Montego Bay + The North Shore

Montego Bay + The North Shore Travel Guide

Owned and operated by local art doyenne Liz de Lisser, an Englishwoman who moved to Jamaica in the 1950’s, this Montego Bay gallery offers an incredible variety of hand-painted wooden birds, giraffes, and other animals, along with angels and furniture.

The longtime polo enclave at Chukka Cove has morphed into Chukka Caribbean Adventures, the undisputed king of outdoor adventure in Jamaica.

If you want to survey the local scene, head to Amnesia, which rocks until well past midnight five nights a week. It’s a little rough around the edges, but it’s the best place to dance on the north shore.

Zion Bus Line takes passengers on a musical journey to the place where Bob Marley, Jamaica’s most famous native son, was born and raised: the village of Nine Mile in the highlands.

Set in a wonderfully restored Victorian mansion on the eastern outskirts of Ocho Rios, this is the north shore’s top place for both fine art and local crafts.

Set atop a windy bluff east of Montego Bay, this 18th-century manse is not only beautiful and famous—it’s also haunted.

This guided bike trip is a full-day adventure that begins at Hollywell National Park at the crest of the fabled Blue Mountains.

Part of the sprawling Half Moon Bay resort, the lushly landscaped Village is worth seeing for the setting alone, with canary-yellow shops lining a plaza filled with towering palms and a row of Mediterranean-style fountains.

This interactive museum and multimedia tribute to Jamaican music tells the story of reggae, ska, rock steady, and other homegrown musical genres.