Montego Bay Resort with Water Park
When Columbus first arrived in Montego Bay, he dubbed the Caribbean inlet "El Golfo de Buen Tiempo," which means "the gulf of good weather." He may have landed on the wrong continent, but he was spot on about the weather. Today, tourists flock to Montego Bay for the consistently sunny climate and pleasant temperatures hovering around 85 degrees. Secluded from Montego Bay's more crowded beaches, Sunset Beach Resort & Spa is perched on a private peninsula overlooking the Caribbean.
Though there's plenty of space to take it easy by the pool or beach, the resort boasts a number of lively activities. It may take a day just to explore all the water-based offerings, which range from snorkeling above a coral reef to steering a paddleboat along the coast. Set back from the beach, the pirate-themed water park's zigzaggy slides careen in and out of castle turrets and through the hull of a pirate ship. For a land-based diversion, you can attempt to beat Ben Hogan's record on the resort's miniature-golf course.
Up in the bay-view and ocean-view rooms, the minimalist decor pops with bold hues offset by mahogany furniture and tile flooring. Each room looks out onto the water. During your all-inclusive stay, you'll have access to an eclectic set of dining options, including La Bella Vita for fine Italian fare and Byron's for Caribbean fusion amid traditional island music. At night, Sunset Beach comes alive with casino games, cocktails on the house, and late-night dancing.
Montego Bay, Jamaica: Coastal City with Tropical Jungles and Vibrant Markets
Situated on Jamaica's northwest coast, Montego Bay draws vacationers year-round with its temperate climate, crystal waters, and postcard-ready beaches. Just a little ways inland, freshwater rivers cut through expanses of jungle and forested mountains. This varied geography is perfect for outdoor adventures such as whitewater rafting on the Martha Brae River.
Years ago, Montego Bay was a thriving banana and sugar exporter. Remnants of the city's past can be found along the cobblestone streets of Sam Sharpe Square, where you’ll see grand Georgian architecture and a cast-iron fountain donated by a former banana baron. A 10-minute drive northeast of the resort, the dynamic "Hip Strip" buzzes with duty-free boutiques and lively flea markets selling brightly colored textiles, carved wooden sculptures, and natural healing oils that double as cassette-tape lubricant.
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