Most of Jamaica's overnight visitors arrive on the Island at Montego Bay. "Mobay" as it is called, is the second largest city in Jamaica and probably the original tourist destination in Jamaica. Located in the Parish of Saint James at the mouth of the Montego River , Montego Bay has long been an important shipping port.
For generations Jamaica has shared it bounty of bananas, sugar, coffee, rum and logwood with the rest of the world via Montego Bay's port.
Montego Bay is great place to experience the hustle and bustle of a noisy and lively Caribbean City. The colorful open markets and crowded streets are somewhat intimidating for some, but the ultimate adventure to others.
The Hotels are located outside of downtown, either on the Hotel Strip or on the beaches and hills surrounding the town. There are a wide variety of accommodations available from private villas and small family run hotels to some of the finest all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
Montego Bay is a golfers paradise! There are several major golf courses in the area including The Wyndham Rose Hall Golf Course, Half Moon Golf Club, the White Witch of Rosehall and the Ironshore Golf and Country Club. The most famous is Tryall Golf, Tennis and Beach Resort. Tryall used to be the home of the Johnny Walker World Championship and is consistently voted one of the finest courses in the Caribbean.
Mobay is also the home of Jamaica's first underwater marine park and as a result has a lot to offer the diver or snorkeler. There are a variety of water sports operators that will be more than happy to take you to some great wrecks and reef formations.
Originally developed in to one of the worlds premiere tourist destinations around the turn of the century, Montego Bay is experiencing a new renaissance and is well positioned to enter the next century, more popular than ever.
Where ever you decide to go in Jamaica, Take some time to experience the Caribbean charm of Jamaica's second city!
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