Montego Bay's tourist scene has its roots right on the "Hip Strip," the bustling entertainment district along Gloucester Avenue. Here, a sea cave whose waters were said to have healing powers drew travelers from around the world. Although the cave was destroyed by a hurricane long ago, the beach is always busy and has a perpetual spring-break feel. The clubhouse has changing rooms, showers, a gift shop, and restaurant. You can rent beach chairs, pool floats and umbrellas.
Its location within the Montego Bay Marine Park—with protected coral reefs and plenty of marine life—makes it a good spot for snorkeling. Glass-bottom boat rides are offered at the beach. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: partiers; snorkeling; swimming; sunsets.