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Five Activities Under $50 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Article by Jim Byers originally published in the May-October 2018 edition of the Atmosphere magazine. Read the latest edition here.

Who says you have to spend a bundle to fully experience your destination? Not us! Here’s a look at five great things to do in Montego Bay, Jamaica for under $50. Or even free.

Sam Sharpe Square: $0

Sam Sharpe Square: $50 and less Montego Bay, Jamaica
Photo credit: Stéphane DAMOUR

It’s free to people-watch at Sam Sharpe Square, a popular downtown spot named after the leader of the 1831 Christmas Rebellion in Jamaica.

Hip Strip: $0

Margaritaville: $50 and less Montego Bay, Jamaica
Photo credit: Jenni Konrad

Explore the Hip Strip, the heartbeat of Montego Bay, with lively souvenir shops and tons of bars serving frosty mugs of cold Red Stripe beer. Margaritaville restaurant has a 37-metre waterslide that drops you into the warm ocean water.

Doctor’s Cave Beach: $8

Doctors Cave Beach: $50 and less Montego Bay, Jamaica
Photo credit: Adrian Lawrence

Take a dip at Doctor’s Cave Beach, a private beach with a great stretch of sand, good snorkelling and a fun, casual outdoor dining spot called The Sand Bar. You can also rent umbrellas or lounge chairs.

Meal at Scotchie’s: $15

Scotchies: $50 and less Montego Bay, Jamaica
Photo credit: Jenni Konrad

Stop for jerk chicken, barbecued fish, sausages and other Jamaican treats at the legendary Scotchie’s. Sit under a shady canopy and enjoy not-too-spicy food and a cold drink.

Tour of Greenwood Guest House: $25

Learn about Jamaican history during a 45-minute tour at Greenwood Guest House. You’ll find wonderful historic displays in this beautiful home that sits atop a hill overlooking the coast.

Want to experience Jamaica’s best things to see under $50? Air Transat offers direct flights to Montego Bay.

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