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Holidays to Jamaica

Jamaica holidays are one in a million, providing exotic adventures and luxurious sunbathing experiences.

When you think of Jamaica, you probably envision tranquillity, tropical fish and colourful landscapes, as well as delectable local cuisine, which is exactly what you get – and more. All year round, temperatures average between 27 and 28 degrees, although the best time to book Jamaica holidays is in the later months of November and mid-December, for sizzling sunshine and clear blue skies.

Jamaica is a unique holiday destination that incorporates a love for everything local, wherever you roam; it is consequently famous for its delicious jerk cooking and cool reggae sounds. Dine at Jamaican hotspots like Rockhouse Restaurant for traditional Caribbean cuisine, venture over to the spectacular Bob Marley Museum to remember Jamaica’s national hero, or channel your inner Cool Runnings on a bobsledding adventure, with a jungle twist. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday that combines indulgence with adventure, Jamaica should be at the top of your list.

Jamaica is the perfect year-round retreat, with temperatures hovering around the 30° mark whatever month you choose to visit. Approximately 10 hours flight from the UK, Jamaica is a popular stop-off point for Caribbean cruises which depart from the port of Miami.

LANGUAGE Jamaican English
CURRENCY Jamaican Dollar
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +5
FLIGHT TIME 9-10 hrs
COST OF A BEER 250 J$
3 COURSE MEAL 2750 J$
  • A tropical paradise

    From winding beaches with roaming sea turtles and soft white sands, to cascading waterfalls, Jamaica’s coastline and landscapes are truly spectacular. In fact, Jamaica holidays are sought after for the heavenly setting this exotic country encompasses. Take Rio Minho, the longest river in Jamaica, equalling 92.8 kilometres in length, or the idyllic Rio Grande in Portland.

  • The birthplace of jerk cooking

    Jamaica holidays would be nothing without tasting delicious jerk cuisine, since Jamaica is where this style of cooking traditionally originated. If you’re looking to take a piece of Jamaica home with you, book your place in an authentic jerk cooking class. Jamaican locals show you the ropes on how to make popular jerk dishes, so you can return home and cook delicious cuisine for your friends and family.

  • Relaxing reggae music

    Jamaica is a musically influential nation, hosting international music festivals where reggae artists group to bring Jamaica back to its roots. The likes of Rebel Salute and Reggae Sumfest entice avid music lovers to this idyllic Caribbean country, year after year. For those looking to party, Jamaica holidays pull out all of the stops. Head over to Downtown Kingston for a sound-system party you’ll never forget.

Activities

Jamaica holidays are filled with adventure, thanks to the enthralling and imaginative activities up for grabs. There’s something for every type of traveller in Jamaica, whether you’re looking to hike up the Blue Peak Mountains, paddle on a Bamboo Raft down the stunning Martha Brae River, go crocodile watching or explore the fascinating Bob Marley Museum.

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Bamboo Rafting

If you’re looking for a family-friendly, fun-filled way to spend the day, visit the Martha Brae Rafting Village in Falmouth.

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Boat Trips

Whether you’re looking to go on a gentle cruise down the Black River where you can relax and unwind, or looking to get out and about to explore the stunning sights of Jamaica, there’s a boat trip for you.

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Beaches

Jamaica holidays are all about kicking back and relaxing on a sun lounger, while overlooking the sparkling Caribbean sea waters. In fact, Jamaica’s beautiful beaches are the reason travellers flock to this magical country, year in, year out. Embark on snorkelling adventures and experience tropical fish swimming by your side. On an evening, watch the sun go down as you gather round a large beach bonfire, with reggae music filling your ears.

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Boston Bay Beach

Boston Bay Beach is heavenly, famous throughout Jamaica for its astounding setting and tranquil environment.

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Calabash Bay Beach

Travellers book Jamaica holidays each year, firstly for the sizzling hot temperatures; secondly for the exotic, idyllic beaches which dot the coastline here.

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Food and Drink

Jamaica offers a wide variety of tasty cuisine to try, ranging from fresh fish to traditional jerk chicken, which you can enjoy either from your sun lounger and at a quirky restaurant by the beach. Enjoy delicious Jamaican touches to everyday cuisine, as well as sumptuous Caribbean lobster, seasoned with local spices and lime.

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Fireman’s Lobster Pit

When you dine at the Fireman’s Lobster Pit in Negril, you don’t just get a meal, you get an experience you will never forget.

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Jamaica Food and Drink Tours

If you are in search of the finest Jamaican cuisine, your best bet of experiencing the greatest range is to book yourself on a Jamaican food and drink tour.

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Sights

Jamaica’s sights are just as beautiful as the tropical beaches found there. Admire the flowing waterfall at Dunn’s River Falls, swim with your favourite animals at Dolphin Cove or uncover fascinating history at Green Grotto Caves. Whether you’re a culture or history buff, Jamaica’s sightseeing adventures will certainly not disappoint.

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Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park

Referred to by locals as “the lungs of eastern Jamaica,” The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is a vast, 100,000-acre space of jaw-dropping scenery.

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Blue Hole, Ocho Rios

The Blue Hole is a beautiful waterfall hidden in the mountains above Ochos Rios.

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Top Resorts in Jamaica

Kingston

Jamaica’s most vibrant and bustling city, Kingston is truly the heart of the Caribbean. Its cultural and business centered is paired with beautiful architecture and, on the outskirts, incredible beaches and resorts.

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Montego Bay

Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second city, and is synonymous with Caribbean paradise. Mo’Bay is a tropical haven with vibrant city life day and night to boot.

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Negril

If you’re in need of some serious R&R, the tranquil resort of Negril is for you. Balmy temperatures, warm waters, sun-drenched beaches…all you need is a sunbed and a good book!

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Ocho Rios

This large, purpose-built resort is one of Jamaica’s most popular. Incredible natural beauty- stunning beaches and the spectacular Dunn River Falls- thrive alongside fantastic hotel facilities and Ocho’s small but buzzing town.

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Runaway Bay

If youre looking for peace and quiet on your Caribbean holiday, head to one of the ocean view hotels in the quiet resort of Runaway Bay on Jamaicas north coast.

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Location of Jamaica

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