Top things to do in Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

Top Choice Music in Montego Bay

Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest

The largest reggae festival in Jamaica typically includes more than 50 world-class reggae and dancehall artists. Held in July at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Center, it starts with a beach party on Walter Fletch…
Top Choice House in Ironshore & Rose Hall

Greenwood Great House

This marvelous estate, sitting high on a hill, may not have Rose Hall's fame, but offers a far more intimate and interesting experience. Unique among local plantation houses, Greenwood survived unscathed during the …
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

Rocklands Bird Feeding Station

This bird sanctuary is run by Fritz Beckford, a passionate champion of birds who will pour birdseed into your hand or provide you with a sugar-water feeder. Guests sit agog as hummingbirds streak in to hover like ti…
Top Choice Street Food in Falmouth

Water Square

Hands down the best place for local street food in the evenings. On one side, jerk chicken is cooked up in oil drums; there's also a good stall serving stewed chicken and other home-cooked food. An old guy cooks up …
Top Choice Jamaican in Montego Bay

Houseboat Grill

Moored in Bogue Lagoon at Montego Bay Freeport, this converted houseboat is the best restaurant in the city. The changing menu offers eclectic Caribbean fusion cuisine: tiger shrimp in a fiery red curry, smoked marl…
Top Choice Club in Montego Bay

Pier One

If you’re into big nightclubs, Pier One is the place to go in Montego Bay. It attracts a largely local crowd, all dressed to impress and dancing as if their lives depended on it. The music is earsplitting, the dance…
Top Choice Art in Montego Bay

Gallery of West Indian Art

In the suburb of Catherine Hall, this is the best quality gallery in town. It sells genuinely original arts and crafts from around the Caribbean including Cuban, Haitian and Jamaican canvases, hand-painted wooden an…
Top Choice Seafood in Ironshore & Rose Hall

Far Out Fish Hut

East of Greenwood Great House, look along the coast for a trailer painted to look like a sea-blue slice of the ocean. This place is one of the finest purveyors of seafood on the north coast. It's a locals’ spot wher…
Top Choice Jamaican in Duncans

Leroy's Beach Bar

Awesome beachside shack that rocks out to reggae rhythms in the evenings and serves some of the freshest fish around by day. Try the jerk parrotfish.
Top Choice House in Ironshore & Rose Hall

Rose Hall Great House

This 1770s mansion is the most famous great house in Jamaica. John Palmer, a wealthy plantation owner, and his wife, Rose (after whom the house was named), hosted some of the most elaborate social gatherings on the …