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Holidays in Montego Bay

Known as MoʼBay‚ the vibrant beachside town of Montego Bay is Jamaica's second largest city and one of its most popular holiday resorts. With endless coastline, white sand beaches, and a lively party scene, this Jamaican destination has something for everyone. Snorkel in the marine park, relax under a palm and explore the markets and reggae bars in the evening. Holidays to Montego Bay are about as Caribbean as you can get! 

30 °C

Average temperatures are usually between high 20s and low 30s (°C) during summer and winter. The sea temperature is warm all year round.

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9 hours

The nearest airport to Montego Bay is Sangster International Airport, 6km away.

Sip rum cocktails on a sugar white beach, or tee off at a world-class golf course when you book a holiday with us to Montego Bay.

Montego Bay

Royal Decameron Montego Beach

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • Choice of two restaurants
  • Great sea views

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What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 25kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • You’re guaranteed to sit with your loved ones on the plane as choosing your seat is included in the price.
  • Tasty in-flight meals are included on longer flights. Plus, they're fresh and packed with flavour.
  • With Premium Boarding, you won’t have to sit around waiting in an airport. Avoid queues at the gate and board the plane first, leaving you more time to enjoy all the perks of Premium.
  • Start your holiday in style when you fly Premium Class. You’ll have a separate check-in counter with other Premium flyers to speed up your journey, so you can get straight through to security.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.


Holidays here are packed with things to do for everyone. One of Jamaica's earliest settlements‚ Montego Bay thrives with beach bars and bustling markets. With miles and miles of beautiful beaches, relaxing on a sun lounger with overhanging palms is a blissful way to start the day. 

Montego Bay Marine Park offers world-class snorkeling and diving, so jump in and see the tropical fish and bright coral reefs for yourself. Kayaking, windsurfing, and boat trips are all part and parcel of a trip to this city. 

Acting as a great base from which to explore the rest of Jamaica, this beach community is a lively destination. If you love to dance into the evening, the reggae bars on Gloucester Avenue will blow you away. The resort is also home to some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean, such as the par-72 course at Tryall Club, which hosted the Johnnie Walker World Championships.

One of the best places to visit in the destination is Doctor’s Cave Beach. A private beach, it has exquisite clear water, warm white sand, and a postcard-perfect look. This historic beach comes with great facilities like changing rooms, showers, and a clubhouse. It’s not often you get to kick back on such an exclusive beach and this one won’t disappoint. With beach umbrellas, clear water and tasty snacks, this beach is just off the resort’s coolest street, Gloucester Avenue.

While lots of hotels put on their own entertainment, no holiday is complete without a trip to the Hip Strip. An alternate name for Gloucester Avenue, this 3km street is pumping with bars, restaurants, and reggae music. Stroll along the market stalls and stop for some jerk chicken and a cocktail. 

Set at the foothills of the nearby Catadupa Mountains, the Croydon Plantation is a fascinating look into Jamaica’s history. Go on a guided tour through the jungle landscape and taste some of the juicy sugar cane that’s grown here. Not far from Montego Bay, this tour is an interesting way to see how one of Jamaica’s many exports is produced.

Want to play a spot of golf? Golf can be a big part of Montego Bay resort holidays. With a tropical climate, refreshing sea breezes, and fantastic views, Jamaica is an excellent place for the dedicated golfer. If you’re staying in a central hotel then you’ll have some world-class golf courses to choose from close by, including the Half Moon Golf Club. With landscaped gardens and its own stunning beach, this award-winning par-72 course is the place to be. 

Fancy even more of a challenge? Another course on the Montego Bay shoreline is the Tryall Club. Considered one of the best courses in the world, it’s the former home of the LPGA Tour’s Jamaica Classic and the Johnny Walker World Championship. With the ocean lapping at the edges of the green and palm trees lining the course, any golfer will fall in love with this club.



Montego Bay is best for...

Party-goers: Cocktails on the beach and lazy days prepare you for the all night partying in the reggae bars of Gloucester Avenue. 

Beach lovers: Relax on the warm sand at Doctor’s Cave Beach and soak up the Caribbean sunshine. 

Golfers: One of the best golf courses in the world, the Tryall Golf Club makes a holiday here ideal for keen golfers.

More About Montego Bay

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Montego Bay is English along with the rest of Jamaica.

Currency: The currency used in Montego Bay is the Jamaican Dollar ($) and US Dollar is accepted in many tourist resorts.

Local time: Montego Bay is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Sangster International Airport. It's a short 30-minute transfer to Montego Bay.

Flight time from the UK: The Montego Bay flight time is 9 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Montego Bay tourist information can be found at

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

Weather and climate

Temperature: A brilliant 25-30 (°C) all year round.

Best time to visit: Jamaica basks in year-round sunshine making it a great destination in any month. If you’re interested in trying lots of outdoor activities, the cooler months are between December and April.

Weather In Montego Bay

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Getting around

By taxi: Stick to the official taxis with the red licence plates. While they do have meters, it’s a good idea to agree the price with the driver before you set off. Make sure you confirm whether the price is quoted in Jamaican or US dollars. 

By bus: Free bus services to points of interest and tourist spots are often put on by hotels.  This is a great way to see the most impressive sights. 

By tour van: Picking you up from your hotel, a van tour is an easy way to get a real view of Jamaica during your Montego Bay holiday.


Reggae party: Visit the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s biggest reggae music festival. With over 50 world-class acts and musicians, the party starts on Walter Fletcher Beach but continues for a week of non-stop partying. If you’re about in July, this is a must-see.

Jamaica’s favourite son: The Bob Marley Experience is a tour which departs from the resort and journeys to Bob Marley’s home at Nine Mile. This eye-opening tour teaches you about the Rastafarian religion, and takes you to Mount Zion Rock, where Marley enjoyed meditation. This tour is unforgettable for the Marley fan and gives a real glimpse into Jamaican culture, too.

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