A Nightlife Guide For Montego Bay

Discover Montego Bay in Jamaica and where the best nightlife hotspots are.

Traveling to Jamaica can be an exciting and unforgettable time for tourists all over the globe. Jamaica hosts many interesting destinations, but it is possible that none can rival Montego Bay, endearingly called Mobay by the locals and diehard tourists.

The area most worth mentioning is definitely the Hip Strip, an area that never sleeps, running approximately a mile and a half along the coastal roadway. Hotels, nightclubs and restaurants can be found at every turn.

The most prominent and well-known nightclub in all of Montego Bay is Margharitaville, located right in the heart of the Hip Strip on Gloucester Avenue. It sits beautifully on a cliff looking out into the Caribbean Sea and is a very convenient nightspot for tourists in particular because there are special buses that will drop off and pick up patrons who are staying at the resorts.

This nightclub draws a very mixed crowd of tourist, locals, teens and people of all sexual persuasions. Age is irrelevant here and patrons from age 16 to 65 can be seen drinking and dancing right next to each other at any given time.

There are three levels to this nightclub. The first level is music and dancing with lots of drink specials at the bar, the second level is designated for live shows and on the third level patrons are welcome to indulge in a tropical Jacuzzi experience.

Also on Gloucester Avenue and directly across the street from Margharitaville is Coral Cliff. Coral Cliff is the only casino on the entire island and is open 24 hours. There is a constant barrage of free drinks of rum punch, rum and coke and sodas while you play. This is one of the few restaurants open all day and all night and every night there are live shows.

Inside of Coral Cliff is the Rum Jungle, a nightclub decorated with towering waterfalls and tall trees right inside the bar. On any given night a visitor will find a variety of live shows including full-scale Broadway-like shows, cabaret acts and reggae and calypso bands. Each night presents a different theme. Wednesdays for example, are their Pirates of the Caribbean night featuring over 100 international and domestic rums, and from 6 to 9pm all drinks are half priced.

There are also plenty of local nightspots to visit in Montego Bay. The Brewery is a bar and nightclub open only on weekends. After-hours, this restaurant turns into a club and the party extends outside. The Voyage is another local hotspot that sits inside the Aguasol Theme Park. Beach parties, theme nights and live music can be enjoyed every night.

The Coyaba Hotel welcomes non-guests to come and listen to live jazz and every Saturday night native shows are performed for tourists. The Tropigala Night Club located inside the Caribbean Showplace, open from 8pm every night until very late hosts cabaret shows during the week and international performers mostly on the weekends.

Finally, one of the top nightspots in all of Montego Bay is definitely the Doctor's Cave Beach. This is a 24-hour nightclub in which the bar and the dance area extend itself outside to the beach. There are live performances quite often that include calypso and reggae bands from Trinidad, Antigua and other close by islands.

Keep in mind that the all-inclusive hotels and resorts all have their own nightclubs and bars as well. For instance, Breezes all-inclusive resort has 4 bars with entertainment that range anywhere from sing along shows, steel bands, karaoke, and toga and pajama parties.

Montego Bay is overrun with a huge selection of nightspots for everyone's tastes. Whether a visitor desires nights dancing under the moonlit skies, a quiet establishment featuring great food and drinks, or a traditional club jammed with the hottest music and beautiful happy people, Mobay is the Caribbean's top choice.

As with any city, tourist should practice caution when in Montego Bay as crime against tourist can be a problem. But with a healthy dose of common sense, a trip to Mobay can be the vacation of a lifetime with a breathtaking and continuous nightlife to remember always.

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