About the destination

Dance to the rhythm of reggae, swim in the azure water or lie on the warm white sand. This Caribbean island is one of a kind. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to have a dream vacation in Montego Bay!


The local currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD), but it is possible to buy with the American dollar. However, it is advisable to bargain with the local currency, as the locals will give you the exchange in Jamaican dollars. Be sure to notify your financial institution before you leave, so that they do not place a hold on your money.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health specialist to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: yellow fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and Zika virus. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the land border with the United States.


To travel to Jamaica, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 28 °C 25 °C 73 mm
February 28 °C 25 °C 50 mm
March 28 °C 25 °C 41 mm
April 30 °C 26 °C 82 mm
June 32 °C 28 °C 107 mm
May 31 °C 27 °C 145 mm
July 33 °C 29 °C 87 mm
August 33 °C 29 °C 172 mm
September 33 °C 29 °C 184 mm
October 33 °C 28 °C 156 mm
November 30 °C 27 °C 65 mm
December 29 °C 26 °C 82 mm


The official language of the country is English, but Jamaicans speak many type of Jamaican Creole. The most commonly used languages are: English, Spanish and Creole.

Things to do in Montego Bay


A day on a catamaran is always synonymous with pleasure! On the program: sun, reggae music, animation, heat, sea… In short, everything to relax! Several excursion companies offer day trips on a catamaran. You will have the choice!

Chukka Canopy & Tubing

Start your adventure by crossing the Great River rapids by float. You’ll see beautiful vegetation, lush wildlife and a hidden waterfall. Then, soar through the forest canopy and over the river’s canyons on a 385-meter zip line. Adrenaline guaranteed!

Croydon In The Mountains

For those who love to learn about the country’s culture, this tour will give you a glimpse into Jamaica’s history. Visit a working plantation at the foot of the Catadupa Mountains, which offer an exceptional panoramic view, also the birthplace of Samuel Sharpe, the national hero who gave his life to fight slavery. There is so much to see on this day!

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