Destination Travel Guide for Visitors to Jamaica MONTEGO BAY
Montego Bay, also known as “MoBay”, is considered the tourist capital of Jamaica and is one of the most famous vacation getaways in the world.
Popular for its Luxurious Resorts, Duty-Free Shopping, a Cruise Line Terminal which can accommodate Megaliners and a series of White-Sand Beaches, Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second largest city & Premiere Tourist Destination!
Montego Bay, capital city of St. James Parish and Most Visited City on the Island, is located along Jamaica’s North Coast with the Ocean on One Side and the Jungle on the Other.
Places of interest in Montego Bay include Doctor’s Cave Beach, the Rockland Bird Sanctuary and Sam Sharpe Square.
Sam Sharpe Square is named after one of Jamaica’s National Heroes, Sam Sharpe, leader of the 1831 Christmas Rebellion in Montego Bay. The slave uprising burnt several cane fields and Sharpe was hung by the colonial government.
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Just outside of Montego Bay, is the famous “White Witch of Rose Hall” Georgian mansion, built in the 1770’s high on a forested hillside, looking down at the coast.
Rose Hall is one of Jamaica’s most historic plantation homes and legend claims that the house is haunted by the ghost of Annie Palmer, known as the “White Witch of Rose Hall” and said to have murdered her three husbands.
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Early Spanish maps of Montego Bay show it called “Bahia de Manteca” or “Bay of Pig Lard”, but today the City is the location of the modern Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Jamaica’s largest airport.
Montego Bay is a vibrant city alive with activities for every budget and preference, located right along the seashore yet great for visitors who want to do more than relax at the beach.
The city is Scenic and Romantic and home to the Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue) – a mile of Restaurants, Entertainment, Shopping, Fun and Excitement!
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Jamaican Genealogical Information can be often incomplete as Official Registration of Births, Deaths, Baptismals & Marriages were originally kept & filed separately in each of Jamaica’s 14 parishes.
Additionally – Time, Nature & Acts of both God & Man have resulted in damage & loss to the Jamaican Family histories that do exist!
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The Names of their Spouse & other relatives, both living & deceased
Their Job, Trade or Occupation
Write down as much of the above-mentioned ancestral detail as you can – along with any other details that may be of help to Jamaican Government Researchers.
Older Relatives may have different memories or stories about your shared Jamaican Ancestor so record their versions of events, dates, schools, churches, family nicknames, alternative name spellings too – especially connections to another Jamaican Parish, Major Life Event or Property Sale / Purchase.
Military affiliations, ranks or passed-down stories can be of help too as there may be information on your ancestors contained in records on the old British West Indian Regiment or listings of Jamaican-born soldiers who fought with & for the British in both World War 1 & 2.
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Cities, Towns & Districts
in Montego Bay (St. James)
Town or District City / Parish – Population (Approx.) – GPS Coordinates
Maroon Town, Montego Bay – 2,669 – 18.35°N 77.79°W
Cambridge, Montego Bay – 3,384 – 18.32°N 77.89°W
Anchovy, Montego Bay – 3,633 – 18.4097°N 77.9339°W
Montego Bay, Montego Bay – 96,488 – 18.4666°N 77.9166°W
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