JAMAICA'S TOURISM CAPITAL
Montego Bay, Jamaica's second city, is known as the tourist capital of Jamaica. Known for its luxurious hotels and the busiest airport on the island, most of Jamaica's earnings from tourism is generated through the city of Montego Bay. This fast pace touristic city which is the capital of the Parish of St. James and the second largest city in Jamaica, by measurement and by population, (after Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore). Wearing the name-brand as Jamaica's Tourist Capitol, it is a tourist destination packed with duty free shopping, an International Airport, a cruise line terminal and various beaches.
This city which was just a rural town, is backed by picturesque low mountains. In 1980, Montego Bay was proclaimed Jamaica's city by act of parliament. However, this has not meant that it has acquired any form of autonomy as it continues to be an integral part of the Parish of St. James. Most of the coastline near Montego Bay is occupied by numerous tourist resorts, most of which are newly built, some occupying the grounds of old sugar cane plantations with some of the original buildings and mill-works still standing.
From all of these, the most famous two are the White Witch's Rose Hall and Tryall properties, both of which now feature world-class golf courses. Montego Bay is served by Jamaica's largest airport, the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. Regional and several North American and European airlines run their Caribbean hub the (Sangster International Airport) in Montego Bay. These operations are designed to connect the island of Jamaica easily, with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada. South Florida's Miami and Hollywood international airports can be reached within 70 minutes from Montego Bay.
Other U.S. cities such as Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, and Tampa can be reached by nonstop flights in less than three hours. Other locations like Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago can be reached in under four hours. Major European cities such as London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan Amsterdam averages ten hours.
SEE THE BEST OF MONTEGO BAY
In Jamaica's second city, Montego Bay, there are thousands of visitors arriving and departing through the Donald Sanger International Airport every day.
From the airport, cruise ship pier, your hotel or anywhere in Montego Bay, Attractions Ling Tourism Services Provides World Class transportation services to anywhere in Jamaica, you may want to go.
If you are planning on taking a cruise and the cruise ship you are cruising on will make a stop in Montego Bay, plan ahead and take one of our shore excursions to Ocho Rios or birdwatching day tour to the Cockpit Country.
With great experience and expertise, our well trained staff can arrange and book you into the level of accommodation of your choice in Montego Bay.
Accommodation in Montego Bay is similar the other resorts in Jamaica such as Kingston, Negril and Ocho Rios. From luxurious rooms and suits of very high standard hotels, condos and villas to lowbuget bed and breakfast hotels and guest houses. Although most accommodation venues in Montego Bay is operated on all inclusive plans, there are still affordable accommodation in and around this city for visitors to have the vacation they always dream of.
As a visitor, you are always welcome to Jamaica. While planning your next vacation, you are incouraged to consider Jamaica. If you are the visitor who just want two weeks, a week or just a few days away from home in a resort not far from a major airport, Montego Bay is where you want to be. For more information on all levels of accommodation in Montego Bay and other resort areas of Jamaica, please contact Attractions Link Tourism Services regarding your accommodation arrangements.
Attractions in the city of Montego Bay are minimal. Being a city, the resort area of Montego Bay does not have a lot of tourist attractions inside the city. If you are holidaying in Montego Bay, your nearest attractions are the Rose Hall Great House, Greene Wood Great House, Martha Brae River Rafting and the Rock-lands Bird Sanctuary. All of these are within forty five (45) minutes of any accommodation site in Montego Bay. If you are in for additional activities, adventures, and attractions, most of these are found outside the city; to as far as the Blue Mountains for Coffee Plantation tour, Ocho Rios for Dunns River Falls and other activities. On various occasions, visitors travel as far as to the town of Port Antonio which located on the northeastern shores of Jamaica in order to experience the real feel of the island.
Excursions are also done to Appleton Estates rum distillery, Apple Valley Plantations, Black River Safari, Lovers Leap and Ys Falls, which are south of that city. Although it is rather far, people staying in Montego Bay do travel all the way to Kingston to see the Bob Barley Museum, Culture Yard, Devon House and other places of interest. This intense exploration allow these persons to see the side of Jamaica which still manage to hold on its natural beauty and natural attractions.