Featured Itinerary - Montego Bay
The tropical adventure of your dreams awaits you in Montego Bay. Whether you’re looking to relax on perfect white sandy beaches with clear blue skies above, be swept away in the rocking nightlife steps from your hotel, or enjoy thrilling experiences that etch lifetime memories, you’ll find it in the enchanting “Mobay.”
It's a marvelous melting pot of cultures, buzzing with locals, visitors, and expats who’ve made Jamaica their home. Enjoy the exuberant pubs and clubs, the wide array of eateries, the glistening beaches, the incredible artistry and craftsmanship of our people, and the diverse accommodations here ranging from all-inclusive resorts to boutique hotels.
3 Days in Montego Bay
Montego Bay, Jamaica is the perfect place for a fabulous all-inclusive vacation. It’s the complete package, rife with spectacular soft, white sandy beaches, majestic mountain ranges, gloriously scarlet sunsets, and a riveting nightlife like no other.
It is a melting pot of cultures with visitors and locals lapping up the beauty of this magnificent town. You’ll find everything you’re looking for in Montego Bay, be that relaxation, adventure, nature, excitement, art, culture, or love. Above all, you will have the experience of a lifetime.
Here’s an incredible Montego Bay itinerary to help you experience just a small taste of everything this beautiful place has on show.
Montego Bay Hotels
You’ll find every type of accommodation in Montego Bay, from spiffy and luxurious all-inclusive resorts to young, hip hostels and comfortable guesthouses and apartment rentals. In Montego Bay, you can choose to stay in the fresh air of the mountain range, in the middle of the buzzing hip strip, or steps away from the sparkling sands.
Secrets Wild Orchid is an excellent option for those wanting luxury on pristine, sprawling grounds right by the sea. Secrets has the advantage of being right in the center of the city while still feeling like a world away. One recent visitor described the rooms of this property as the definition of luxury and raved about the excellence of the culinary offerings.
Breathless, an ultra-luxurious all-inclusive resort just a stone’s throw away from Secrets takes the chic atmosphere up a notch. It was described as having a “young, hip vibe” with “spectacular rooftop views,” a great place for “partying and fun.”
Iberostar Hotels offer fun and relaxation at its trio of properties located outside of the city hubbub. It prides itself on service excellence catering to the needs of families, couples, or groups of young adults. Children will love the lazy river and expansive infinity pool facing the ocean while adults will love the swim-up bar and butler service over on the adults-only side of the property. “At nights the property transforms into a romantic spot as the dim lights all around, the sounds of the ocean waves crashing, and the sweet sounds of entertainment in the distance whether it be at the restaurant or from a live show takes you to another place,” said a recent visitor.
Things to Do in Montego Bay
At the top of the list of things to do in Montego Bay, outside of spending a day sprawling on the beach, is a visit to the Rose Hall Great House. Check in with dear old Annie Palmer to see if she’ll delight you with a random door opening while you traipse through the halls of her former home. You’ll be regaled with tales from excellent storytellers, steeped in knowledge of the Great House's history. “The tour guide was one of the best we came across on the entire trip. She was well informed and eloquent in sharing with us the history of the attraction.” Being at the top of an incline overlooking the magnificent Caribbean Sea is just one feature of this spectacular attraction.
Not to be outdone, the Cinnamon Hill Great House boasts a much more fun history, what with being the former home of Johnny Cash and June Carter.
After a morning touring great houses, lunch awaits at one of Montego Bay’s seemingly never-ending food spots. Grab an authentic jerk chicken meal at Scotchies before heading over to Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden to complete a day of art and culture. Here, you will find a beautiful mix of art and flora as the husband and wife team merge their talents at this breathtaking property. It’s the perfect place to secure an authentic piece of Jamaica as a souvenir.
Head back to your hotel for a relaxing dinner and get ready for a thrilling adventure on your last full day in Montego Bay.
On Day 3, the Chukka Outpost Sandy Bay calls to you. The options for adventure range from horseback riding through the mountainside and down into the ocean, riding an ATV through the riverbanks and up into the surrounding countryside, ziplining through the rainforest, peaceful river-rafting, and finishing off with a party cruise on a catamaran out to sea. Here, you’ll experience power snorkeling like you’ve never done before.
Somewhere in between all the excitement you’ll enjoy a delicious Jamaican lunch on the property and take a moment to catch your breath in the infinity pool with the DJ spinning tunes in the background. Or perhaps you will try your luck on the hammock mounted in between two posts in the sea.
Finish your day by catching the sunset at the famous Doctor’s Cave Beach. This beach offers relaxation right on the hip strip. It’s clear, calm turquoise water brings the perfect peace to end your day. Grab a bite or an ice-cold Red Stripe Beer at the restaurant on-site and enjoy the faint sounds of music wafting in from the streets above.