Flights to Jamaica: practical information
Cheap airlines to Jamaica
Jamaica is an excellent choice if you're up for some sand and sun and a little mountain trekking too. From the UK it's quite a journey across the Atlantic but totally worth it. There are many charter airlines servicing flights to Jamaica from all over the UK like Thomson Airways. Regular airlines heading that way include Condor, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and JetBlue.
When to book flights to Jamaica
Once you're set on going to Jamaica, start comparing prices of flights to Jamaica. If you're planning to visit during the winter months at home you can expect you're not the only one hoping for a Caribbean adventure and a little sun. Book early and avoid visiting during any North American holidays.
- Peak season: Jamaica is popular practically year-round, except for hurricane season, but especially during Christmas, American holidays and during Spring Break, which usually falls in March.
- Low season: September to November during hurricane season.
Direct flights to Jamaica from London take 10h 30min. Flights with one stopover can take anywhere from 13h to 30h.
Experience Jamaica: what to see, what to do
Heading to the Caribbean for holidays in Jamaica? Good choice! This island may be small but it packs a pretty good punch. From the beaches to the mountains, there is so much to see and do here. Horseback riding, trekking, jet skiing, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins… where do you want to start?
Essentials in Jamaica
Montego Bay: Many consider this the place to be, way more than the capital of Kingston. It's a hit during spring when hoards of people arrive from North America for some fun in the sun. For something more authentic, avoid Gloucester Avenue at all costs. That being said, some of Jamaica's best restaurants are in this area so tuck into something delicious.
Blue Mountains: This mountain landscape provides a welcome escape from the sandy beaches. Some of the world's best coffee is produced here. Seek out the Mavis Bank factory and try a cup brewed with freshly roasted beans.
Negril: Toss your cares overboard when you arrive at Negril's amazing beaches. This is heaven on earth and if you don't believe us. Take that Jamaica car hire for a road trip to Negril to prove us wrong. It's 80km from Montego Bay and is the place to be for a beach holiday with its 11km beach and calm blue waters.
Ocho Rios: This whole place is stunning. Once a small fishing village, tourism quickly took over. Cruise ships usually stop here but it is still worth visiting. The ships rarely dock here overnight and also rarely dock here on weekends. Keep this in mind if you want to explore Ocho Rios without the crowds.
Find more information on Visit Jamaica.
Accommodations in Jamaica
Jamaica, being a beach holiday mainstay, has a lot to offer visitors in terms of accommodation. While many opt for the all-inclusive resorts in Ocho Rios or Montego Bay you can also find charming places off the beaten paths as well. Why not stay in an eco-lodge in the Blue Mountains or rent yourself a beach-side villa? When it comes to hotels in Jamaica, they come as varied as everywhere else.