Jamaica is one of the largest islands of the Caribbean, offering a slice of tropical paradise. This island beams with natural splendour; you can admire mountains, forests, rivers, and waterfalls here, not to mention pristine Jamaica beaches with crystal-clear waters. Jamaica is the perfect place to immerse in culture, sample local delicacies such as jerk chicken, take part in thrilling water sports and simply sit back, chillax, and listen to reggae tunes. Brightsun Travel offers luxury holidays to Jamaica including all-inclusive packages.
Jamaica is renowned for its chilled-out vibe, especially in Negril, a coastal town on the island’s west coast. Negril Jamaica is home to one of the longest, uninterrupted coastline stretches in the Caribbean – the Seven Mile Beach Jamaica, plus superb snorkelling and diving adventures, breath-taking sunsets, authentic Jamaican restaurants, and vibrant bars including the famed Rick’s Café Jamaica. Ochos Rios is another Jamaican hotspot, situated on the island’s north coast with beachfront resorts, vibrant shopping plazas, and unforgettable outdoor adventures, including hikes up Dunn’s River Falls.
Then there’s Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish situated on Jamaica’s north coast. This is the island’s tourist hub, offering a plethora of holiday highlights including a gorgeous stretch of coastline, top-class golf courses, dynamic nightspots, tropical gardens, grand hotels, and duty free shops, to name a few. Look forward to an array of fun-filled activities in Montego Bay Jamaica including diving, bamboo rafting, zip lining in the jungle, and annual festivals.
Rosehall Parish, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Point Lucea, Lucea, Jamaica
Rose Hall Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Norman Manley Boulevard, N/A Negril, Jamaica
Jamaica Currency: You’ll be spending Jamaican dollars, though USD is also widely used.
Jamaica Language: English
Local Time in Jamaica: Five hours behind GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 10hrs
Tourist Information: Visit the official Jamaica tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Jamaica, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Jamaica.
A: Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea, northeast of mainland Central America. Its neighbouring islands include Cuba to the north and Haiti to the east. The island nation forms part of the Greater Antilles, and is considered as a sub region of North America.
A: in Jamaica crime levels are high, and for tourist targets this is usually robbery. The island implements police patrols, but visitors should still stay vigilant at all times. Hotels in Jamaica are well-protected, but it’s still advised to take precautions such as using a hotel safe and locking doors and windows.
A: Yes - Jamaica was declared independence in 1962, though the state retained its Commonwealth membership.
A: Jamaica is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean, stretching to around 146 miles long. Its area totals to approx. 4411 square miles.
A: Jamaica was officially declared independence on August 6th 1962, and each year the country celebrates with the Jamaica Festival, comprising a parade, traditional dance and music, and the World Reggae Dance Final.
In Kingston Jamaica there are endless activities to get up to. Visitors can start with a sightseeing trip like no other, exploring landmarks including Devon House, the National Gallery of Jamaica which is the oldest and largest public gallery in the region, and the Bob Marley Museum, which is located inside the iconic musician’s former home.
The Blue Mountains offer once-in-a-lifetime hiking experiences, especially at the Blue Mountain National Park with incredible views at its peak, sometimes stretching as far as Cuba’s coastline on clear days. Finally, Jamaica is renowned for its rum, and Kingston is the ideal place to sample some on an exciting evening of bar hopping.
Jamaica offers hot sunny weather all year round, and its tropical climate sees a dry season between December and May, with hardly any rainfall and more daily sunshine hours, and a wet season between June and November which often brings heavy showers, thunderstorms, and potential hurricane risks. The island’s hottest month is July, seeing averages between 26-32 degrees Celsius, and its coolest month is February, with averages between 23-28 degrees Celsius.
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