Friday, April 23, 2010

Montego Bay Travel Guide

If you are planning a trip to Jamaica you must visit Montego Bay. It is the second largest city in Jamaica and it is also the hub of the tourist industry on the island. The city has much to offer to its visitors including shopping plazas, stunning beaches, fine dining, challenging golf courses and everything else you could ever want from a dream Caribbean vacation.

You can check out the Silver Sands villas, conveniently located on Jamaica's famous North Coast, about 30 miles from the airport, midway between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. Set amidst spectacular surroundings, these vacation homes are designed and furnished to give you the best of luxury, comfort, and space. Giving you a glimpse of the best of Caribbean style and d├ęcor, they are perfect for spending quality time with the family or entertaining friends. Stay in Jamaica villas offering ultra luxurious facilities or choose a comfortable apartment that fits in with your budget. These vacation homes provide you the perfect opportunity to explore the island at your own leisure and pace.

There are numerous things to see and do in and around Montego Bay, some of which are:

Doctor's Cave Beach: This is one of the most popular beaches in Jamaica and the fact that it is located right on the "Hip Strip", close to restaurants and night life has only added to its popularity.

Rosehall Great House: Jamaica boasts some great estates and one of them is the magnificent great house of the infamous Annie Palmer (The White Witch of Rosehall), who was known for her murderous ways to both husbands and slaves.

Greenwood Great House: If you are a literary buff, you can visit the former plantation home of the Barrett family. Elizabeth Barrett Browning spent time there during her childhood. The house still contains furnishings and personal items belonging to the family.

Rocklands Bird Sanctuary: This is undoubtedly a paradise for the bird lovers housing countless varieties of birds including the Streamertail Hummingbird, the National Bird of Jamaica.

Green Grotto Caves: Explore these historic caves with a crystal-clear lake at the bottom located between Discovery and Runaway Bays. The first Jamaicans, the Arawak Indians are believed to have found shelter here, a fact that is backed by the multiple fragments of pottery and adzes that have been unearthed from time to time.

Cinnamon Hill Golf Course: If your holiday is incomplete without a round of golf, you can enjoy a challenging round of golf or simply take in the spectacular views.

Half Moon Golf Club: This is another golf course that you can visit. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this golf course has set the standards for other golf courses in Jamaica.

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