Any visit to Montego Bay, Jamaica, has to include dining on authentic local cuisine.  

Montego Bay is a popular place for tourists, with duty-free shopping, a cruise line terminal, and several beaches and resorts. With an international airport nearby, there’s no reason not to make this a place to visit and sample the unique local fare.

First among traditional Jamaican dishes is jerk chicken. A staple in Montego Bay, you can find it everywhere from roadside food stops to upscale restaurants. It’s made by rubbing pieces of chicken with a variety of flavorful spices, and then smoking or grilling them. The traditional recipe can be quite spicy, so add a Jamaican beer or a local cocktail like a Flaming Bob Marley to your order.

Another popular local dish is bammy, a fried bread often served with Jamaican meals. You can also find it in many places, from street vendors to local stores. It’s a flatbread made in different thicknesses and then soaked in coconut milk and deep-fried.

Jamaican Beef Patties

If you like to try local “comfort food,” make sure a Jamaican patty is on your list. Bet you can’t eat only one! These crispy, flaky pastries are filled with seasoned meat, fish or chicken, and are great as a snack since you can eat them in your hand.

If you’d like to try local food but still want the conveniences of home, one of the Sunscape Resorts in Montego Bay will give you the best of all worlds.

Sunscape Splash is one option, located on a secluded peninsula in Montego Bay with over 1,00 feet of powdery beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It features waterslides, and a lazy river at Pirate’s Paradise Waterpark.

Water-park in Montego bay

And then there’s sister resort Sunscape Cove Montego Bay, where you get complete access to every amenity at Sunscape Splash, giving you two resorts in one. At Sunscape Cove you also get Sun Club status and amenities, which includes concierge service, special treats for kids, and upgraded mini-bar refreshed daily, and more.  

Enjoy staying on a private peninsula with accommodations surrounded by the Montego Bay Marine Park, Jamaica’s fully underwater national park, with protected swimming areas and extraordinary snorkeling. Head out on an excursion in the surrounding area or relax and enjoy all the resorts have to offer.


When you’re ready to experience dining, whether it’s Jamaican cooking or something closer to home, both resorts have outstanding meal options. Dine in an Italian restaurant, eat seafood under the stars, sample Montego Bay’s cuisine in an outdoor setting, or hit the 24-hour café for a late-night snack of Jamaican patties.

Bite into the authentic Jamaican experience in the vacation hotspot of Montego Bay, with Sunscape Resorts delivering everything you need for a holiday to remember.


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