaurant. Presently, Rose Hall is a museum for tourists who wish to see where Annie Palmer ate, slept and also areas of the house where she is said to haunt.Possible areas where the murders took place, e.g in her bedroom where she suffocated one of her lovers with a pillow. But the investigators of Ghost Hunters did not find any paranormal clues.

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