Montego Bay, the second-largest city in Jamaica, has no shortage of exciting things to do, as well as being home to many excellent accommodation choices and restaurants. Be sure to explore all the area has to offer, including Rastafari cultural tours, dark history lessons about the slave trade in Jamaica and not to mention unwinding by the sea.
Enjoy Jamaica’s world-famous sunsets while out at sea on a luxurious catamaran. Many tour operators organize two-hour sunset sail cruises from Montego Bay, including Dreamer Catamarans. Enjoy the tropical evening as you dance on the dock to the tunes of a live musician and keep an eye on the sea in case a pod of dolphins comes by. Guests have access to a fully stocked open bar and appetizers.
When the British colonized Jamaica they built many fortresses to protect the stolen land from pirates in the 1700s. Fort Montego once housed four 12-pound cannons and five lower-caliber guns. The cannons were only fired twice in history. It’s free to visit Fort Montego, which is within walking distance from downtown Montego Bay. At the fort, you can visit the three remaining cannons and what’s left of the artillery store.
Ahhh Rasnatango’s spectacular garden and art gallery is a must-visit in Montego Bay. Take an hour-long guided stroll through the lush gardens to glimpse at Jamaica’s magnificent flora and fauna, including 18 different species of birds. Some blooms you may come across include black gladioli, yellow gladioli, dahlias, begonias, coleus and many different types of ferns. Pick up some locally made keepsakes in the Ahhh Treasures gift shop.