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Something For Everyone At These Amazing Restaurants In Montego Bay

Island Life
April 13th 2023
Something For Everyone At These Amazing Restaurants In Montego Bay
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Jamaica is well-known and respected for its distinct native cuisine and diverse restaurant scene. The restaurants on this island, one of the Caribbean’s largest, range from informal cafes to five-star fine dining establishments. These restaurants can be found throughout the island’s parishes, with some of the best being found in Montego Bay (St. James Parish).

Jerk Chicken Jamaican Food

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Montego Bay (also known as Mobay) is the second largest city in Jamaica, after Kingston, and has loads of beautiful beaches. Rich in culture, you can expect to find lots of delicious food options in this area, particularly as Jamaican cuisine has many outside influences, including African, English, Portuguese, Indian, and Middle Eastern.

To help you find the best dining in Montego Bay, Jamaica, we’ve highlighted some of the best restaurants that you should try during your vacation!

11 best restaurants in Montego Bay, Jamaica

1. Sugar Mill

Sugar Mill restaurant is located at the Half Moon Resort in Rose Hall Plantation, Montego Bay. This restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors. You can expect international classics made with the freshest Jamaican ingredients when dining here. All of this makes for a delicious finish. Authentic Jamaica dishes are available here as well.

Fine Dining Montego Bay Jamaica

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The Sugar Mill restaurant has an open-air design and an elegant aesthetic. There's also a slightly rustic feel to the space, owing to its location in an old sugar mill. This restaurant is known for its excellent food and service, as well as its cozy, romantic atmosphere. Sugar Mill serves dinner only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In terms of seating, you can opt to dine either on the lawn or on a patio next to the centuries-old stone walls. Oxtail ravioli, snapper poached in coconut and saffron, short ribs, spiny lobster, and beef tenderloin are among the most popular dishes on their menu. There are vegetarian options available, including the cannoli entree. This restaurant offers a diverse beverage menu. Reservations are recommended.

Insider tip: If you are looking for a juicy steak, you simply have to visit Butch’s Island Chophouse! With a combination of familiar flavors and island favorites, this restaurant is the perfect place to go for high-quality surf & turf. Whether you’re dining on grain-fed Midwestern beef or the finest fish and fresh seafood, Butch’s Island Chophouse is sure to impress you. Our favorite dishes include the Steak Diane, Snapper Veracruz, Dungeness Crab Cake, and the Willy Wonka Brûlée.

This restaurant is only available for guests of Sandals Montego Bay and other Sandals resorts on the island. The best part? Butch’s exceptional food and drinks are included (and unlimited) as part of Sandals all-inclusive vacation package.


2. Scotchie’s

Scotchie's is a great option for authentic Jamaican food while in Jamaica. This restaurant is well-liked by both tourists and locals. Any dish you order from this restaurant will be made with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. In addition, many of the items are wood-fired in-house. Scotchie’s offers rum ribs, jerk chicken, and grilled pork among its specialties.

Jerk Chicken Grill Montego Bay Jamaica

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Scotchie’s has a number of tiki huts where you can enjoy food and cocktails. The service is quick and friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed. This restaurant is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner, with a diverse menu and reasonable prices. For the best experience, pair anything spicy at Scotchie’s with coconut water, local juice, or even the local Red Stripe Beer. You can start your meal off here with the soup of the day and then try some of the guest’s favorites that include conch soup, festival corn, pork sausage, chicken sausage, and more. Enjoy your meal and drinks in one of this location’s adorable tiki huts.

Expert tip: Staying at an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay will put you close to some of Jamaica’s best restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Some of the resorts in this area, like Sandals Resorts, have multiple options for dining that couples will love.

3. The Houseboat Grill

The Houseboat Grill is a floating restaurant in Montego Bay’s Marine Park Sanctuary. This restaurant is periodically repositioned, sometimes in response to sea conditions. The majority of the time, things are calm here. As you’ll be dining out on the water at The Houseboat Grill, you can expect spectacular views, especially at night.

Inside, you’ll appreciate the cozy and intimate atmosphere, as well as the charming views of the lagoon. Staff may share some history about the boat, such as the fact that many famous artists have stayed on it, including Aretha Franklin, the Beach Boys, and The Grateful Dead. The Houseboat Grill offers both lunch and dinner, and some of the best options include the snapper fillet, lobster, or lemon caper pasta. You can wash your meal down with the fruit punch, which is delicious!

To get to The Houseboat Grill, you’ll need to take a short ferry ride from the shore to the boat. When it’s time to leave, you can call for ferry service by ringing a bell. This is an excellent date location because it truly takes you away from it all.

4. Delmare

Delmare’s dining experience is on the upscale side. This restaurant is located in the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It has received several awards, including for service. Delmare is a seafood restaurant and you can sample delectable dishes made with fresh catches like red snapper, grouper, and shrimp cooked to perfection.

If you choose to dine here while on vacation, you must adhere to a smart-casual dress code. No ripped jeans, flip-flops, t-shirts, cutoffs, or casual shorts are allowed. Pansotti Di Capensante, Salmone Crudo, and Tagliata Di Manzo are among the most popular dishes at this fine restaurant. While you eat, take in the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The open-air atmosphere and the wide range of available beverages and wine will undoubtedly be enjoyable as well!

5. The Pelican Grill

The Pelican Restaurant is located on Montego Bay’s famous Gloucester Avenue. If you want craft cocktails, a diverse menu, and quality service, this is the place to go. The Pelican Grill is a family-owned restaurant that serves home-cooked meals. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

Some of the most popular dishes here include the fried heirloom green tomato, arctic char, and grilled tomahawk steak. You can also try the jerk chicken, curried shrimp, oxtail, or one of the fish or lobster dishes. If you arrive at the right time, you can enjoy stunning views of the sunset while dining. The views and ambiance on the terrace at night make it ideal for a couples' date.

Reservations are recommended for The Pelican Grill because tables can fill up quickly, especially if you want the best view.

Expert tip: Trying Blue Mountain Coffee while in Jamaica is a vacation must. This is one of the most popular coffee brands in the world. While on this island, you can also learn about the most unique herbs & spices in Caribbean cuisine.

6. Juici Patties

When in Jamaica, you simply must try a traditional Jamaican pattie! This delicious snack is available in many places outside of Jamaica, but enjoying it here will give you a true taste of Jamaica. Juici Patties, a fast food restaurant with more than 60 outlets throughout Jamaica, is a wonderful choice if you’re craving a patty while you're there. Montego Bay is home to at least three of them.

Jamaican Patties Montego Bay

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You can purchase authentic Jamaican patties filled with meat, ackee, veggies, soy, chicken, and more at Juici Patties. Patties made with beef are the most common variety. Other than patties, Juici Patties also serves porridge, callaloo & saltfish, and fried chicken & chips. This restaurant is worth visiting for any meal of the day, especially if you need a quick but traditional breakfast. Soups and other delicious items such as banana bread and carrot cake are also available.

7. Pork Pit

The Pork Pit is a highly-rated Jamaican establishment that serves great Jamaican BBQ meals. This eatery is located on Montego Bay’s famed Hip Strip. Some of the most popular menu items here include jerk chicken, ribs, fresh grilled shrimp, festival, and plantains. Patrons of this restaurant like that the quantities are fairly large, making it a great option if you’re dining in a group or simply want to make sure you get your fill.

Pork Grill Montego Bay Jamaica

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The Pork Pit is a wood-fired open-air restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. This is a good place to get a fast bite of authentic Jamaican food. The fresh off-the-grill food served here is among the tastiest in Montego Bay, especially the jerk options. The service here can be pretty good. If you intend on paying in U.S. currency, enquire about the exchange rate. You can enjoy cold drinks with your meal here. Red Stripe beer is highly recommended!

Expert tip: No one should ever leave Jamaica without trying a Red Stripe Beer at least once! You might also like to try some of the other popular Caribbean beers during your vacation. Several of them are also available in Jamaica.

8. Marguerites

The beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea from the Almond Terrace at Marguerites in Montego Bay are part of the appeal for diners at this location. It’ll be a breezy, romantic, and not to mention, elevated experience as you dine here indulging in some of the hot menu items like crab cakes, lobster, and pan-roasted filet mignon.

Marguerites is located in central Montego Bay. Couples will love dining at this upscale establishment. Marguerites has earned the Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award six times, which means that they have been in the top 10% of businesses on all of TripAdvisor. We won’t blame you if your expectations are high when dining here but with the great reviews for service, the wide-ranging drink and food menu selections, and the elegant ambiance, you likely won't be disappointed.

Good to know: Marguerites is located next door to Margaritaville, so you can plan on visiting both of these spots in one day.

9. Peppa’s Cool Spot

Peppa’s Cool Spot is a casual dining establishment in Jamaica. This is one of the best places on the island to try traditional Jamaican cuisine and unwind with some classic bar snacks. Peppa’s Cool Spot, located near Gloucester Avenue, is popular with both locals and visitors.

In terms of price, the cuisine here is reasonable. When you visit this outdoor bar/restaurant for lunch, you can enjoy Jamaican favorites like oxtail, curry goat, roti chicken wrap, steamed fish, and fried plantains. You can also go to Peppa’s Cool Spot when the sun goes down for some exciting nightlife. The bar at this location provides a variety of cocktails, and the best thing is that you’ll be close to the beach.

10. Mystic Thai

Want a good place to go for the best international favorites in Jamaica? Mystic Thai is a great option. This restaurant offers diverse dishes that include their delectable green curry, lobster dumplings, and a delicious coconut tiramisu. The Siracha wings and Thai ribs are also good picks. On Sundays from 12 pm - 4 pm, you can also enjoy their all-you-can-eat dim sum special for just under $20 USD.

Mystic Thai is a popular eating option for both locals and visitors to Jamaica, and it is situated in the heart of Montego Bay. The reviews alone are motivation enough to visit this establishment — diners love that the food is consistently good and authentic. Expect Indian, Thai, and Asian flavors and selections that are vegan and vegetarian too. The service is courteous, the food is tasty, and the ambiance is pleasant, making this one of the better choices for dining in Montego Bay.

Insider tip: If you're searching for couple-friendly resorts you might want to consider one of the all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The Sandals all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay and other Sandals Resorts on this island cater specifically to couples from the romantic and luxurious accommodation to the activities that include entertainment day and night.

11. Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records

Usain Bolt is not only a household name in Jamaica, but all around the world. The Tracks and Records restaurants, named after Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, can be found in both Montego Bay and Kingston. Tracks and Records is a sports bar, and the one in Montego Bay stands out because of its accessibility. Tracks and Records Montego Bay is located along The Hip Strip. Many of Jamaica’s best eateries, nightclubs, and stores can be found in this area. The Hip Strip is located just off Doctor’s Cave Beach.

Track’s and Records has a lively vibe and the staff is very pleasant. The jerk chicken spring rolls, the Red Stripe barbecue wings, and the surf and turf are just a few of the tasty options available. The desserts are delicious as well! Try the 4-D Chocolate Cake, the Heavenly Bread Pudding Surprise, or the Guinness Cookies & Cream Cheesecake. If you’re looking for a place to kick back with some cocktails and good company, the bar selection alone makes going to Track’s and Records worth the trip.

Must-try authentic Jamaican dishes

Jamaican Dishes Colllage Montego Bay

Many people love Jamaica because of its amazing and distinct cuisine. If you are unfamiliar with the cuisine, you may be unsure of what to order. To help ensure you don't miss out on the most amazing food, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Jamaican dishes including options like jerk chicken, ackee & saltfish, and more!

  • Jerk chicken - Jerk chicken, a must-try in Jamaica, is made by cooking chicken over pimento wood, which adds flavor. There’s also jerk pork, fish, and lobster. Jerk sauces are typically quite spicy, but you can inform the restaurant that you prefer less sauce for a milder experience.

  • Red Stripe beer - A well-known Jamaican beer brewed and packaged in Kingston. This beer has a sweet flavor with a hint of apples and contains approximately 4.7 percent alcohol. Red Stripe Beer is available in a variety of countries outside of Jamaica.

  • Ackee & saltfish - This is Jamaica’s national dish. Ackee is a lychee-like fruit that is served alongside saltfish in this dish (any type of salted fish but most often codfish). In Jamaica, ackee and sailfish are a popular breakfast or brunch combination.

  • Breadfruit - Breadfruit (closely related to jackfruit) originated in Micronesia. This dish can be boiled, fried, or roasted. Breakfast in Jamaica might include breadfruit with steamed callaloo or ackee and saltfish.

  • Jamaican patties - This is a popular snack food with various meat fillings such as ground beef, lobster, and shrimp. Jamaican patties can be found all over the island, but Miss Sonia’s in Negril is one of the best places to enjoy this treat.

  • Jamaican bammy - Cassava bread is another name for this dish. It is a thick, flat bread that is typically served with fish and stew.

  • Fried plantains - Fried plantains are typically served alongside stewed chicken, oxtail, fried fish, and curried goat in Jamaica. If you order this dish, you will receive delicious, caramelized, thinly sliced plantains on your plate.

  • Conch - Popular on many Caribbean islands, conch is typically served in Jamaica as part of a soup, curry, or stew. This dish is typically very fresh, and it is usually cooked with a variety of vegetables.

Expert tip: Want to try some Jamaican cooking for yourself? Get started with this delicious Jamaican Oxtails Recipe!

Explore the best restaurants in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay restaurants are a great option if you want to enjoy everything from authentic local food to international cuisine in Jamaica. As we’ve listed some of the best restaurants in this area, we hope that you do get the opportunity to try at least a few of these during your island vacation. Great dining can really add something special to any vacation!

Sandals Montego Bay Tent Dining
With two resorts and a combined 21 restaurants in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sandals all-inclusive resorts offer an unrivaled dining experience. Try authentic Jamaican dishes prepared with fresh locally-sourced ingredients, as well as international cuisines - and it's all included!

If you want to stay at one of the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean where you’ll be able to indulge in amazing cuisine, Sandals Resorts is a great option. Sandals Resorts in Jamaica provide guests with endless possibilities when it comes to dining. Each Sandals Resort has multiple options for dining, including gourmet selections. You’ll also get to enjoy a hassle-free all-inclusive experience at these resorts where all you have to think about is having a great time!

Look No Further! These Are Montego Bay’s Best All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resorts

The Islands
April 29th 2022
Look No Further! These Are Montego Bay’s Best All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resorts

Nothing beats jetting off to a tropical destination for a couple’s vacation – especially when that destination is a picturesque Caribbean locale like Jamaica. It’s even better when you’re headed for an all-inclusive getaway where you’ll only need to figure out what to eat and when to drink once you arrive. Well, that and what you want to do first: bask in your luxurious abode or get out and explore the beautiful Caribbean island you’ve landed on.

