What to do in Montego Bay

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Montego Bay featuring tropical scenes and general coastal views

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.

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What to do in Montego Bay

Free Things to Do in Montego Bay

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Creek Dome - You'll feel like you've been transported back in time while exploring this historic attraction.

Sam Sharpe Square - This bustling area is a popular rendezvous point for both locals and tourists.

Harbour Street Craft Market - Plan a visit and find out the significance of this place to the locals.

Burchell Memorial Baptist Church - Whether you're spiritual or not, this site is sure to inspire a sense of reverence.

Dump-Up Beach and Events Park - Go for a relaxing walk along the water's edge and maybe even stick a toe in.

Things to Do in Montego Bay with Kids

Montego Bay is a superb destination for a family break. Take the youngsters along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:


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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?
If it’s raining cats and dogs, these indoor activities will keep you occupied (and nice and dry!):

What is Montego Bay famous for?
Dunn’s River Falls is an icon of Montego Bay, so make it a priority to visit.
What should I not miss in Montego Bay?
Don’t venture home without checking off the following list of wonderful attractions:

  • 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?
Your vacation in Montego Bay doesn’t have to cost a fortune with free things like these to explore:

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

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