How to Spend an Evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay
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Montego Bay or Mo Bay, as it’s known locally, is Jamaica’s second city and the place where most tourists fly into. This is the vacation hub of Jamaica, set up for having a good time with plenty of hotels, beaches, bars, and restaurants. Despite the dominance of the all-inclusive hotels, there’s a lot happening in this holiday hotspot.

Get Out on the Water and Watch the Sunset

Board a luxury catamaran for a two-hour sunset cruise from Montego Bay. Enjoy a glass of champagne on the deck as the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea. Reggae music provides a suitable soundtrack for an onboard party. The cruise returns in plenty of time to carry on the party in one of MoBay’s many bars.

All aboard

Take a Night Tour

Address and Phone Number:

Glistening Waters Restaurant and Marina, Falmouth, Jamaica +1 876 954 3229
Rose Hall
One of the finest of the old great houses in Jamaica, Rose Hall is reportedly haunted by the white witch, Annee Palmer. The ghost of the former mistress of the house has been seen many times over the years. Eerie candlelit tours of this magnificent 18th-century house are sure to send shivers down the spine of even the most skeptical of visitors.

Address and Phone Number:

Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, +1 888 767 3425

Rose Hall, the estate house of a former sugar plantation, in Jamaica

Party the Night Away

MoBay at night isn’t for the shy and retiring. Get out and hit the bars on Gloucester Avenue, or the hip strip, as it’s more commonly known. There’s something for all tastes here—reggae, nightclubs, jazz bars, and casual hangouts.

Musicians, Montego Bay

Pier 1
Arrive after 10 p.m. for the Jamaican party crowd. Great views across the bay, excellent music, and regular parties make Pier 1 one of the best bars in Jamaica. Enjoy a drink from the extensive cocktail list, and be sure to wear your best dancing shoes.

Address and Phone Number:

Pier 1,Howard Cooke Boulevard, Montego Bay, Jamaica, +1 876 952 2452
By day this place is full of beachwear-clad people enjoying tiki cocktails and the waterslide straight into the sea, but by night, it’s one of the hip strip’s liveliest bars—casual, loud, and fun.

Address and Phone Number:

Margaritaville, Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica, +1 876 952 4777

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