Jamaica is ideal for couples’ vacations, especially in areas like Montego Bay where you can find some of the best all-inclusive adults-only resorts on the island. For example, Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean, two gorgeous all-inclusive adults-only resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica, provide an excellent opportunity for you to rekindle your romance in an intimate setting and enjoy a romantic couple’s vacation in paradise. The benefits of the all-inclusive experience and the adults-only concept include privacy and fewer interruptions (no kids running around!), which helps ensure that every single moment of your getaway is memorable.

Of course, there are lots more reasons why an all-inclusive adults-only vacation (particularly at a Sandals all-inclusive resort) may be right for you, so keep reading to find out!

What makes Sandals stand out for couples’ all-inclusive vacations?

Opportunities for romance, privacy, and intimacy


If ever there were the perfect reason to book an all-inclusive vacation, it would be for the kind of uninterrupted privacy that often comes with vacations of this type. Sandals caters strictly to adults, so the entire resort is yours to stay and play. You’ll interact with other couples during your stay, all with the same objective – making the most of a tropical vacation with an emphasis on romance!

Kid-free zone


Kids are amazing, but not necessarily when you’re trying to sink into a romantic vacation. As Sandals is an all-inclusive couples-only resort, your entire experience will be just about you and your other half… minus any screaming, tantrum-throwing kids you might have otherwise encountered!
Couples with kids (who’d prefer not to leave them behind) can find their own slice of paradise at a Beaches Resort, which focuses on family vacations and features certified nannies! There are two Beaches resorts in Jamaica: Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios.

Couples with kids (who’d prefer not to leave them behind) can find their own slice of paradise at a Beaches Resort, which focuses on family vacations and features certified nannies! There are two Beaches resorts in Jamaica: Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios.

Gourmet dining


The only thing that can top all-inclusive dining is Sandals' all-inclusive dining, which comes with lots of global cuisine served at the restaurants! Sandals makes it possible to enjoy a plethora of dining options in Montego Bay – Sandals Montego Bay has unlimited gourmet dining at 12 restaurants, while Sandals Royal Caribbean has 9 incredible dining options. To make things even more exciting, guests of Sandals Montego Bay have dining access to Sandals Royal Caribbean and vice versa (that’s 21 total dining options no matter which resort you choose)!

Stocked premium bars with premium spirits

Mediocre isn’t a word you’ll need to get familiar with ahead of your Sandals vacation in Montego Bay. This is something you will notice in the liquor department – Sandals makes a point of only serving premium brands of alcohol! Around the resort at the Sandals all-inclusive bars, and in every room (where you’ll find a stocked mini-bar), you can indulge in this tasty inclusion!

All accommodations are optimized for adult luxury and made for romance


Sandals' accommodation choices are truly “as unique as your love”, and you can discover this for yourself during a vacation of a lifetime in Montego Bay. The all-inclusive accommodations at Sandals were designed with romance in mind and you’ll find lots of options whatever your preference.

From the amazing rooms and inclusions to the friendly staff and welcoming ambiance, guests at Sandals can step unapologetically into a vacation where luxury is always included.

Secluded spots and fire pits for romantic rendezvous


There’s plenty of room at Sandals for you to feel like you’re on your own little island paradise. Find the nooks and crannies in your resort that can be your little world of romance, away from it all.

Settle in next to a fire pit that’s right beside the ocean and take in the stunning views, while keeping your toes warm as the temperature drops ever so slightly when evening comes around in Jamaica. You and yours can use this time to get to know each other on a deeper level, while you bask in the perfect and peaceful ambiance of the Caribbean.

Private candlelight dinners (optional)


Candlelight dinners are super romantic, but how can you really know until you’ve tried it out for yourself? These events might not necessarily be at the top of your priority list while at home, but while vacationing at an all-inclusive adults-only resort like Sandals, you should definitely consider sitting down to an all-inclusive candlelight dinner and reigniting your love.

Best Sandals adult-only all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay


Sandals Montego Bay will forever go down in Sandals history as the resort where it all began. This resort indeed was the first Sandals property and the place where the dream of bringing couples' Caribbean vacation fantasies to life first started to take shape. Over the years Sandals Montego Bay has been expanded and renovated, and now it secures its place as an uber modern, tropical vacation spot that carefully incorporates a beautiful open concept.

This 5-star resort is part of the Luxury Included® Sandals chain and promises a beach vacation for couples like no other. You’ll be welcomed to this resort through an open-air lobby, after which point, you can make your way to your room and get set for an experience that’s truly magical. Sandals Montego Bay is often described as playful and romantic, and it is ideal for couples in love, honeymoons, and weddings. This is good news if you were planning a destination wedding, starting at the new Over-the-Water Chapel at Sandals Montego Bay and concluding with celebrations at an over-the-water bar!

Insider tip: Sandals Montego Bay has exchange privileges with the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean, which means more fun and more inclusions! Check out the full Sandals Montego Bay review here!

Sandals Montego Bay has 12 restaurants


Eat where you feel like when you feel like it at Sandals. There are so many Sandals Montego Bay restaurants that you’ll have to make a conscious effort to tick off each restaurant as you set off on your resort culinary exploration. You’re bound to find a restaurant on the property to call your favorite and more than enough options to dine at a different restaurant each night of your vacation!

Sandals Montego Bay’s included activities

Sandals Montego Bay is a paradise for those looking for a real adventure. This is mainly because of the wide range of inclusions, like land and water sports, on-site entertainment, 5-star dining, and so much more. Check out all the neat activities at Sandals Montego Bay ahead of your stay!

Water sports at Sandals Montego Bay


Dive right into the beautiful and warm waters of Jamaica during your Sandals vacation. For many people, this is the highlight of a vacation in the Caribbean, but at Sandals, beach time is even more exciting because you can immerse yourself in a variety of water sports, including snorkeling and scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking, and more. In or out of the ocean, you won’t have a dull moment at Sandals!

Day and night entertainment at Sandals Montego Bay


Sandals has entertainment covered, day or night, so you may just find yourself wondering if it’s necessary to leave the resort at all! Party on the beach, take in the live bands, meet new people from around the world at the Piano Bar, get into the popular Jamaican Jamboree, and so much more!

You’ll find unlimited land activities at Sandals Montego Bay


As nice as it is to sometimes just relax and do nothing, at some point you may want to leave your room and see what’s going on within the rest of the resort. When you do, you’ll be happy to find that there are lots of activities to get into, including table tennis, shuffleboard, lawn chess, basketball, croquet, day and night tennis, beach volleyball, board games, pool tables… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Fitness Center at Sandals Montego Bay

Stay in shape even as you have the time of your life! Red Lane® Spa Fitness Center has all the equipment, fitness classes, and activities you could possibly want. Stay energized even as you relax and indulge in all the resort has to offer.

Sandals Montego Bay’s Red Lane® Spa (optional)


If you’re looking for that extra dose of indulgence, look no further than the Red Lane® Spa. Sign up for couples’ treatments, which can only enhance your bond, or go solo with treatments that can set your mind and body at ease. If you’re staying at Sandals Montego Bay, try the Flawless Facial or the ‘Scents of Love’ Couples Massage – the highlight of the latter is the indigenous aromas of the Caribbean that are sure to spice up your day.

Adventure tours in and near Montego Bay (optional)

There’s plenty to do and see in Jamaica, and the good news is you won’t have a hard time planning excursions to explore the island right from your resort. The Sandals Tour Desk will be able to provide you with information on the best tours and help you sign up for the ones that excite you most.

Included special amenities & features at Sandals Montego Bay:

Insider tip: Planning your vacation in Jamaica? Here are some awesome Sandals Montego Bay Specials.

Sandals Royal Caribbean


Sandals Royal Caribbean is a world of luxury that holds promises for what may be the most romantic getaway ever. From swim-up suites like the elegant Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite set up, to dreamy Over-the-water Suites where you and yours will experience luxury at its finest, there really is no underestimating just how far Sandals will go at their Royal Caribbean location (and all other resorts for that matter) to ensure guest comfort. Sandals staff have a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty, and this is one of the things you’ll be most aware of as you sink into your Montego Bay vacation.

This resort has British undertones and even Georgian flair as evident by its layout and design. From the poolside to the beachside, you’ll be treated to stellar service here, and this extends all the way to the private offshore island that all guests have access to.

Yes, a whole private island is in store at Sandals Royal Caribbean! If this isn’t one of the most incredible all-inclusive experiences available within the Caribbean, we don’t know what is!

Intrigued? See what else there is to love about Sandals in this Sandals Royal Caribbean Review!

Activities at Sandals Royal Caribbean


All-inclusive takes on a solid meaning at Sandals. Where activities are concerned, you’ll find no short supply of things to fill your day. This means that whether or not you plan on venturing off of the resort, you’ll still find things to do that you enjoy. See the full list of Sandals Royal Caribbean activities here.

Water sports at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Water adventures are endless with Sandals, whether you want to enjoy the world of diving, including snorkeling and scuba diving, or try your skills out on a canoe or kayak. During your stay, you’ll also be able to go waterskiing, head out on a sailboat, or even go paddleboarding. When you’re done with that extensive list, see if you have energy left over for some fun out on the Hobie Cats, or for some water tubing action.

Sandals Royal Caribbean’s day and night entertainment


Day and night entertainment with Sandals means that, unless you really want to, you won’t need to leave the resort for a good time. Make some time to see what’s happening at the amphitheater or get up on stage for talent night. Live bands, beach parties, a piano bar, various theme nights, a chocolate buffet, and the famous Jamaica Jamboree are a few more things that will definitely help you create some great vacation memories at Sandals.

Unlimited land sports are available at Sandals Royal Caribbean

The land sports category is just as extensive as what you can get up to out in the ocean while at Sandals. Spend some time on the beach playing some rousing rounds of beach volleyball, or mellow out with some horseshoes, lawn chess, croquet, or board games. You can also get into a game of bocce ball, head out onto the courts for some tennis action (day or night), or kick back with some rounds of pool.

Fitness Center at Sandals Royal Caribbean


Do more than just spend time at a gym, keep your fitness going at Sandals any way you like at the Red Lane® Spa Fitness Center. This includes group fitness sessions, personalized training sessions, and even round-robin tennis tournaments if that’s your thing. Try couples’ stretching sessions, Tabata training, aqua fitness, and so much more at Sandals!

Red Lane® Spa at Sandals Royal Caribbean (optional)


The Red Lane® Spa is exactly what you need in your life if you’re looking to mellow out while enjoying a vacation in paradise. Try treatments designed for you and yours or go for solo treatments that will boost your vacation mood in no time. If you’re staying at Sandals Royal Caribbean, try a hot stone massage, or Raindrop Dreams, which is a 90-minute aromatherapy and massage treatment designed to help you reconnect with your physical and energetic balance.

Sign up for local adventure tours at Sandals Royal Caribbean (optional)

One of the best things about Sandals is that you can book excursions right from your resort. Some of the featured tours available from Sandals Royal Caribbean include the Luminous Lagoon Experience, Konoko Falls Rainforest Trek, Hampden Estate Historical Rum Tour, the Ultimate Swim with the Dolphins & Dunn’s River Falls Combo Tour, and so much more! Head to the Sandals Tours desk at your resort to make your reservations.

Included special amenities & features at Sandals Royal Caribbean:

Insider tip: Who doesn’t like a good deal? Check out these cool Sandals Royal Caribbean Specials!

Bonus! Top 5 places to visit while in Montego Bay

Ahead of your trip, look up some of the incredible things to do in Jamaica, in particular things to do in and near Montego Bay. The beaches are pretty stunning on this part of the island as well, so you can definitely take some time to sprawl out on a couple of the best beaches in Montego Bay. As you continue to put together your vacation itinerary, here are some other fun things you can get up to while in Jamaica:

1. Go river rafting on the Martha Brae


River rafting down the Martha Brae River is a sure thrill and not something you’ll want to miss out on while in Jamaica. Couples will love this tour as it literally takes you away from all the action and into a world where things slow down. You can really just enjoy the moment. The river is breathtaking and the guides are entertaining, which makes for the perfect excursion. As part of this tour, you’ll spend some time at the Rafter’s Village where you can find souvenir shops, a swimming pool, restrooms, a bar, and a tranquil picnic area.

2. White Witch Golf Course


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Take your love of golf to the White Witch Golf Course while in Jamaica! As one of the best golf courses in Jamaica, this 18-hole course was designed by well-respected course architects Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril and is located within the 200-acre Rose Hall Estate. More seasoned golfers will appreciate the rolling terrain here, but even novices and spectators will love the stunning ocean views from certain vantage points at this location.

Expert tip: In Ocho Rios, Jamaica (just 90 minutes from Montego Bay), guests at Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation can have the all-inclusive adults-only experience they desire, plus an awesome golf adventure! With complimentary green fees and free transportation to Sandals Golf & Country Club, you’ll truly have the best of both worlds.

3. Croydon Plantation

The Croydon Plantation is among the top attractions in Montego Bay if you’re looking for a dose of nature. You may also be able to learn a thing or two at this plantation about the history of Jamaica, and about coffee and pineapples, which are both grown at this site in the Catadupa Mountains of St. James. Some tours end with a delicious jerk chicken meal, which is more than enough reason to sign up for a tour!

4. Rose Hall Great House


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Always wanted to explore a haunted house? You may get an opportunity to do just that in Jamaica by visiting the Rose Hall Great House. Many believe this estate, which dates back to the colonial era, is haunted by the ghost of Annee Palmer, also known as the ‘White Witch’. The locals sometimes refer to this property as the House of Horrors of Jamaica and have many scary tales to tell about the ‘White Witch’ herself. This doesn’t scare people out of going on tours here though – in fact, this tour has become so popular that, nowadays, there are trained actors on the property who get in on the fun by spooking anyone who lets their guard down!

5. Doctor’s Cave Beach


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Montego Bay has, to its credit, some of the most incredible beaches in Jamaica. Doctor’s Cave Beach is one of the most talked about, and it has an intriguing history that will draw you in just as quickly as the alluring shades of blue water. For one thing, there was a time when many people believed that the water on this beach had healing properties – such that, you could be healed of whatever ailment you were suffering from simply dipping into it. Whether or not that is true, a dip at Doctor’s Cave Beach, named after its former owner who was a British osteopath, is still super refreshing!

Expert tip: There’s a restaurant, bar, washrooms, and a coffee shop on Doctor’s Cave Beach, so you’ll be all set to spend the day on these shores!

Get the best all-inclusive adults-only resort experience in Montego Bay at Sandals!


By now, you probably don’t need any more reasons to get away to an adults-only all-inclusive resort. Anytime meals and snacks, unlimited cocktails, entertainment day or night, and tons of exciting activities and amenities are probably alluring enough! The only question is: which resort?

