• Clifftop sunset

Jamaica Holidays

There’s more to Jamaica than rum and reggae: with its beautiful beaches, lively nightlife and layers of history, this island life is the epitome of laidback luxury.

Ease yourself into the Jamaican ‘take-it-easy’ attitude at Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay for a relaxing stroll along the strip and embrace the local culture by visiting the home and birthplace of legendary Bob Marley. For those after a bit more action, head to Negril; Ricks Café is a great hangout while Ocho Rios offers a wealth of activities and action-packed resorts for the whole family, including Dunn’s River Falls just waiting to be explored.

We recommend paying a visit to an old plantation house for a tasty of history and exploring the Blue Mountains before ending the day looking out at a stunning Caribbean sunset with a rum cocktail in hand. You won’t have to worry about a thing when visiting this slice of paradise.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Beachfront resorts and jungle retreats
  • Climb Dunns River Falls
  • Authentic Jerk beach BBQ's
  • Hike the Blue Mountain Trails

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Resort Aerial View

Zoëtry Montego Bay

Montego Bay

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,189 pp

Zoëtry Montego Bay
Unique Rocksteady

GeeJam

Port Antonio

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,059 pp

GeeJam
Unique

Strawberry Hill

Blue Mountains, Jamaica

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,749 pp

Strawberry Hill

Jamaica Inn

Ocho Rios

H&J Rating
Jamaica Inn

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 10 hours; Direct flights from the UK are available.

Currency

JMD - Jamaican Dollar

Visa Information

British citizens do not require a visa to visit Jamaica

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Explore rainforests and waterfalls such as the famous Dunn’s River Falls, hike the Blue Mountains and gaze over the island or try your hand at an array of watersports in the turquoise waters. Journey down the Great River on a Bamboo raft or dive with marine life in the surrounding ocean. You can also ride horseback along the white sand beaches or simply relax and soak up the sun’s rays; with many attractions to choose from on your holiday to Jamaica, there is something to suit the whole family.

  • Seven Mile Beach Negril

    Jamaica's Beaches

    Explore the beaches that the island of Jamaica has to offer for sun, relaxation and watersports. Head to the location where James Bond Golden Eye came from or snorkel and dive in the underwater world.

  • Jamaica

    Dunn's River Falls

    Visit the famous waterfall near Ocho Rios; Dunn's River Falls for one of Jamaica's most well known tourist attractions. Cold mountain water cascades 300 meters down the rocks which have been naturally carved by the water to form steps.

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Average weather in January

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Jamaica
27ºC
31mm

Average weather in February

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Jamaica
27ºC
23mm

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27ºC
30mm

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28ºC
21mm

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Jamaica
29ºC
104mm

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Jamaica
30ºC
60mm

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Jamaica
30ºC
54mm

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Jamaica
30ºC
66mm

Average weather in September

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Jamaica
29ºC
120mm

Average weather in October

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Jamaica
29ºC
151mm

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Jamaica
28ºC
99mm

Average weather in December

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Jamaica
28ºC
46mm
  • Katie

    Destination Specialist

    “The birthplace of jerk chicken and Bob Marley.  Why not see the highlights of Jamaica on our full day excursion which visits Nine Mile where Marley was born and buried? It then takes you to the Mausoleum, followed by a jerk lunch, and finally to Dunn’s River Falls". 

  • Rozario

    Destination Specialist

    “For a great night out in Montego Bay, try the fresh fish at Fishbone – just off the main strip, it’s one of the best spots to sample real and traditional Jamaican food". 

  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    “If visiting Dunn’s River Falls, remember to take sea shoes with you to avoid slipping over, also bring a waterproof camera as professional photos can be expensive there". 

Types of Jamaica holidays

Dunn's River Falls

Jamaica Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Jamaica take approximately 9 hours and 35 minutes. There are currently at least two direct flights a week from Gatwick Airport to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and three flights a week to Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Alternatively, there are indirect options from other UK airports. 

Doctors Beach in Montego Bay, Seven Mile Beach in Negril, and Calabash Beach in Treasure Beach are some of the best beaches in Jamaica. The beach at Bamboo Beach Club is also popular in Ocho Rios.

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