Though Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second largest city, it’s the country’s most iconic region. Situated on the northwest corner of the island, this resort town has sugary white sand beaches, a lively downtown, and memorable nightlife. This strip of beaches and resorts caters to travelers, so you can expect great amenities both on the water and on land, ranging from excellent golfing to river rafting on unique bamboo rafts. Shopping in Montego Bay is a one-of-a-kind experience, whether you want to browse the bustling Gloucester Avenue or search for duty-free jewelry in Half Moon Shopping Village.
To marry in Jamaica, photo IDs plus proof of citizenship are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required as applicable. French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents. Refer to your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Jamaica. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Jamaica is English, though variations of Jamaican English are widely spoken.
The Jamaican dollar is the official currency, though US dollars are often accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Jamaica has a tropical climate with warm temperatures ranging from 77 to 82 degrees F. The rainy season is from May to November, and hurricane season runs from June to November.
Doctor’s Cave Beach is Montego Bay’s most iconic stretch of sand and what propelled the area into the limelight in the first place. The waters are bright and clear and the sand is soft and dazzlingly white. Resorts in Montego Bay are home to a number of iconic beaches as well.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Golfing is a popular activity in Montego Bay, so hit the links at Cinnamon Hill or the Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club. The Rose Hall Great House is a former English sugar plantation teeming with history. Organized tours and excursion companies are a helpful way to make the most out of Montego Bay, whether you want to learn about the history of reggae in the region or take a day trip to secluded waterfalls or great snorkeling spots.
At night, Montego Bay is lively and upbeat. Margaritaville is the iconic Jimmy Buffet bar with great cocktails.
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