The city of Montego Bay has so much to offer outside of a great resort experience, such as gorgeous beaches, nature-oriented excursions, and historical sites. So, Montego Bay’s all-inclusive adults-only resorts, Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean, are definitely incredible options!

There’s no better feeling than relaxing at a worry-free resort where you and your love can be at center stage - with no distractions and no limits.

Want to Travel From Montego Bay To Negril In Jamaica? Here’s How!

Island Life
April 26th 2022
Want to Travel From Montego Bay To Negril In Jamaica? Here’s How!
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The possibilities for things to do in Jamaica are endless. To make the most out of a vacation on this island, it is important to figure out the things you want to do most, whether that’s lounging on the beach, going on exciting excursions, or spending time at the swim-up bar at one of the all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. After you decide what you want to work into your vacation agenda, you should think about how you’ll get between towns and attractions.

Sandals Negril Long Beach Overview

Picture: Love to sip on unlimited complimentary cocktails? Sandals Negril has a shady spot reserved just for you on the famous Seven Mile Beach.

Negril and Montego Bay are around 50 miles (80 km) away from each other, and both of these incredibly popular areas are known for their amazing beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and fun attractions. If most of the activities you want to enjoy are in Montego Bay (Mobay) on the north coast and Negril on the west coast, there are several ways you can get between these two towns, including hopping on a public or private bus, taking a short non-stop flight, or hailing a taxi.

In this post, we’ll share everything you need to know about getting from Montego Bay to Negril!

Expert tip: The mode of transport you choose to get from Montego Bay to Negril should depend on your budget, the amount of time you have, and the sort of experience you’re looking for while in Jamaica. While you decide, you may also want to look into the best time to visit Jamaica.

Transportation options from Montego Bay to Negril

Planning on spending time in both Montego Bay and Negril while in Jamaica? If so, it will be worth looking into the best transportation options to get yourself between these Jamaican towns. Here are the best ways to go about it, including traveling by plane, taxi, and by bus:

Traveling by plane


● The fastest way to get from Montego Bay to Negril
● Travel time: 15 minutes
● Travel cost (one way): $350+ USD per person

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You can take a plane to get from Montego Bay to Negril, Jamaica. This mode of transportation is pricier compared to the other options but can be worth it if getting there quickly is important to you.

Travel time: How long is a plane trip from Montego Bay to Negril?

Once you hop on the plane and take off, it’ll take around 15 minutes to get from Montego Bay to Negril in Jamaica. Your flight will leave from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ) and you’ll arrive at the Negril Aerodrome (NEG).

Cost: How much is a plane trip from Montego Bay to Negril?

Expect to pay around $350 USD or more for a plane ride between Montego Bay and Negril (one way). Round trip, this journey could cost around $700 USD per person.

Traveling by taxi


● The most popular way to get from Montego Bay to Negril
● Travel time: 1 roughly hour and 20 minutes
● Travel cost (one way): $120-$200 USD

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There are many benefits to traveling around Jamaica via taxi when headed to Negril. While traveling by taxi can get expensive on Caribbean islands like Jamaica, this option tends to provide a greater level of comfort than taking the bus. Traveling by taxi can seriously cut down your travel time from Montego Bay to Negril as well!

Note: Airport transfers are included for Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts guests. All you have to do is arrive at the airport and the resort takes care of the rest!

Travel time: How long is a taxi ride from Montego Bay to Negril?

Taking a taxi is the fastest way to get from Montego Bay to Negril in Jamaica without flying. It will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from Montego Bay to Negril by taxi.

Cost: How much is a taxi from Montego Bay to Negril?

Taxi prices in Jamaica vary depending on where you’ll be traveling to. Generally, you can expect to pay anything from $120 to $200 USD to get to some of the popular towns and attractions in Jamaica in a taxi. Keep in mind that fares can depend on travel time to the destination, traffic, and other factors. As most taxis are air-conditioned, you can comfortably make your way to your destination with no stops along the way and no need to share your cab with anyone else either.

Traveling by car


● Travel time: 1hr 15m - 1h45m
● Travel cost (one way): USD$30-50 per day (not inclusive of gas and tolls)

Negril Jamaica Car Travel

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If you want to get out and explore Jamaica on your own, renting a car can be the perfect way to do it! This is also a great option to get you from Montego Bay to Negril in Jamaica as you can travel comfortably and on your own time.

Travel time: How long is a car ride from Montego Bay to Negril?

If you’ll be driving from Montego Bay to Negril, keep in mind that the driving distance between these locations is about 80km. It can take anywhere from 1hr 15m to 1h 45m to get there depending on traffic. If you’re planning on renting a car for this journey while in Jamaica, it’s worth noting that parking can be a bit of a challenge in Negril. The car rental option will work best if there’s parking available at your resort or attraction.

Cost: How much does it cost to get from Montego Bay to Negril by car?

The price of a car rental in Jamaica largely depends on which company you decide to go with and the type of vehicle you wish to rent. Generally, you can expect to spend $30-50 USD per day to rent a car in Jamaica. You’ll also need to factor in the cost of gas and tolls when determining the overall cost to get from Montego Bay to Negril by car.

Traveling by bus


● Least expensive way to get from Montego Bay to Negril
● Travel time: 1.5 to 2 hours
● Travel cost (one way): $4-$15 USD

Negril Jamaica Bus Travel

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In Jamaica, you can get from Montego Bay to Negril via bus. This mode of transport is the cheapest way to get between these two locations. You’ll be able to choose between taking a public bus or the Knutsford Express, a private transportation line that includes operations between Montego Bay and Negril. Both of these options are available from the Montego Bay Airport and are air-conditioned.

Travel time: How long is a bus trip from Montego Bay to Negril?

A bus trip from Montego Bay to Negril will likely take about 2 hours if you travel using the public bus. Choosing a private option like the Knutsford Express will allow you to shave off at least half an hour from your travel time. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to get from Montego Bay to Negril by way of the Knutsford Express.

Cost: How much is a bus trip from Montego Bay to Negril?

The price you'll pay to get from Montego Bay to Negril in Jamaica will vary depending on whether you take a public or express bus. Traveling via a public bus will cost about $4 USD, while it’ll cost around $15 USD to get from Montego Bay to Negril on the Knutsford Express.

Expert tip: Trying to decide between staying in Negril versus Montego Bay? We can help you decide which is the best Jamaica vacation destination for you!

Bonus chapter: Traveling by car or taxi? Try these great stops along the way!

If you'll be traveling from Montego Bay to Negril by car or taxi, chances are you might want to stop along the way to stretch your legs or admire the views. Here are some of the best places to take a pause and even have some fun along your journey!

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1. Dolphin Cove (Lucea) - If you’ll be taking a road trip from Montego Bay to Negril, you should definitely include Dolphin Cove as one of your stops along the way. Dolphin Cove is located in Lucea (pronounced Lucy), a coastal town. A Dolphin Cove adventure will grant you the opportunity to swim with dolphins and interact with them in a variety of ways depending on your chosen program.

2. Bigga’s Jerk Chicken on Green Island - If you drive yourself from Montego Bay to Negril, you can take advantage of cool stops along the way like Bigga’s Jerk Chicken on Green Island. This is the ideal spot to quickly grab something to eat, and it is located between Lucea and Negril. Bigga’s is popular with locals and visitors alike. It is highly recommended that you order water with your meal, especially if you try the super-hot pepper sauce!

3. Calico Jack’s Pirate Shack - This restaurant is located on Half Moon Beach, around 35 minutes north of Negril. Many people stop here to grab drinks or something to eat on their way to Montego Bay from Negril. Calico Jack’s Pirate Shack makes for a great island adventure because it is literally located on its own island not too far from the coastline. To get there, you’ll have to take a ferry (which costs around $5 USD round trip). If you’re there on a Sunday, you can enjoy some groovy tunes from a live band as you indulge in a delicious island lunch.

Expert tip: The history of piracy runs very deep in the Caribbean, and in Jamaica especially. You can learn more about the real-life pirates of the Caribbean like Calico Jack while you’re on the island.

Things to do once you’re in Negril

If you're either in Negril or on your way there, you’ll find lots of fun exciting things to do in the city. Check out some of these popular attractions in Negril listed below!

Relax at Seven Mile Beach

If you search for the best beaches in Jamaica, you’re likely to find Seven Mile Beach at the top of that list. With glistening white sand and calm waters, Seven Mile Beach certainly is a must-see attraction while in Jamaica. The water on this beach is shallow for a good distance, making it great for families. Plus, there are lots of activities to get into on the beach as well including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. You might even be able to ride jet skis or hop on a banana boat while you’re there!

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Although the name of this beach might suggest differently, Seven Mile Beach is actually only four miles long. The other three miles of beach space are attributed to Bloody Bay, another beach worth spending some time on while in Jamaica. Both Seven Mile Beach and Bloody Bay Beach are public beaches.

Expert tip: If you want to spend lots of time on Seven Mile Beach while in Jamaica, it might be worth your while to get familiar with the best all-inclusive resorts on Seven Mile Beach.

Try snorkeling at Negril Reef

It is no surprise that the Caribbean, with its warm and enticing crystal clear waters, is a wonderful place to snorkel. In Jamaica, you can let your desire for the ultimate snorkeling adventure lead to the Negril Reef, which is about two miles off the coast of Seven Mile Beach. This reef is thriving, vibrant, and promises a captivating experience for snorkelers.


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Negril Reef is particularly appealing because it is easily accessible via boat tours. It is also popular because of the various types of marine life you're likely to spot while there. During your snorkeling expedition at Negril Reef, look out for species like sergeant majors, groupers, small jellyfish, and stingrays. You’re also likely to see a variety of sponges and an array of tropical fish!

Check out the Blue Hole Mineral Spring

A Jamaican adventure is hardly complete without a visit to the Blue Hole Mineral Spring. Seeing this stand-out attraction is one of the best things to do in Negril. You’ll have an opportunity to dip into and explore the lush surroundings of a natural blue hole filled with mineral water.

It’ll take about 25 minutes to drive from Negril to the Blue Hole Mineral Spring. Once you get there, you’ll be truly mesmerized by the turquoise waters of this 22-foot blue hole which makes for a spectacular natural swimming pool. Some visitors choose to jump right into the water from the ledge, while others climb down the ladder and glide in. The waters of this blue hole are said to have healing properties, so you can consider it a day of self-care where you calm your mind, relieve muscle aches and pains, and give your skin a treat. It costs $10 USD per person to access the Blue Hole Mineral Spring.

Visit Rick’s Café

Rick’s Café in Negril Jamaica is more than just a restaurant - it’s an experience! While in Jamaica, having a sunset experience at Ricks Café with the perfect company is a must. The oceanic views from this cliffside Jamaican locale are simply stunning and are part of its allure. Even before the sun goes down, you’ll be able to enjoy the relaxed ambiance, lively bar setting, tasty food, and a bit of cliff jumping, if you're feeling particularly adventurous!

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Insider tip: Negril beaches and Montego Bay beaches are among the most beautiful in Jamaica. Staying at an all-inclusive resort in Negril or perhaps an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay will help ensure you have first dibs on the best beachside spots!

Never a dull day in Montego Bay And Negril

There are so many great attractions to be found in Montego Bay and Negril. You can enjoy perfect beaches like Seven Mile Beach and Bloody Bay, sip cocktails at sunset at Rick’s Cafe, or even swim with dolphins in nearby Lucea. There is no need to limit yourself to discovering just one area of Jamaica! If you want to visit both Montego Bay and Negril while in Jamaica, you’ll need to get planning. One of the first steps should be selecting the perfect accommodation.

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Picture: Sandals Montego Bay combines the best features of Montego Bay, Jamaica: beautiful beaches and awesome entertainment. It's a great place to spend some time before you head down to Negril.

All-inclusive resorts work best for a Jamaica vacation because these resorts tend to provide a range of inclusions including food, (alcoholic) drinks, and entertainment. Sandals' all-inclusive resorts also provide free airport transfers that will get you from the airport to your resort in Montego Bay or Negril without the hassle. This is ideal if you don't want to spoil the relaxed ambiance of your tropical vacation.

The best thing about choosing an all-inclusive resort is that whether or not you decide to leave your resort at all, you’re still bound to have a fantastic island getaway!

Expert tip: If your vacation is all booked, read up on what to pack for a vacation in Jamaica and check out some cool Jamaica points of interest to start planning your vacation agenda.

Montego Bay vs Negril: Which Is The Best Jamaican Vacation Destination For You?

The Islands
August 9th 2021
Montego Bay vs Negril: Which Is The Best Jamaican Vacation Destination For You?

Life is fresh in Jamaica. It’s one of those places you can travel to and almost feel as though time is standing still, or at least moving slow enough that you can actually keep up. You can move at your own pace…take a breath even.

This is the magic of the Caribbean in general, but in Jamaica, this laid back island ambiance feels amplified. It’s a beautiful and hypnotizing feeling… but before you can even experience it, there’s so much to decide about your trip. Like where to stay.

Expectedly, with an island so gorgeous, there are lots of nice areas to stay in while in Jamaica. Two of the most popular are Montego Bay and Negril. Both Montego Bay and Negril are popular vacation destinations in Jamaica.

Montego Bay is known to be the tourist hotspot and for its opulent all-inclusive resorts. ‘Mobay’ is located near Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary and Rose Hall Great House. Negril is known for its laid back atmosphere, boasting some of the best beaches in Jamaica. Some of the top attractions located near Negril are the Seven Mile Beach, Mayfield Falls and Blue Hole Mineral Spring.

Overall, there are lots of things to consider before deciding to stay in either place. If you’re having a tough time choosing, this article should give you some more insight on which would be best for you.

Montego Bay vs Negril, which is right for you?

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Montego Bay: Jamaica’s most happening destination

Montego Bay is a popular tourist hotspot in Jamaica that appeals to travellers looking for a luxury vacation experience. It is the capital of Saint James Parish and visitors love this part of Jamaica because of the wide range of attractions that can be found.

Resorts, restaurants, bars, and entertainment of all kinds are in abundance in this part of Jamaica. There’s decent (duty-free) shopping as well, which you can make time for in between beach hopping and maybe even some diving action somewhere like the Montego Bay Marine Park!

Montego Bay’s location

Montego Bay is located on the north coast of Jamaica. It is the second-largest city in Jamaica after Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. It will probably take less than 10 minutes to get from the Sangster International Airport to your resort in Montego Bay.

This makes Montego Bay the ideal Caribbean island getaway from the United States, especially if you’re only staying for a couple of days: you’ll lose minimal time on the road.

Points of interest in and around Montego Bay

1. Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery and Garden


As the name suggests, this location makes it possible to indulge in art and nature in one place. This is one of the best combo tours of this kind in Jamaica. Visitors can view art from the gallery (and purchase as well) at their leisure. The paintings, mostly acrylic, are Jamaica inspired and the nature tour includes a chance to see some of Jamaica’s endemic birds as well as the unique blooms of this island. There’s also a koi pond where you can pet the turtles and a few small waterfalls.

