Montego Bay

Jamaica, the third-largest Caribbean is surrounded by a narrow coastal plain, except to the south. Mountains rise along the center of the island, climbing to the Blue Mountains in the east. Montego Bay—MoBay to locals—is about a 20-minute ride west of Falmouth. It is Jamaica’s second-largest city and its top tourist destination. Within this commercial center, visitors have the option to lounge by the warm waters of the bay; hit a funky beach bar on the Hip Strip; tee off at a championship golf course; tour historical plantations; or get lost beneath the rainforest’s emerald- green canopy, which hides scores of plunging waterfalls.

Montego Bay

Getting Ashore

Cruise ships dock at the Montego Bay Cruise Port.

Fast Fact

Montego Bay—MoBay to locals—is Jamaica’s second-largest city and its top tourist destination.

Port Shopping

The best duty-free shopping is found at The Shoppes at Rose Hall, which offers a number of recommended stores backed by the cruise line guarantee.

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The Shoppes at Rose Hall

The duty-free shopping complex is home to many of the recommended stores, making this the ideal spot for some retail therapy.

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Rose Hall Great House

Look for Annie Palmer’s ghost, the White Witch of Rose Hall, in the Georgian-style manse. Her story and estate still lure feature film and television crews.

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Doctor’s Cave Beach

One of the island’s most picturesque beaches and the perfect place to relax and go for a swim or snorkel.

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Gloucester Avenue

Aptly named the Hip Strip, this beachfront boulevard is home to MoBay’s most happening shops, bars, and restaurants.

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Where
The Historic Falmouth Cruise Port and The Shoppes at Rose Hall.

What
Duty-free luxury goods, designer jewelry, fine watches, island crafts, and Jamaican souvenirs galore.

Currency
Although the Jamaican dollar is the official currency, US dollars are gladly accepted.



Brands in Montego Bay

Cartier

Cartier

Available at:

Casa de Oro

Citizen

Citizen

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Fendi Timepieces

Fendi Timepieces

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Hearts On Fire

Hearts On Fire

Available at:

Jewels & Time

John Hardy

John Hardy

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Le Vian

Le Vian

Available at:

Royal Shop

MarahLago Larimar

MarahLago Larimar

Available at:

Casa de Oro

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Available at:

Casa de Oro

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

Available at:

Casa de Oro

Shinola

Shinola

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer

Available at:

Casa de Oro

TrueLove Diamonds

TrueLove Diamonds

Available at:

Royal Shop

Did You Know?

Red Stripe beer, a Jamaican-style lager, is a local favorite and best enjoyed with a side of jerk chicken.