Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Montego Bay The Second City.

Montego Bay is Jamaica's second city and has been a tourist Mecca since the 20s when early visitors sought out the healing waters of Doctor's Cave Beach. From the days when ''King Sugar' ruled, Montego Bay has been a bustling commercial centre and shipping port.
The resort of today is spread out from Rose Hall Great House in the east to Tryall in the west, with a choice of accommodation from guest houses to convention facilities.
The resort town of Montego Bay is as far from the 'real' Jamaica as you can get, though behind the narrow coastal plain is hill country where you can immerse yourself in mountain-village life. The region boasts a greater concentration of well-preserved colonial houses than any other, many of which are working plantations that welcomes guests on guided tours. And several championship golf courses, a number of horse stables and the island's best shopping add to the region's appeal.Montego Bay is known for the hotels and beaches Lets go sight seeing.
Shopping in Montego Bay
Part of the pleasure of a vacation is buying souvenirs or simply splurging out on something you have always wanted. Jamaica offers the necessary temptations.

Crafts Market 
The main Craft Market is on Harbour Street in town but there are two smaller ones in the hotel area, one next to Fantasy Hotel and another on Fort Street on the site of a 17th century fort.

Rose Hall Beach Club
They call themselves the water sports capital of Jamaica and with great reason. Name any water sport and they have it รข€” waterskiing, wave runners, para sailing, kayaking, diving, fishing, snorkeling, hydrospeeding. The list goes on. If you are a water sports fan or would like to learn any of the above. this place is a must. The club now offers family and corporate memberships at very reasonable prices.

Rose Hall Great House
This is without doubt the most celebrated Great House in Jamaica. It was once the home of the notoriously wicked Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall, who murdered three husbands and terrorized her slaves. U.S. entrepreneurs, John and Michele Rollins, restored it to its original glory, complete with furnishings from the same time period. Charming Jamaican hostesses will chill your blood with tales of the evil Annie. A refreshing walk in the beautiful gardens will restore your equilibrium  or should you need stronger sustenance you can find it in Annie's Pub in the dungeon of the Great House.
RoseHall Great House


Montego Bay Undersea Tours - The "Coral See", is unique vessel, is a semi-sub reef explorer, where the passengers go down into the hull of the vessel. Below, in the hull, are panoramic viewing windows, where you can see the colorful marine life and fishes of the Montego Bay Marine Park in air-conditioned comfort. Throughout the cruise, a marine life expert will explain the features of the reef and its occupants, and answer all the questions you may have. At one point, the vessel stops and you can witness a scuba diver feeding the ever-hungry reef fish.