Affectionately known as the second city, Montego Bay is the capital of St. James, one of the country’s fourteen parishes. Birthplace of Sam Sharp, one of Jamaica’s national heroes, Montego Bay boasts a rich historical heritage that is reflected in its architecture, atmosphere and people. Home to the world’s largest reggae show, Reggae Sumfest and one of the country’s two international airports, Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay is destined to be your perfect vacation spot.
Richly endowed with white sand beaches like Sandals, Holiday Inn, Aqua Sol and The Ritz Carlton, Montego Bay offers the best avenue to relax when you are on the island on vacation or just visiting for business. The ease and convenience of shopping at the Craft Village and variety of shopping centers makes taking home a souvenir of your visit to the beautiful land of the plot and water a delight.
The nightlife in the second city will leave even its locals speechless; with clubs like Margaritaville, The Brewery and of course “Pier Pressure” at Pier One on Fridays, along with a delicious mix of other clubs that will have you screaming like you’re at a rock concert.
Hungry? Well why wait? The city is home to sumptuous and spicy Jamaican Chicken and Jamaican Pork which can be had at Scotchie’s, Jerky’s or The Pork Pit. Do you need fast food? “No problem” have it your way at Burger King with four locations in the city and if your craving is just fried chicken that will make you say scrumptious then KFC is just what the doctor ordered with 2 locations in the city.
Do you need a good dinner? Yes man! We also have that. Take the family or a group of friends to The Pelican or Nyam N Jam, where there are a variety of foods, both international and local, that will leave you satisfied and possibly lose yourself in the splendor of the island.
dishes to order
Ackee and Saltfish (National Dish)
Chicken curry and white rice
Goat curry and white rice
Roasted Breadfruit with Chicken Curry
The hip strip
Known by locals as the street that never sleeps, Glouster Avenue is affectionately called the “Hip Strip”, it is the best place to hang out in Montego Bay. Whether for accommodation, leisure, dining, shopping, gaming or just sightseeing. The Hip Strip offers something for all its visitors. During the day, with temperatures of 96 degrees Celsius in the shade, the Hip Strip offers water sports at Magaritaville and Aqua Sol Theme Park, and if you’re really hot, go swimming at Doctor’s Cave Beach. The Hip Strip also offers a panoramic view of the ocean as you sit back and watch the sun leave traces in the sky. In the evenings, get your groove on at Margaritaville or at the Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, where you’ll be entertained by a variety of music from Dancehall to Regggae to Soca that will have you dancing all night.
sites to see
Great Rosehall House
The Civic Center
Sam Sharp Square