Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Montego Bay

National Museum West

This well-curated, revamped museum, peppered with period objects, takes you through the history of Western Jamaica, from the Cohaba ceremonies of the indigenous Taínos and the arrival of the Spanish, followed by the…
Beach in Montego Bay

Doctor’s Cave Beach

It may sound like a rocky hole inhabited by lab-coated troglodytes, but this is actually Montego Bay’s most famous beach and the one with the most facilities. A pretty arc of sugary sand fronts a deep-blue gem studd…
Community in Montego Bay

Indigenous Rastafarian Village

If you want to learn about the Rastafarian movement, come out to this…hmmm... ‘theme park’ is definitely not the right description. How about ‘living interpretive exhibit?’ There’s not exactly a natural mystic float…
Nature Reserve in Montego Bay

Montego Bay Marine Park & Bogue Lagoon

The waters of Montego Bay are gorgeous to behold both above and below the surface, but they have long been compromised by the effects of fishing, water sports and pollution. With the creation in 1991 of the Montego …
Church in Montego Bay

St James Parish Church

Regarded as the finest church on the island, it was originally built between 1775 and 1782, but was so damaged by the earthquake of March 1, 1957, that it had to be rebuilt. With luck, the tall church doors will be …
Historic Building in Montego Bay

Bellefield Great House

Built in 1735, the restored Bellefield showcases 18th-century colonial living and Jamaican culinary history. You get to see the local gardens with tremendous, centuries-old trees, meander past an on-site jerk pit, g…
Square in Montego Bay

Sam Sharpe Square

This bustling cobbled square is named for Samuel Sharpe (1801–32), national hero and leader of the 1831 Christmas Rebellion; it is also where he was hanged in its aftermath. At the square’s northwest corner is the N…
Church in Montego Bay

Burchell Memorial Baptist Church

Two blocks east of Sam Sharpe Sq is one of the churches in which Sam Sharpe is said to have been a deacon. The building, which dates to 1835, is a slice of British countryside architecture smoldering handsomely away…
Notable Building in Montego Bay

Creek Dome

The bizarre-looking Creek Dome was built in 1837 above the underground spring that supplied drinking water for Montego Bay and was still in use after 1894 when the city got running water. The structure is actually a…
Beach in Montego Bay

Dead End Beach

A meet-the-locals affair just north of Gloucester Ave, this narrow strip is also known as Buccaneer Beach. The lack of space promotes togetherness; at high tide it’s pretty accurate to drop the ‘beach’ from ‘dead en…