Affectionately called Mobay. Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica by area and the fourth by population (after Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore). It is a tourist destination with hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, duty-free shopping, a cruise line terminal and several beaches. The city is backed by picturesque low mountains.
The coastland near Montego Bay is occupied by numerous tourist resorts, most newly built, some occupying the grounds of old sugar cane plantations with some of the original buildings and mill-works still standing. The most famous of these are the White Witch’s Rose Hall and Tryall, both of which now feature world-class golf courses.
The infrastructure of the city is going through a series of explosive modernizations which once completed, aims to keep Montego Bay as a top destination in the Caribbean. The Montego Bay Convention Centre, built on a large site near to the Rose Hall estate, was opened on 7th January 2011.
Montego Bay is served by Jamaica’s largest airport, the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. Several major airline including North American and European airlines run their Caribbean hub in “MoBay” (Sangster International Airport) connecting the island with the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. The southern U.S. city of Miami can be reached within 70 minutes. The southern U.S. cities of Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, and Tampa can be reached by nonstop flights in less than three hours. Other locations like Philadelphia, New York City, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Montreal can be reached in under four hours.
It sometimes takes a little courage to travel to a strange country, especially when you have never been away from your familiar surroundings. But don’t be afraid to go out, be open to other cultures, other people, other food, different climates – there is so much to discover. Be open, self assured and do not hesitate to be yourself.
So please come and enjoy Mo-Bay. Say “COOL MON” and when you enjoy yourself you’ll say “IRIE” which is the the same as COOL or GREAT!