Montego Bay

Montego Bay—MoBay to locals—is about 20 minutes west of Falmouth. It is Jamaica’s second-largest city and top tourist destination. Within this commercial center, visitors can lounge by the warm bay waters; 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 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 offers many recommended stores backed by the cruise line guarantee.

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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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Discover an oceanfront paradise at Blue Waters Beach Club. Soak up the sun with an all-inclusive package. Party at the beach bar, dance to reggae music, swim, sunbathe, and more.


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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

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Cartier

Cartier

Available at:

Royal Shop

Citizen

Citizen

Available at:

Jewels & Time
Royal Shop

Danyal Paraiba

Danyal Paraiba

Available at:

Royal Shop

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

Mark Henry Alexandrite

Mark Henry Alexandrite

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Available at:

Jewels & Time

Shinola

Shinola

Available at:

Jewels & Time

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.