Maybe it’s just us, but we feel relaxed just thinking about Jamaica. Known for its lush landscapes, beautiful beaches and laid-back, friendly people, Jamaica makes for the perfect Caribbean vacation destination. Situated on the island’s northern coast, Montego Bay is among Jamaica’s most popular spots to unwind and have a great time. For those wondering what to do while spending some much deserved vacation time on this stunning island in the sun, read on for our list of the top things to do in Montego Bay!

Diving into Montego Bay's blue waters is one of the most exciting plans in Jamaica.

Raft Down The Martha Brae River

While a 20 mile journey from the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, a trip to Jamaica simply isn’t complete without a stop at the Martha Brae River. Once you arrive, board your 30 foot bamboo raft and be taken along the river by a local skilled raft-caption. Learn about the history of the area and the river, then cool down with a quick dip in the water. Once your hour long raft tour concludes, feel free to stick around and grab a cocktail at the on-site bar or have a picnic on the beautiful grounds.

Doctor’s Cave Beach

Chances are, you’ve seen photos of Doctor’s Cave Beach without even knowing it. Regarded as one of the most famous and enduring beaches in Jamaica, spending a day here (or a few) is a must. The history of this pristine stretch of sand dates back to the early 1900s, and it’s warm and turquoise waters have kept visitors coming back for decades. It’s no wonder many view Doctor’s Cave Beach as the #1 beach on the island. Stop by the Doctor’s Cave Beach Bathing Club and spend the day exploring the immaculately kept grounds, and when you get hungry, grab a bite at The Sand Restaurant and Bar.

White Witch Golf Course

Looking to brush up on your golf skills while in Montego Bay? Look no further than the White Witch Golf Club, located on a former sugar estate. Swing your best among the course’s 16 holes while taking in the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Psst: rumor has it that the mistress of the former estate (who the course is named after) still haunts the property! You can’t say we didn’t warn you!

Hip Strip

After long days of exploring and working on your tan beachside, it’s time to let loose and unwind. When the sun goes down, make your way over to what’s called the “hip strip,” where you’ll find no shortage of bars, restaurants, music, shopping and a good time. While the area can get pretty busy, there’s no shortage of activities for everyone. Pro tip: dance the night away to Jamaica’s local sounds (think: reggae)!

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