Montego Bay is big, brash and proud of its high-spirited reputation. Its port and airport mean it's a place many travellers pass through, normally on their way elsewhere in Jamaica, but it has much to make a longer stay worthwhile.
If you are heading on a flight to Montego Bay from a UK airport then it can take around nine and a half hours on the best possible route, but cheap flights to Montego Bay may take longer. Flights are available from London or other uk regional airports such as Manchester and Glasgow. Montego Bay flights will land at Sangster International Airport, one of the Caribbean's busiest travel hubs. Transfer times will depend on which of the hotels in Montego Bay you choose for your visit but it should take less than half an hour.
If you are looking for a charter flight to Jamaica then you will almost certainly fly into Montego Bay. Charter flights operate from the main UK airports to Montego Bay so check London Gatwick or Manchester for the best availability with airlines such as Thomson and Thomas Cook Airlines. If you are very flexible, these airlines have some fantastic flight deals for last minute departures but only in low season. Like scheduled carriers, flights to Montego Bay with charters sell out quickly on high season dates.
A lack of integrated public transport in the city means it is best to book cheap Montego Bay car hire before you travel so that you have a means of getting around. There are taxis and minibuses available if you are only going to be travelling on occasion, but those looking to make daily excursions will be better off with a rented car.
Montego Bay's beaches are great, with white sand and crystal seas. Doctor's Cave Beach is one of the best, but as such it can get busy in peak periods. You can go snorkelling to see the marine wildlife here or head to Cornwall Beach for similar activities once you have arrived on Montego Bay flights.
Doctors Cave Beach is one of the best on the island
Montego Bay has long been famous for its sugar production - as shown by this old sugar mill
Pick up some traditional handicrafts as a souvenir of your trip
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