2. Rocklands Bird Sanctuary


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Thousands of birds in one place and a chance to spot lots of different species is what you can expect your day to be like if you choose to spend some time at the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary. Described as a “truly magical place”, a tour here is simple, and you’ll be able to get right out there with the birds in the garden of a quaint cottage as they shoot around eating from the feeders and maybe even from your hands - if you’re lucky!

3. Martha Brae River


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The Martha Brae river promises a romantic and meandering afternoon underneath the canopy of Jamaica’s finest greenery. This river is located on the north coast of Jamaica in an area known as Trelawny and it is most popular for river rafting adventures. If you’re traveling to Jamaica as a couple, this activity should definitely be included on your to-do list.

Also read: The Top 42 Things to Do In and Near Montego Bay

Where should I stay while in Montego Bay?


Sandals Montego Bay: Sandals Montego Bay was the very first Sandals Resort in existence, and now with all the fresh and imaginative touches, this all-inclusive resort is as luxurious as it’s ever been. This is an open-concept resort set right on a long private white-sand beach. Guests at this lively adults-only resort can enjoy unlimited food and (alcoholic) drinks at 12 restaurants, 6 bars including one of the first ever swim-up bars in the world.


Sandals Royal Caribbean: The Sandals Royal Caribbean experience includes a private island and Over-The-Water Bungalows if you’re really looking for a luxurious couples getaway for that special occasion. This laid back adults-only resort features 9 restaurants and 5 bars including swim-up bars. All food and drinks are always unlimited, always included.

Insider tip: Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean are located on a 5-minute drive from each other. Sandals guests can go between these resorts and make use of the amenities and restaurants at both resorts at no additional cost (transfers in between these resorts are included as well).

Negril: True life, true love, true harmony


Negril, a town described by some of its own as a place where one can experience “true life, true love, and true harmony” is one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist areas. Even though it is a popular tourist destination, Jamaican culture is thick, rich and unfiltered in Negril.

Surrounded by nature, it won’t be hard to sink into your deepest state of relaxation while spending endless hours on the beach. Fun places to go in Negril include the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach, Mayfield Falls, and Rick’s Cafe.

Negril’s location

Negril is on the western tip of Jamaica. It is about an hour and thirty minute drive from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, but it’s worth the drive!

Points of interest in and around Negril

1. Seven Mile Beach


Just as soon as you arrive in Jamaica (and even before), you’re likely to get lots of recommendations to go to Seven Mile Beach, a gorgeous stretch of sea and sand in Negril. Walking along this beach, there’s lots of little bars and restaurants you can pop into to get a bite or something to drink while you enjoy the ambiance of this popular beach.

Want to drink unlimited free cocktails on Seven Mile Beach? Book Sandals Negril or Beaches Negril, all food and drinks are unlimited and included in the booking price!

2. Mayfield Falls


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Feel like a waterfall dip? If this is something you’ve never done before then Jamaica is a great place for it. At Mayfield Falls there are about 21 mini waterfalls, with the tallest being the ‘Washing Machine’ at about 10 feet high which you’ll get to experience along the Mayfield Falls River Walk. A tour of this area can take about an hour and a half, and you’ll definitely want to bring swimwear for a refreshing dip.

3. Blue Hole Mineral Spring

A visit to the Blue Hole Mineral Spring is perfect if you want to relax in therapeutic mineral waters while taking in the beauty of Jamaica. The Blue Hole is literally a large sinkhole filled with water from a natural spring. This mineral spring is located about 30 minutes away from Negril, and here you can jump (or climb down a ladder if you prefer) into the blue hole. There’s also a ground level pool which also has the same mineral waters that doesn’t require jumping or climbing to get in. Sometimes there’s a dive show that the staff and lifeguards put on, which is fun to watch!

Insider tip: When in Negril, also check out the cliff jumping at Rick’s Cafe. This is an easy, breezy, Jamaican chill out spot with a pool, lounge area, restaurant, bar, and even a stage area with an incredible ocean backdrop.

Also read: 38 Exciting Things To Do In And Near Negril

Where should I stay while in Negril?


Sandals Negril: Sandals Negril is a paradise within itself in Jamaica, located on Seven Mile Beach. This is one of those all-inclusive adults-only resorts that echoes the beauty of its surrounding space and amplifies the most loved attributes in the most magnetizing way. Guests of Sandals Negril get to enjoy world-class dining in 7 restaurants, unlimited water and land sports, and a host of other quality inclusions.


Beaches Negril: Beaches Negril is another all-inclusive property on Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica. This resort was created for families and everything within focuses on ensuring not only that kids have the time of their lives, but parents too! This resort has lots of kid-friendly inclusions like the Pirates Island Water Park, Kids Camps for children of all ages, unlimited land and water sports, and Club Liquid, a ‘night club’ where teens can mingle.

Insider tip: Much of the action in Negril happens within the resorts, so it’s a good idea to book an all-inclusive package that includes lots of entertainment options. The nightly entertainment at both Sandals Negril and Beaches Negril ranges from extravagant beach parties to live reggae music, from fire shows to steel drum bands - you won’t be bored for a second!

Negril vs Montego Bay: differences in weather

The weather in Negril is comparable to the weather in Montego Bay, although daytime temperatures from June to August can be a bit higher in Montego Bay. In these summer months, Negril reaches 86 °F, where temperatures can rise up to 91 °F in Montego Bay.

During the wet season in Jamaica (July - October) you can expect twice as much rainfall in Negril than in Montego Bay, but the same amount of days with rainfall per month (~ 5 rainy days a month).

Don’t worry though! Jamaica’s quick tropical downpours seldom last long, and often makes way for an otherwise sunny day.

Also read: When Is The Best Time Of The Year To Visit Jamaica?

Montego Bay vs Negril… which is your pick?


It can be hard to choose from two great places in an already fantastic destination, but choose you must! Okay, so maybe it isn’t that pressing — vacations (and even the planning process) should be relaxing, after all.

On a more serious note though, when it comes to choosing between these two destinations, at the end of the day your biggest deciding factor might be minuscule. It might come down to one of the attractions nearby, or maybe even a particular resort.

The fact of the matter is, both are great places. If short airport transfers and a buzzing nightlife are important to you, Montego Bay is your pick. Looking for a more quaint and laid back destination, with some of Jamaica’s best beaches? Negril is the vacation destination of your choice. You really can’t go wrong with either of these dream destinations.

Staying a bit longer? A split stay between Montego Bay and Negril might be the best option! The drive from Montego Bay to Negril takes about one and a half hours.

Snorkeling in the Montego Bay: What To Expect

Island Life
May 20th 2021
Snorkeling in the Montego Bay: What To Expect

Jamaica is beautiful all around, but especially so beneath the turquoise waters. The island is excellent for snorkeling particularly in areas like Montego Bay on the north coast where you can find some of the best snorkeling in Jamaica.

If you’re planning on snorkeling in Montego Bay, know you’re in for an adventure. With healthy and thriving dive sites you can explore from the shore or out on a catamaran, there’s a lot you can expect to see in Jamaica. If you’re ready for the ultimate ocean adventure, read on for everything you need to know about snorkeling in Montego Bay including the equipment you’ll need, best locations, weather, and the depth for the best snorkeling.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Snorkeling conditions in Jamaica


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Montego Bay is a marvellous place to snorkel. Although snorkeling in Jamaica is good year round, some months stand out more than others for being especially good for snorkeling — like between March to May.

Overall, Jamaica maintains a sunny climate with temperatures most often falling somewhere between 73°F to 89°F so you’ll definitely find lots of pleasant days to head out on a snorkeling trip.

Visibility wise, in the best weather conditions you’re more likely to have unhindered views while snorkeling in Jamaica. To figure out when you’ll be able to find the finest Jamaica weather, scope our post on the best time to visit Jamaica.

What can you expect to see snorkeling in Jamaica?


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In Jamaica, dive sightings will largely depend on where you decide to snorkel, and whether you’re snorkeling near shore or around one of the deeper reefs.

Generally though, while snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Jamaica you can expect to see things like sea urchins, angelfish, and parrotfish. Snorkelers may also see clown fish, large-eyed squirrelfish, dart fish, kingfish, jack, mackerel, whiting fish, tuna and occasionally turtles since the northern coastline is a nesting area.

Less commonly, you can spot things like the four-eye butterflyfish and sharpnose puffers.

The more colorful and floral coral that you may see around Montego Bay will usually be of the soft coral variety — this includes bubble coral. Soft coral is also set apart by the fact that this species usually presents as single, large organisms, while hard coral may be spotted in large groups. Hard coral like brain coral and elkhorn coral are commonly spotted in Jamaica. Although these aren’t seen as often, keep on the lookout for sea fans, star coral, and torch coral.

Best snorkeling spots near Montego Bay


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Some of the best snorkeling in Jamaica can be found at locations like Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay Marine Park, and some other snorkeling hotspots which we’ll elaborate on later.

Doctor’s Cave Beach in particular is a popular one, and it falls into the protected category in Montego Bay. This status helps preserve the natural elements of this beach including the coral reefs. For this and reasons to do with its laid back ambiance, Doctor’s Cave Beach is a favorite for visitors and locals.

Other great options for snorkeling in the Montego Bay area include Cornwall Beach. If you’re willing to venture out a bit further for a daytrip, the waters at Seven Mile Beach and Bloody Bay are worth exploring as well.

Below, we’ll talk some more about what divers love about each of these locations.

Doctor’s Cave Beach

8-minute drive from Sandals Montego Bay.

Doctors Cave Beach

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The first thing you might hear about Doctor’s Cave Beach is that there’s a healing quality to the waters. Whether or not there’s any truth to this long standing legacy, this belief has hung around and it really does add a self-care component to even the most casual dive there.

At Doctor’s Cave Beach you’ll find protected coral reefs that can be easily accessed on foot. Visitors love diving on this beach because the environmental regulations really have helped preserve the beauty of the reefs here.

It costs about $6 for adults and $3 for children per day to visit Doctor’s Cave Beach. That fee includes access to beach bars, changing rooms and a range of water sports, the latter at an additional cost. Snorkeling gear as well will come with a price, all of which can up the cost of your beach day.

Insider tip: Getting set for an all-inclusive vacation in Jamaica with lots of snorkeling? Sandals Resorts offers complimentary snorkeling trips for all her guests. The best part: guests staying at Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean get access to the amenities of both all-inclusive resorts. Enjoy unlimited food and (alcoholic) drinks at a total of 21 restaurants, an over-the-water bar, and multiple swim-up and beach bars. Transportation between the two resorts is included and the resorts are located on a 5-minute drive from each other!

Montego Bay Marine Park

12-minute drive from Sandals Montego Bay.


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Promising to be the highlight of any Montego Bay vacation, the Montego Bay Marine Park has some of the best dive and snorkel sites in Jamaica. Established in 1991, this is Jamaica’s first marine park. Inside the park you’ll find 12 miles of shoreline, impressive mangrove ecosystems, seagrass beds, and of course, lots of coral reefs. This is a protected area, which is great news for the diving crowd. You’ll be able to snorkel here easily as most of the reefs are near shore. Beneath the waves you’ll find vibrant and healthy coral reefs and thriving marine life much due to strict environmental regulations.


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Expert tip: Some tours to the Montego Bay Marine Park include stops at both the Marine Park and Margaritaville where you’ll be able to do some souvenir shopping and maybe even take a walk along the nearby “Hip Strip”.

Cornwall Beach

7-minute drive from Sandals Montego Bay.

Cornwall Beach is not too far from Doctor’s Cave Beach and it is one of those beaches that are great if you want to snorkel near the shore. The coral reefs here are on the shallow side making this a great dive location for snorkelers of all ages. You’ll need to pay an entrance fee of about $5 to access this beach; a small fee that goes toward its maintenance that’ll totally be worth it once you sink into the peaceful ambiance. On some days there are sunset watch parties on this beach with more than enough rum to go around!

Bloody Bay

Day trip. 80-minute drive from Montego Bay.


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Considered a hidden gem by some, Bloody Bay is a cool option if you’re looking for a scenic and quiet location to relax beachside and get some snorkeling in. This beach is next to Seven Mile Beach, and in fact, three miles of Seven Mile Beach extend into Bloody Bay. Beneath the calm and clear waters here you’ll find a colorful reef which divers of all skill levels can explore. You can take a catamaran cruise into the deeper waters of this beach to go snorkeling and as part of that escapade, you’ll also be able to scope caves in the area or even canoe into the Negril Great Morass.

Seven Mile Beach

Day trip. 90-minute drive from Montego Bay.


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Seven Mile Beach is high on the list of must-visit beaches as it’s the best beach in Jamaica. It is also quite extensive, as the name suggests. Located in Negril and just around a 90-minute drive from Montego Bay, this beach is not exactly around the corner, but well worth a daytrip or a split stay with Sandals Negril!

Snorkeling and water sports are part of the allure of this strand. The water here is calm and shallow, perfect for a casual swim with a Pina Colada in one hand. Newbie snorkelers or those just looking for a tranquil experience appreciate this as well. There are many all-inclusive resorts along Seven Mile Beach where guests can enjoy a world of quality inclusions.

Did you know Seven Mile Beach has a pirate rich history? Find out more in this article from Beaches detailing everything this gorgeous beach has to offer.

Take a catamaran to Jamaica’s most unique snorkeling locations


Oh, the bliss and beauty of the Caribbean Sea! So magnetizing is the ocean from this island vantage that while in Jamaica, you probably won’t be able to resist exploring the island via catamaran. Why not incorporate snorkeling into your boating adventure?

Getting aboard a catamaran for a snorkeling trip is a great way to enjoy coastal views of Montego Bay as well as scope the local reefs from a different vantage. There’s plenty of options for catamaran snorkeling tours in Montego Bay as many of the interesting reefs in this area are further out to sea.

Expert tip: Have a blast and book the Reggae Catamaran and Snorkeling Cruise offered by Island Routes, which includes an open bar and professionals DJ onboard! If it’s your first time snorkeling our snorkeling tips for beginners will definitely come in handy.


The thrill of heading out on a catamaran to go snorkeling will be felt right away with a glimpse at the coral and marine life you’re likely to come across. If you prefer catamaran snorkeling trips and plan to do a few of them while in Jamaica, all-inclusive resorts often offer excursions right through the resort.

The main reasons to go out on a catamaran snorkeling trip:

  • There’s simply more to see offshore.
  • The view of Montego Bay from out on the water.
  • Before and after snorkeling you’ll enjoy some (reggae) music, drinks, and the company of the other vacationers.
  • Anyone can come along and have a good time, even if you don’t like snorkeling.

