Montego Bay Travel Guide

  • Montego Bay: from the airport to the beach in less than 20 minutes

    Montego Bay, Jamaica’s main tourist town, is located on the Caribbean Sea. After a direct flight, visitors discover its white-sand beaches and its dream climate. The city is full of things to do and see, including a luminous lagoon surrounded by captivatingly coloured mangroves.

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  • All kinds of shopping

    Montego Bay is known for affordable artisan markets and a very popular duty-free zone. featuring more posh boutiques. For more chic shops, eager consumers can take a trip a little farther west to Ocho Rios.

  • Wildlife parks for the family

    Near Montego Bay, families can enjoy a number of natural and wildlife parks, home to tropical and medicinal plants (aloe, mint, etc…), as well as exotic birds and animals.

  • Local cuisine

    Montego Bay is overflowing with international and local restaurants. Hungry tourists should try one of the local specialties, like jerk meats and dishes made with Jamaican spices—preferably with Jamaican rum on the side.

  • Rivers, jeep safaris and golf

    Thrill-seekers can go river rafting or tubing; and can also go exploring inland on a jeep safari to see the local culture and Jamaican nature pass before their eyes. Travellers can find more than 12 golf courses around Montego Bay, including Rose Hall Plantation, to the great delight of players!
  • Music, culture and colonialism

    It’s impossible to think of Jamaica without thinking of music. In Montego Bay, clubs and discos are popular and offer different kinds of entertainment (reggae, jazz, theatre, etc…). By day, a visit to one of the many sugar cane plantations teaches visitors more about the history of the country.

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Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean
Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

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