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Montego Bay

Your Montego Bay vacation

Once a sugar port, Montego Bay maintains a sweetness all its own: Old sugar plantations are reborn as golf resorts, cruise ships dock, and rum, reggae and Red Stripe abound. Start the day with local Blue Mountain Coffee then order spicy jerk at Scotchie's. Salute the sunset with a planter's punch on rollicking Doctor's Cove Beach.

Montegonians dance anywhere and everywhere. Join the ongoing celebration on your Montego Bay vacation well beyond the Hip Strip. Let Orbitz give you the dish on Montego Bay including the best time to go, top 10 highlights and gems from our insiders.

  • Year-round temperatures in the 80s and little rain put a sunny spin on any Montego Bay vacation. Prime dates depend on your desire to be part of the crowd(s).

    High season is winter -- also the driest time of year -- when beaches get lively in December and are packed with good vibrations by Christmas. The revelry continues with Bob Marley's birthday bash in February and rages on through Easter and spring break. Expect a last hurrah in April for the island-wide Carnival festivities.

    Summer heat keeps crowds and hotel rates low, aside from Reggae Sumfest in July. Montego Bay hurricane season peaks in August and September.

  • Time 'n' Place

    Just before Falmouth, a bare bones beach reveals a thatched-roof bar with a friendly staff. Reggae radio pulses out a low-key soundtrack for blended cocktails, grilled lobster and coconut shrimp.

  • Roadside stands

    Along the coast and up and down the mountain, locals sell jerk pork, rum drinks, straw hats, wood carvings or fresh fruit and more.

  • MoBay Proper

    If you had a Jamaican mama who was too tired to cook, she might send you to this locals' source for traditional grub. Don't let the pool tables, dominoes on the patio and sports on the big screen fool you into thinking the food isn't grand. And that includes the Friday night fish fry.

  • Local beaches

    Mellow and authentic, Walter Fletcher Beach attracts locals and backpackers. In a white-sand crescent, Rose Hall Beach brims with a dive shop, jet ski rentals, changing rooms and a beach bar. No-frills Dead End Beach, also known as Buccaneer Beach, keeps it simple: just sand and sunset views.

  • Chukka horseback ride and swim

    Not your typical bump along the trail, this one starts with panoramic coastline views and ends with a ride off into the sunset, quite literally. Hold your camera high as your horse moseys right into the warm Caribbean Sea.

Four Caribbean islands for foodies

Beyond the beach: Things to do in Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica, or MoBay, as it’s known by locals, is one of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, with a bevy of all-inclusive resorts and plenty of places to grab a rum punch while soaking in the sunset and reggae. But when you’ve had your fill of sand and sun, there are plenty of things to do in Montego Bay. Check out our recommendations -- plus a few great Montego Bay hotels -- all of which are guaranteed to stoke that unforgettable “irie” feeling.

Montego Bay Vacation Packages

Hotel only $434

1 Iberostar Rose Hall Suites All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 253 reviews

Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay - Little River P.O. Map

9% OFF PER NIGHT

The Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is a 5-star, all-inclusive, suites-only hotel named after the nearby Rose Hall Great House - a Georgian style plantation mansion allegedly home to Annie Palmer, the legendary 'white witch of Rose Hall'. Spooky tales aside, the hotel itself... More

Hotel only $260

2 Riu Ocho Rios All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 431 reviews

Mamie Bay Map

50% OFF

The Riu Ochos Rios is a five-star Jamaican resort owned and operated by the Spanish-based Riu hotel chain. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by lush green woodland and gushing waterfalls, the hotel showcases the best of both worlds - open-air beachfront luxury... More

Hotel only $235

3 Riu Negril All Inclusive

3 stars
3.8 / 5 272 reviews

Norman Manley Blvd. Map

$35 Spa Credit Per Person

Riu Negril is an all-inclusive resort destination designed for couples and families, and set on the sparkling sands of Negril beach in Jamaica. Dance to island grooves at the Pacha nightclub; dive into one of two freshwater swimming pools; and take part in non-stop... More

Hotel only $298

4 Hedonism II Adults Only All Inclusive

3 stars
3.8 / 5 106 reviews

Negril Map

Give inhibitions a vacation at adult only all inclusive on Negril beach The adults-only Hedonism II all-inclusive resort caters to guests whose inhibitions need a vacation as well. The property has all the amenities of a traditional mega resort, but with a playful vibe... More

