Montego Bay, the cradle of Jamaica's tourism, defies description. Once a Playground of the rich and famous, the western city is now the commercial centre of the west.Often referred to as the western capital of Jamaica it is home to the largest number of hotel rooms on the island - ranging from bed and breakfast to lavish exclusivity. Its disparate elements co-exist without fully blending. The result is an atmosphere of schizophrenic energy. Almost all Jamaica's visitors enter the island through MoBay's Sangster International Airport, MBJ. Once labelled the tourist town, Montego Bay has long outgrown that label. It is sometimes referred to as "the Republic" a nickname dating back decades when the government was criticized for neglecting the western parishes, and Montegonians threatened to "go it alone". Montegonians, born in the bay and known as "Bawn a bay, sometimes still threaten, in jest, to secede from the rest of the island. Fun-filled, sunny days to remember. For those of you who pictured yourself lying back on perfectly white, sandy beaches, the sky above blue and sunny, while cooling down with delicious drinks at your leisure - Montego Bay is your ideal destination.