Montego Bay is locally called as MoBay and fourth largest urban area by population in Jamaica after Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore. Enclosed in a watershed the city is a popular tourist destination featuring beaches, resorts, cruise line terminal and also duty-free shopping.
The city is served by Sir Donald Sangster International Airport, largest airport in Jamaica and busiest in English-speaking Caribbean. It connect the island with United States, South America, United Kingdom and Europe through several North American and European airlines.
A freeport was built in the 1960s and transportation is available from the terminal building, which is supervised by the Jamaica Tourist Board. It is 3km south of town. Tourists can reach through taxis or shuttle bus service.
The disused Montego Bay railway station was once served by the Kingston to Montego Bay main line. It was opened in 1894 and closed in 1992 when passenger traffic abruptly ceased on Jamaica’s railways.
Two lines of North Coast Highway runs through Montego Bay in each direction.
Even though Montego Bay is relatively a safe city, but it is always recommended to stay in groups and also stick to tourist areas. Try not to visit rural areas as those are dangerous. Undoubtedly the Jamaicans are friendly people, but remain cautious and alert from people who come out of other way to say hello. They may recommend you a restaurant or offer to show you around, but may ask you money in return.
Prostitution is prevalent at night on the Hip Strip, back streets and at sketchy bars. Simply say “no thank you” and walk away. They will move to other person.
Buying and using drug is illegal in entire Jamaica. Don’t be surprised if you are offered weed as there’s a demand for it by travelers.
Doctor’s Cave beach club – It is one of the most popular beaches in the city for decades because of its crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sand.
White Witch of Rose Hall – It is said the spirit of “Annie Palmer” haunts grounds of Rose Hall Plantation. She was wife of owner of Rose Hall Plantation, John Palmer.
Rose Hall – It is a Georgian mansion in the city and known for the legend of White Witch of Rose Hall.
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary – Tourists can feed thousands of birds here in the tranquil garden of a cozy cottage. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dead End Beach – It is located in the Kent Avenue of the city.
The other places of interest in Montego Bay are Aqua Sol Theme Park, Rohal Decameron Cornwall Beach, Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tours, Mosino, John’s Hall Close, Montego Bay Cultural Centre (also known as Civic Centre), Fresh Bread Ministries International, One Man Beach, Fort Montego, Dump-Up Beach and Events Park, Montego Bay Civic Centre, Jamaica Land of Film Tour, The Dome, Old Hospital Park, Saint Paul’s United Church, Ras natango Gallery and garden, Mahee Bay and Maxwell Hall.