Blessed with lush tropical weather and a low-key vibe, Jamaica has captivated holidaymakers from all over the world for decades. The island has a special appeal for those interested in a beach holiday or in an active getaway while enjoying top-class comforts in a spectacular natural environment. As if that wasn't enough to pique your interest, Jamaica offers a distinct gastronomic heritage and a vibrant cultural atmosphere that will draw you in from the moment you step off the plane. In short, Jamaica has all the ingredients needed for a memorable Caribbean holiday whether you are seeking a romantic holiday, quality time with the family, or the perfect opportunity to relax under the sun.
When to Go
Visitors can enjoy dry and warm weather between December and April, especially along the northern coast of the island, where most resorts are located. At this time of the year, average daytime temperatures are in the mid 20s, and gradually reach values close to the 30s between June and September. Chances of rain are high between September and November, but rainfall only lasts a few hours and even during those months visitors can enjoy up to 8 hours of sunshine a day.
Where to Stay
Jamaica's northern coast is lined with exclusive accommodation venues offering splendid sea views and top-class facilities. The all inclusive resorts located in and around Montego Bay are an excellent option for holidaymakers who value comfort and convenience, and can also be a great choice for a honeymoon trip to this marvelous tropical island. There are also several clusters of luxury hotels located further east, especially along Saint Ann's Bay and Ocho Rios.
Attractions & Events
Jamaica is a dream come true for beach lovers. Powder-soft sand and crystal-clear waters are a constant along the Jamaican shoreline, which stretches for over 600 miles. The range of facilities available at the local beaches suits all traveller types. Beaches like Boston Bay and Seven Mile Bay are known for offering everything in the way of entertainment, but if you'd rather get away from it all and simply enjoy the beauty of your surroundings, Silver Sands beach, Fairy Hill, or Frenchman's Cove will do the trick.
If you have time to explore beyond the island's coastal jewels, don't miss a trip to the spectacular interior of the island, which is home to natural wonders like the Blue Mountains or the Dunn River Falls. Popular activities in this part of the island include going on guided visits to the local coffee plantations, hiking along the Peak trail or in Holywell National Park.
Taking a day trip to the island's capital city, Kingston, is also a must for every visitor. Key attractions in the Jamaican capital include the Bob Marley Museum, the Hope Botanical Gardens, and local beaches like Fort Clarence and Lime Cay.
Jamaicans know how to celebrate and as a result, the events calendar is jam-packed all year round. Some of the most important events include the Reggae SunFest (August, Montego Bay), Jonkanoo (the local version of Christmas Day), the Carnival, also known as Bacchanal Jamaica (April), the Jamaica Festival (late July – early August), and the Portland Jerk Festival (early July).
Why Visit Jamaica
Glorious weather, beautiful scenery, a selection of culinary delights, and a vibrant events calendar are only some of the reasons why Jamaica is so popular among UK travellers. To discover more about this Caribbean jewel and save money on your next holiday, make sure you book with A1 Travel. Contact our UK call centre to receive expert advice from professionals who have ample experience finding the best deals on your next last minute holiday to Jamaica, and let our team of cheap holiday experts arrange your next Caribbean experience.