Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, home to almost 700 miles of white stunning beaches, friendly locals, laid back spirit and beautiful beachfront hotels.
Whether you want to do waterfall climbing, rain-forest zip lining, take a coffee farm tour or visit Bob Marley’s hometown, there is a vast amount of activities to tick off your bucket list. Jamaica is also a popular ‘wedding’ and 'honeymoon’ destination due to the vast choice of luxury beachfront hotels and spas, and its pristine white sand beaches are the perfect wedding setting.
Jamaica provides enough possibilities to surprise even the most seasoned travellers with its beauty, activities and famous relaxed lifestyle.
Ras Natango Gallery and Garden – Just 15 minutes from Montego Bay up the mountain is this incredible Eco-Tourism complex. Let the owner tell you the history of how the Gallery and Garden came about and shop in the incredible gift shop (everything is local – nothing imported) Trip Advisor reviewers give this place 5/5
Events and festivals
The Celebrations around Bob Marley’s Birthday usually run from the 1st to the 6th of February. Many events take place at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston but all over the Island the first week in February sees Island-wide celebrations of the man and his music.
Popular things to do and see and unmissable experiences
The Blue Hole about 20 minutes from Ocho Rios (also known Irie Blue Hole or Secret Falls). This beautiful spot comprises the main Blue Hole which is the most stunning natural place for swimming – and then about 7 minutes’ walk away a glorious waterfall. If you want to swim here, then hire a guide – they know the best places and how to avoid the slipperiest rocks – well worth the small additional cost.
20’s in the Winter and dry – 30’s in the Summer and more Humid
- Best time of year to travel:
Winter is high season and the driest time to visit but its mid-Caribbean location ensures balmy temperatures all year round. Summer is the hottest time with temperatures in the 30’s and the occasional heavy shower but prices tend to be a bit lowe
- Currency: Jamaican Dollar but US Dollars are also widely accepted
- Flight time from UK: Approx. 9 hours
- Visa and passport information:
A visa is not required for Jamaica