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Montego Bay

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Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Today many explorations of Mo'Bay are conducted from a reclining chair—frothy drink in hand—on Doctor's Cave Beach. As home of the north-shore airport, Montego Bay is the first taste most visitors have of the island. It's the second-largest city in Jamaica and has a busy cruise pier west of town. Travelers from around the world come and go in this bustling community year-round. The name Montego is derived from <i>manteca</i> ("lard" in Spanish). The Spanish first named this Bahía de Manteca, or Lard Bay, since they once shipped hogs from this port city. Jamaican tourism began here in 1924, when the first resort opened at Doctor's Cave Beach so that health seekers could "take the waters." If you can pull yourself away from the water's edge, you'll find some interesting colonial sights in the surrounding area.

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Enjoy MoBay’s Best and Most Popular Beach

Doctor’s Cave Beach features clear, calm water, lifeguards and a lively bar. Snorkeling can be excellent in the adjacent Montego Bay Marine Park.

Enjoy MoBay’s Best and Most Popular Beach

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Dunn’s River Falls: Real-Life Postcard Scene

Two hours east of Montego Bay, the cascades shimmer over a long series of smooth rock ledges, creating one of Jamaica’s most striking landscapes.

Dunn’s River Falls: Real-Life Postcard Scene

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History With a Side Order of Spooky

Guides at magnificent Rose Hall Great House tell eerie stories of the legendary 19th-century owner (and reputed murderess) known as the “White Witch.”

History With a Side Order of Spooky

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The World’s Most Relaxing Raft Trip

Sit back and let your captain guide you down the gently flowing Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft. Pull over when you want a cold Red Stripe beer.

The World’s Most Relaxing Raft Trip

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Experience the Life of a Plantation Owner

Formerly owned by relatives of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Greenwood Great House exhibits splendid antiques, Wedgwood china and family portraits.

Experience the Life of a Plantation Owner

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A Rich Port Town With a Preserved History

Take a guided tour of the imposing Georgian-style buildings of Falmouth to learn about its days as a crossroads of Caribbean trade.

A Rich Port Town With a Preserved History

Image Credit: © Alison Wright/Corbis

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