6 Reasons to Visit Montego Bay in 2018

6 Reasons to Visit Montego Bay in 2018

Even those that are familiar with the Caribbean, should make a trip to Montego Bay. Its beaches, nature, and the spirited people who live there make it a magical destination and will even surprise seasoned travelers with the quality of its resorts and cuisine.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably already tempted to buy a ticket to the Caribbean, so to convince you, here are 6 reasons why you should visit Montego Bay this year:

  1. Help the Caribbean recover from Hurricane Irma. Due to damage caused by the natural disaster in September 2017, several hotels, resorts, and residences in Oyster Bay had to be repaired. So, many did not begin to accept reservations again until early 2018. The best way to support damaged islands in the Caribbean is keeping the economy going by telling all your friends back home why they must visit this paradise on earth.

  1. The scenery. The area is blessed with breathtaking landscapes, edged with turquoise sea and dotted with mangrove lagoons. This part of Jamaica enjoys secluded, virgin, white-sand beaches together with tropical vegetation.

  1. Sheer convenience of location. The tropical paradise surrounding Montego Bay is just 30 minutes away from the international airport. Situated on the main road between Kingston and Lucea, you can reach this well-connected location by taxi, bus, or rental car.

  1. Secluded doesn’t mean rustic. Upscale restaurants and bars can be found in Montego Bay with impeccable service. International restaurants and traditional Jamaican eateries serve jerk chicken alongside an abundance of seafood such as red snapper, there is even a boat-restaurant called the Houseboat Grill, floating in the waters of the Montego Bay’s protected Marine Park.

  1. Relaxation and unwinding. Sunsets and idyllic surroundings sets the scene, but what makes a holiday luxurious is a bit of pampering. There is world-class spa at Excellence Oyster Bay, where you can get massages, facials, treatments, or even stretch out tired muscles with a yoga class on site.

  1. Inspired artists. Whether you’re a dab hand at painting and want the perfect sunset to motivate you to pull out the paintbrushes, or want to collect some original artwork, Montego Bay can give you the inspiration or the perfect purchase. The National Gallery West focuses on the local Jamaican art while many independent galleries display authentic paintings, sculptures, and prints for sale to remember your vacation spent in paradise.

  2. Adventure and sport activities galore. While watersports may not be your specialty yet, the kind teachers in Jamaica will have you diving and surfing like a pro in no time. So what are you waiting for to take up your next exotic hobby?

Undoubtedly, you’re at least a bit tempted! And even if you’re not sure whether to choose a cruise, and all-inclusive resort, or hotel-hop your way along the bay, you must at least been imagining yourself soaking up the sun or snorkeling up to a white beach. If nothing else, the humanitarian in you should recognize that of all the places in the world that would like to receive your holiday spending, those hit by natural disasters are those that will most appreciate it.