This charming port of call can be found on the northwest coast of Jamaica and remains to this day one of the islands most popular resorts. The beaches here are absolutely breath taking and when combined with a dip in the cooling waters, the wondrous Montego Bay epitomises the true meaning of a Caribbean escape. Here passengers will also love the fantastic choice of duty free shopping. Not only do you have this right on your doorstep when you step foot ashore but Montego Bay is also notably renowned for being the gateway to many other attractions in the area, particularly for sightseeing.
Head further afield and take in the famed house of Rose Hall, also known as ‘The White Witch’, the former home of Annie Palmer that is rumoured to be haunted by her ghost. Step back in time and take a tour of the house and grounds, and allow the hosts to fill you with eerie stories and mystery that swirls around Annie Palmer. During your time in Montego Bay there’s also the chance for you to see Greenwood House, often described as being as being one of the greatest antique museums throughout the entire Caribbean. For natural beauty there is also the chance to see the magical sight of the Dunn’s River Falls, though this journey means heading further afield to Ocho Rios, which will approximately take few hours to get to, but the spectacular sight is definitely worth the wait.
For beach lovers head to Doctor’s Cave Beach, undoubtedly one of the best here and perfect for spending the day in style. The glistening waters shimmer off the low mountainous regions set in the backdrop to create a real sun worshipper’s paradise. Another fabulous beach scene is Negril Beach with its 7-mile stretch of glorious sands where you can cool down and idle an afternoon away. Close by there is also the chance to take a raft ride down the Martha Brae River. Your guide will gently glide you downstream on a 30-foot bamboo raft, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of the lush green banks. Your guide will also fill your tour with tales about ‘The Legend of Martha Brae’, an Arawak Indian girl who was said to have supernatural powers. Alternatively, you could enjoy a spot of tubing just three miles further away along the Great River combining a thrilling experience with wonderful natural beauty sightseeing, including the exquisite coconut groves.
If you’re looking for a day of blissful indulgence, then Montego Bay has everything you could possibly hope for with idyllic tropical weather, sandy hotspots, reggae music and fruity cocktails to match.