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 who is one of Jamaica’s national heroes, Montego Bay boasts a rich historical heritage which is reflected in its architecture, atmosphere and people. Home of the Greatest Reggae show on earth, Reggae Sumfest and one of the country’s two international airports, The Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay is destined to be your perfect vacation spot.
Richly endowed with white sand beaches such as Sandals, Holiday Inn, Aqua Sol and The Ritz Carlton, Montego Bay offers the ultimate avenue for relaxation when in the island on vacation or just visiting on business. The ease and convenience of shopping at the craft village and the variety of shopping centers makes bringing home a souvenir of your visit to the beautiful land of woof and water a joy.
Nightlife in the second city will leave even its locals in awe; with clubs such as Margaritaville, The Brewery and of course “Pier Pressure” at Pier One on Fridays, along with a delightful blend of other clubs that are guaranteed to have you screaming as if you were at a rock concert.
Hungry? Well why wait? The city is home to sumptuous and spicy jerk chicken and jerk pork which can be had at Scotchie’s, Jerky’s or The Pork Pit. Need fast food? “No problem” have it your way right a way at Burger King with four locations in the city and if your crave is just for fried chicken that will make you say “finger lickin good” then KFC is just what the doctor ordered with 2 locations in the city.
Need fine dinning? Yeah man! We have that too. Take the family or a group of friends to The Pelican or Nyam N Jam where there is a variety of meals to be had, both international and local that will have you over indulging and possibly have you lost in island splendor.
Dishes to Order
Ackee and saltfish (National dish)
Curry chicken and white rice
Curry Goat and white rice
Roasted Breadfruit with Curried Chicken
The Hip Strip
Known by the locals as the street that never sleeps, Glouster Avenue is affectionately called the “Hip Strip”, is the ultimate hang out spot in Montego Bay. Whether for accommodations, leisure, dinning, shopping, gaming or just for site seeing. The Hip Strip offers something for all its visitors. In the daytime 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 for a swin at Doctor’s Cave Beach. The Hip Strip also offers a scenice view of the ocean while you chill out and watch the sun leave footprints across the sky. At nights, get your groove on at Margaritaville or the Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, where you are kept entertained by a variety of music which goes from Dancehall to Regggae and Soca, that will have you dancing all night.
Sites to See
Rosehall Great House
The Civic Centre
Sam Sharp Square