"Gotta get away" Montego Bay by kyoub

Montego Bay Travel Guide: 239 reviews and 482 photos

Head for the hills

Montego Bay is far from being the true Jamaica. If you are looking for that it is only a few miles away in the hill country. It can also be seen on the south coast about an hours drive away.
Mo Bay does have some beautiful resorts, great houses, and golf courses. Downtowm is crowded, with traffic jammed streets.
Get away and see the rest of the island.

Pretty Jamaica

Pretty Jamaica:
I love the sunny shores of Jamaica.
I am always happy to go back home,
To plunge in the clean blue water.
O I love to climb the Duns River falls.
Come to pretty Jamaica man!

See the Tourist deh work up dem
Bodyline, dancing to the Mento song.
Now if you really love reggae music,
Then Jamaica is a must stop I.
Come to pretty Jamaica man!

You can take a boat or an airplane,
Happy faces will welcome you there.
You can have fun just about anytime,
So if you are pleasure bound then get
In line. Come to pretty Jamaica man!

Whatever your need we have it there,
You can come anytime have no fear.
You're invited to this Island shores.
Take a seat and I'll tell you more.
Come to pretty Jamaica man!

Come watch and listen to her humming birds,
Sail her shores and view her coral reefs.
Hospitality is flowing in abundance,
Come to this tropical paradise and have your fill.
Come to pretty Jamaica, man!
By William Layton Nelson

© 2005 William Layton Nelson (All rights reserved)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Bay
  • Cons:Much to touristy
  • In a nutshell:Where the airplane lands
  • Last visit to Montego Bay: Mar 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    I think we'll only be coming here to fly home - do you think we'll get to hear the singers when leaving as you did on arrival ;)

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2007 at 2:12 PM

    We'll be traveling here in July on our cruise to the Western Caribbean--thanks for the tip on car rentals...one can never be too cautious!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 12:09 AM

    Great hotel tips. I hope to hear that song "Come to Jamaica" at Montego Bay airport someday :-)

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2006 at 5:33 PM

    Like your choice of hotels. We caught a cruise from Mo Bay in the '80's, but unfortunately it didn't seem like anyone from the island was very happy to see US! They cruiseline did engage a steel drum band to play while we waited to board which was nice!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2006 at 9:28 AM

    Orange River Ranch looks lovely. We were lucky to rent a home owned by a man from Rhode Island.....beautiful countryside...gorgeous beaches.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 1:03 PM

    Both places to stay sound just wonderful. You always "snag" some of the best hotels/B&B/resorts.


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