Saturday, June 26, 2010

What's the 411 on Montego Bay?

Montego Bay Jamaica.  A lot of us have been there, a few of us longer than others.  But for many travelers heading to Negril, MoBay is just a place to board the airplane.  Let's explore this city just a touch more...

(Montego Bay in 1824)

Montego Bay is the 2nd largest city (in size) in all of Jamaica with a population around 100,000 in 2010.   And it wasn't until 1980 that Montego Bay was even claimed as a city in the Parish of St. James by an act of act of parliament.  Now MoBay is a thriving port for cruise ships, it has a big airport, and a well respected hospital - Cornwall Regional Hospital.

This is all well and good but what to do when in town?  Plenty!  MoBay has spacious golf courses, amazing beaches, restaurants galore and many resorts and hotels to pick from. 

(Margaritaville in MoBay)

The thing we always notice in Jamaica is the abundance of green and blue.  Such a strong contrast in coming back to the urban lifestyle of Los Angeles.   If you wish to hit the links here are few places you can!

A few good places to consider staying

(Riu in MoBay)

So perhaps the next time you find yourself in Montego Bay book a room and visit the city before moving on, you'll be happy you did.  It's a hustling hub of activity with a lot of wonderful people.  Plus since Montego Bay has Sangster Airport, Sangster Airport Link, it's even esier to take advantage of your time since you won't have to travel as much!

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