"For a full on carnival-style atmosphere with pulsing reggae beats against a backdrop of breathtaking beaches, come and join the party at Montego Bay."
Montego Bay, or MoBay as it’s more commonly known, is where the majority of the island’s visitors head for. As Jamaica’s second city there’s plenty to do, although the majority of the activities involve the stunning beaches. Just off the coast there’s ten square miles of coral reef, giving both divers and snorkellers a wealth of colourful marine life to discover. There are also all the usual watersports you would expect to find in a big resort including jet skiing, windsurfing and water skiing. Away from the water, the main resort area – or hip strip - is packed with hotels‚ shops‚ bars and restaurants. The whole place vibrates to the sound of reggae and lively locals all vie for custom - be it enticing you to eat in their restaurant, braid your hair, or getting you to buy a few souvenirs. True reggae fans visit in July during the popular Sumfest, when locals and visitors alike party for three days solid. Those of you who prefer more sedate activities can play a few rounds at one of MoBay’s four golf courses. Or for something more mysterious visit Rose Hall, one of the island’s finest plantation houses, which is reportedly still haunted by its former owner – the infamous White Witch. Alternatively, an outing every visitor is guaranteed to enjoy is river rafting. We’re not talking the high-speed white water variety but the more gentle style punting along the water, on a handcrafted bamboo raft at a very tranquil pace. Choose to raft on either Martha Brae or Lethe’s Great River, either way you’ll get to see some great scenery and find it a thoroughly relaxing experience. Proving that while MoBay loves to party, thriving on a potent cocktail of reggae and rum punch, it still knows how to chill out.
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193km northwest of Kingston
10-30 minutes from airport