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What to Do in Montego Bay: Must See Attractions

Montego Bay Attractions

Montego Bay, Jamaica is a vacation destination for people who want to have an adventure in the midst of paradise. There are a wide variety of attractions in Montego Bay catering to the active and adventurous traveler. From scenic beach views to secluded tropical places, explore what’s on the map on your next Montego Bay vacation.

A must see attraction for any tourist traveling to Montego Bay is the beach. There are a number of beaches you can explore - each with its own benefits. Cornwall Beach is a popular place for swimming and relaxing on the white sandy beach. Doctor's Cave Beach is smaller, but also offers you the chance to spend some time in the crystal blue waters. If you are traveling with your family, Walter Fletcher Beach is great for kids.

You can also find a variety of top adventure things to do in Montego Bay right near the water. If you are an avid diver, the best spot in Montego Bay to dive is Widowmaker's Cave. This underwater cave lets your experience the local marine life. Water sports such as parasailing and jetskiing are also available. If you want to have fun with the beach in view, you can also spend the afternoon at Aquasol Beach Park.

When you want to learn more about the local history, there are a number of Montego Bay excursions you can take to give you the highlights of the city. These Montego Bay tours often include such historical sites as the Croydon Plantation, Rose Hall Great House, Greenwood Great House, and other sites that tell the story of Montego Bay.

If you like nature, there are also many Montego Bay activities to let you experience the best nature spots the city has to offer. The Montego Bay Marine Park lets you explore the native marine life of the area. Horseback riding is also available so you can tour the beaches and nearby riding trails. No matter what your interests are, Montego Bay has attractions for everyone.

Things to Do in Montego Bay with Kids

Montego Bay is an excellent place for a family vacation. Bring the youngsters along and try these popular family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Montego Bay

Some say the best things in life are free. Be sure to visit the following around Montego Bay:

Creek Dome - Wander around this historic attraction and find out a few secrets from times past.

Sam Sharpe Square - This is a thriving location where you can soak in the vibe and feel the rhythm of local life.

Harbour Street Craft Market - Well known among local residents, this place is worth checking out.

Burchell Memorial Baptist Church - Stop for some quiet contemplation and discover a few things about this site's spiritual significance.

Dump-Up Beach and Events Park - Skip rocks across the water's surface, catch a sunset or simply appreciate the views from the shore.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Montego Bay

River Oaks

While there might not be top attractions in River Oaks, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Mahogany Beach and White River Reggae Park.

Coral Gardens

While there might not be top attractions in Coral Gardens, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Montego Bay Marine Park and AquaSol Theme Park.

New Buckfield

While there might not be top attractions in New Buckfield, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Mahogany Beach and Turtle River Park.

Mango Walk

Though Mango Walk might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Hip Strip and Dead End Beach.

Northern Estates

While there might not be top attractions in Northern Estates, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Rose Hall Great House and Half Moon Golf Course.

White House

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in White House and surrounding area, you can visit Dead End Beach and Hip Strip.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Montego Bay on a sunny day?

What to do in Montego Bay on a rainy day?

What is Montego Bay famous for?

Get a family happy snap at Dunn's River Falls — it's a big-name attraction.

What should I not miss in Montego Bay?

If you want to experience the best of this destination, slot these attractions into your schedule:

  • Dolphin Cove
  • Turtle Beach
  • Green Grotto Caves
  • Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

Are there cheap things to do in Montego Bay?

What can you do in Montego Bay for free?

You could store your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions won't cost you a cent:

  • Turtle Beach
  • Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal
  • James Bond Beach
  • Mahogany Beach