Montego Bay
Jamaica
By Rose Overbey

If you’re looking for sparkling sand, tropical air and a laid back vibe, look no further than Montego Bay, Jamaica. The island, known for reggae music and warm temperatures, is a Caribbean paradise. The Montego Bay area offers mountains for the adventurous, a vibrant marketplace for bargain seekers, and beaches for relaxation.
 
If you're looking for a true get-away, Whatscheaper.com recommends you book your next trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is located right in Montego Bay. It’s known as the “gateway to the Caribbean” -- as it’s one of the largest airports among the islands. Flights can be booked today with Whatscheaper.com: Just click on the link to arrange yours flights (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Make sure to look at the hotel section of our site to find a place to stay while you’re visiting. (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php)

If relaxation is your goal, Whatscheaper.com recommends beginning your trip to one of the area’s many beaches. You’ll be greeted by crystal white sands and clear blue water. The Caribbean often has calm water so you’ll enjoy wading in it without the fear of waves crashing upon you. Some popular beaches include Doctor’s Cave Beach – an area once thought to have great curative powers.  Another popular beach is Cornwall Beach. Both beaches have restaurants and other amenities. There are also many opportunities to snorkel and view colorful Caribbean fish and coral, so be sure to ask your host or concierge where they recommend enjoying these activities. Rose Hall Beach Club offers a variety of water sports – from snorkeling to jet skis.

Montego Bay was once a major port for exporting bananas and sugar. Today its main import is tourists. But there is still much of Montego Bay’s past to explore. Whatscheaper.com recommends a trip to Rose Hall Great House. This Georgian mansion used to be the great house on a sugar plantation. It is more famously known as the home of Annie Palmer – known by many as the White Witch of Rose Hall. Annie Palmer was said to have been a brutal woman to her slaves and her three husbands – whom many believe she murdered. It was rumored that she would also kill her lovers upon becoming bored with them. She was said to have been ardently into voodoo -- which only adds to the allure of her legend. Visitors to her house have claimed they can feel her haunting presence. Regardless of whether or not visitors are welcomed by her ghost, the house itself is a phenomenal site to see. Restored to its splendor in the 1960’s, guests will enjoy roaming the halls and hearing the haunting stories of Annie Palmer.

Whatscheaper.com recommends exploring areas that are a little bit off the beaten track for the full Jamaican experience. There are beautiful waterfalls among the mountains that sit a couple miles from the coast. Exciting adventures abound, such as hiking and zip-lining through the tree tops. Montego Bay offers tourists a variety of adventures and things to see. Enjoy a day at one of the many market places bargaining with a local shop keeper, and shopping for souvenirs.

Montego Bay Jamaica is full of adventures and opportunities for relaxation. Take advantage of it all. Whatscheaper.com recommends booking at trip to Montego Bay for your next vacation.

MUST SEE IN Montego Bay LIST:

  • 1. Doctor's Cave Beach
  • 2. Martha Brae River
  • 3. Half Moon Bay Equestrian Center
  • 4. Croydon Plantation
  • 5. Montego Bay Marine Park
  • 6. Aqua Sol Theme Park
  • 7. Cornwall Beach
  • 8. Harbour Street
  • 9. Widowmaker's Cave
  • 10. Fort Montego

Montego Bay EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Jamaica Jazz Festival - January
  • 2. Bob Marley Week - February
  • 3. Spring Break - March
  • 4. Easter Regatta - April
  • 5. Labour Day - May
  • 6. Reggae Sumfest - July
  • 7. Emancipation & Independence Celebration - August
  • 8. Marlin Tournament - September
  • 9. Africa Jamfest - October
  • 10. Jamerican Film & Music Festival - November

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Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
Rose Hall Road, Montego Bay, 000000, Jamaica
By Gayle M. Cottrill

Built on what used to be a sugar plantation in the 18th century, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa boasts scenic views of the Caribbean Sea and Jamaica’s Blue Mountains and offers the perfect getaway with all-inclusive packages. Only seven miles from Sangster International Airport, and close to downtown Montego Bay, the location can’t get much better. Check-in is at 4 p.m., but there is complimentary baggage storage if you arrive early. Or simply self-park for free and explore the many activities the resort and spa has to offer.

There are 489 rooms at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, each furnished with warm, bright colors and stylized with tropical-esque characteristics to mesh with the vibrant Jamaican culture. Each guest room includes a private balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the island’s Blue Mountains, or the resort itself. You can choose one king or two queen-sized beds, and some rooms can connect to others. Each room also features a large flat screen TV and includes Internet access. The suites have all those things and more! You can choose a room with one of three different sweeping views of the sea and mountains. The large suites are great for family or group vacations, with a master bedroom, parlor, extra bathroom, and dining area with a refrigerator and bar. Some can even connect to up to three additional rooms. Additionally, there are spectacular meeting spaces for small or large events. Looking for a place for the perfect tropical wedding? The resort can help you plan the perfect elegant setup for your big day.

This is an all-inclusive resort, which means your fee includes the room, three daily meals (including select alcholic beverages), and a wide variety of activities and amenities: seven different restaurants and bars, access to the fitness and business centers, nature hikes, the resort’s beachfront and pool, free transportation to the famous Rose Hall Plantation House, and of course, access to the onsite water park, the largest in Jamaica. There are many other activities to keep you busy for days at the resort. Some things are available for an additional fee, such as golf, water sport equipment rentals, Montego Bay tours, and of course, the myriad of spa treatments that are offered at the resort’s spa. Don’t forget to plan ahead for the relaxing treatments; reservations are required.

Checkout at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is at 11 a.m. Let WhatsCheaper.com help you book your stay at the resort today. Just click on the following link to get started (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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