Jamaica Holidays 2024/2025

Holidays to Jamaica offer a glorious climate, seriously stunning scenery and a laid back vibe that just can’t be beaten. On top of all this, you’ll also enjoy an impressive culture made up of deliciously spicy cuisine and music that’ll have you dancing the night away. Jamaica holidays offer both a fast-paced lively side, and a more relaxed slowed down feel. From Montego Bay to Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay, a holiday in Jamaica deserves a place on your list.

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There’s something about Jamaica

Jamaica is 11,000 square kilometres of pure beauty – an island of luscious green mountains, rainforests and spectacular beaches. It’s such an impressive destination that Hollywood directors have been using the island as a backdrop for some of their most famous films, think Pirates of the Caribbean and Cool Runnings. There’s no question why millions of tourists choose this idyllic island as their holiday spot.

Whether you’re choosing a holiday to Jamaica to lay out on the golden sands, savour some jerk chicken or adventure the isolated parts of the island, it’s a holiday you’ll want to experience all over again. For those wanting wall-to-wall luxury, Jamaica is host to a range of 4 and 5 star resorts which will certainly impress. There’s plenty of activities to satisfy all ages and tastes – after all, there’s 11,000 square kilometres to explore!

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Jamaica holiday highlights

You may already have a few sites picked out that you want to explore – maybe your favourite spot from Pirates of the Caribbean? There’s so much natural beauty to explore on holiday in Jamaica, nothing will prepare you for seeing it in real life. 

The Reggae Style Mayfield Falls, just a stone’s throw from Negril, make a great starting point. Experience the thrills of the waterfalls and natural pools, take a dip or capture that impressive Instagram picture. A short journey in the opposite direction will have you end up at the thrill-seeking Mystic Mountain. Hit the Sky Explorer to be taken in a chairlift that ascends some 700 feet over the rainforest, you’ll get a stunning view of this part of Jamaica.

Jamaica’s never ending coastline

Jamaica holidays are renowned for the stunning beaches on offer, in fact, there’s over 50 public beaches, as well as some private for those All Inclusive hotels. It’ll be easy to find your sandy spot.

Montego Bay’s Cornwall Beach is one of the longest stretches of sand on the island, where you can chill out on a lounger, snorkel to explore what’s beneath the waves or enjoy a game of beach volleyball. Head to Waves Beach, in the southeast of the island, if you want entertainment and family days jam packed with fun.

The most famous, Seven Mile Beach, sits close to Negril and offers the most surreal setting for a day of sunbathing and paddling. You’ll find an abundance of kiosks lining the sand for everything you could need, as well as beachfront bars that come alive after dusk.

Dance the night away

If there’s one thing you must experience on holiday in Jamaica, it’s a party. There’s plenty of lively nightspots around the island offering a variety of fun evenings for all. Whether you’d like to party on the beach until the sun rises, or head to a nightclub in bustling Montego Bay, you’re definitely going to enjoy the sweet beats of reggae and other Caribbean sounds.

There are some seriously extraordinary venues where you can get your boogie on. Take the ice bar in Montego Bay called Chillin’, where even the shot glasses are made from ice, or you can drink cocktails by a luminous lagoon in Falmouth. Rum is usually the drink of choice in Jamaica, but Red Stripe beer comes a close second if you don’t enjoy spirits or cocktails – hotels tend to offer a range of local spirits, so while rum is a speciality, you can enjoy your drink of choice.

Let there be jerk

You’ll enjoy endless delicious dishes in Jamaica and there’s so much to try you may need more than one holiday! Most meat and fish dishes are cooked in jerk seasoning and scotch bonnet peppers are a key ingredient, so you may find that these dishes are slightly on the fiery side. Rice and peas are also very popular here, as are yams, plantain and beef patties.

Seafood is a great pick when dining out as it’s invariably fresh from the sea that day. If you’re an adventure seeker and love to try something new, a holiday in Jamaica is the perfect time! Jamaican cuisine is a key part to achieving the full Jamaican experience – plus, who knows what dishes you might want to remake at home.

Shopping heaven

Retail therapy is yet another thing that makes Jamaica holidays so special. Forget about large scale shopping mall experiences, shopping in Jamaica is all about sourcing the unique and the special. There are craft stalls and markets all over the island where you’ll be able to find unique gifts such as wooden carvings to take home a little bit of Jamaica’s style.

Island Village shopping complex in Ocho Rios offers you a beautiful environment as well as a wide range of shops. You’ll be able to browse to your heart’s content and admire the lagoon and flowering trees that make up this intriguing centre.


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Frequently asked questions about Jamaica holidays

Jamaica holidays between November and mid-December offer some of the best weather. If you look for Jamaica holidays later on in the year you’ll find amazing offers on winter sun getaways that will leave you wanting more. Whenever you choose to book your holiday to Jamaica, you’re guaranteed sunshine, beautiful temperatures and plenty of opportunities to unwind and soak in the sun.

An all inclusive holiday to Jamaica is the best way to book your next winter sun getaway. By booking all inclusive you save yourself money, you can combine flights, hotels and transfers all in one package, as well as drinks and food too. Check out the best all inclusive resorts in Jamaica and save yourself some extra cash to spend while you’re there.

Negril is absolutely stunning and offers amazing beaches that have to be seen to be believed. This beach destination is extremely popular with couples, so if you’re looking to treat your loved one to a holiday that will excite them then book yourself a couples holiday to Jamaica today, and whisk yourself away to a dreamy destination.

Montego Bay is hottest in July and Negril is typically hottest in July too. With temperatures for both reaching between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius. If you’re looking to lap up the sun and enjoy warm temperatures then book your all inclusive holiday to Jamaica in July.

Non stop flights to Jamaica from the UK take around 10 hours on average. Gatwick airport to Kingston is the fastest at 9 hours and 45 minutes with everywhere else in the UK ranging just above 10 hours in total, making this a long haul destination.