Some of the best catamaran snorkeling tours in Montego Bay end at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville which is always a good time. Excursions often include transportation to and from your resort!

Equipment needed for snorkeling excursions


The basic things you’ll need for snorkeling in Jamaica are a mask, snorkel, flippers, and a life jacket.

Multiply these things by the number of people who’ll be going on an excursion with you and you’ll know precisely what’s required before diving in. Of course, excursions will almost always provide you with the equipment, but quality might vary. To be on the safe side, bring your own mask and snorkel.

Want to go on your own snorkeling adventure, right from the beach? If you’re planning to stay at an Sandals or Beaches all-inclusive property in Jamaica you won’t have to worry about packing any of these things or sourcing them when you get there. Both resorts provide guests with top-of-the-line kits whenever they need them. These are always cleaned, sanitized and ready to go should the urge to go snorkeling arise while you’re out on the beach enjoying the simple pleasures of the Caribbean.

Insider tip: Want a really private and exotic snorkeling experience? Guests of Sandals Royal Caribbean can take a complimentary ferry to the resort’s private island where you’ll find excellent snorkeling right off the beach!

Other water sports you can expect to find in Montego Bay

In Jamaica there’s lots to do in and out of the water whether or not you decide to go snorkeling. Popular water sports include water skiing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, tubing, and wakeboarding. All of which are provided and included for guests staying at Sandals Montego Bay - for free. You can even get on a glass bottom boat to see marine life from a relaxed vantage, or head out on the hobie cats or aquatrikes.

If you want to try something else in the dive realm, consider signing up for a scuba diving excursion or going snuba diving.


Insider tip: PADI® certified guests at any Sandals Resort in Jamaica scuba dive for free (max. two tanks a day), this includes professional equipment and the dive staff! Want to go scuba diving but not certified yet? You can get PADI® certified right on property at any Sandals resort at additional cost.

Snorkeling is all part of the fun in Montego Bay

A vacation in Jamaica is incomplete without a bit of snorkeling. This island and in particular areas like Montego Bay offer great snorkeling and dive spots, some of which we’ve detailed above. If in Montego Bay for any amount of time, you’ll definitely want to explore some of these amazing snorkeling spots which just might end up being the highlight of your vacation!

Also read: The 12 best beaches in Montego Bay

The Top 42 Things to Do In and Near Montego Bay

The Islands
November 13th 2019
The Top 42 Things to Do In and Near Montego Bay

Montego Bay is almost synonymous with Jamaica. It is without a doubt one of the most popular parts of the Caribbean island, highly touristic, and undeniably beautiful. Lots of people travelling to Jamaica choose to stay in Montego Bay because of the wide range of accommodations that can be found there, and the attractions and tours available in the area.

If you’ve already booked your Montego Bay vacation (or if you’re still deciding), here are some of the most interesting things to do in that part of Jamaica.

For more details on the most ideal time to visit Jamaica, read our Best Time to Visit Jamaica post.

42. Visit the Gallery for West Indian Art

Jamaica’s diversity is part of what makes it such an interesting vacation destination. On the artsy side, while holidaying on the island, you can check out the Gallery of West Indian Art which was founded in the 1960s. The gallery features and sells artwork from budding and renowned Caribbean artists. Art from Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica and prominent finds here. Once you select a piece of artwork that you like, the Gallery makes arrangements to pack and have it shipped to you. Art work includes paintings, sculptures, textiles, furniture, and other pieces, all highlighting Caribbean culture in various forms.

41. Explore Fort Montego

Fort Montego is an old British Fort constructed in the 18th century. Its purpose had to do with keeping pirates at bay in Montego Bay, and now it’s a tour stop where visitors can explore what is left of the historic fort which also played a part in the defense of the Spanish and French in times of war. Here you’ll find old cannons, an ancient artillery store, and overall a chance to learn more about Jamaica’s history. Fort Montego is on the ‘Hip-Strip’ on Gloucester Avenue.

40. Party at Tropical Bliss Beach

Tropical Bliss Beach Rum Punch Montego Bay Jamaica

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The possibility of rum punch upon entry makes every beach day better, and you won’t find this sort of welcome gesture at all beaches in Jamaica. Tropical Bliss Beach is a different sort of experience, one you’ll have to pay a small entrance fee (US$5) to access. Once you’re inside, you’ll see why; the beach is carefully secured, there’s live music, buffet style dining (for a cost), and plenty of inflatables to go around. Sometimes things are super lively, with fire eating and dance offs, but you can also just chill and take in the ambiance. Tropical Bliss is a little over five miles from Central Montego Bay, near Sandals Montego Bay.

39. Sip, shop, and snack in downtown MoBay

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Downtown Montego Bay is always a good time. There’s always something fun to do, from duty-free shopping, to spending time on the ‘Hip-Strip’ or taking in the action when the sun goes down at places like the Montego Bay Margaritaville location (which includes a waterslide!) and other bars and clubs in the area. Here you can find a good spot for lunch and pair your meal with a good ‘ol Jamaican Red Stripe beer, try signature Jamaican beef patties, or other tasty treats. Make some time to check out Juici Patties, Tastee Patties, or Stanley’s for some of the best Jamaican patties while downtown. Doctor’s Cave Beach is also just a short walk away.

38. Visit Barnett Plantation

At Barnet Plantation you can explore one of the older sugar plantations in Jamaica. The space is over 10 acres wide, and the plantation is part of a family-owned company. Tours are available for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the plantation, or you can just explore on your own. Inside the Great House on the property you’ll find lots of artifacts from back in the day, which were preserved and speak to the profound history of this site. Tours are available from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

37. Embark on a river tubing and canopy zipline at Montpelier

River Tubing Tour Montego Bay Jamaica

River tubing is amazing, and it’s a must while in Jamaica. All you have to do is hop into a tube and get ready for an exciting and leisurely ride down a winding river. This can either be done straight after your ziplining tour, or as a separate excursion. The river tubing experience is often compared to the bamboo rafting experience also available in Jamaica, but it is the ambiance of it all that sets the two apart, not to mention the vessel that you’re using to meander down the river. During the river tubing tour, the tubes are tied together, which helps keep the group together. The guides add to this experience as they always have interesting stories to share.

36. Stroll down the Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue)

Hip Strip Montego Bay Jamaica

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Very likely you’ve read about the Hip-Strip if you’re planning on travelling to Jamaica. Many people have good things to say about how lively and authentic the area is. The Hip-Street, or Gloucester Avenue, is near Doctor’s Cave Beach, and there are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and other business establishments in the area. There always seems to be music playing from somewhere in this area, and many cruise ship visitors pass through here looking for souvenirs or fun. There are art galleries and cafes along this stretch but be aware that you may be approached by street peddlers.

35. Spend the day at Aqua Sol Theme Park

Aqua Sol Theme Park Montego Bay Jamaica

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Who doesn’t love a theme park? No matter your age, you can find something fun to do at the Aqua Sol Theme Park, a beachside location that’s popular with locals and visitors. Activities include: snorkeling, scuba diving lessons, guided dives, glass bottom boat or pedal boat tours, banana boat rides, kayak adventures, Jet Ski rides, go-cart racing, beach volleyball, table tennis and more. There are also water trampolines which are hugely popular with guests.

34. Learn the history of Sam Sharpe Square

Sam Sharpe Square Montego Bay Jamaica

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Sam Sharpe is a national hero in Jamaica, and there’s a square in Montego Bay named in his honour. It’s a prominent and central feature, which reminds of how the island was affected by colonization. As the story goes, Sharpe, once a slave and Baptist deacon in Jamaica, advocated for passive resistance promoting emancipation. He was hung in the then Charles Square. Later, he was made a national hero, and the square was renamed. On a regular day you’ll find lots of street vendors inside the square and business proceeding as usual, but it is a regular tour stop. Burchell Memorial Church can be found about two blocks east of the square where Sam Sharpe served as a deacon.

33. Visit St. Mary’s Anglican Church

On the site of a notable slave uprising, St. Mary’s Anglican Church stands tall. That historic location is none other than Montpelier Estate, which has a colorful history. The estate was destroyed by fire between the years 1831 and 1832. The church is said to have been built around the year 1847 and makes for a peaceful and informative tour.

32. Spend the day at Cornwall Beach

Cornwall Beach Montego Bay Jamaica

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For stunning views and calm, clear blue water, look no further than Cornwall beach. The beach is not as popular at some of the other bustling beach spots in Jamaica, which adds to its charm. It’s a peaceful location with all the amenities you need for the day, including restrooms, umbrella and chair rentals, and even lockers. The Hip Street isn’t far from Cornwall beach, so if you want to turn things up a few notches after your serene beach day, you won’t have to travel very far. Doctor’s Cave Beach is also next door, so you can spend a bit of time on both, if you choose.

31. Enjoy the art of Jamaica at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre

Montego Bay Cultural Centre Montego Bay Jamaica

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Have an artsy day at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre where you’ll find various exhibits of which ancient Jamaican arts and craft are the central focus. There are also sometimes displays on Rastafarian culture, and other relevant topics. During this tour you’ll learn more about Jamaica’s heritage, and art. The Centre opened in 2014, and features both a gallery and museum showcasing various paintings, sculptures, and other cultural artefacts.

30. Experience Green Grotto Caves

Red Billed Streamertail Hummingbird

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Popularized by James Bond fame, Live and Let Die to be precise, a visit to the Green Grotto Caves is one of the top things to do in Jamaica. The Caves of course, were and are an important part of history, before their appearance in the famous James Bond Movie. Green Grotto is a 1.5 km long cave system that historically served as a hiding place for both slaves and Spanish soldiers. Today the caves are home to millions of bats. Even used as a night club in the 90s, today you can enjoy a leisurely tour of the caves, which includes walking down 65 steps to the underground lake featured in the James Bond submarine scene.

29. Marvel at the Luminous Lagoon

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A tour of the Luminous Lagoon is a highlight while in Jamaica, and it was once described as “the best bioluminescence in the world”. Today there are mixed reviews of the tour, some who absolutely love it, and some who feel that the lights aren’t quite as bright. Nevertheless, if you haven’t experienced anything like this before, you’ll be thrilled by the blue and purple lights that you can see on the water as part of this tour. The lights, or the luminescence of the lagoon is due to microorganisms that light up when touched, causing the glistening views. This tour is done at night, and spans for 35-40 minutes.

28. Play a round of golf at Cinnamon Hill

Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Montego Bay Jamaica

The Cinnamon Hill Golf Course is a great place to play golf while in Jamaica. The 18-hole course has stunning sea and mountainside views, and the varied elevations offer the best of links and inland golf. The course was originally designed by Hank Smedley in 1969 and redesigned by Von Hagee and Baril in 2001. Sometimes there are strong coastal winds here, which can either be in your favor, or that of your opponent, but one thing’s for sure, there’s never a dull game here. Try Island Routes for the best Cinnamon Hill Golf Course experience.

27. Go on a swamp safari tour

Crocodile Montego Bay Jamaica

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This tour can get rough, rugged, and a little messy. You’ll be on a safari truck while navigating swampy grounds where you’re likely to come across rare birds, snakes, monkeys, racoons, and even crocodiles. This swamp safari tour is one of the best in Jamaica, and it is offered by Island Routes. One of the locations you will visit was made famous in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die (filmed in 1972), as the iconic croc-jumping scene was filmed here. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers.

26. Meet the animals at the Animal Farm and Nature Reserve

Among the more frequented attractions in Montego Bay is the Animal Farm and Nature Reserve where visitors can get guided tours and interact with the animals. You can also walk through the area on your own to see the wide range of animals and birds, and even feed the birds straight out of your hands in the walk-in aviary. The farm is known for its advancements in the alternative energy arena, and you’ll be able to learn about some of the projects that take place there including solar ventures and biogas generating plants there.

Once you’re done exploring you can settle in for a picnic in the gardens, which are well appointed, even including outdoor cooking facilities. You’ll have to plan in advance or speak to your tour company or farm representatives to see how best you can make use of the facilities for a seamless and fun day out.

25. Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctors Cave Beach Montego Bay Jamaica

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By far one of the most popular beaches in Jamaica, Doctor’s Cave Beach got its name in the 1920s, when a famous British osteopath made a public pronouncement that the water on Doctor’s Cave Beach had curative powers. This unlikely declaration lured visitors from all over the world, and not soon after lots of hotels sprung up in the area. It has been a major touristic hot spot ever since, whether or not there was ever any truth to the doctor’s words. Cruise visitors often frequent the beach, and it’s also popular for snorkeling. There’s a small charge for admission (US$6). There are changing rooms, restaurants, gift shops, and rentals spots (chairs, umbrellas, etc.)

24. Explore the Good Hope Estate and Plantation

Good Hope Estate Plantation Montego Bay Jamaica

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Good Hope Planation is different to other Jamaican plantations. While still highlighting some of its older and more historical aspects, from when it was founded in 1774, this plantation also offers newer activities like river tubing, ziplining, ATV tours, and a one-of-kind challenge course. A visit here makes for a great day trip, and you can even go on a carriage ride or tour the plantation house if you want to do something more low-key while there. It’ll take you about 45-minutes to drive from Montego Bay to Falmouth, Jamaica, where the Good Hope Estate and Plantation is located.

23. Swim with dolphins

Doplhin Swim Montego Bay Jamaica

Dolphins are among the friendliest sea creatures in the world. Videos of them rescuing people or otherwise interacting with humans or animals are common, and in Jamaica you’ll be able to splash around with some playful dolphins. You can swim with the dolphins, shake hands, even get kisses and hugs. Island Routes offers an amazing tour at Dolphin’s Cove and in addition to swimming with the dolphins, you’ll also be able to snorkel with stingrays, kayak in a private lagoon, go on a jungle expedition, see tropical birds, and interact with other aspects of nature; all which will help make your day complete. It all ends with a buffet lunch with drinks of your choice.

22. Have the time of your life at Margaritaville

Margaritaville Montego Bay Jamaica

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Margaritaville is an all-encompassing fun zone where adults can let out their inner child in a space that’s all about having a good time. There’s an aqua park with a 120-foot water slide, a water trampoline, a seaside nightclub, sunset patio, and lots of Dancehall and Reggae beats to set the mood. There’s also a full serve restaurant and bar, and live entertainment. Whether you go for a fun-filled date, or just to spend time with friends and family, you’re in for a good time at Margaritaville.

21. Tour Cockpit Country

Cockpit Country Montego Bay Jamaica

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Did you know that there are still existing maroon communities in Cockpit Country, Jamaica? Every year their historic presence and the fact that the area is such a significant ecotourism location in Jamaica, draws many visitors to experience the location firsthand. Cockpit Country is known to be a haven for birdwatchers, plant lovers, and other researchers and explorers. Tour companies like Island Routes offer full and half day tours in the area which played a huge part in popularizing this area. With its steep hills and extensive valleys, Cockpit Country helped the slaves who were then referred to as maroons, find their way to freedom.

