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  • 83%
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  • 83%
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  • 67%
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  • 67%
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    Charmaine
    5 Jun 24, 2014

    Jamaica's second city. Come for the requisite sun, sea and sand and leave with sooooo much more. The food, the music, entertainment and ohhhhh the nightlife.

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  • Montego BayPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Nov 05, 2013

    Largest city on the island of Jamaica.
    If you stay in Montego Bay you would only be about 10 minutes from the airport so it is really convenient.
    The beaches are good and the nightlife is even better!
    The city has what is called "The Hip Strip" which is all bars and nightclubs that cater to the tourists.
    It is safe and so much fun!!

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersNightlife Lovers
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    Rachel Greene
    3 Dec 23, 2013

    We stopped in Montego Bay on a cruise. Originally, we were supposed to go to Ocho Rios, which everyone was really excited about, but there were apparently too many ships in port there, so we were taken to Montego Bay instead. It was nice, but when we were there, literally everything smelled like weed.

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  • Montego Bay
    Kathy Goldman
    5 Aug 26, 2013

    We stayed at Sandals in Montego Bay. We left the resort often and visited MB and some other local venues. The people were great. Yes, there was some soliciting of most anything imaginable, but once we said no, they left us alone. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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    Best Jamaica
    5 Nov 30, 2013

    If you will be in Montego Bay and need airport transfers or excursions across Jamaica here is a great company for you. They will go out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable. Their prices are great and service is second to none..

    Best Jamaica Airport Transfers and Excursions.

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  • Montego BayPro 2014
    JJ
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    4 Apr 09, 2013

    Beautiful resorts with friendly people...keep an eye on the sky at dusk when the weather comes over the mountains to the south.

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  • Montego Bay
    Shawanna
    5 Oct 03, 2012

    Went on a girls trip here in February and it was so much fun! We stayed at the Riu and the staff could not have been better. We stayed on the beach all day and hung out at night away from the hotel after dinner each night. One day we took a day trip to Negril, which was amazing. Fun spots were Pier One, Margaritaville, and a jazz club near Margaritaville that had a salsa night. Great weather, food, friends and drinks. Also, we connected with a driver early on and he took us everywhere!

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  • Montego Bay
    Andy Jackson
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Flew into here to get to Negril, seemed like a very busy place with the airport and the cruise ships in the port. Wouldn't really want to stay here, but lots going on all around

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  • Montego Bay
    Adrienne Lee
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Lots has been said about Jamaica and all that it has to offer: beautiful landscapes, rushing waterfalls, fresh seafood, spectacular beaches, breathtaking sunsets, delicious cuisine, warm hospitable people, Blue Mountain coffee, and of course Appleton Rum.

    On our recent visit to the island we found all of these things and more. We stayed at the Riu, an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay. Upon arrival in the lobby we were greeted by hotel staff offering an assortment of rum punches and other refreshments. Along with the refreshments we enjoyed a colorful performance by the resort entertainers. After check-in we proceeded to our suite, which blew us away. It was expansive and beautifully decorated with a huge Jacuzzi tub and an awesome beach view. We were so impressed that we immediately made a video to capture its beauty. Then it was time for lunch.

    The resort has 4 restaurants, each with a different theme, all exquisite. Our first meal was at the Steakhouse, an open-air buffet, right on the beach. The food choices were plentiful and delicious. The team of master chefs put together a plethora of foods including Jamaican dishes.

    Later the view from our balcony, facing the ocean was a perfect place to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets imaginable. After watching the sun melt into Montego Bay, we decided to attend the evening beach party. Approximately 200 people were in attendance at this food and beverage extravaganza. The atmosphere was festive and everyone was in a party mood. Even the sand fleas and mosquitoes came to dine – little did we know that we were their cuisine of choice. The entertainment was outstanding. The dancers arrived by boat carrying flaming torches and proceeded to perform a dance that paid tribute to Jamaica’s Taino and African history. Our video of the dance can be viewed at http://bit.ly/aXGXhP.

    The Riu is a perfect family vacation destination that offers activities for all ages including snorkeling, water sports, and great excursions to other parts of the island. One of the excursions we really enjoyed was the Chukka Cove Zipline Adventure where we saw some of the most beautiful vegetation on the island. The adventure began with a rugged 30- minute bus ride up into the mountains. At the top of the mountain a team of expert guides outfitted us with helmets, pulleys and harnesses. After a safety briefing we were led down a trail through the rainforest that consisted of 376 steps. We knew then that this adventure was not for the faint of heart, but it was too late to “tap out”. Eventually we arrived at the first of 10 launch platforms – and the adventure began. One by one we descended from launch pad to launch pad, along zip lines that ranged in length from 300-600 feet.; but seemed more like a mile. We whizzed past trees and seemed to be only inches away from a major collision. There were times when we felt like Tarzan and Jane. What a great way to be reminded that you are alive!

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  • Montego Bay
    Melissa Blausey
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Montego Bay beautiful waters with beautiful beaches Did not stay in the fancy all inclusive motels stayed right across the street from Doctor Cove beach. Had a good time shopping and exploring the area. Jamaica bobsled team restaurant nice place to eat

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  • Montego Bay
    melissa
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I loved Montego Bay. I went 2 years in a row with my boyfriends and we would go back in heartbeat. Great, friendly and fun staff at the Iberostar Rose Hall Hotels!

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    terri rosenbury
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Stayed @ the RIU in Montego bay.. Great place, beach was ok, but the pool was to kill for..The beaches @ Negril are the best. Lots of white sand and LONG beach to walk on.

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  • Montego Bay
    Sarah Cooper
    4 Jul 03, 2012

    Montego Bay is an amazing city. Best time to go is around October, weather not too hot but still perfect for the beach and not as many tourists around. Driving is a nightmare - walk or take a taxi.

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  • Montego Bay
    Steve Costa
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    4 Jun 04, 2014

    Laid back,beautiful countryside

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  • Montego Bay
    Sweethot
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    4 Mar 31, 2014

    Love Jamaica

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBackpackersBudget TravelersFoodies
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    Anntonette Gunter
    5 Jul 12, 2013

    I heard nice things about that place

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    4 Jun 21, 2013
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    Shawn O
    5 Jun 04, 2013

    fun

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    Henry C
    5 Jul 08, 2014
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    Petra Kreuzer
    5 Mar 16, 2014

    Sunsplash. One week 1982 was so great

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Montego Bay is Jamaica's second largest city but its most popular destination for international flights, and the visitors aboard them. The name Montego derives from the Spanish manteca, or lard, due to the settlers' practice of exporting "hog butter" from the native pigs. The city is divided into the hip tourist district along Gloucester Avenue and "downtown," where most visitors never make it. ... read more
The Bay itself is a jewel, characterized by protected coral reef and miles of beautiful beaches.

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