This beautiful city gives many choices when it comes to hotels and resorts, so that you can experience the best of what this locale has to offer. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway and ample amenities, check out the Coral Cliff Hotel & Casino. The Coral Cliff has created a unique entertainment environment never before seen in the Caribbean. Themed to create a tropical jungle fantasyland feel, the concept of this beautiful hotel is mirrored throughout the rooms, events, shows and overall services. The theme reflects the story of a mermaid’s adventure from the crystal waters to an enchanted jungle. Located in the heart of Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip”, the hotel is surrounded by nightlife, powder-soft white sand beaches, activities, and attractions. Whatever your agenda includes, we bet that this hotel would fit the bill.
If you are looking for a quiet, romantic atmosphere, the Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Resort has a peaceful, quiet, romantic feel. This beautiful hotel may be just the place for a romantic getaway for two. Secrets Wild Orchid is home to its own private peninsula with over a mile of beach, tropical views, and crystal clear waters. This vibrant resort offers the ultimate getaway for excitement, romance, and fun and is sure to satisfy the need for a luxury experience.
If you have specific activities planned for your vacation, whether they fall into the category of a solo adventure, family fun, or romance, there is a place that can surely hit all your check marks. If you are a wine lover, check out the Altamont West Hotel. This newly re-renovated boutique hotel is located on Montego Bay’s famous Hip Strip, just across from Walter Fletcher Beach. The hotel is proud to be the home of a multi award-winning restaurant and wine bar, Wine with Me, the first of its kind in Montego Bay. The hotel itself offers luxurious amenities and hosts the Body Bliss Spa, one of the most sought after rejuvenation and relaxation experiences in Jamaica. With fine dining, spas, and wine bars at your fingertips, your dream vacation awaits. The beautiful hotel is within walking distance to all the popular Jamaican landmarks, which make Altamont the complete resort experience.
The location is the perfect place to lay your head and refresh for days spent exploring this beautiful city and all of its roots. With over 635 miles of coastline, there is surely a beach for every bum. From pure white sand to black sanded surfs, if you are in Montego Bay, make sure you reserve a few hours to check out Doctors Cave Beach, as it is one of the most famous beaches in Montego Bay. This beautiful, golden-sanded beach that opened in the early 1900’s still remains today. The beach can be accessed only through a cave, which is how the beach landed its name. If family-friendly or couple activities are on your agenda, this beach is perfect. Doctors Cave is known for its tropical, metropolitan feel and provides a perfect place to enjoy the Caribbean. See colored tropical fish as they swim up to the surface of the turquoise shores to say hello. Visitors who are looking for daytime water activities and a social atmosphere will especially enjoy the offerings of Doctors Cave beach.
Another option if you are looking for a more romantic private experience is to take a picnic and enjoy a romantic meal under the stars. Many hotels will even pack a picnic basket for you to enjoy. From beaches and shopping, to dining and nightlife, a visit to the Bay’s famous Hip Strip will be sure to enhance your Jamaican experience.
If you are looking for a bite to eat after a day at the beach, choose from award winning, authentic restaurants that are all nearby on the Strip. Enjoy true Jamaican cuisine at The Pelican, or if you want the best of the best seafood, try Le Chalet. Marguerites also delivers an amazing dining experience.
Once the stars are out and the nightlife begins, enjoy a few cocktails on Hip Strip. It has adopted the name The Hip Strip with good reason. Located on Gloucester Avenue, and featuring multiple bars, clubs and restaurants, this busy social environment guarantees a good time. If you’re looking for dinner and drinks, and want to feel close to home, stop into the classic Margaritaville. After dinner, you can head next door and enjoy some music and libations at Blue Beat. A whimsical, more upscale setting that features blue lighting, jazz music and comfortable couches and loungers.
Before you go, a must-see on the list is a visit to Pier One. This long and narrow pier leads you straight to the ocean, and promises beautiful views. They also host an event know as “Pier Pressure” on Friday nights with lively music and fun crowds.
Whatever you find on your itinerary when making a visit to beautiful Montego Bay, you are sure to make some amazing memories.
Published in the Fall 2014 Issue