When it was decided that our vacation would be to Jamaica we came up with 3 different options on where to stay. These towns included Negril– which has a 7 mile beach, Ocho Rios– close to may of the attractions, or Montego Bay– where we could easily explore the town and visit the beach. We decided to stay in Montego Bay so we could spend time away from the beach too. We also opted to not stay in an all-inclusive resort so that we would explore the island more; it was a great decision.
We stayed at the Gloucestershire Hotel which is located across the street from Doctor’s Cave Beach. From our hotel we could see and more importantly reach the Caribbean Sea in just moments paying a few dollars to access the beach. We also could easily walk downtown to visit the local vendors and almost all the restaurants in the area were easily assessable.
In addition to our trip to the Martha Brae River to bamboo raft (this I featured yesterday) we climbed the Dunn’s River Falls. We were able to find a driver for the day with help from our hotel concierge. Looking back visiting Jamaica was ever so relaxing. There are so many places to visit in the Caribbean Islands that I have no clue where I might end up next, this time with my family, but my visit to Jamaica was a very enjoyable island getaway with friends.
Below are some more photos from this trip.
View from our hotel room & Doctor’s Cave Beach
Downtown Montego Bay