It began in 1906 when Dr. Alexander James McCatty generously donated his beach property to found a bathing club in Montego Bay. The Club got its name because it was used by Dr. McCatty and his friends, who were mainly from the medical profession and, at that time they entered the tiny beach through a cave. The cave however, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1932. The water which is crystal clear has a temperature range, winter and summer from 78 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, 22 to 28 Celcius.
Montego Bay is the proud host of three Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): the Montego Bay Marine Park, the Bogue Island Lagoon Special Fishery Conservation Area (Bogue Lagoon) and the Montego Bay Marine Park Special Fishery Conservation Area (Airport Point). These areas encompass over 15 square kilometers of mixed use coast habitat, and benefit from comprehensive legal protection that regulates acceptable use. At their heart, these MPAs seek to balance the social and economic needs of the community while safeguarding precious national resources for future generations. Administered by the National Environmental Protection Agency and the Fisheries Division, these resources are managed on a day-to-day basis by the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust.
Rose Hall is a Jamaican Georgian style mansion in Montego Bay, Jamaica with a panoramic view of the coast. It had fallen into ruins by the 1960s, but was then restored. It currently hosts a tour and museum that showcase Rose Hall's slave history and the legend of the White Witch of Rose Hall.