Enjoy sun-soaked fun in Jamaica while saving money
Direct flights from the UK can transport you to Jamaica in just over nine hours.
As well as having a wealth of affordable resorts to choose from, to save even more cash you can visit the island during off-peak season from May to November when you’ll find even cheaper deals.
If you’re looking for a peaceful beachside retreat, the town of Runaway Bay is known for its sleepy shores, the Green Grotto Caves and coral reef snorkelling opportunities. For something a little livelier, Montego Bay offers a taste of Caribbean city life, with an abundance of affordable bars and restaurants and bustling markets ideal for bargain-hunters. Meanwhile, in Negril you’ll find the popular Seven Mile Beach, which has been voted as one of the best beaches in the world, with its stunning views and excellent swimming conditions. And best of all, it can be enjoyed for free.
Cheap days out in Jamaica
Spending next to nothing is easy in Jamaica, what with its abundance of pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes. For a tranquil retreat, seaside towns like Runaway Bay offer some of the island’s most uncrowded stretches of sand, like Cardiff Hall Beach and Fisherman’s Beach. Here, affordable days are spent topping up your tan, sipping cheap cocktails in one of the many beach bars and cooling off in the calm waters.
When you’re not living the beach life, the upbeat city of Montego Bay offers a range of inexpensive days out and activities, whether you’re searching for a bargain in the duty-free shopping centres or swaying to the beat of live reggae music on Gloucester Avenue. In contrast, the beach town of Negril has a more laid-back vibe, where you can spend your morning snorkelling among colourful coral reefs before taking a sunset stroll along the West End Road coastal route to the Negril Lighthouse.
Other popular holidays in the Caribbean
If you’re wondering what other cheap holiday options the Caribbean offers, you’re in luck. Check out our range of deals in destinations like Cuba, Barbados and St Lucia. If you’re still set on a cheap holiday to Jamaica, check out our travel guide to find out more information about this slice of paradise.
Here’s a round-up of our top hotels to help you to choose the perfect inexpensive holiday to Jamaica.
The 3* Royal Decameron Club Caribbean is ideally situated on the beach, making it the perfect base for days spent soaking up the sun. Here, you'll stay in quaint wooden cabins surrounded by tropical gardens, while the main pool offers glorious sea views. An All Inclusive hotel, you get more for your money, including a gym, guided bicycle tours, two tennis courts and a variety of watersports, as well as live music shows, themed nights and a disco. You get inclusive buffet meals and the option of a la carte, plus it's just a 10-minute walk to Runaway Bay centre.
At the Holiday Inn Resort you can enjoy your own peaceful retreat without breaking the bank. Surrounded by lush greenery, this 3* hotel opens out onto its own private beach and island with two spacious pools and a swim-up bar. Your All Inclusive stay covers meals at the buffet restaurant and a la carte seafood, Caribbean or Italian restaurants. To keep you entertained during your stay, the hotel provides a gym, tennis courts and a selection of watersports, plus a children's activity programme. Evenings bring live music and shows, beach parties and themed nights or have fun in the TV and games rooms.
Just a stone's throw from the beach, the All Inclusive Clubhotel Riu Negril offers an idyllic location perfect for budget-friendly weddings and romantic getaways. This modern 4* hotel has three pools, palm-fringed gardens, an array of restaurants with themed dinners three times a week. There's also a swim-up bar, free Wi-Fi in public areas, a sauna and whirlpool. Activities to keep you busy during the day are multi-sport courts, a fitness centre and watersports, to name a few. Plus it's only nine kilometres from Negril for loads more to do.