A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Montego Bay vs. Warwick Parish for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Montego Bay or Warwick Parish?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Montego Bay and Warwick Parish can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Montego Bay or Warwick Parish?

Montego Bay

As with most places around the tropical oasis of Jamaica, Montego Bay (or "MoBay") is an ideal place to visit for a Caribbean getaway. It is Jamaica's second largest city and the capital of St. James parish on the northern coast. Montego Bay is considered to be the tourist capital of the country and is where the largest airport is located, bringing in many international travelers.

Warwick Parish

One of the nine parishes of Bermuda, Warwick Parish is named for Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, and is located in the central south mainland of the island chain. It occupies an area southeast of the Great Sound, including a few of the islands that lie within the sound itself. Though it covers only about 2.3 square miles, Warwick has much to offer in natural features and islands, as well as activities from water sports and swimming to golfing and horseback riding. As a seaside town, the area can be toured by land or by sea.

Which place is cheaper, Warwick Parish or Montego Bay?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Montego Bay is $201, while the average daily cost in Warwick Parish is $253. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Montego Bay and Warwick Parish in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montego Bay $103
    Warwick Parish $144
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montego Bay $206
    Warwick Parish $288
Compare Hotels in Montego Bay and Warwick Parish

Looking for a hotel in Montego Bay or Warwick Parish? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Montego Bay


Hotels in Warwick Parish


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Montego Bay Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Montego Bay $15
    Warwick Parish $34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montego Bay

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Montego Bay:

  • Montego Bay Hotels Private Airport Transfer : $10
  • Montego Bay Airport Transfer: RIU Resorts Montego Bay: $10
  • Private Airport Transfers from Montego Bay: $10
  • Private Montego Bay Airport Transfer: $10
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean Hotel Private Airport Transfer : $13
  • Shuttle Transfer From Montego Bay Airport - Montego Bay: $13
  • Riu Reggae , Riu Palace & Riu Mobay Montego Bay Airport Transfers: $13
  • Private Airport Transfer to Sandals Montego : $13
  • MBJ Airport: Private Transfer to Montego Bay: $14
  • Airport Transfer to RIU Montego Bay/Palace/Reggae: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer to Hyatt Ziva & Zilara to Jewel Grande: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer to Breathless/ to Secrets Resort: $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Warwick Parish

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Warwick Parish:

  • Private Transfer from Royal Naval Dockyard to Bermuda hotels: $33
  • Private Transfer - Bermuda Airport (BDA) to Royal Naval Dockyard: $33
  • Harbour Nights Festival Roundtrip Transfer : $50

Is it cheaper to fly into Montego Bay or Warwick Parish?

Prices for flights to both Warwick Parish and Montego Bay change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Montego Bay $83
    Warwick Parish $68

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montego Bay

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Montego Bay.

  • Night cruise and swim the Falmouth Mystic Lagoon, Dinner and Rum Punch Inclusive: $85
  • Rick’s Cafe Cliff Diving, Sunset & Dinner Tour with Transportation : $130
  • Dinner or lunch at pier one Montego bay Food Tour: $144
  • Sunset Boat Ride in the Falmouth Luminous Lagoon swim and Dinner : $165
  • Private Beach Day and Street Food Tour from Montego Bay: $170
  • Private Sea-Food Tour & Floyds Pelican Bar from Montego Bay or ..: $185
  • PRIVATE Food Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine Montego Bay & Negril: $190
  • Private Martha Brae Raft and Luminous Lagoon Tour with Dinner: $270

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Warwick Parish

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Warwick Parish.

  • Bermuda Food Tour: Eat, Drink and Explore: $129
  • Bermuda After Hours Food Tour: $169

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montego Bay $32
    Warwick Parish $40
Typical Entertainment Prices in Montego Bay

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Montego Bay are as follows:


  • Admission to Doctor's Cave Beach
    $2.71
  • Snorkeling Trip
    $19
  • One Tank Dive
    $38
  • 1.5 Hr Horseback Ride
    $43

Tours and Activities in Montego Bay

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Montego Bay are as follows:

  • Shopping Tour for Whitter Village Mall Private / Charted Air Conditioned Taxi: $20
  • Greenwood Great House Entry Ticket: $20
  • Glass bottom Boat Tour and Snorkeling Experience in Montego Bay: $25
  • Half-Day Private Guided Ricks Café & Negril Seven Mile Beach Tour: $30
  • Private Tour Souvenir Shopping in Montego Bay : $30
  • Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket: $30
  • Bamboo Rafting And ATV Combo Tour From MontegoBay : $32
  • Montego Bay Sightseeing Tour and Souvenir Shopping: $35
  • Rose Hall Great House Haunted Night Tour: $35
  • Private Shopping Tour in Montego Bay with Hotel Pickup: $35
  • Club Mobay VIP Departure Lounge Experience: $38
  • Private ATV Adventure Tour in Montego Bay : $40

