Montego Bay

Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Montego Bay (Jamaica)

  • By Alex S
  • Travel Tips
  • 01.05.2016

Bellefield Great House
Built in 1735, the Bellefield Great House, is a restored sugarcane plantation that was owned by one of the island’s famous families, the Kerr-Jarretts. The family is holding the land in trust for the government, and it is a showcase of colonial living in the 18th century. Tour the gardens, jerk pit, home and then have a delicious lunch at the end of the tour.
Doctor’s Cave Beach
One of Montego Bay’s most famous beaches, the Doctor’s Cave Beach gets lots of visitors. It was named after an English chiropractor who said the waters there had healing properties. It was first founded as a bathing club in 1906. Today, there is a food court, Internet cafĂ©, water sports, grill bar, and more. There is an admission fee to get on the beach and you can rent things you need like beach chairs or towels if needed.
Burchell Memorial Baptist Church
Built in 1825, the Burchell Memorial Baptist Church is located two blocks east of Sam Sharpe Square, one of the former deacons of the church. Square is also buried in a vault in the church. Admission to the church is free.
Montego Bay Yacht Club
The classy Montego Bay Yacht Club offers a fancy place to get a meal and a drink at its on-site restaurant, the Robbie Joseph’s Seahorse Grill.
Shopping at City Centre Plaza
City Centre Plaza in Montego Bay is totally devoted to all kinds of stores and shopping. Other interesting shopping areas in the city include Holiday Village and the Half Moon Shopping Village, Shoppes at Rose Hall and those at Witter Village.
Lester Art Gallery
Lester Art Gallery is devoted to the works of a Polish sea captain and painter originally called Michael Leszczynski, who anglicized his name to Lester. The gallery was his home and his studio, and was built in the 1950s.