Destination guide

Enjoy that laid-back Jamaican lifestyle at its finest

If you're looking to kick back on the perfect beach vacation while still enjoying the convenience of city life, a Montego Bay vacation rental just might be the ideal place for you and your travel crew. There's an oceanfront sandy stretch for everyone, from spring breakers to those craving a week of beachy solitude. From thrilling water sports and top-notch sightseeing, to a lively shopping and nightlife scene, the possibilities are endless. So, sit back and soak up the sun (with sunscreen, of course)—you might even encounter a witch if you're lucky.

Things to do

Colorful birds, blue waters, and white witches

The beaches are obviously a big draw, but they're far from the only attractions you'll find near your Montego Bay vacation rental. Make some new feathered friends at the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary. The young (or just young at heart) in your group will enjoy a day splashing around at AquaSol Theme Park. Another popular landmark is Rose Hall Plantation, a Georgian mansion dating from the 1770 with stunning grounds to explore. It's said to be haunted by the famous White Witch—they even named the neighboring golf course after her.

Activities

You'll be literally swimming with the fishes in no time

The sea is the big draw in Montego Bay, and there's no shortage of ways to enjoy it. Pull up a beach blanket and dip your toes in, or go for full immersion with a snorkeling or diving adventure (Widowmaker's Cave is particularly fascinating). From family-friendly water sports to adult-friendly catamaran booze cruises, you're sure to find the right thing for your group. There's plenty of duty-free shopping in town, along with endless places to dance the night away. If all that's not enough, try some sailing, fishing, and parasailing, or check out the local spas.

Weather

You'll quickly become a fair weather fan of Montego Bay

It's reported that Columbus first named the area Fair Weather Gulf (Golfo de Buen Tiempo) when he first visited the island in 1494, and one day at a Montego Bay vacation rental will tell you why. You can expect temperature swings that don't go higher than 20 degrees all year long. High temps are always in the 80s, while lows consistently sit in the 70s. You can forget about snow, but you might see rain, particularly from May to June and September to December. Check ahead for hurricanes if you're heading here in the fall.

Natural features

Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go

Jamaica may be farther off the Florida Keys than the Beach Boys implied, but the scenery couldn't be more perfect. Pristine white sand beaches contrast beautifully with the crystal clear aqua waters that are teeming with tropical fish and marine life. A thriving town shares its name with the bay, offering a good balance of city life and nature. There are plenty of nearby caves to explore, of both the above-ground and underwater variety. Birdwatchers won't want to miss a chance to visit all the colorful species at the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Montego Bay

Fly into Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.), the closest airport, located 1.9 mi (3 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Montego Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 886 vacation rentals near Montego Bay. From 421 Villas to 173 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Montego Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Montego Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Montego Bay:

  • IronShore Estates: 100 vacation rentals
  • Coral Gardens: 67 vacation rentals
  • Hip Strip: 123 vacation rentals
  • West Gate Hills: 80 vacation rentals
  • Mango Walk: 142 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Montego Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Montego Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Half Moon Golf Course: 847 vacation rentals
  • Doctor's Cave Beach: 837 vacation rentals
  • Fort Montego: 840 vacation rentals
  • Saint James Parish Church: 846 vacation rentals
  • The Shoppes at Rose Hall: 965 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Montego Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Montego Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 421 Villas in Montego Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Montego Bay include:

  • Houses: 173 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 177 rentals available
  • Resorts: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Montego Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 549 vacation rentals with pool available in Montego Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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