Swaying palm trees, superior beaches, sizzling sunshine and a laid-back vibe – Jamaica is calling. With a stunning mountain backdrop and the strains of reggae luring you in, this outstanding Caribbean destination promises an unforgettable holiday.
Why choose Jamaica?
This striking island has much to recommend it and something for every type of holidaymaker. Beach babes will love flopping on the impossibly white sand and lazing in dreamy hammocks, while party animals can head to one of the many beach bars for a spot of reggae and rum.
If history is more your thing, you won’t be disappointed. Spend your days exploring the buzzing towns of the island such as Port Antonio, while the capital Kingston showcases colonial architecture. And you can’t visit Jamaica without paying a visit to the museum which honours one of its ultimate legends, Bob Marley. Find it in Kingston and work it into your itinerary.
Active holidaymakers don’t get left out either. Try out one of the many exciting watersports on offer or don your hiking boots and take to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Real adrenaline junkies might want to experience zip-wiring through the jungle or diving into the deep blue sea to spot tropical coral reefs and fish.
After all that exercise, it’s only right that you restore your energy reserves by sampling traditional Jamaican cuisine, such as its delicious juicy jerk chicken – washed down by its famous coffee – or something stronger! And if you want to see where your caffeine kick originates, book onto a tour of a coffee plantation and learn all about the humble bean.
Shopaholics looking to splash some cash will be in their element at local markets. Just remember your baggage limits when stocking up on souvenirs!
Where to stay
Many of the resorts in Jamaica are all- inclusive, meaning your every whim is catered for as you kick back and relax. And whatever type of resort you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
Montego Bay is a good option for those looking for a lively nightlife, while Negril is more of a tranquil choice. If you want to really get away from it all, head to the remote south with its resorts such as Treasure Beach.
The north of the island is where you will find many of the main resorts such as Runaway Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios.
When to visit
The mercury sits between a toasty 25 and 35°C year round, with June – October being warm and sunny. July and August are best avoided as this is the island’s hurricane season.
So what are you waiting for? Jamaica is the ultimate island getaway and could be your next holiday heaven!