Montego Bay is Jamaica's most popular tourist destination. Known for its beautiful beaches, friendly locals and remarkable weather, it attracts many vacationers every year. And since most of the resorts are located close to Montego Bay Airport, it is also a popular destination for families with young children.
Nothing better than basking in the sun on a catamaran in Jamaica. Heat, sea, reggae music and entertainment: the perfect cocktail to get away from everyday life and make the most of your vacation. Several tour companies even offer a snorkeling stopover at Crystal Cove.
This plantation nestled in the mountains appeals to travelers who want to learn about the country's culture. In addition to contemplating breathtaking landscapes, you will have the opportunity to taste the local flavors like different varieties of pineapple and sugar cane. Coffee lover? The transformation process will have no secrets for you after this visit.
Descending the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot-long bamboo raft is a must-do activity when visiting the Montego Bay area. While descending through the rapids, the guide will tell you the legend of this famous Jamaican river.
If you want to mingle with the community and experience Jamaican life, you have to go to Market Street. On Sundays, there is an outdoor food market where you can find several fresh products and exotic dishes. There are also several shops, restaurants and bars on the nearby Hip Strip, offering an unusual atmosphere.
Horseback rides are perfect for discovering the country from a different perspective. It is possible to practice this activity on the trails of the rainforest or in the countryside. However, be prepared and wear your swimsuit, as these animals sometimes like to go off the trails to cool off in the waterways!
The country's official currency is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD). U.S. dollars and most credit and debit cards are also accepted in shops and restaurants. Remember to notify your banking institution that you will be staying in Jamaica if you plan to use your cards on the island.
Electrical outlets used in Jamaica are the same as in Canada. However, voltage is 110V and frequency is 50Hz. You will need a converter if your devices do not mention INPUT label: 100-240V, 50/60Hz.
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