Situated on the northwest corner of the island, Montego Bay is arguably Jamaica’s most well-known resort town. With its easy access to sugar soft white beaches, a stylish downtown, and great shopping and amenities, it’s not hard to see why visitors are keen on returning time after time. Aside from its great variety of top-notch hotels, Montego Bay has limitless options for couples and their guests—from prestigious golf clubs to river rafting excursions and duty-free jewelry shopping.
For couples wishing to marry in Jamaica, photo IDs plus proof of citizenship are required. Divorce and death decrees, along with any name change documents, are also required as applicable. French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents. For additional information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Jamaica. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Jamaica is English, though variations of Jamaican English are widely spoken.
The Jamaican dollar is the official currency, though US dollars are often accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Jamaica has a tropical climate with warm temperatures ranging from 77 to 82 degrees F. The rainy season is from May to November, and hurricane season runs from June to November.
Doctor’s Cave Beach is Montego Bay’s most iconic stretch of sand and what propelled the area into the limelight in the first place. The waters are bright and clear and the sand is soft and dazzlingly white.
The resorts in Montego Bay are home to a number of iconic beaches as well.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Organized tours and excursion companies are a helpful way to make the most out of Montego Bay, whether you want to learn about the history of reggae in the region or take a day trip to secluded waterfalls or great snorkeling spots. With excellent greens around every corner, golfing is also a popular activity in Montego Bay at clubs like Cinnamon Hill or the Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club. Duty-free shopping also lures travelers looking for everything from luxury jewelry to flea-market treasures.
At night, Montego Bay is lively and upbeat.
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