Montego Bay, Jamaica
What to See and Do
Duty-Free Shopping: Montego Bay's duty-free shopping is the City Centre shopping area that stretches along one block; there you'll find gold, timepieces, perfumes, crystal, leather goods, souvenirs, and boutique clothing.
MoBay's newest and most upscale shopping center is located at Half Moon Village in the Rose Hall area, featuring fine duty-free shops, souvenir shops, clothing, restaurants, and even a post office.
Golfing: Montego Bay has five championship courses in the area. The newest, The White Witch Golf Course at The Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall Resort, was designed by renowned course architect Robert von Hagge. Three Palms Ocean Course at Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Country Club has been recently redesigned (and was cited by Barron's as one of the top three in the Caribbean). The Half Moon Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. In Ironshore, the SuperClubs Golf Club Montego Bay at Ironshore was recently redesigned by renowned course architect Robert Mootes. Finally, the Tryall Golf Course, The Tryall Club, and the former site of the Johnnie Walker World Championship, is located about a half hour outside of Montego Bay.
On Foot: Downtown Montego Bay is a five-minute walk.
Taxis: They line up at the dock but make sure you are hiring a licensed JUTA taxi.
Renting a Car: Drive on the left. Avis, Budget, and Hertz are among those who have posts here; advance reservations are highly recommended. Car rentals range from $6205 - $12050 per day.
Where You're Docked
You'll dock in Freeport, only a few miles outside of the heart of Montego Bay.
Where to Eat and Drink
Casual, in-town joints: Margaritaville (from 10am daily) on the Hip Strip is a local sports bar and grill serving grilled specials, fajitas, burgers, and local fare, along with 2052 flavors of margaritas. Not to mention a water trampoline, rooftop hot tub, and monster slide plunging 110 feet into the Caribbean. For beach bums on Doctors Cave Beach, the Greenhouse (from 7am) is known for its burgers, pizza, and daily Jamaican specials
Gourmet Lunching: The Belfield 1794 Restaurant, adjacent to the Great House, serves lunch daily and offers a step back into Jamaica's history and fine Jamaican cuisine in a restored sugar mill. The Sugarmill Restaurant (daily, from noon - 3pm) at the Half Moon Golf Club is nestled beside the ancient waterwheel of a sugar mill and offers Caribbean and continental cuisine with flambe specialties.
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