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.
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.
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 www.visitjamaica.com.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.
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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.