To help you have the best experience with your Montego Bay car rental we want to share some tips for safer driving while in Jamaica. The often rugged terrain of the island means road conditions are not always ideal. Check your route before heading out on a longer road trip, especially in the rainy season from June through October. Be prepared as well to drive with caution as you will likely encounter potholes, winding roads, and people or animals that might suddenly cross your path. Driving is on the left hand side of the road in Jamaica.
From Montego Bay you have access to major roadways that will take you to other popular destinations. For example, the A1 is a 151 mile long stretch that runs along the coast from Montego Bay to St. Ann's Bay and then drops down to Kingston. On this route you can travel to hot spots such as Falmouth and Discovery Bay.
The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay, is a great base from which to experience this part of the island. Whether looking to relax or looking for an adventure, with a car rental in Montego Bay you can take in the sights and soak up the sun. Although there are great attractions in Montego Bay, like the sunbathing and snorkeling at beaches along the Hip Strip, there is also a lot on offer just a car ride away. Make an excursion to Falmouth to check out the nearby Luminous Lagoon, home to millions of dinoflagellates. Here you have the unique opportunity to swim in this enchanting, glowing water by joining one of the nightly boat rides from Glistening Waters Marina. Or drive in the other direction, heading west on a scenic drive along the Caribbean to arriving in Negril, just about an hour away from Montego Bay. Here you can enjoy miles of white sand beaches, clear waters and watch some of the prettiest sunsets on the island.
While you can have a good time in Jamaica year-round there are a number of seasonal factors that could influence your trip. Special events take place during certain months, while cheaper travels can be had in others. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your Montego Bay getaway:
- February to April is Carnival Season so come on down to join the party or wait until the crowds have dispersed.
- October to December means nice weather and not as expensive fares on flights and hotels.
- June to November is hurricane season so those who shy away from rain might want to plan a trip during the dryer months.