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Jamaica's Tourism Capital

Montego Bay, Jamaica's second city, is known as the tourist capital of Jamaica.  Known for its luxurious hotels and the busiest airport on the island, most of Jamaica's earnings from tourism is generated through the city of Montego Bay.  This fast pace touristic city which is the capital of the Parish of St. James and the second largest city in Jamaica, by measurement and by population, (after Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore).  Wearing the name-brand as Jamaica's Tourist Capitol, it is a tourist destination packed with duty free shopping, an International Airport, a cruise line terminal and various beaches.

This city which was just a rural town, is backed by picturesque low mountains.  In 1980, Montego Bay was proclaimed Jamaica's city by act of parliament.  However, this has not meant that it has acquired any form of autonomy as it continues to be an integral part of the Parish of St. James.  Most of the coastline near Montego Bay is occupied by numerous tourist resorts, most of which are newly built, some occupying the grounds of old sugar cane plantations with some of the original buildings and mill-works still standing. 

From all of these, the most famous two are the White Witch's Rose Hall and Tryall properties, both of which now feature world-class golf courses. Montego Bay is served by Jamaica's largest airport, the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport.  Regional and several North American and European airlines run their Caribbean hub in "MoBay's" (Sangster International Airport)  These operations are designed to connect the island of Jamaica with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada. 

South Florida's Miami and Hollywood international airports can be reached within 70 minutes from Montego Bay.  Other U.S. cities such as Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, and Tampa can be reached by nonstop flights in less than three hours. Other locations like Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago can be reached in under four hours.  Major europian cities such as London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan Hamsterdam averages ten hours.

Accommodation Venues In Montego Bay

Accommodation in Montego Bay is similar the other resorts in Jamaica such as Kingston, Negril and Ocho Rios.  From luxurious rooms and suits of very high standard hotels, condos and villas to lowbuget bed and breakfast hotels and guest houses.  Although most accommodation venues in Montego Bay is operated on all inclusive plans, there are still affordable accommodation suits in this city for visitors to have the vacation they always dream of.

As a visitor, you are always welcome to Jamaica.  While planning your next vacation, you are incouraged to consider Jamaica.  If you are the visitor who just want two weeks, a week or just a few days away from home in a resort not far from a major airport, Montego Bay is where you want to be.  For more information on all levels of accommodation in Montego Bay and other resort areas of Jamaica, please contact Attractions Link regarding your accommodation arrangements. 

Attractions In Montego Bay

Although being a city, the resort area of Montego Bay does not have a lot of tourist attractions inside the city.  Most tourist attractions are found outside the city; to as far as Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios, which is east of Montego Bay, Appleton Estates, Apple Valley Plantations, Black River Safari, Lovers Leap and Ys Falls, which are south of that city, Bob Barley Museum, Culture Yard, Jamaica's National Art Gallery in Kingston which is southeast of Montego Bay.  Other attractions that benefits tourist residing in Montego Bay are the Rose Hall Great House and Greene Wood Great House.  These great houses are within thirty (30) minutes drive from Just about anywhere in Montego Bay.  There are a couple of natural attractions which are close but still outside the city. 

These are the Martha Brae River Rafting is forty five (45) minutes drive from Montego and the Rock-lands Bird Sanctuary which is about thirty (30) minutes drive from Just about anywhere in Montego Bay.  Visitors to Jamaica, on various occasions travel as far as to the town of Port Antonio which located on the northeastern shores of Jamaica in order to experience the real feel of the island.  This is usually done by a single day excursion or two to three nights stay over visits.  This intense exploration allow these persons to see the side of Jamaica which still manage to hold on its natural beauty and natural attractions.  These are Bath Fountain and Mineral Springs, coffee plantation and hiking tours of the Blue Mountains, Charles Town Maroon Village tour, Moore Town Maroon Village tour, Reich Falls Rio Grande Valley Hiking and Rafting Tour. 

It is rather far to travel to Kingston for a single day excursion.  However, persons who are staying in Montego Bay and really want to experience Jamaica's Capitol City, can also filter in a visit to Kingston with a short stay-over n Port Antonio.  Montego also have its fair share of entertainment and nightlife.  Some of these nightlife spots are within downtown Montego Bay while most are within the resorts themselves.  Additional information on this historic tourist city can be garnered by contacting Atttractions Link Tourism Services your premier organizers of complete holiday arrangements, ground tour operations, transportation and facilitators of unique Eco-activities.

Excursions and Tours From Montego Bay

Attractions Link Tourism Services now operates various day-tours and excursions from Montego Bay.  These are sightseeing tour to Jamaica's South Coast, Negril and Ocho Rios.  On our tour of the island's south coast, we take our guests to the Appleton Rum Distillery, Black River Safari and Ys Falls.  These attractions are highly educational and also exciting.  On our excursion to Ocho Rios from Montego Bay, you will have the opportunity of visiting attractions such as Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Prospect Plantation, Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail.  Have lunch at a well establish north coast restaurant.  Our excursion to Negril from Montego Bay is merely a sightseeing tour to that resort area which highlights the Royal Palm Reserve, Negril Lighthouse and its 7 miles or 11.27 km of white-sand beach. 

If you are a stay over guest who are staying in any of Montego Bay's large resorts, small hotels, guest houses or even a single day visitor on a cruise ship, you are welcome to contact us regarding the tours or activities mentioned above. Attractions Link Tourism Services also operates various bird watching tours from Montego Bay for persons of birding interest who are holidaying in that resort city.  If you are a keen birdwatcher, or just interested in birds, you can join one of our birdwatching tour to the Rocklands bird sanctuary for garden birding or take a single day birding trip with us to the northern Cockpit Country for deep-forest bird watching which will allow you to see more of Jamaica's spectacular birds.  You may want to have close up views of the rear endemic birds!  This can be done by taking a two days trip to the lower Cockpit Country and northeast Jamaica.  Here you will have a chance of experiencing bird watching in Jamaica and also a chance of viewing some Jamaica's 28 endemic bird species.  Please feel free to contact us regarding transportation from the airport to your resort anywhere in that area, attractions, shopping or anywhere you may want to go in and around Jamaica.

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