Tours and Activities in Warwick Parish

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Warwick Parish are as follows:

  • Bermudaful Half Island Tour : $50
  • A Bermuda Exquisite Experience with Scenic Ferry Return: $65
  • Restless Native Catamaran Sunset & Swizzle Cruise: $70
  • Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise in Bermuda: $72
  • Bermuda Glass Bottom Boat Cruise: $72
  • A Bermuda Island Experience with Beach Stop: $75
  • Bermudaful Island Tour : $75
  • Bermuda Triangle Twilight Cruise: $78
  • Island Wrap Around Tour of Bermuda: $85
  • Bermuda Rum Cruise: $89
  • Bermuda Dockyard Segway Tour: $93
  • Restless Native Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour: $95

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montego Bay $13
    Warwick Parish $34

Sample the Local Flavors in Montego Bay

Also in Montego Bay, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Montego Bay Pub Crawl To Negril and Rick's Cafe: $103
  • Montego Bay Jamaica Rum Distillery Tour Private Driver: $215


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Montego Bay and Warwick Parish, we can see that Warwick Parish is more expensive. And not only is Montego Bay much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Montego Bay would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Montego Bay and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Warwick Parish would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Warwick Parish than you might in Montego Bay.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Montego Bay Expensive? and Is Warwick Parish Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Montego Bay or Warwick Parish?

Montego Bay has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Warwick Parish. When comparing the sizes of Montego Bay and Warwick Parish, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Montego Bay or Warwick Parish?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Montego Bay or Warwick Parish in the Summer?

Both Warwick Parish and Montego Bay are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Montego Bay throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Warwick Parish because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Warwick Parish. In July, Montego Bay usually receives less rain than Warwick Parish. Montego Bay gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Warwick Parish receives 142 mm (5.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.

In the summer, Montego Bay is around the same temperature as Warwick Parish. Typically, the summer temperatures in Montego Bay in July average around 28°C (82°F), and Warwick Parish averages at about 27°C (81°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Montego Bay 28°C (82°F) 
    Warwick Parish 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Montego Bay or Warwick Parish in the Autumn?

Both Warwick Parish and Montego Bay during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Montego Bay because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Warwick Parish year-round.

Warwick Parish gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Montego Bay. Montego Bay usually gets less rain in October than Warwick Parish. Montego Bay gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Warwick Parish receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain this time of the year.

In October, Montego Bay is generally a little warmer than Warwick Parish. Daily temperatures in Montego Bay average around 27°C (81°F), and Warwick Parish fluctuates around 24°C (76°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Montego Bay 27°C (81°F) 
    Warwick Parish 24°C (76°F)

Should I visit Montego Bay or Warwick Parish in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Montego Bay and Warwick Parish. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Montego Bay year-round. Warwick Parish attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Warwick Parish receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Montego Bay usually receives less rain than Warwick Parish. Montego Bay gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Warwick Parish receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.

Montego Bay is a little warmer than Warwick Parish in the winter. The daily temperature in Montego Bay averages around 24°C (75°F) in January, and Warwick Parish fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Montego Bay 24°C (75°F) 
    Warwick Parish 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Montego Bay or Warwick Parish in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Montego Bay as well as Warwick Parish. Montego Bay attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Warwick Parish throughout the year.

Montego Bay usually gets less rain in April than Warwick Parish. Montego Bay gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Warwick Parish receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the spring, Montego Bay is a little warmer than Warwick Parish. Typically, the spring temperatures in Montego Bay in April average around 25°C (77°F), and Warwick Parish averages at about 19°C (66°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Montego Bay 25°C (77°F) 
    Warwick Parish 19°C (66°F)

Typical Weather for Warwick Parish and Montego Bay

Montego Bay Warwick Parish
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 24°C (75°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Feb 24°C (75°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)
Mar 25°C (77°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 106 mm (4.2 in)
Apr 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
May 26°C (79°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (71°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 25°C (77°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 27°C (80°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 24°C (76°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Nov 26°C (79°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 21°C (71°F) 133 mm (5.2 in)
Dec 25°C (77°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 19°C (67°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)