Learn Montego Bay's stories and secrets beginning with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Hear stories about Montego Bay's early days as a sugarcane port as well as its darker days of slavery. Head to the heart of the city and stand on the cobblestone streets of Sam Sharpe Square, named after a national hero who was hanged for leading the revolt against slavery in 1832.
While in the main square you will see other notable spots such as the civic center and the National Heroes Monument. Amid the colorful Georgian-style buildings you will find the Cage, a small stone structure that was once used as an overnight jail for vagrants and drunks. Stop at St. James Parish church to see the elaborate stained glass window installed in 1911. This 200-year-old church is laid out in the shape of the classic Greek cross and is surrounded by centuries-old tombstones.
Continue to Richmond Hill, a property once owned by the Dewar family of Scotch whiskey fame. Stand on its terraces 500 feet above sea level and enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Visit nearby Rose Hall Great House, a 1700's English-style manor that hosted many notables including Richard Nixon, Roger Moore, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman and Eddy Murphy as well as various government heads (entrance to the house is optional and includes a $5USD entrance fee).
Conclude your tour with some fun in the sun at Aqua Sol Theme Park. This family-friendly hot spot offers several activities such as water sports, tennis, go karts and volleyball (optional sports at guest's expense). Alternatively, you can dig your toes into the sand at Doctor Cave Beach (entrance fee included in tour).
Book now for an unforgettable look at the past and present Montego Bay.
Please Note: Remember your swimsuit, sunscreen and a beach towel.
Reviewer: Jose Perez
Started a little trying to find our tour guide/transportation but after that it was a great experience. Our guide was informative/friendly and our driver was as well. Overall very satisfied with this excursion.