Ranking as Jamaica’s second largest city, Montego Bay is the most popular of the island’s tourist regions. Rich in a history that encompasses grand stories of Spanish conquistadors, expansive sugar plantations, and infamous slave uprisings, this city’s notorious past is kept alive by the relics scattered throughout the town. Water sports enthusiasts who enjoy scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, sport fishing and sailing flock to the warm Caribbean waters of Montego Bay. Gloucester Avenue, known as the “Hip Strip" welcomes shoppers to its duty-free shops, souvenir stands, lively restaurants and bars. Here, visitors can relax to the laid back sounds of Jimmy Buffet, while enjoying delicious food amidst an exciting atmosphere. Lively, beautiful and exciting, Montego Bay provides pleasures for all, whether you are a gourmet or golfer. For those interested in architecture, a visit to the coastal town of Falmouth is well worthwhile. Founded by the great grandfather of British Poet Elizabeth Barret Browning, Falmouth became known as the “Paris of the Indies" for its opulence. A walking tour of the town will reveal the treasures of its 19th century Georgian architecture.
English and Jamaican patois
Jamaican dollar is the local currency, but the US dollar is widely accepted
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
On the island’s Northwest coast