What to do in Montego Bay

Overview

Montego Bay - Jamaica Overview

 

Attractions

Croydon Plantation Tour

A coffee and pineapple plantation tour in Catadupta, Jamaica. Capture the true spirit of Jamaica by visiting the interior of the island for an exiting adventure as you journey into the majestic mountainous country where lush vegetation, wild flowers and trickling waterfalls await you.Learn More >.

 

Activities

 

Dining

Scotchies

At this most highly regarded "jerk pit", food is cooked in the traditional-style, on open-air barbeques over pimento wood. Spicy jerk chicken and pork are the specialties of Scotchies, but a milder jerk fish is also available, along with a ride range of side dishes such as festival, rice and peas, roast yam, breadfruit, potatoes and corn. Learn More >.

 

The Brewery

At this bar, you can order drinks, lunch and dinner while overlooking the ocean. On Friday and Saturday nights, they have disco nights, and the bar has karaoke on Thursday. Frommers Review >


The Pork Pit

Located in the heart of Montego Bay, near Walter Fletch Beach, this is one of the most famous and acclaimed places to go for jerk pork and chicken. A half-pound of jerk meat, served with a baked yam or baked potato and a bottle of Red Stripe, is usually enough for a meal. Read Reviews >.


Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

Hailed as the place to be on Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip,” Gloucester Avenue, Margaritaville is perfect for anyone looking for exciting entertainment, a lively, fun atmosphere, delicious food and fun concoctions. If you arrive on a cruise ship, Margaritaville is only a short 10 minute ride from the pier via readily available taxis or shuttle buses. Learn More >. 


Shopping

In the Montego Bay area, most of the shops are found along Gloucester Avenue. In and around Montego, the the majority of the shopping opportunities are in the following places.

Montego Bay Area Shopping Centers

  • The Shops at Half-Moon Bay Resort(a good place to find Bob Marley souvenirs)
  • Holiday Village Shopping Center
  • City Center
  • Montego Freeport (near the pier)

Crafts Shopping

  • Old Fort Craft Park - The Jamaican Tourist Board licenses over 180 vendors. Located on the site of a fort, you can browse for souvenir items here.
  • Crafts Market - In downtown Montego Bay, this market carries a wide variety of locally made goods where you can bargain on the price.



 

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