OVERVIEW

Jamaica is a picturesque island nation in the Greater Antilles, lapped by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Famous for its beaches, for Bob Marley, and for its luxury resorts, Jamaica is a highly popular tourist hotspot – not to mention one of the most breath-taking islands in the Caribbean. Wherever you look on this paradise-like isle your gaze will be met by scenery so beautiful it will tug at your heart-strings. Not only that, the country’s rich, vibrant culture, friendly locals and delectable cuisine are guaranteed to get under your skin and make you feel as if you never want to leave.

During your holiday in Jamaica there are a plethora of activities and experiences for you to enjoy, from exploring the stunning Blue Mountains to visiting Treasure Beach and admiring the gleaming blue lagoon which Brooke Shields has to thank for making her a Hollywood star.

If you’re a fan – and let’s face it, who isn’t – head to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, a colonial wooden house on Hope Road where the acclaimed artist lived and recorded his music until his death in 1981. Take the hour-long tour and learn all about Marley’s life and music; during the tour you will get to see various meaningful items from the singer’s life, including his favourite stage shirt, his Order of Merit and his bedroom, where the superstar’s favourite guitar is kept beside his bed.

For plenty of beach fun in the golden Jamaican sun, make your way south-west of Kingston to the Hellshire Beach Recreation Area. Here you can swim and sunbathe or enjoy one of the regular dancehall events which are a big hit here. Meanwhile coffee lovers are sure to enjoy a visit to the 200-year-old Craighton estate and coffee plantation, just north of Newcastle. Take a guided tour of the plantation and savour the spectacular mountain and valley views – not to mention a delicious tasting session.

What is the currency in Jamaica?

The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (JMD)

How long does it take to fly to Jamaica?

The flight time from London to Jamaica is approximately 9 hours and 55 minutes.

What is the time difference in Jamaica?

Jamaica is 5 hours behind London

When is the best time to visit Jamaica?

The best time to visit this beautiful island is between October and mid-December, as the weather will be pleasant and prices should be very affordable.

What language is spoken in Jamaica?

The official language of Jamaica is English but Jamaicans are famous for their patois, a mix of English and African Creole.

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Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

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Beaches Negril, Jamaica

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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa offers all inclusive luxury holidays for families and couples.

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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

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Enjoy 16 restaurants, 11 bars, a never-ending list of activities, an unmatched 105 pools and 22 whirlpools!

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Sandals Royal Plantation is an all-butler boutique designed as a smaller scaled resort for a hideaway retreat with access to 2 pristine beaches.

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The Caves

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Escape to the Caribbean at The Caves Jamaica, overlooking a 7-mile pristine beach and set on the limestone cliffs of north coast Jamaica with private cave dining and charming hideaway accommodation.

Climate

Jamaica is home to a tropical climate, with consistently warm temperatures making it a popular destination all year round. Peak seasons run from December to April, the wettest months are May and October but showers can occur at any time. From the months of June through to November, Jamaica is prone to hurricanes.

The temperature tends to steadily fluctuate around 30 degrees, with lows coming during the peak season around 29 degrees. And highs in terms of temperature come around May to October, which also happen to be part of the wet season. For this reason, the wet season tends to be very hot and humid.

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Horseback Ride ‘n’ Swim from Ocho Rios

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Lover’s Rock Sunset Sail from Ocho Rios

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