20. Go horseback riding… at sea

Horseback Ride Swim Montego Bay Jamaica

Yup, you read right. You can literally take a regular horseback riding adventure to new levels in Jamaica. It may be one of the most interesting tours of your life, but it doesn’t start in the water right away. You’ll ride along a trail for 30-45 minutes which leads through farmland and other semi-forested areas until you get to the beach. Then, you’ll be able to stop and take photos and shortly after, ride through shallow waters with your horse for a few minutes. The experience is perfectly safe, and the horses love the water after a walk on a sunny day. The guides will be with you every step of the way (plus you’ll be wearing a floatation device), so you’re free to just relax and take it all in.

19. Sample award-winning rum at Hampden Estate

Hampden Estate Distillery Montego Bay Jamaica

Established in 1753, Hampden Estate is one of the oldest sugar estates in Jamaica. Renowned for its flavorful pot still rums, products from Hampden Estate are a top choice throughout Europe and the world. Hampden Estate tours detail the inner workings of the distillery, and you’ll be able to learn more about the rum making process that has been steadily improving over 260 years. Sample the award-winning Rum Fire and Hampden Gold rums and explore the grounds and the Hampden Great House while appreciating its rich history.

18. Try some true Jamaica jerk

Grilled jamaican jerk chicken

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You can get jerked meats pretty much anywhere in the world, but is it authentic? Probably not. Nowhere in the world can you get a better jerk experience than in Jamaica, the place where it originated. At Scotchies, a local staple, chicken, pork, and fish are cooked to tender proportions over an open grill. Scotchies has their own Scotch Bonnet Pepper Hot Sauce which they are famous for. This is what gives the meats here that unique Jamaican Jerk flavor. There’s outdoor seating and you can set up under the trees or in a cabana. If you want to keep things local, try a Ting Soda or Coconut water with your meal.

In downtown Montego Bay, try the Pork Pit on Gloucester Avenue for a jerk experience. The food here is cooked over open fires which are kept going with pimento wood. A dry rub is used here for flavor, as opposed to sauce. This is a local spot, so you may not find many other tourists every single day, but you’ll get great food in the heart of downtown.

17. Savor the flavor of an Appleton Estate Rum tour

Appleton State Tour Montego Bay Jamaica

Products by Appleton Estate stand out on the world stage, but they are uniquely Jamaican. This company makes fine rums and offers tours to anyone who wants to learn more about their processes. To get there you’ll have to take a two-hour journey by car, but the trip is well worth it in the end. You can also speak with your resort about signing up for a tour of Appleton Estate to take you there. Once you get there, you can take a tour of the distillery, and sample some of the products available.

The Appleton Estate Rum Experience includes welcome cocktails, a guided tasting tour with local rum experts, a film about the rum industry, and a tour of the Estate. It’s all super interactive, and the Estate is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. A tour begins every hour.

16. Croydon in the mountains

Croydon Plantation Catadupa Montego Bay Jamaica

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A working plantation by description, Croydon in the Mountains in Catadupa, Montego Bay is a whopping 132-acres, and a tour here includes unforgettable views. There are quite a few crops grown here including plantains, pineapples, citrus fruits, and coffee. Honey is also produced on the plantation. Try some of their produce during the tour, and sip on freshly made juice as you enjoy a laid-back experience. One of the highlights of the day is a barbequed lunch, and later, a cup of authentic Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.

15. Visit the Rose Hall Great House in the day… or at night

Rose Hall Great House Montego Bay Jamaica

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There are a few plantations that you can explore near Montego Bay, and Rose Hall Great House is on top of the list for most. The Great House was originally built in 1770. It was once a plantation home and has since been restored. Some say the Rose Hall Great House is haunted, by the White Witch of Rose Hall, and there is a pretty dark accompanying history, if word of mouth is to be believed, but most people tour the space anyway in comprehensive day tours, and pretty scary night tours. Book your tour of the Rose Hall Great House with Island Routes.

14. Tour the Greenwood Great House

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There are lots of historical sites and structures waiting to be discovered in Jamaica, and the Greenwood Great House is one of them. It was once owned by English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s family, and today the house is still filled with antiques, and is over 200 years old. Tours of this location offer an opportunity to see how well preserved the Great House is, and a chance to take in amazing panoramic countryside views.

13. Mahee Bay Beach, Montego Bay

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Mahee Bay Beach can get pretty crowded much due to its convenient location for guests at the two beachside resorts, as well as others who’ve heard the great reviews of the beach and want to check it out for themselves. It is located on the north western coast of Jamaica, and even though it’s popular, there’s still room for a serene experience on some days.

As it is away from the downtown area, it’s a little more low-key than some of the other beaches in the area, but it can still be a great place to socialize and generally enjoy a day of sea, sand and sun. There aren’t any restrooms here, but you probably won’t have a hard time finding one at a nearby business or other establishment. If you’re in the area, you may want to schedule a visit to Fort Montego which is located nearby, where you can learn more about Jamaica’s history.

12. Go scuba diving

Sandals Montego Bay SMB Scuba Diving

Scuba diving for the first time can be an amazing experience. Once you’ve gotten the first dive done, it just keeps on getting more exciting as you look forward to more amazing discoveries. It’s a whole different world beneath the waves, and that’s what you’ll discover when scuba diving in Montego Bay where you can explore places like the Montego Bay Marine Park. Both scuba divers and snorkelers are in for a treat here, but if you’re planning on scuba diving, you’ll need to be certified first. At Sandals Montego Bay, or any other Sandals resort in Jamaica for that matter, you can get PADI® certified, and be diving in no time.

Insider Tip: Diving with Sandals is free for the duration of your vacation once you’re certified.

11. Go deep-sea fishing

Deep Sea Fishing Boat

Off the coast of Jamaica, you’ll find some great deep-sea fishing opportunities. Island Routes offers one of the best deep-sea fishing tours where you’ll head out with an experienced crew who will show you the best fishing spots. Their boat fleet includes a 46’ Hatteras and two 31’ Bertram. You will troll for fish, which typically include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish and more. Snacks and beverages are provided on-board.

10. Go river rafting on the Martha Brae

Martha Brae River Bamboo-Raft-Jamaica

Picture this: You’re gliding down a peaceful river surrounded by greenery as far as the eye can see. Flowers and trees of all varieties drift past, or is you drifting past… you can’t be sure, as your mind is completely at ease, and the only thing that matters is how perfect the whole experience is. This is a journey down the Martha Brae River, a famous location for bamboo rafting in Jamaica. Soak in the whole experience, map out the countryside in your mind, memorize the Reggae songs being sung by the guides, remember it all because this is a once in a lifetime experience.

River rafting tours leave from the Martha Brae Rafting Village, which is about 32 kilometers from Montego Bay. On site you’ll find a picnic ground, swimming pools, restrooms, shops, a medicinal garden, and more. Bring your swimsuit just in case.

9. Explore Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

Red Billed Streamertail Hummingbird

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Bird lovers, this is the perfect tour for you. At the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, you’ll get to come up close to rare birds, some of which are endemic to Jamaica. You can simply watch them in their natural environment, take photos, document your experience, and even feed the exotic birds. With a bottle of nectar in hand (provided to guests on arrival), you’ll be the center of attraction for hummingbirds which will flock all around you for a taste. Look out for the long-tailed Doctor Bird, Jamaica’s national bird. Rocklands is about 30 minutes by car from downtown Montego Bay.

8. Take in the sights on a sunset cruise

Reggae Sunset Cruise Montego Bay Jamaica

What can be more romantic than a sunset cruise on one of the most romantic islands in the world? The Caribbean makes it easy to have a romantic vacation, sunset cruises are the cherry on top. On a sunset cruise you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views and entertainment. Expect a safety briefing once you get on board the popular Island Routes Reggae Sunset Cruise, and then a leisurely sail to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Here you’ll find things like water trampolines, inflatable obstacles and a must try 120-foot water slide that will shoot you straight into the Caribbean Sea! It’s exciting, and you’ll have time to try it all before heading back on the boat to watch the sunset, eat, and sip on cocktails while the DJ spins upbeat tracks. There are lots of things to look out for on this tour, including the bars, shops and rope swings you’ll spot along the way, all of which enhance the experience.

7. Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park

Located in Dean’s Valley Westmoreland, this nature park first opened in 2003, and is best described as an unspoiled natural attraction. The park has links to Abeokuta in Nigeria, and this is its closest physical comparison; there is nothing else like it on the island. The park is spread across 13 acres of land, on a hill that was originally a plantation yard, with a history of housing African slaves. The Great House still stands – what’s left of it anyway.

On the property itself you will find the oldest swimming pool in Jamaica, which is about 300 years old (Olympic size dimensions: 71ft long and 47ft wide, 4 to 10 feet in depth), a rope swing, lots of flowers and fruit trees, breathtaking views of the ocean and nearby sugar cane and “paw paw” fields. Abeokuta Nature Park can be found off the B8 Main highway, between Ferris Cross and Montego Bay. It is just a few miles from Ferris Cross. The park caters to private parties, weddings, marriage blessings, special moments, reiki, massages, crochet lessons, BBQs, picnics, and for people who just want to chill, explore or go for a swim.

Did you know: Both the main pool and kiddie pool at Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park are fed with mineral water by way of an aqueduct. The mineral water is said to contain therapeutic properties, which are particularly beneficial in the relief of arthritis, and muscle and bone problems. This is much due to concentrations of iron, calcium, chloride, magnesium, and other minerals found in the water.

6. Take a MINI Cooper tour to Ocho Rios

Mini Cooper Tour Montego Bay Jamaica

If you haven’t driven a Mini Cooper before, now’s the time to try. Chances are, it’s different than your car at home, and in any other circumstance you’re unlikely to ride around with a gang of people driving the same car to the best local spots and famous landmarks. In this respect there’s more of a thrill as you head along the north coast of Jamaica as a group. This MINI Couper tour is quite interactive, and you get to take yourself to the main attractions, with the help of a guide.

One of the major local spots along the way includes Discovery Bay, known to be the first place Christopher Columbus arrived in Jamaica. You’ll also get to spend some time at the Dunn’s River Falls, have lunch in Ocho Rios, and later, enjoy signature Jamaican desserts. Some of the proceeds of this tour, offered by Island Routes, go to support local communities.

5. Go snorkeling

Sandals Montego Bay SMB Snorkel Couple

You simply must try snorkeling during your vacation in Jamaica. Montego Bay is known as the best place for snorkeling in Jamaica, especially the popular Doctor’s Cave Beach. A snorkeling adventure will give you a chance to see the island from a different perspective and learn about the various species of coral and fishes found in Jamaican waters, like the angel fish, seahorse, butterfly fish, puffer fish clown fish and more. Buccaneer Beach, Montego Bay Beach, and Great River Bay are other good options for snorkeling. Sandals resorts in Jamaica offer free snorkeling (including equipment rentals) as part of your all-inclusive package, so you can pretty much snorkel every day of your vacation.

Insider tip: Want to make the most of your snorkeling expedition? Check out our snorkeling tips for beginners post.

4. Enjoy the beach at Sandals Montego Bay


Prepare for an upbeat, active and fun time at Sandals Montego Bay Beach, which is the largest private white sand beach on the north coast. It is also home to the most exclusive all-inclusive resorts that have over the years spread its wings over the Caribbean. The beach of Sandals Montego Bay is well maintained and always in pristine condition. The water reflects the sort of beauty you’ve always imagined you would be able to find on a tropical beach and relaxing on the shore sipping on a fruity cocktail.

This beach is accessible for guests of any Sandals Resort in Jamaica.

3. Get wild on an ATV tour

ATV adventure tour montego bay jamaica

There’s nothing quite like an epic ATV tour on rugged and scenic Caribbean terrain. It’s a great way to have an adventure while still taking in the sights along the way. Ride with Islandroutes on your four-wheel ATV adventure that’s thrilling, fast, and sometimes a little muddy. Get loose as the driver (safely of course) or kick back as a passenger as you take in panoramic coastal views. The tour takes about two hours, and includes stops at various viewpoints, drinks and lunch, and brief lessons on Jamaica’s flora and fauna. By the time you’re done exploring the trail, you’ll probably have fallen more in love with Jamaica.

2. Try a jungle ziplining tour

jungle zipline tour montego bay jamaica

Ziplinning is something you may have seen, or even read about, but you need to do for yourself to get the full experience. Jamaica is a great place to try it out for yourself, with lush jungle canopies that are perfect for testing the limits of freedom and getting your adrenaline racing. In Jamaica, you’ll find the longest zipline of the Caribbean, and amazing aerial views of the countryside and nearby areas. Join an amazing Island Routes Ziplining tour through the local jungle canope to experience the thrill.

1. Fall in love with Ras Natango Gallery and Garden

Ahhh Ras Natango Garden and Gallery Montego Bay Jamaica

Considered an “eco-tourism gem”, Ras Natango Gallery and Garden is an outdoor gallery and botanical garden. High up in the mountains, it was created with love by the Williams family, advocates for recycling and repurposing, as can see in how the attraction is designed and managed. Educational tours are available at Ras Natango, which include explorations of the gardens which are filled with more than 18 different species of plants, and are loved by birds, especially hummingbirds. You can try an art class here, shop for souvenirs and art, and stay for lunch. The Ras Natango Gallery and Garden is in Camrose District, but you can get here easily as the admission includes a shuttle from Montego Bay.

No shortage of things to do in Montego Bay!


Montego Bay is a top choice for travelers who visit Jamaica. It's not only a great Caribbean beach destination, there are plenty of things to do in its surrounding area. Pack your bags and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

Tip: Guests of all-inclusive resorts Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean get to enjoy the amenities of both resorts, this includes a total of 21 restaurants. The best part? Food and (alcoholic) drinks are always included, always unlimited.

Three things guests love about... Sandals Montego Bay. A full review.

The Islands
September 27th 2019
Three things guests love about... Sandals Montego Bay. A full review.

Sandals Montego Bay in a nutshell

Photos | Resort map | Rooms | Restaurants | Inclusions

Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Recommended airport: Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Montego Bay.
Transfer time to resort: 10 minutes.

Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals Montego Bay is perfect if you are looking for a lively resort located on a long private white sand beach with plenty of watersports! Montego Bay Marine Park offers some amazing snorkeling opportunities. Take a trip to the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean for a laidback vibe and a private offshore island.

Atmosphere: Social, Active.
Restaurants: 12 restaurants + 8 more at Sandals Royal Caribbean.
Sandals resorts close by: Sandals Royal Caribbean (review)

See all Sandals Montego Bay deals here.

