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Doctor's Cave Beach
Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctor's Cave Bathing Club, White Sands Beach , Montego Bay

The Basics

You can experience Doctor’s Cave Beach as part of a private or group half-day, full-day, or multi-day tour, some of which include sightseeing, shopping, a meal along the Hip Strip, or even a scuba diving excursion. The welcoming beach accommodates all travelers, from relaxing sunbathers to active adventurers. Zoom around on a Jet Ski, take flight on a parasail, cruise in a glass-bottom boat, swim in the warm turquoise water, or simply laze about on the sandy beach with a pina colada in hand. An on-site rental center offers umbrellas, beach chairs, and snorkel gear. When you’re feeling hungry, take a few steps to the beachside Sand Restaurant and Bar.

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Doctor's Cave Beach, Jimmy Buffett 's Margaritaville and Shopping
Doctor's Cave Beach, Jimmy Buffett 's Margaritaville and Shopping
star-4.5
$60.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing!
Very nice!! My driver (Kevin) was amazing and very informative I highly recommend him. My shopping experience was wonderful no high pressure sales people I was served cold beverage while browsing the gift shop.
Sarita_C, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Montego Bay

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Excellent Excellent Excellent 👏
SaundraYvette_M, Jun 2021
Doctor's Cave Beach, Jimmy Buffett 's Margaritaville and Shopping
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent customer service the driver Renaldo was so cool and just made the day extremely wonderful. We would love to take another tour with him.
star-5
Jermain was our guide.
Janet_R, Oct 2019
Montego Bay Shore Excursion: Doctor's Cave Beach & Montego Bay City Highlights
Jermain was a fabulous guide. My husband and I had a great, educational guide in a clean, safe way. The BEST!
star-5
Treated us like family
Jada_H, May 2021
Doctor's Cave Beach, Jimmy Buffett 's Margaritaville and Shopping
Carlos our Guide was the Best My boyfriend and I enjoyed his guidance and hospitality so much we kept him with us for our entire trip. And when ever we return we’ll book with him again.
star-4
Day Trippin
Mary Ann Y, Dec 2019
Day Trip: Doctor's Cave Beach, Margaritaville & Shopping from Montego Bay Hotels
We could have done without visiting the Beach -- our resort was on a private beach so that was an unnecessary part for us. It's always cool to hang out at Margaritaville but it was a little too early for us and we were the only ones there -- well until one of the boats arrived with a lot of youngsters. I liked the hip strip but our driver suggested one place in particular so we pretty much shopped there.
star-4
Margaritaville, Cave Beach Hip-Strip shopping
Marty B, May 2019
Day Trip: Doctor's Cave Beach, Margaritaville & Shopping from Montego Bay Hotels
Cave Beach wasn't as long in distance as I had hoped. There were concrete barriers reaching to the beach separating one resort from another so wallking long distances wasn't possible without climbing over or around separating barriers. There was shopping but not enough time to do much of it. The locals were very friendly & willing to have their photo taken. My biggest disappointment was what I thought would be a group venture was actually a private driver/guide tour for 2 persons. The driver was very informative, his English was learned in Virginia so I had no trouble understanding our conversations. However because he spent so much time with us, my friend & I felt obligated to tip him $100 for his entire day with us. All in all it was money well spent.
star-5
Awesome Beach Day
lailasmall22, Mar 2021
Doctor's Cave Beach, Jimmy Buffett 's Margaritaville and Shopping
This was a great excursion and our driver Carlos was the best. We had an amazing time. Carlos was very knowledgeable and sweet. 10/10 would recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Doctor’s Cave Beach is perfect for solo travelers, couples, and families.

  • Admission includes access to some of the best reef snorkeling on the west coast. Rent gear or bring your own.

  • Remember to bring sun protection.

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How to Get There

Doctor’s Cave Beach is located on Gloucester Avenue, along the stretch known as the Hip Strip. It’s about a 5-minute drive north of the center of Montego Bay.

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When to Get There

The beach and its facilities are open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Generally the peak times—and crowds—are mornings and afternoons during the high-season winter months. Arrive early to rent a small hut, as they go fast.

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The Story Behind the Name

Though the cave no longer exists—a hurricane washed it away in 1932—the legend of the doctor remains. In the 1920s, noted British osteopath Sir Herbert Barker was so inspired by the curative powers of the waters here that he published a paper claiming that they restored him to good health and hold the potential to cure several ailments.

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