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Doctors Cave Beach Holidays

Doctor's Cave Beach is located in Jamaica and is found in Montego Bay in the north of the island. It is perhaps the most famous beach on the island with a bathing history that dates back to 1906. The beach got its name when Dr. Alexander James McNatty's beach house became a bathing club which could only be reached via a cave. In the 1920s the waters there were declared to have curative properties, making the beach even more popular with people looking to be healed and a beach resort developed with hotels being built in the area. The beach club started by Dr. McNatty is still there and has showers, a shop and a cyber cafe.

The beautiful island of Jamaica in the Caribbean has a wonderful climate throughout the year and constant sea temperatures of around 25C. Doctor's Cave Beach is a part of the Montego Bay Marine Park and has a great deal of marine life in and around the beautiful coral reefs which lie just off the shore. Visitors can observe the large variety of marine creatures from a glass bottom boat or can snorkel close to the beach to see the fabulous colours of nature. The beach itself is only around 200 metres long, with sugar white fine sand and is bordered by trees which provide much needed shade. There are showers available to the public and members of the Doctor's Cave Beach Club can also use the club rooms.

Doctor's Cave Beach is a 15 minute drive from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and transfers are available via taxi. Car hire is available from the airport as well as the beach resort and provides the visitor with the opportunity for independent travel in Jamaica.

There is plenty to see and do in this part of Jamaica. Dunn's River Falls is situated near Ocho Rios and is the most famous Jamaican attraction, cascading 180 metres down into the sea. Ocho Rios is a bustling city with many colourful craft markets to enjoy and plenty of good local restaurants and bars. Take a trip to the village of Nine Mile, the one time home of Bob Marley and now a popular destination with tourists.

Hidden away in the mountains is the parish of St. Anne. Nine Mile is the final resting place of the reggae star and visitors can take a trip around the museum there before visiting Mount Zion Rock where Bob Marley used to meditate. Take a trip down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft and visit Greenwood Great House, built in the 18th century and one of very few remaining houses from that period still standing following the 1831 slave rebellion. Rockland Feeding Station in Anchovy is only a few miles from Montego Bay with a wonderful collection of birds and where visitors can observe them being fed at 4 pm each day.

The whole of Jamaica comes to life in the evenings with music blasting out of the bars and clubs. Gloucester Avenue is the hip strip where clubs and casinos can be found and buses will collect and drop off tourists from surrounding resorts. Doctor's Cave Beach has its own 24 hour nightclub with a bar and dance floor that extend onto the beach in the open. There are regular live performances at the club by artists from surrounding islands including calypso, reggae and funk.