Montego Bay, Jamaica is a city in Jamaica that contains Jamaica's largest airport, Sangster International Airport.
The bay is surrounded by picturesque low mountains. The whole island of Jamaica is quite hilly, culminating on the other side of the island near Kingston in the 6000 ft Blue Mountains, known for their coffee beans which many say are the world's best.
Jamaica’s cultural life
is rich and varied, with its own unique music, art, and cuisine. Jamaica’s
lush vegetation, scenic mountaintops,
clear waterfalls, and pristine beaches are among the highlights of this magical
island. Jamaica is the third largest, and certainly one
of the brightest, stars in the Caribbean constellation.
Montego Bay (Mo Bay), along with Ocho Rios,
are Jamaica’s north-coast pleasure capitals. The region's appearance in numerous Beach Boys’ tunes
is now ancient history, but
the fabulous beaches and resorts continue to enchant visitors and residents
alike. Montego Bay is Jamaica’s
second largest city, after the capital of Kingston, in terms of population,
but is the undisputed tourist capital of the island. The city is divided into
three parts: the city center, the hotel area, and the surrounding hills
with their picturesque villas. The city streets of Montego Bay are crowded and lively:
full of crafts and culture. The architecture is a mix of wood frame houses,
Georgian design, and modern office buildings. Not far from the city center are
the deep water piers where enthusiastic passengers disembark daily from visiting cruise ships.
Montego Bay offers attractions that
are both natural and manmade. The most famous of its beaches is the
Doctor’s Cave beach. The beach is said to be fed by healing mineral springs, and it has
some of the clearest and most sparkling water to be found at any beach in the
world. Visitors will also want to tour the local rum-producing estates for a
taste of Jamaica’s best. Just minutes away from the center of the city is the
Barnett Estate Plantation, home of the oldest plantation family in Jamaica. The
Belvedere Estate is also nearby. It encompasses thousands
of acres, and is still in operation. An evening on the Great
River is an experience not to be missed. The evening boat rides
along the river's torch-lit banks are spectacular.
Montego Bay's world-famous beaches
attract thousands every year. Some seek solitude in a phenomenal setting;
others are attracted to the feeling of romance and excitement that pulses
through the island's air. The sun shines on Montego Bay,
inviting visitors to experience the vacation of a lifetime.
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