Overall review of Sandals Montego Bay

Best described as innovative and luxurious, Sandals Montego Bay is an excellent choice for honeymooners and couples who want to take their love to the next level and have fun. This flagship resort typically receives rave reviews, and most recently out of over 6,000 reviews, 85% (!) of respondents rated their resort experience as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’.

sandals montego bay resort front view

Sandals Montego Bay is located near the airport, but have no fear, most guests who stay there aren’t bothered about aircraft noise. The consensus is that the resort is in a convenient location which cuts down airport transfer time. The resort is the first ever built by Sandals, so you’ll find some of the signature Sandals amenities, as well as new attractions, which add to the vibrancy of the resort. Here you’ll also find the first swim-up bar in the world, which will make for great photos, and stories to share once you get back home. Sandals Montego Bay was recently renovated, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the resort in its finest form if you choose to stay here during your Jamaica getaway. Read on for the three things guests love most about Sandals Montego Bay.

Three things guests love about Sandals Montego Bay

Based on real customer reviews.

1. Guests love the restaurants

Sandals Montego Bay restaurant

Sandals Montego Bay is one of the resorts in Jamaica with plenty of restaurants to choose from – 12 in total. That number is significant even within the Sandals chain, especially when you add 8 more restaurants at the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean that are also available for your dining pleasure. Cucina Romana, an Italian restaurant and Stew Fish, a seafood restaurant, are both highly recommended. Popular options at Stew Fish include West Indies Pepper Pot Soup, Jamaican Pepper Shrimp, and Lobster Bouillabaisse, while Cucina Romana offers Italian favorites like antipasti and ‘minestre e ensalate’, as well as Fettuccine Alfredo and Lasagna Napoletana. You’ll love the atmosphere at the Piano Bar to start the night.

Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay.

2. Guests love the long private beach and watersports options

Sandals Montego Bay beach

Sandals Montego Bay is located on a long private white sand beach. Grab yourself an ice cold cocktail or Red Stripe beer from the beach bar and lounge along the calm turquoise waters. It's a view you'll never get bored of!

If you feel like something more active, walk over to the watersports center and enjoy some snorkeling, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, or sailing. If you haven’t tried these activities before, the professional watersports team at Sandals Montego Bay will be eager to get you started. You can also go scuba diving if you’re certified or start the process of acquiring your PADI® certification at the resort if you’re not.

Sandals Montego Bay watersports

3. Guests love to spend a day at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Royal Caribbean over-the-water villas

Guests who’ve reviewed their experience at Sandals Montego Bay recommend spending a day (or two) at the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean where you can take advantage of all the amenities in the same manner that you would if you’d stayed on that property. Hop over to Sandals Royal Caribbean to dine at Royal Thai, the Thai restaurant on the private offshore island!

Sandals Montego Bay is “heaven in Jamaica”. Be sure to check out the brand new Over-The-Water Bar. Planning an all-inclusive destination wedding? You’ll love the Over-the-Water Chapel!

Over-The-Water bar Sandals Montego Bay

Looking for a good deal? See all Sandals Montego Bay deals here.

Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Montego Bay

Reggae Catamaran Cruise from Montego Bay.

reggae catamaran cruise from montego bay at sunset ride

Set sail and take in the views of Montego Bay's coastline from the best seat in the house aboard the Island Routes Reggae Sunset Cruise. After a quick safety briefing we'll set sail to the famous Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. When you arrive you'll have time to enjoy the facilities including the water trampolines, inflatable obstacles and an exhilarating 120-foot water slide that plunges you into the Caribbean Sea! On the way back marvel at the stunning sunset while enjoying tasty appetizers, signature cocktails and the latest local and international music played by the onboard DJ. There's nothing quite like a Caribbean sunset to provide the backdrop to this club on water!

Insider tip: Sandals Montego Bay repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. Make sure to book tours and excursions in advance to make sure there's enough availability.

MINI-Routes to Ocho Rios.

guests interacting with local while on mini cooper ocho rios tour

Buckle up and take the wheel of your own MINI Cooper and follow an experienced guide to various sites that will leave you in awe of this incredible island. Drive to Ocho Rios stopping at unique sites along the way, visit natural treasures such as Dunn's River Falls, enjoy delicious Jamaican dishes at a local favorite and satisfy your sweet tooth by sampling Jamaican delicacies. Immerse yourself in the history of the island at Discovery Bay.

Deep Sea Sport Fishing.

guests riding at back of fishing boat

The very best in deep sea sport fishing beckons off the coast of Jamaica. Imagine heading out onto the open waters off the coast, renowned as one of the most thrilling grounds in the entire Caribbean. Now you can brag about your own amazing catch, as you take advantage of our unbelievable fleet of customized fishing boats including: a 46' Hatteras (completely refit in 2008); a 31' Betram (arguably the world's best fishing platform); and a fully rigged 33' Pacemaker. Hop aboard with the expertise of our captain and crew, who know the very best spots to catch Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Sailfish, just to name a few. The sun is shining, the drinks are icy and the fish are biting.

Expert tip: Still not sure which Sandals resort is right for you? Read ‘Which Sandals resort is best for you? The ultimate guide’ and find out!

Recent Sandals Montego Bay Awards

Awards Sandals Montego Bay won in the past 5 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:

  • Travvy Awards 2019: Best All-Inclusive Couples Resort, Caribbean.
  • World Travel Awards: Jamaica’s Leading Resort 2018, 2019.
  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Five Star Diamond Award for the Arrival Lounge at Sangster International Airport 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2018: Silver – Overall Beach Resort.
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2016: Gold – Overall Beach Resort.
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2014: Gold – Eco-Friendly.
  • MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Awards 2014.

Guests love Sandals Montego Bay! Select a room and book online, or call Sandals at +1 888-726-3257.

Also check out the other resorts!

Sandals resorts in Jamaica:
Sandals Royal Caribbean review
Sandals Negril review
Sandals South Coast review
Sandals Ochi review
Sandals Royal Plantation review

Sandals resorts in the Bahamas:
Sandals Royal Bahamian review
Sandals Emerald Bay review

Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia:
Sandals Grande St. Lucian review
Sandals Regency La Toc review
Sandals Halcyon Beach review

Sandals resort in Antigua:
Sandals Grande Antigua review

Sandals resort in Grenada:
Sandals Grenada review

Sandals resorts in Barbados:
Sandals Barbados review
Sandals Royal Barbados review

Top 12 Unforgettable Beaches In Montego Bay

Island Life
July 26th 2019
Top 12 Unforgettable Beaches In Montego Bay

Culture, music, beaches, and great people. When it comes to the best parts of a Caribbean vacation, Jamaica has it all. The island is one of the largest in the Caribbean region, with a population of 2.89 million. That figure is huge for the Caribbean, and even more significantly with its large population, Jamaica has been able to stand out in the international arena for sports, music, dance, and more.

Montego Bay, or MoBay as it is sometimes called, is one of the most frequently talked about spots in Jamaica. It is the capital of Saint James Parish, located on the north coast and it is a hub for touristic activity on Jamaican shores. There are a number of beach resorts, restaurants, and golf courses in this area, making it a hot spot, and it is also a major cruise ship port, complemented by a bustling center of commercial activity. All of the action is balanced off with beautiful and tranquil beaches that will take your breath away.

Below is out list of the top 12 Montego Bay beaches!

In this article on the Sandals Blog:

Top Montego Bay beaches
Bonus beach

Top Montego Bay beaches

12. Old Hospital Park Beach (aka One Man Beach)

There’s always something going on at One Man Beach. If you’re looking for excitement, and some fun in the sun, you’ll do well at this spot. This beach attracts lots of visitors, but even with a cruise ship in port, it doesn’t usually get overly crowded. It is a great place to relax, and take in the sunset. One Man Beach is located near Aqual Sol Theme Park, and is 3.5 miles from central Montego Bay.

11. Belvedere Beach

Belvedere Beach is accessible via Gloucester Avenue, and is about 100 yards from downtown Montego Bay. There is a hotel located close to this beach, so many of the people there tend to be guests from that property. The beach itself is well maintained, and clean, and you’ll be able to enjoy a peaceful beach day. Though there are no restrooms here, there are businesses and other amenities nearby that you may be able to take advantage of. Belvedere Beach is located 0.7 miles northwest of downtown Montego Bay.

10. Montego Beach

Montego Bay is a traveler's dream, and Montego beach is no different. It is one of the busiest of the Montego Bay beaches and depending on when you go; it can be hard to find a spot on this popular beachfront. Travelers love the convenience of services including umbrella rentals, which can add comfort and shade on a sunny Caribbean day. The waters here are clear, warm and beautiful, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t go sooner! Montego Beach is located 1.4 miles north of downtown Montego Bay.

9. Aquasol Beach Park / Walter Fletcher Beach

All you need to know about Aquasol Beach Park is that it is one of those spots in Montego Bay, that without even trying, fuses relaxation and fun by offering the perfect mix of island music, people and food. The vibe here is carefree and super laid back. Children love this beach as it is one of the main Montego Bay beaches that has a clear family-friendly appeal, and especially for the waterslides, go-karts, and other kid-oriented entertainment that can be experienced here. Other amenities on this property include a tennis court, sports bar, fitness center, skating rink, restaurant, hair dressing salon, and a go-cart track. Watersports are also available, and there is a lifeguard between 8am and 5 pm. Aquasol is located 0.5 miles northwest of Downtown Montego Bay.

Admission: $3.30(USD) for adults, $1.65(USD) per child.

8. Dump-up Beach and Events Park

Dump-up beach is one of three crescent shaped bays housing some of the best of the Montego Bay beaches. It is located downtown, and popular with both locals and visitors. Here you’ll find crystal clear waters, sugary white sands and a buzz of excitement. Sometimes free concerts are staged on this beach, and at other times you’ll find soccer matches in full swing. One thing’s for sure, there’s no short supply of activity here. If you’re looking for an interactive beach experience that also allows you to take in the essence of Jamaican living, Dump-up is ideal.

7. Cornwall Beach

Higher up on the list in terms of popularity is Cornwall beach with golden sands and clear blue seas. Cornwall has all of the elements you’ll want in a describable Caribbean beach, including great snorkeling. Even if you snorkel right off the beach, chances are you’ll see a wide variety of fish and coral. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you’ll be able to partake in a glass-bottom boat tour available from the dock. Cornwall beach is located just over one mile north-northwest of downtown. The one drawback to this beach is that it is now owned by a hotel chain, so you’ll have to buy a day pass to indulge. If you’re not willing to pay the price, check out Doctor’s Cave Beach which is adjacent to Cornwall, and comparable in beauty.

6. Tropical Bliss Beach

This beach is not only beautiful, but it is usually very lively. If you’re looking for one of the Montego Bay beaches that promises a good time, involving sun, sea, sand, and possibly a glass of rum punch upon entry, look no further. For a small fee you’ll find an upbeat atmosphere complete with music (everything from Reggae to Hip Hop and top 40), dance-offs, and sometimes even fire eating. Buffet style dining can be found here (try the grilled lobster or curry conch and rice!), and drinks at reasonable cost. Inflatables are often available for relaxing in the water and add to the bliss of this tropical beach. This beach is located 5.34 miles from central Montego Bay just past the all-inclusive resort Sandals Montego Bay. You’ll pay about $7 to get there on a shuttle from the cruise port.

Admission: US$5 per person.

Tip: You’ll find shade on the far-left side of the beach if you’re looking for a cool spot to set up your beach chairs.

5. Dead End Beach / Buccaneer Beach

You’ll hear lots of people talking about how beautiful the sunsets are from this beach, but that is not the only thing that is remarkable here. Shallow waters and beautiful views make it the perfect location for families. Dead End beach is also near the airport, so you’ll have a good vantage for some plane watching. Other than that, it’s one of the better Montego Bay beaches to lounge and relax. Dead End Beach is located 1.6 miles north of downtown Montego Bay.

Tip: You can either bring your own food, snacks and drinks to this beach, or try the local bar and grill located all the way to the edge of this beach.

4. Kent Avenue Beach

Kent avenue Beach

Though this beach is a little off-the-beaten path, it is open to the public and usually very peaceful. When compared to beaches on the ‘Hip Strip’, where not all of the beaches are public, tourists and locals should not expect to hear music night and day. As the Kentt avenue beach is in a more secluded area, you’ll feel safe and at ease while you enjoy your beach holiday. The Kent avenue beach is located 4.1 miles from central Montego Bay.

3. Doctor’s Cave Beach

Doctors Cave Beach Club Montego Bay Jamaica

Photo credit: CO Leong/

Don’t be surprised if you spot brightly colored tropical fish swimming near the surface, while soaking in the turquoise waters on this family-friendly beach. It’s just part of the magic of Doctor’s Cave. In fact, speaking of magic, in 1920, Doctor’s Cave received a surge of visitors who believed its waters contained curative elements. As one of the most famous Montego Bay beaches, visitors from all over wanted experience the mystical healing of the waters on this beach!

Today Doctor’s Cave is located in the heart of Montego Bay’s Hip-Strip and is one of the most popular beaches in the area, much due to its irresistible charm and authentic Jamaican appeal. It is about 5 miles long and in close reach of some of the best hotels and restaurants in Montego Bay.

Named after Dr. Alexander James McCatty, who donated this beach, it could previously only be accessed through a cave, which was destroyed in bad weather. There are concession stands on-site in case you get hungry as well as showers to rinse off after taking a dip. There is a gift shop and restaurant at this beach, which is also wheelchair accessible. Doctor’s Cave is located 1.0 miles north-northwest of downtown Montego Bay, and 10-15 minutes from the local airport.

Admission Cost: US$6for adults, US$2.50 for children age 12 and under, and the beach is open daily 8:30am until sunset.

Tip: Go early to secure your spot and your beach chair!

2. Mahee Bay Beach

Guests of hotels and resorts in this area, particularly of the Sandals Royal Caribbean Beach Resort have firsthand access to the white sands and turquoise waters here due to it being located in their vicinity. Serene, and best described as a “breath of fresh air”, Mahee Bay Beach has the best of both worlds. It’s not so secluded that you’ll get bored and not too crowded where you’ll wish you’d gone somewhere else. It’s also within close enough reach to amenities downtown, so you won’t feel as though you’re stranded on a deserted island! Mahee Bay Beach is located 6 miles northwest of central Montego Bay.

1. Sandals Montego Bay Beach

Sandals Montego Bay Resort Beach

Sandals Montego Bay has long sealed its position as the go-to for luxurious and romantic, adult-only, all-inclusive vacations in Jamaica. At the forefront of this experience is the Sandals Montego Bay beach, which embodies the best of all the Montego Bay beaches, with crystal clear waters and the finest of white sands. The calm waters here make for great snorkeling, as do the abundance of offshore reefs. The view of this beach is best from your hotel room, but even those not staying with Sandals can appreciate the beauty and serenity of this area. Sandals Montego Bay beach is located 5.5 miles from central Montego Bay.

