Montego Bay is the epitome of a premium vacation destination. This embodiment emerged almost a hundred years ago when visitors began to physically appreciate the attributes of the area. This town is the perfect island holiday destination and simultaneously a cosmopolitan city. It's feature as a business arena does not cast a shadow on the fact that sufficient seclusion is available for those seeking a quiet and relaxing getaway.
Situated on the northwestern region of Jamaica, which is also the island's closest point to North America. With a population of over 155,000 people, the city streets are colorful and lively with distinctive Jamaican sounds permeating the air. Montego Bay is also dubbed as the gateway to the Caribbean. The city provides convenient travel access. It houses one of Jamaica's International Airports, the Donald Sangster's International Airport, as well as a berth that is able to accommodate about five cruise vessels at once.
The town got its name from the Spanish words Manteca Bahia which translate to Bay of Lard. One of the first known attractions was The Doctor's Cave Beach. Its historical origins arose when Dr. McCatty, a local doctor believed that the waters of this beach contained medicinal properties. Knowledge of this enticed the wealthy aristocrats as they came to experience its healing attributes as fabled. Today the name Montego Bay is been readily identified with fun and relaxation. With beautiful beaches adorned with white sand complimented by beautiful restaurants, fresh organic fruits in all their freshness and purity.
If you decide to vacation in this lovely city, there will be no time for boredom. Adorned with a plethora of gorgeous beaches, this resort town has more than its fair share. There are several beaches which avail themselves to public access, as well as there are in numerous beach properties where you can fulfill your relaxation needs.
Nightlife is part of what makes this vacation destination so appealing. In fact, many may say that life in Montego Bay really begins after the sun goes down. The famous Gloucestershire Avenue, popularly known as the 'Hip Strip', is the home of a wide range of entertainment venues. Boasting restaurants that serve both local and international cuisine, bars, pubs, discos, gaming, beach parties and duty free shopping among so many others, the only problem would be deciding where to start.
The city provides a diversity of activities for those who are desire to remain active. There are rainforest tours, underwater tours (without getting wet), river rafting, river tubing and kayaking, zipline adventures, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, dolphin encounters and so many more. Montego Bay also has world class golf courses, challenging enough for professional golfers as well as quite suitable for those who just want to 'try their hand' at the sport.