Port of Montego Bay Jamaica Hotels near Cruise Ship Terminal

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Montego Bay in Jamaica

Montego Bay, thanks to its ideal location on the northern coast of Jamaica, welcomes numerous tourists arriving on the island, whether they are there for a few days as part of a cruise, or they plan on exploring other regions.

There are many reasons to visit the country, including the wonderful beaches, the delicious food and the lively music, but this is also a place with a long history dating back to many centuries. Montego Freeport terminal is usually the port of entry for most travelers, who will be able to enjoy the town’s breathtaking natural wonders, duty-free shopping and deals, cultural festivals, and much more.

Montego Bay

A wide range of Accommodation

As Jamaica’s second biggest town, Montego Bay offers a wide range of accommodation options near the cruise port terminal, with a large selection of hotels, along the Hip Strip or Downtown.

While the latter is much more authentic and allows you to see what daily life is like in Jamaica, it is possible to find good deals on hotels in both areas.

One of the things Montego Bay is most famous for is duty-free shopping and many travelers on a layover for a day or more in Jamaica during their cruise are sure to make the most of the deals on offer in the various stores.

While the Hip Strip, officially called Gloucester Avenue, counts several shops, as well as restaurants and hotels, you can usually find the best offers Downtown.

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Montego Bay Polkerris Bed and Breakfast
Polkerris Bed & Breakfast
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Highly rated and very popular b&b establishment. Close to Doctor’s Cave Beach.

Montego Bay Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
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Deluxe 4 star seafront resort with private beach. 15 min. from port.

Montego Bay Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Hotel
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
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Luxury 5 star all-inclusive hotel in Montego Bay. Top accommodation!

Montego Bay cruise port in Jamaica

Located in Montego Bay’s Freeport Zone, a few miles west of downtown

  • Location – Passenger Terminal

    Vessels dock at one of the piers in Montego Bay’s Freeport Zone, which is located a few miles or kilometres west of the city centre. It’s a five minute taxi ride away to/from the downtown hotels and shopping.

    Major cruise companies departing from the port are Aida, Thomson Cruises, Cuba Cruise, Star Clippers, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and Voyages of Discovery.

    Ending your cruise in another Caribbean port ? No problem, plenty of hotels can be found in other ports as well. See hotels near Cozumel cruise port, San Juan Hotels, Hotel near Port Philipsburg St Maarten.

  • Shopping and Transportation

    In Montego Bay you will be able to buy cheaper souvenirs and find great deals on local produce, as well as clothing, jewelery, and more.

    If you are interested in arts and crafts, head to Harbour Street Craft Market for the best selection. If it’s more high-end shopping you’re after, you’ll still be able to find great prices in luxury duty-free stores at The Shoppes in the Rose Hall area.

    In addition to the deals you will be able to enjoy while doing your duty-free shopping, you can also have a great time in Montego Bay if you are on a tight budget.

    Accommodation is usually what costs the most when you travel to Jamaica, but several affordable hotels, guest houses and hostels are easily accessible from the cruise port terminal, which will help you save money.

    Another way to make sure you don’t spend too much is to cut on transportation costs. If you plan on visiting various places during your stay in Montego Bay, consider buying a shuttle pass, which allows you to hop on and off as much as you want for a fixed price.

    Those shuttles depart from the port terminal and stop at the most popular spots in town. Hotels usually provide free buses as well.

    No matter where you choose to lay your head at night and how long you will be in town, you will most likely be within short distance of the port terminal and Sangster International Airport, in case you plan on catching a flight home after your cruise.

  • Nearest Airport

    Sangster International Airport (IATA : MBJ) is the main airport, situated approx. 3 miles or less than 5 km from Motego Bay city centre hotels.

    Shuttle buses and taxi’s will take you from / to the airport, cruise port and hotels or resorts.

    web : Montego Bay Airport

  • Currency and Language

    Currency

    The Jamaican Dollar (JMD) is the official currency in Jamaica. US dollars are widely accepted.

    Language

    English is the official spoken language on the island, but Jamaicans mostly speak an English-African Creole language known as Jamaican Patois.

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