The island of Jamaica has over 170 attractions and activities and a wide range of hotels to choose from. The main international airports are: Sangster International Airport and Norman Manley International Airport with direct flights from London Gatwick. Most EU Citizens do not require a visa to travel to Jamaica and the official language is English. The currency used in Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar. Jamaica is 5 hours behind UK time. Being a tropical island, you’re guaranteed swimsuit weather in Jamaica whatever time of the year you visit. Jamaica’s hurricane season runs through from July - November. Temperatures hover in the high-20s (°C) throughout the year, often climbing above 30 in the summer.
- It is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the south eastern coast of the island.
- Kingston was founded in 1692, as a place for survivors of the earthquake that destroyed Port Royal.
- The resort area of Kingston is known for its cultural, educational and leisure options as well. There are more museums, dining and nightlife, event options than anywhere else on the island.
- At 2000 acres, Hope Gardens is home to many indigenous plants as well as the Coconut Museum, Sunken Gardens, Orchid House, the Lily Pond, Maze and Palm Avenue.
- Visit Devon House, one of Kingston's favourite historical mansions.
- It is the islands third largest port, a shipping point for both bananas and coconuts.
- This part of the island is featured in many famous Hollywood films such as Club Paradise and Cocktail, and is often pictured as the ‘ideal paradise escape’.
- Try the famous Bush Bar restaurant for a bit of ‘high-dining’ done island style. A true Port Antonio treat.
- Negril, a shortened version of "Negrillo", meaning 'little black ones', was named by the Spanish in 1494.
- Negril's 7 mile beach has been rated one of the top ten beaches in the world.
- Negril is famous for its nightlife scene, so pack a few extra evening outfits and head to the Norman Manley Boulevard.
- Expect great food, good prices, lots of dancing, new friends and plenty of laughs.
- The Sweet Spice Restaurant located in Negril is considered to be a family favourite by both locals and visitors alike.
- In Ocho Rios, they are known for their world-class resorts, where you'll not only feel safe, satisfied and delighted, but taken care of, the true Jamaican way.
- Ocho Rios is probably best known for its use in Dr No, the very first James Bond film, released in 1962.
- For a taste of traditional, spicy, smoked jerk meats, you can’t miss out on the Ocho Rios Jerk center.
- Best known for its fun-filled attractions Dolphin Cove and Dunn’s River Falls.
- Doctor's Cave beach is one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica for its clean and beautiful waters.
- Margaritaville is a top bar and restaurant, and quite an experience too. Featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett, a slide and a swimming pool are out back so get ready for the ride of your life.
- You may be surprised, but 'Mo' Bay as the locals like to call it, is home to an icy adventure playground, the famous Chillin Games Room.
- Treasure Beach is one of the South Coast’s top spots, with a six-mile stretch of coral-coloured and occasionally black sands, private coves and rocky shores.
- Jamaica has more bird species than any other island in the Caribbean and the South Coast is no exception, find all 290 species they have there.
- East of Treasure Beach, Lovers Leap is a dramatic 1600-foot cliff, overlooking the sea.
- The delightful Little Ochie seafood restaurant is one of the South Coast’s treats.