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Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacations: Package Holidays For the Young and the Young at Heart

General Information About Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacations

For singles, the young, and the young at heart, all-inclusive Montego Bay, Jamaica vacations are a great package holiday option. Located on the north-west coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica by area, and the third largest by population, making this British influenced urban centre a great travel destination for those who can appreciate the urban advantages of a Montego Bay package holiday. Montego Bay vacation tourism was established in the 1950s and 60s. The bulk of the Montego Bay vacation resort hotels were constructed in the 1960s and 70s, and have since been renovated. Some new all-inclusive Montego Bay package holiday resorts have been constructed in recent years. Montego Bay vacation tourism suffered somewhat through the 1970s due to political unrest and some unwelcome harassment of tourists by certain locals. The infusion of Spanish investment and new Montego Bay vacation resort construction in recent years has greatly improved both the quality and the value of Montego Bay packages.  

All-inclusive Montego Bay vacations typically appeal to singles and a younger crowd.  All-inclusive Montego Bay vacations offer a good variety of pace – Montego Bay is a busy urban centre, while the Rose Hall area is rather serene – catering to various needs. For those wishing to explore away from the Montego Bay vacation resort area, taxis or private drivers provide the greatest freedom to plan as you go, but the best and safest way to explore Jamaica is to book one of a variety of tours that are offered either through or nearby the Montego Bay vacation resorts.  Due to British influence, vehicles drive on the left side of the roads throughout Jamaica, many roads of which have been greatly improved in recent years. Although water is safe to drink, we recommend that you stick with bottled water.

        
Sand and Sun on Your Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacations

Montego Bay vacations offer a great variety of beaches to explore – some rather narrow, but all generally good. In addition to the all-inclusive Montego Bay package resort beaches, many tourists appreciate the superior quality of Doctor’s Cave beach – a public beach frequented by both locals and tourists. With white sands and clear waters, this Montego Bay vacation beach is sure to please those who can appreciate both its beauty and the opportunity to mix with the locals.

The landscape featured on an all-inclusive Montego Bay package holiday is lush, with coastal plains set against beautiful mountains.  Although the mountain climate may produce a greater amount of cloud cover than what is found in less mountainous vacation destinations, Montego Bay vacations throughout the year generally feature great weather. Montego Bay vacation temperatures are fairly stable throughout the year – the hottest months being July and August, with an average high of 32°C, and average low sitting at around 23°C. The coldest months are from January through March, but this has little negative impact on Montego Bay vacations, with average highs still steady at 30°C, and cooler evenings averaging a low of 20°C. The rainy season, from May through October, brings approximately four inches of rain per month to the Montego Bay vacation resort area. However, rainfalls are typically brief, followed by sunshine, and overcast days are not common for all-inclusive Montego Bay vacations, even during the rainy season.

Hurricane season, with its unpredictability of storm events, typically lasts from July through December, peaking from mid-August to mid-November. Although Montego Bay vacations are not often impacted by hurricanes, the possibility remains. However, when booking Montego Bay vacation packages, you can rest assured that tour operators will not fly you into a hurricane, will act fast to get you out in the event of any development. You can find great Montego Bay vacation package deals during hurricane season, and the economic advantage is well worth considering. We recommend that you speak with one of our tripcentral agents to fully understand the great value benefit vs. limited risk associated with travel to this region during hurricane season.

Things to See and Do on Your Montego Bay Package Vacation

All-inclusive Montego Bay packages provide plenty of opportunity for shopping, dining, sporting, and touring. For those looking to spice up an all-inclusive Montego Bay vacation with a bit of nightlife, local opportunities do exist in concentrated pockets that cater primarily to the tourist crowd. Tourists enjoying all-inclusive Montego Bay vacations will often look to sample a wider variety of local cuisine, and a good variety of restaurants are available, concentrated in the area of Doctor’s Cave Beach. One featured restaurant, The Margaritaville, offers a water slide into the ocean for added interest.  Montego Bay vacation shopping is more urban, featuring a variety of stores and souvenir shops in a concentrated area. Local hand crafts, Blue Mountain Coffee, and pepper spice are some of the main gods sought by tourists in Montego Bay vacations, and banking is available at resort hotels and ATMs. Although Ganja (marijuana) is widely available, it should be noted that Jamaican law prohibits the possession and use of ganja, and police may enforce the law.

For true fans of Reggae music, February 6 should be a target date for enjoying an all-inclusive Montego Bay vacation, when the Island comes alive in celebration of Bob Marley's birthday. Not only is does Marley's birthday present a great excuse for partying, it provides the opportunity to appreciate the music of this legendary musician and cultural figure in the home of Reggae music. Bob Marley's birthday celebrations are definitely not to be missed, and the party is sure to enhance any all-inclusive Montego Bay package holiday, or any Jamaica vacations regardless of destination.

All-inclusive Montego Bay vacations offer a great variety of sports activity options, including bobsledding, deep sea fishing, parasailing, zip lining, cricket and soccer. Montego Bay vacations feature good snorkelling, right off the beach, for those who wish to explore the wonders that await under the warm Jamaican waters. Montego Bay vacations provide the opportunity to explore Jamaica's first marine park, and scuba divers may also be aware of the famous wall diving. For the avid golfer, two world-class golf courses area accessible to enhance any all-inclusive Montego Bay package holiday, located in the Rose Hall area.

all-inclusive Montego Bay vacations offer plenty of day trip opportunities, such as thrilling river rafting or zip lining through the lush forest canopy for those who appreciate a bit of excitement. In addition to the great variety and availability in the Montego Bay vacation resort area, a 2.5 hour drive opens up all of the opportunities available in nearby Ocho Rios. Major Montego Bay vacation sightseeing attractions include Rose Hall, an historic plantation and restored residence that provides an historic perspective on the Jamaican colonial era…and it is said to be haunted! 

All-Inclusive Montego Bay Vacation Package Availability, Accommodations, and Value

All-inclusive Montego Bay vacation package flights are widely available, departing frequently from Toronto with multiple daily service. Montreal offers limited non-stop all-inclusive Montego Bay vacation package flights on weekends – Air Canada offers weekend flights exclusively from Montreal. In addition, all-inclusive Montego Bay package flights are offered from Ottawa, Halifax and Calgary throughout the busy winter travel season, with packages featuring a variety of durations – tourists are not limited to 7 or 14 day all-inclusive Montego Bay packages. From other regions throughout Canada, all-inclusive Montego Bay vacations are widely available via connections through major centres. 

All-inclusive Montego Bay vacations offer the best value in the English Caribbean, and are sure to appeal to those who can appreciate its urban setting and cultural opportunities.

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Important Travel Information for Montego Bay

Time ZoneEastern
WaterWater mains chlorinated / bottled water still recommended for drinking
ATMLimited to central Montego Bay and Ocho Rios
Credit CardsWidely Accepted
DivingAvailable
Sight SeeingLimited to Geographic sites
Car RentalsLeft-hand drive - available but not recommended
Water SportsGood Availability
RestaurantsMostly limited to Hotels
Bars and Night LifeMostly limited to Hotels
Golf7 - 18 hole courses 1 - 9 hole course in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios
CasinosNone
VegetationLush, tropical, mountainous
Rainy SeasonMay, June, September - November - 1/2 days of rain
Hurricane SeasionAugust - November
Airport NameDonald Sangster International - MBJ

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