Montego Bay is one ofJamaica’s most amazing cities, and the capital of Saint James Parish. The best known destination of the country is also a major cruise ship port known for beautiful beaches, amusement parks, resorts, and golf courses.Studies shows that the city has one of the busiest airports in the islands. Being the city of the country that comes with its own soundtrack, you will find yourself dancing to its rhythm when you visit Montego Bay.
Then, there are the many aspects of Jamaican culture that is defined by the food here. The taste were born somewhere between the Old and New Worlds, where natural selection and the theory of evolution where the best spices won and the region ended up with delicious yam, rice, and local water fish. Here are some of the top 10 mostfun things to do in the city you should add in your travel bucket list. Read this travel guide and visit the link to find out more about travelling and other relevant activities.
1. Cruise your way to Dunn’s River Falls
Montego Bay is one of the best cities for cruising while having lunch and amazing wine. Massive, luxury and adventurous cruise will take you to thebreathtaking tumbling cascades of Dunn’s River Falls. There, you can also go snorkelling in the vibrant, reef-packed waters, or go hikingto the top of a 600-foot waterfall. Of course, you will be partying on board with an open bar. There will be live DJ, all set and ready to turn up the volume.Don’t forget to sway your hips!
2. Try Local Food
Local markets and bazaars are probably the best way to experience the true culture of a particular destination without breaking your bank. Street Markets are made up of spices, local street food such as a specific sandwich, noodles, beer fish or a taste that can only be found there. These narrow streets are filled with arrays of stalls, loaded with rice and kidney beans, fried plantains, sauteedcallaloo (spinach-like greens), and bammy (cassava flatbread). Plus a strong cup of Jamaican coffee and Jamaican patties filled with meats or veggies are a must try in the city.
3. Adventure at Chukka Adventure Park
There are so many things to do at the 2,000 acres of Chukka Good Hope that you would want to spend days here. From the breath-taking lush plant life, jungle, scenic views of the Cockpit country, majestic Martha Brae River, to the historic Great House, it makes an amazing nature adventure park. The whole place is tailor made to incorporate adventure while maintaining the history, culture, and natural beauty to create memories of a lifetime.
4. Water and other Sports in Montego Bay
The island has a number of registered companies that offers the visitors different Water Sports Activities. If you are an adventurous kind of person, Montego Bay is the place for you as it offers the best and safest water sporting experience. If you are into horseback riding, hiking and biking, head to the Braco Stable Limited and enjoy horse riding on handsome horses. Plus, all of this can come together if you take the horses for a swim. On a horse swimming tour, which lasts about 45 minutes, you will take a horse for a trail ride to the farmland, jungle trails and to the corral. From there, you will head to the beach and get yourself a change of expert horses for a 15-minute swim on the bare back of a horse out in the sea. These horses are excellent swimmers and they love feeling the cool water on their coats.
5. Enjoy scenic views from the Croydon Plantation
Croydon Plantation is nestled in the foothills of the Catadupa Mountains. It offers visitors breath-taking, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. You will also enjoy this as it offers different varieties of pineapple and citrus fruits and their juices, plus barbequed lunch served with the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.
6. Rafting on the Martha Brae
Add this on your bucket list because you are going to love the thirty-foot long bamboo rafts which are boarded from a concrete pier. The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the breathtakinglybeautiful Martha Brae River.
7. A tour of Rastafari Indigenous Village
Though located outside Montego Bay, it is one of the most important cultural centres to explore as you will get the opportunity to learn about the Rastafari way of life. You will learn how they used to create traditional drums by their hand, an art that is in their generation for years. You will also see organic vegetable and herbs garden, as well as a traditional jewellery store.
8. Fun with Falmouth Outdoor Adventures Ltd.
Paintball games are one of the most fun games that you can enjoy with your friends. If you are travelling to the city with your friends, don’t forget to head to the adventure park with paintball games and other fun activities for groups.
9. Getting awestruck at the Glistening Waters in Falmouth
Take a boat tour of the breathtakingly beautiful Luminous Lagoon at Glistening Waters in Falmouth which begins at sunset. The tour will take you to the light show in the waters created by microscopic organisms. They emit a bio-luminescent light which looks marvellous at night, which is why the tour starts at the sunset so you can enjoy the water as it glistens with the light of organisms.
10. Rose Hall Great House
Rose Hall Great House is known for the now dead mistress of the house, Annie Palmer, who still stirs memories of her reign. Now known as the White Witch, Annie Palmer turned a magnificent plantation into a hell house of atrocities as she killed three of her husbands and held countless captive. Across the 6,600-acres of the Rose Hall Plantation where the Great House is located, you can also see a number of island living-mountain villages, cane fields, luxury villas, resort hotels and condos, beautiful beaches as well as golf courses.