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WHY Montego Bay? Montego Bay, “MoBay”, is located on Jamaica’s north coast. It is the second city in size but it is the island's tourism capital and arguably one of the premier Caribbean resort destinations. The beautiful seaside city has long been the playground of the world's rich and famous. Easily accessible, Montego Bay boasts a first class international airport as well as a modern port visited by many cruise lines. Montego Bay's original claim to resort fame was the renowned white-sand Doctor's Cave Beach which attracted celebrities and socialites from all over the world. The beach is said to be fed by healing mineral springs and it certainly boasts the most uncommonly clear and sparkling water. The Montegonians are proud people, always different from the Kingstonians, the Big City people; they call themselves "The Republic" and "The Friendly City". The Jamaican ancestors were from Africa, Europe and Asia have helped shape Jamaica, and make it the multifaceted mosaic of international customs and traditions it is today.
Where to meet
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Half Moon
Total rooms: 398
Meeting rooms: 20
Ideal group size: 250
Total meeting space: 27,000 sq. ft.
Largest meeting room: 12,000 sq ft.
Rating: AAA Four Diamond Award

 Access - Getting to Montego Bay from cities across Canada, USA and Europe is easy.
• Location – Half Moon is set on a private estate with a stunning beachfront just 15 minutes from the newly upgraded airport and private jet centre
• No other resort on the island offers the abundance of onsite recreational options like Half Moon,
• Flexible function space with natural lighting and dramatic outdoor venues
 You are covered in the event of a medical emergency with access to a world-class on-site medical facility
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We’ve got people who care – more than 20% of our guests return


 




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Key points of interest
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• Montego Bay Convention Centre.
• Catamaran Sail & Snorkel Cruises.
• Swim with the Dolphins.
• Horse-back riding on the beach.
• Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville-enjoy the exhilarating water slide that splashes into the sea or test your acrobatic skills on the water trampolines.
• Greenwood Great House-Tour this delightful Great House and go back to an era when “King Sugar” reigned and Plantation Owners lived in Great Houses on top of a hill like this one.
• Rose Hall Great House-Guided tours to take you back to the time of slavery, sugar plantations and great houses. Scary stories of the legendary “Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall”.
• Fern Gully Gorge, which boasts over 100 species of ferns and shrubs.
• Wassi Arts Pottery Works, an unexpected treasure chest of unusual pottery. Meet the artisans at work and observe the process of making the beautiful art ware.
• Harmony Hall Art Gallery, located in a charming mid-19th century Methodist manse.
• Walkers Wood Spice Factory Tour.
Fun facts
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  • Coconut: An accident caused the first coconut trees to be planted on the Palisadoes strip. A ship carrying coconuts to another location was ship wrecked off the shore and the coconuts washed ashore.
  • The Giant Swallowtail butterfly, papilio homerus, exists exclusively in Jamaica. With a wingspan of up to six inches, it is believed to be the largest butterfly in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world.
  • There are over 252 species of birds, of which 27 are found nowhere else in the world.
  • The medicine quinine is taken from the cinchona tree grown in Jamaica. Quinine is used in the treatment of malaria in earlier times.
GETTING THERE

International Airport
Sangster International Airport (MBJ)

Direct flights from US Cities

Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Boston, Atlanta and Milwaukee.


AT A GLANCE

Weather
Jan - March: 82 H / 71 L
April - June: 86 H / 73 L
July - Sept: 89 H / 75 L
Oct - Dec : 87 H / 73 L
*Tropical Climate with Rainy Seasons May-June & September-November

Currency
Jamaican Dollar, US currency accepted in most establishments
Language(s) spoken English
Time Zone Eastern, does not observe Daylight Savings Time
Electricity 110 Volts/50 Cycles standard

Distance to other cities
Ocho Rios 1 hr 20 mins
Kingston 3 hrs
Negril 1 hour

Local holidays

January 1 New Year's Celebration
February 22  Ash Wednesday
May 23  Labour Day
April 6 Good Friday
April 9 Easter Monday
August 1  Emancipation Day
August 6 Independence Day
October 15  National Heroes Day
December 25  Christmas Day
December 26  Boxing Day


CONTACT INFORMATION

US Embassy
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, Jamaica
Tel: 876-702-6000