Montego Bay city centre
Sangster International Airport (MBJ): 2 mi from city centre
Flights to Montego Bay: practical information
Cheap airlines to Montego Bay
Is a trip to Jamaica calling? Start planning your holiday in Montego Bay with cheap flights to Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ) onboard British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomson Airways and US Airways, among others, from London. Thomson Airways offers cheap flights to Montego Bay from Birmingham and Manchester.
When to book flights to Montego Bay
Due to its location, Montego Bay has long been Jamaica's tourist capital. It's a busy place year-round as many arrive and flock to its famous Doctor's Cave Beach with its clear blue waters. During peak season it's important to book your flights to Montego Bay early and at least 5 months in advance.
- Peak season: Mid-December to mid-April.
- Low season: Summer is when Jamaica is the rainiest.
Direct flights to Montego Bay take 10 hours from London.
Experience Montego Bay: what to see, what to do
Montego Bay is the second largest city on the island of Jamaica and is the tourism capital. Beach resorts are plenty, the scuba diving is world-class and the beaches seemingly endless. Pack your swimsuit, snorkel and sunscreen!
Essentials in Montego Bay
Downtown: The city centre is a busy place and your best chance at seeing 'real' Jamaica. Crafters sell their wares in the streets and you can find some truly amazing and unique souvenirs here. Taste local Jamaican cuisine from street stalls and restaurants.
Doctor's Cave Beach: This is one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica, famous for its crystal clear waters. Snorkelling here is amazing but tends to get very crowded during peak seasons.
Dunn's River Falls: If you hire a car in Montego Bay don't miss the chance to visit Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios. Four rivers come together and fall into the Caribbean Sea. It's spectacular.
Find more information on Visit Montego Bay.
Accommodations in Montego Bay
Montego Bay is extremely popular and is home to dozens of huge beach resorts. If you're after cheap hotels in Montego Bay best to stick to the shoulder seasons or find a hotel downtown. Hotel rooms really need to be book far in advance when visiting January to March.