Jamaica Holidays 2023/2024

With its balmy climate, stunning scenery and laid-back vibe, Jamaica is an enticing holiday destination. Add to this deliciously spicy cuisine and colourful musical tradition, and you’ll soon catch the bug for holidays to Jamaica. Have lively times in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, or a slowed-down pace in Runaway Bay. Jamaica holidays deserve a place on your list.

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Jamaica, the happiness island

From the restrained elegance of Falmouth to the party atmosphere in Montego Bay, Jamaica is an island of contrasts. It can be compared with the exhilarating pace of Usain Bolt to the laid back rhythmic vibe of Bob Marley’s reggae. Both of these stars’ skills highlight the very different parts of this idyllic island.

Whether you’re visiting Jamaica to lie on the beach, savour jerk chicken or simply wander around and explore the more isolated parts of the island, you’re certain to have plenty of fun. If you’d like to chill out or dance hard in some of the island’s best nightclubs or feed your watersports passion, there are enough activities on Jamaica to satisfy all ages and tastes.

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A naturally beautiful landscape

Explore natural beauty with our glorious holidays to Jamaica and you’ll no doubt recognise some of the scenery you travel through. For decades Hollywood directors have been visiting the island and using it as a backdrop for some of their best films. Among others, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and the absurdly funny ‘Cool Runnings’ were both shot here.

You can experience the exuberant thrills of the waterfalls at the Reggae Style Mayfield Falls, just a four-minute drive away from Negril. Combine nature with adventure and the end result is the Mystic Mountain, a five-minute drive from Ocho Rios. Taking a chairlift that ascends some 700 feet over the rainforest, you’ll get a stunning view of this part of Jamaica. The destination will definitely set your pulse racing.

Retail therapy

If your idea of holiday heaven is to open your wallet and buy goods, then you’ll have ample opportunity to do so on holiday to Jamaica. Forget about large scale shopping mall experiences, retail therapy in Jamaica is all about sourcing the unique and the special. There are crafts stalls and markets all over the island where you’ll be able to find unique wooden carvings, and take home a little bit of Jamaica’s special style to remind you of your holiday.

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.

Boogie nights

Jamaica knows how to host a party, and it would be almost criminal not to visit one of the island’s lively nightspots. Whether you take part in an open air beach party, or head to a nightclub in bustling Montego Bay, you’re definitely going to enjoy the sweet beats of reggae and other Caribbean sounds.

Jamaican nightlife also encompasses some really extraordinary venues. There’s an ice bar in Montego Bay called Chillin’, where even the shot glasses are made from ice. Or you can just spend time in Falmouth drinking cocktails by a luminous lagoon. Rum is usually the drink of choice, but Red Stripe beer comes a close second if you don’t enjoy spirits or cocktails.

Beach life

Jamaica is renowned for its stunning long stretches of sand. With over 50 public beaches to choose from, as well as private beaches for those planning Jamaica All Inclusive holidays, it’s easy to find your special spot and lie back and soak up the rays.

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. Or, head to Waves Beach, in the southeast of the island, if you want entertainment and family days jam packed with fun.

Let there be jerk

Jamaicans love spicy food, and you’ll encounter jerk seasoning on most meats and fish. Scotch bonnet peppers are a key ingredient of this seasoning, so you may find that these dishes are slightly on the fiery side. Rice and peas are also very popular here, as are yam, plantain and beef patties.

Seafood is a wise choice at Jamaican restaurants as it’s invariably fresh from the sea that day. If you’re prepared to be adventurous with menu items you’ve not encountered before, your holiday in Jamaica is the perfect time to experiment and have fun. The cuisine is a key part to any holiday to Jamaica so it’s a must to try some dishes to get the full Jamaican experience.


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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.