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Cruising Article – 2011-05-26
Island adventure in Montego Bay, Jamaica
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When you're going on an exciting Jamaica cruise, you will definitely want to pay a visit to Montego Bay, a lively city famous for its gorgeous beaches, historic plantations and friendly island charm.
When you first arrive in town, you will disembark in the Montego Bay City Centre. Here, you can find a wide range of duty-free shops, where you can buy everything from premium liquor to brand-name jewelry and watches.
Two attractions near Montego Bay allow you to experience the city's important agricultural history. At the Rose Hall Great House, you can take a tour of an authentic sugar plantation dating back to the 18th century - learning about both the sugar-growing process as well as Annie Palmer, the fabled "White Witch" that lived there. Meanwhile, the Appleton Estate gives you a chance to try some of Jamaica's finest rums, crafted using a recipe more than 250 years old.
When you visit Montego Bay, however, you won't want to miss exploring its amazing natural landscape. If you want to have a heart-pounding adventure, pay a visit to the Great River. This rushing body of water is one of Jamaica's best destinations for rafting, tubing and even zipline tours through the canopy of the jungle. Another rainforest attraction is Dunn's River Falls, a 600-foot cascade featuring a natural rock staircase and plenty of plunge pools and thermal springs.
To truly experience what Montego Bay is about, you have to lie out on one of its gorgeous beaches. Doctor's Cave Beach is named after the physicians who discovered that its waters had rejuvenating properties, and you'll certainly feel like a kid again when you splash in the waves there. Negril is home to the famous Seven Mile Beach, which is a great place to relax and soak up the Jamaican atmosphere.
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