Bonus beach

Sandals Cay - Private Island and Beach

Sandals Royal Caribbean private island

Montego Bay beaches are known for being amazing, but not all beaches are created equal. This is especially clear to visitors who are fortunate enough to have visited hidden beaches like Sandals Cay in Montego Bay. To bask on the sunny shores of this beach you’ll need to make your way across by boat. Sandals Cay, off the shore of Sandals Royal Caribbean resort, is a private island, and is only accessible to Sandals guests, particularly those staying at the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort, which is the property where Sandals Cay is located. It takes just 5 minutes to get to the island on a signature Jamaican “Dragon Boat”. On this offshore island you’ll find Bali-inspired cabanas, romantic footbridges, and a top-grade restaurant which serves up delectable meals. Sandals Cay is perfect for weddings and honeymoons!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

Does Montego Bay have nice beaches?

There are lots of great beaches in Montego Bay which add to the fun of your beach vacation. You’ll find everything from secluded and private beaches, to party beaches, where the entertainment never stops!

Are there white sand beaches in Montego Bay?

The sands on beaches in Montego Bay range from powdery white, to golden. You’ll find everything in between at beaches in this area.

Doctors Cave Beach Club Montego Bay Jamaica

Photo credit: CO Leong/

Does Montego Bay have clear water?

Yes. Montego Bay is one of those places that can boast having crystal clear water at the majority of its beaches. This is one of the things that make it a popular location for people looking for the best beach vacation in the Caribbean, or couples looking for a tropical honeymoon escape.

What is the best time of year to travel to Montego Bay?

The best time of year to travel to Montego Bay is in Jamaica’s peak season, from mid-December to mid-April annually. If you’re planning your wedding or honeymoon in Montego Bay, this time of year is perfect, particularly the months of December-February, as temperatures tend to be milder.

Which beach is best for you?

Whether you experience all thirteen on our list of Montego Bay beaches, or just one, you’re bound to add something special to your beach vacation.

5 Reasons to Visit Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Islands
July 16th 2017
5 Reasons to Visit Montego Bay, Jamaica

One look at Montego Bay and it's easy to see why so many highly recommend this as the perfect vacation spot. It’s a commonplace to visit among spring breakers, but there are low-key options to make your time spent there as a couple relaxing and memorable.

You can stroll through local shops and street markets for handmade crafts and foods. Take a bamboo boat ride down the Martha Brae River. You could just relax and enjoy the pristine beaches from your all-inclusive resort.

Still need more reasons to visit? Consider the following.

The Food: International Cuisine

Restaurant options include everything from international foods to traditional Jamaican cuisine.

The Houseboat Grill, for example, is a charming boat that sits in the tranquil waters of the Montego Bay Marine Park. It features an upper and lower deck casual dining areas.

Enjoy jerk chicken, red snapper, fried johnny cakes, and more at the Pelican Restaurant. The restaurant features a modern dining setting with a rustic color layout and homestyle dish menu.

Fresh seafood is available in abundance at the Pier One on the Waterfront restaurant. As a treasured option among locals and visitors, this spot offers a wide variety of what many call the best Jamaican dishes you can enjoy by the sea.

That's not to mention what you can try just on your resort. Sandals Montego Bay, for example, allows you eat at 20 local restaurants for free.

The Spas: Unwind in Style

Unwind after a long day or start your day on a high note with a stop by the spa.

Montego Bay has several options to choose from to help you feel at home, but none are better than the Red Lane Spa. Waiting there is a a tranquil sanctuary complete with massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, fitness classes, aromatherapy, wrap treatments, and more.

The Shopping: Shop Modern to One-of-a-Kind

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special someone or want to splurge on yourself? Exquisite jewelry and unique gift items are available at various shopping options throughout Montego Bay.

Luxury and boutique outlets await shoppers at The Shoppes at Rose Hall. Here you will find specialty goods, fragrances, designer clothes, cosmetics, and more at over 30 shops. The Blue Diamond Shopping Plaza is a popular option for tourists as well. It features fine jewelry, beauty products, and souvenir stores.

You can also do some Duty Free shopping at Luxury , by Chulani Jewelers. Established in 1959, it's the oldest Duty Free retailer on the island.

The Watersports: Enjoy Blue Water Adventures

You can’t visit Montego Bay without doing something in the water. There are water sports and adventure activities for all ages including snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Going all-inclusive with Sandals Montego Bay gives you access to unlimited scuba diving and water sports like waterskiing, sailing, paddle boarding, tubing, and more. You will also be able to access land activities like beach volleyball, basketball, lawn chess, and more.

The Art Galleries: Art Inspired by the Beauty of Jamaica

Learn Jamaica culture through authentic arts and crafts on display at local galleries. Many works featured include pottery, paintings, and sculptures. Some galleries let you purchase items to take home. For more than 50 years, the Gallery of West Indian Art has collected art pieces by Jamaican, Cuban, and Haitian artists. Paintings by early Haitian and Jamaican artists are for sale.

The National Gallery West features temporary and permanent exhibitions focusing on Western Jamaican art. The pieces were created from various perspectives from avant-garde to contemporary and traditional. The gallery provides guided tours with future attractions including art classes for kids and educational programs.

Disney Star Corbin Bleu and Wife Sasha Clements Honeymoon to Sandals Royal Caribbean's Over-the-Water Suites
You may remember Disney's hit movie, High School Musical? The Disney star Corbin Bleu and his wife recently celebrated their honeymoon with a one-year anniversary trip to Sandals Royal Caribbean's Over-the-Water Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 
Sandals Montego Bay Introduces New Suite Experiences
Sandals Resorts is excited to announce several brand-new suite categories at Sandals Montego Bay now available for booking for travel beginning this December 2023. These six new rooms feature many luxurious amenities, including king-size wood beds, HD Smart TVs and various other custom-made furnishings. The lavish spa-style bathrooms include an expansive walk-in shower, long-vessel double sink and custom back-lit mirrors.
Sandals Resorts Awarded In Grace Ormonde's Top 100 Honeymoon Destinations List
Sandals Royal Caribbean, located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Honeymoon Destinations to Celebrate Love” and was honored in the coveted Grace Ormonde “Top 100 List” in the 2023 Summer issue.
Spotted at Sandals: Antoine Griezmann
International football star,  Antoine Griezmann and his wife Erika ensured their honeymoon was nothing but dreamy by staying in one of twelve new luxury over-the-water bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
A Closer Look at Sandals Royal Caribbean's Over-the-Water Suites
Recently making their debut on December 1st, Sandals Royal Caribbean opened the Caribbean’s first-ever Over-the-Water Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica. And it doesn't stop there... Due to popular demand, Sandals Resortswill roll out additional Over-the-Water suites at new locations throughout the region.  These suites will be unveiled at select Luxury Included® resorts throughout 2023 and 2023, including 12 additional Over-the-Water Bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean slated to open in March 2023.
Your Travel Made Easier with New Nonstop Flights and Transportation
Traveling to any of the seven Sandals Resorts or two Beaches Resorts in Jamaica is now easier than ever with Delta Air Lines’ launch of weekly nonstop service from Boston Logon Airport to Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay. Beginning December 17th, 2023, this additional flight will be operating on Saturdays with these new departure times:
What's New at Sandals Montego Bay
Have you heard what is new at Sandals Montego Bay? Here's the scoop on the top five brand new things going on at the original Sandals:
WeddingMoons® Love Nest Suite of the Month: Beachfront Romeo & Juliet Butler Villa Suite at Sandals Montego Bay
Immerse yourself in a true beachfront resort where the party never stops at Sandals Montego Bay, located in sunny Jamaica! At this flagship, true original Sandals resort, you’ll discover a Love Nest Suite so perfect for honeymooners that we just had to name it after one of history’s most famous love stories. So grab your Romeo or Juliet and get to know this playful and romantic Caribbean resort’s incredible beachfront room dedicated to romance.
3 Idyllic Reasons to Choose Sandals Royal Caribbean!
A resort for the senses Sandals Royal Caribbean is set amid the heart of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Here, you’ll experience enchanting services and amenities, and gourmet cuisine, alongside exquisite accommodations. Sandals Royal Caribbean offers an added measure of luxury and excellence with innovative suite designs and elegant décor that reflects the graciousness of Great Houses of days past—the ideal place to catch the perfect sunrise, share romantic moments, and simply unwind.
Find Your Suite Escape at Sandals Montego Bay
From the pristine hills to the immaculate sea, Montego Bay satisfies a taste for adventure, culture, and relaxation. Sandals Montego Bay, located in heart of Jamaica, is no exception to Montego Bay’s calling, gratifying any and every whim with Jamaica’s best private beach, nine world-class restaurants, award-winning Red Lane® Spa, and an array of watersports. 
Turn Your Honeymoon into a Megamoon at Sandals Royal Caribbean
Couples planning to travel to Jamaica for the honeymoon of a lifetime can get the best value at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. At Jamaica’s most alluring resort, multiple honeymoon experiences are woven into one with a private offshore island and Sandals exclusive “Stay at One, Play at All” exchange program which guarantees to turn your honeymoon into a megamoon adventure! The fun continues with unlimited scuba diving for certified divers and unlimited fine dining at 8 restaurants, the option of personal butler service, swim-up suite accommodations, Caribbean inspired spa treatments, a private candlelight dinner, Romantic Route tours and more!
Exclusively Yours: Sandals Montego Bay
 As close to nature’s perfection as you can get, yet not far from the United States, Sandals Montego Bay is Sandals’ first resort and a luxuriously private enclave amid Jamaica’s best beach, a place where gourmet restaurants, world-class accommodations including an all butler beachfront haven, and island charm create an unforgettable getaway for you and your one and only.
Celebrate Your Anniversary with a Free Night at Sandals Montego Bay
With new island-inspired Palms suites, and the incredible value of an exclusive “Stay at One, Play at All” exchange program, Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Considered the flagship of the 15 Sandals Resorts throughout the Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay is set along the most pristine stretch of private white sand beach in Jamaica, and provides the perfect backdrop to commemorate your love. Plus, you’ll receive the ultimate anniversary gift from Sandals Resorts… a free anniversary night!
Uniquely Inspiring Beachfront Retreats
Spend your WeddingMoon® or honeymoon savoring the romantic ambiance of a Bay Roc Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Village Suite [1B]. Blessed with easy access to the sandy beach and encircled by tropical foliage, this Sandals Montego Bay haven features an extended patio, elegant mahogany furniture, and separate living room – an ideal spot to relax in the plush his-and-her robes provided! 
Adult playtime just got better at Sandals Resorts. Enjoy more exciting activities with your loved one at Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay or Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with the addition of Xbox One at each of these Luxury Included® resorts.
Sandals Earns Their Keep in the Caribbean in Honor of Earth Day!
Sandals Resorts across the Caribbean are paying homage to the very land and seascapes that provides the tourism industry with its livelihood—thanks be to Mother Nature! From beach clean-ups in Montego Bay Jamaica to Great Exuma in the Bahamas, Sandals is rallying together not just on Earth Day, but the entire month of April in honor of the company’s annual environment-focused objectives through the Sandals Foundation. 
Suite of the Month – Beachfront Hideaway Prime Minister’s One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite
The original Sandals, the romantically playful Sandals Montego Bay boasts the best private beach in Jamaica, and for those looking to WeddingMoon® or even planning to ReTie the Knot, this resort has an intimate on-site chapel. Here, the casual island vibe is infectious, and yet, there is still luxury to be found all around, most notably in the all-butler beachfront enclave known as the Honeymoon Hideaway Beachfront Estate. The best part of the two vacations in one getaway has to be the most romantic and exclusive of all honeymoon suites, the Beachfront Hideaway Prime Minister’s One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite.
Real Destination Wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay
Kerri and Andre Ross are a true Sandals Love Story that we wanted to share with you.  The couple took their first Sandals vacation at Sandals Montego Bay in 2009 and three years later the couple said "We Do" in front of family and friends at Sandals Emerald Bay.
Enjoy a Complimentary Couples Massage at Sandals Montego Bay
If you and your sweetheart are looking to break away from your everyday routine and escape to a world that offers serenity, romance, entertainment and fun; traveling to the luxury all-inclusive Sandals Montego Bay will ensure you the perfect getaway. This resort is the first and “original” Sandals and a favorite for many of our guests for its long stretch of white-sand beach, lively atmosphere and authentic Caribbean experience.
Unique Wedding Location ? Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island
There are many unique places that Sandals Resorts has to offer brides and grooms for their destination wedding.  One spot in particular offers something real special that most other resorts in the Caribbean do not have, and that is a Private Offshore Island! This particular island is located in the beautiful island of Jamaica, in Montego Bay to be precise, and is part of the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island.
Get the Inside Scoop on Sandals Grande Riviera
Arguably Sandals Resorts’ most personable (and most popular) general manager Brian Roper constantly urges the staff of Sandals Grande Riviera to be the best they can be. With a Sandals association as grand as the resort’s lush expanse, Roper joined the Sandals family in 1981 to work at the flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay, where he began his tenure as the Food & Beverage Director. Eventually serving as Sandals Resorts International’s Group Director of Operations for 13 years, Roper made the switch to General Manager of Sandals Grande Riviera (then Sandals Grande Ocho Rios) in 2008. Nearly five years later, he and his team go the extra mile to ensure that guests continue to make this sprawling paradise their home away from home.
Love Nest Dream Suite of the Month - September
Sandals Resorts has suites so romantic that we just had to name them the Love Nest Dream Suites.  This month’s highlight goes to the Royal Honeymoon Walkout Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suite Extraordinaire  at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Our swim-up suites are designed for those whose love affair with the water is endless.  Their distinctive designs, private atmosphere and indulgent amenities make them the perfect choice for honeymooners or anyone who wants a little privacy with their loved one. These signature one-bedroom suites put you right at the water’s edge where you’ll swim up from a lagoon pool to your private oversized patio.
Two Vacations in One with Offshore Islands
Only Sandals Resorts gives you two vacations in one with Private Offshore Islands located at Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas and Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Unique Destination Wedding Locations ? Sandals Montego Bay
Are you looking for a unique location for your destination wedding?  With 14 different locations to choose from, Sandals Resorts offers the most romantic places in the Caribbean for you and your loved one to exchange vows.  At Sandals Montego Bay, we provide our brides and grooms with the option to have their nuptials in a traditional wedding chapel.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Team "Welcomes Home" the Benfeys
Sometimes the people one encounters while on vacation make it that much more special.  In honor of Labour Day, an annual holiday celebrated by many Caribbean nations this month to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers, we are pleased to share a testimonial from Sandals Select Rewards Platinum members, Pete and Alice Benfey, about some of the special people who help to make vacations at Sandals Resorts so memorable and unique.  The Benefey's tell us what they admire most about the team members at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica…perhaps you have met some of these team members during your travels to the Caribbean.
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