MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA USE PROMO CODE: GPSMITHJG
MONTEGO BAY Known fondly as MoBay, Montego Bay is the second-largest city in Jamaica and the country’s lively epicenter of tourism: Cruise ships frequent its port, and many of the visitors who arrive in Jamaica by plane land just east of Montego Bay at the Sangster International Airport. The waterfront is lined with white-sand beaches, hotels and elegant resorts. Its main attractions include championship golf courses, excellent beaches, the Montego Bay Marine Park and some classic Georgian architecture downtown. Gloucester Avenue, known locally as the Hip Strip, parallels the shore and is the commercial tourist hub. Because it’s a much larger city than Jamaica’s other tourist areas, Montego Bay offers more in the way of sightseeing, shopping and nightlife. HIGHLIGHTS Sights—Snorkeling and diving at Montego Bay Marine Park; visiting Dolphin Cove Negril in Lucea to become a dolphin trainer for a day. Museums—Rose Hall Great House, recalling the historic significance of the plantation-slave era; Croydon Plantation, granting a latter-day perspective on the workings of a modern sugar plantation. Memorable Meals—Nouvelle cuisine at the Houseboat Grill International Restaurant; mouth-searing jerk chicken, pork or fish at Scotchies. Late Night—Nonstop partying on the Hip Strip; letting your hair down at Margaritaville; the Monday-night street party on Gloucester Avenue; jazz and drinks at Blue Beat on the Hip Strip. Walks—The historic downtown, with its colorful, bustling life, Sam Sharpe Square, St. James Parish Church and the craft market. Especially for Kids—Go-karts and safe swimming at AquaSol Theme Park; exploring the undersea world aboard a semisubmarine with bubble-dome windows.