Montego Bay Jamaica
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City in Jamaica
Montego Bay, the capital of St. James Parish on Jamaica’s north coast, is a major cruise ship port with numerous beach resorts and golf courses outside its commercial core. Popular beaches include Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach, home to an amusement park. There’s snorkeling and diving at coral reefs in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park.
Weather: 84°F (29°C), Wind N at 2 mph (3 km/h), 74% Humidity
Hotels: 3-star averaging $110, 5-star averaging $430. View hotels
Getting there: 4 h 4 min flight, around $440. View flights
Population: 96,488 (2001)
Number of airports: 1
University: Sam Sharpe Teachers College
Visiting Montego Bay to taste the best Jamaican Jerk
Are you a great foodie in love with varied international cuisines? Then plan your next vacation to Jamaica, the famous Caribbean destination. Book your cheap flights to Montego Bay and visit this beautiful Caribbean nation to taste the best Jamaican Jerk offered here. If you are traveling to Jamaica for the first time and sampling out the popular Jamaican Jerk, then you need to know what it is and how it actually tastes. The Jamaican Jerk is in fact a typical dish prepared from juicy pork, chicken and other variety of meats. It’s a delicious, pimento-wood smoked sausage and is quite spicy. This dish is sometimes served along with deep-fried dough and local beer and wines.
To savor the best Jamaican Jerk in this city, you need to visit Scotchies as well as the Pork Pit. These are two popular joints frequently thronged by the native Jamaicans. With a great history and brand name, Scotchies is considered to be the best jerk joint in Montego Bay. This eatery has been upgraded recently and is found on the primary highway linking the resort areas on Jamaica’s north shore. The Scotchies offer a beautiful courtyard backdrop with shaded palapas. You will enjoy your meal here in accompaniment with reggae music.
The Pork Pit is another popular jerk joint worth trying out. It is located on 27 Gloucester Avenue near Margaritaville and Walter Fletcher Beach. A visit to this small, indoor eating area is highly recommended. Here you will find the jerk food being smoked on a huge fire pit. Savoring the hot juicy jerk is a great delight. It is served along with mild and hot pepper sauces. So, consider visiting Montego Bay to try out the famous Jamaican Jerk.
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Westmoreland is the westernmost parish in Jamaica, located on the south side of the island. It is situated to the south of Hanover, the southwest of Saint James, and the northwest of Saint Elizabeth, in the county of Cornwall. The chief town and capital is Savanna-la-Mar. Negril, a famous tourist destination, is also situated in the parish.
Saint Ann is the largest parish in Jamaica. It is situated on the north coast of the island, in the county of Middlesex, roughly halfway between the eastern and western ends of the island. It is often called "the Garden Parish of Jamaica" on account of its natural floral beauty. Its capital is Saint Ann's Bay. Saint Ann comprises New Seville, the first Spanish Settlement in Jamaica. Saint Ann is the birthplace of reggae singers Floyd Lloyd, Burning Spear, Busy Signal, Bryan Art, Romain Virgo, Chezidek, Shabba Ranks, Justin Hinds, Perfect (musician) and Bob Marley. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, one of seven Jamaican National Heroes, was also born there.
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola. It is best known for its lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in the vibrant city, Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica's climate is tropical, supporting diverse ecosystems with a wealth of plants and animals. Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Named Santiago, it remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered the island and renamed it Jamaica. Under British rule, Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves imported from Africa, followed later by Chinese and Indian indentured labour.