Hotel only $96

5 CocoLaPalm Seaside Resort

3 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

Norman Manley Blvd. Map

32% OFF

CocoLaPalm is Negrils fines EP Beachfront Resort in the center of Seven Mile Beach with a clean, safe and comfortable atmosphere. More

Hotel only $397

6 Secrets St. James Montego Bay - Adults Only Unlimited Luxury All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 242 reviews

Lot A59 Freeport Map

$400 Resort Coupons

Secrets St James Hotel Montego Bay sits out on a secluded Jamaican peninsula, with interiors decorated in a timeless British Colonial airbed canopies, candlelit tables and parlors decked out with flowers and floor-to-ceiling drapes. From the moment you're welcomed with a... More

Hotel only $541

7 Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 252 reviews

Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay - Little River P.O. Map

9% OFF PER NIGHT

Part of the Iberostar Grand Collection, the Iberostar Grand Rose is an intimate and luxurious Montego Bay destination designed with couples in mind. Winner of the World's Top Ten Traveler's Choice Award, the resort offers exquisite cuisine, romantic suites with marble... More

Hotel only $220

8 Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 488 reviews

Coppers P.O. Box 106 - Runaway Bay Map

52% OFF

Run by the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts brand, The Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica All Inclusive packs plenty of distinctly "local" touches. Colonial Victorian facades overlook the quintessentially-Jamaican beach at Runaway Bay, and there are no 'guest rooms' here,... More

Hotel only $299

9 Jewel Runaway Bay Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 61 reviews

Main Street Map

30% OFF

The Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort houses lavish features for a blissful all - inclusive vacation, like hand - carved Jamaican furniture, rooms overlooking impeccable lawns and courtyards, and accommodations with oceanfront vistas. Playful pools, an 18 - hole... More

Hotel only $350

10 Riu Palace Jamaica Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.4 / 5 52 reviews

Mahoe Bay Ironshore P.O. Map

CONCIERGE SERVICE, FREE WIFI AND MORE

The Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica (All Inclusive 24h) is located in the northwest of Jamaica, very near Montego Bay, Jamaica, and offers a range of luxury services to its customers with a quiet beach with clear waters and fine sand . If you are looking for relaxation and... More

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  • Montego Bay
  • Zipline canopy tours

    After naps on the beach, an adrenaline shake-up is in order. Zip through a lush rainforest at top speeds past treetops and rushing water. Barrett Adventures offers the longest zipline in the Caribbean, with a 1,600-foot-long ride.

  • Scotchies

    Jerk means spicy, delicious and slathered on chicken, pork or fish at this mouth-watering institution. Even for vegetarians, who feast on deep-fried cornbread (called "festival"), breadfruit and sweet potatoes dipped in a wicked, peppery sauce. Look for the thatched-roof dining huts along the coast highway and fans hunched over mounds of the good stuff wrapped up in aluminum foil.

  • Rose Hall Great House

    Those who don't mind a bone-chilling tale may catch a glimpse of the White Witch on a tour through this ghostly landmark.

  • Scuba Diving at Montego Bay Marine Park

    Get your certification before you go and the wonders of Cayman-Trench Wall and Chubb Reef can be yours. Experienced divers can enter the famous Widowmaker's Cave, then work their way back up a narrow chimney.

  • Reggae

    Descend upon Reggae Sumfest in February, head to the Bob Marley Experience theater or tour his scenic birthplace in Nine Mile. Show off your moves to the beats of a steel drum band or a DJ on any steamy night in Montego Bay.

  • River running

    Tubing, bamboo rafting, kayaking and river rafting are Montego Bay vacation essentials. Get wet on a scorching afternoon or two.

  • Old Fort Craft Park

    The city has no shortage of trinket peddlers, but here at souvenir central, all 180-plus vendors are licensed. Browse and bargain away.

  • Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

    Mingle with some of the most exotic birds in the world and feed sugar-water to buzzy-winged hummingbirds by hand.

  • Doctor's Cave Beach

    Battle the colorful crowds to people watch, swim or snorkel. This popular beach is known for its clear blue water that's pleasantly warm.

  • Gloucester Ave

    Something to buy, something to eat, somewhere to dance and someone to braid your hair -- all on the same street, affectionately called the Hip Strip.

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