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Holidays in Jamaica

Immerse yourself in the Caribbean culture and explore the Blue Mountains, vibrant jungles and golden sandy beaches. This island is full of breathtaking landscapes, mouth-watering local dishes and the friendliest people. Jamaica holidays are so varied; one day you’ll explore the cascading Dunn’s River Falls and the Martha Brae River, and the next you’ll be snorkelling in a marine park. In the evening‚ wind down by taking in the stunning views of the tropical ocean or stay up late dancing until dawn to some traditional reggae music.

25-29 °C

Enjoy a tropical climate with t-shirt weather throughout the year. Winter is generally drier than summer while remaining wonderfully warm.

10 hours

When you travel on holiday to Jamaica, fly to Sangster International Airport, Norman Manley International Airport or Ian Fleming International Airport

 

Book a holiday with us to Jamaica for pristine white beaches with swaying palm trees, infectious reggae beats and a laid-back atmosphere you’ll never forget.

Jamaica Holidays

Royal Decameron Montego Beach

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • Choice of two restaurants
  • Great sea views

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Based on 3316 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 7 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

£1180

Sunscape Splash Montego Bay

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Three à la carte restaurants
  • Pirate's Paradise Waterpark
  • Explorer's Club for kids

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 6923 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

£1225

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On a white-sand beach
  • Huge lake-style pools
  • On-site splashpark

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Based on 11898 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 17 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

£1237

Sunscape Cove Montego Bay

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Sun Club Resort with extra benefits
  • Surrounded by Montego Bay Marine Park
  • Access to Pirate's Paradise Waterpark

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1464 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

£1358

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • White-sand private beach
  • Waterpark with two slides and lazy river
  • Choice of five restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 3677 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 4 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

£1367

Moon Palace Jamaica

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Up to $2500 resort credit
  • On a white sand beach
  • Family Rooms for up to six

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1876 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 14 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*

£1593

Sunset at the Palms

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Adult only 18+
  • Across the road from the beach
  • Unique and romantic resort

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2836 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 3 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

£1612

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Adult only 18yrs+
  • Unlimited Gourmet Dining
  • Access to sister hotel Hyatt Ziva

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*

£1644

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Unlimited gourmet dining
  • Range of watersports and activities
  • 24hr room service & 24hr café

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*

£1654

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Adult only 18+
  • On a private white sand beach
  • Unlimited gourmet dining

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 7265 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*

£1692

Relax under the tropical sun on the sands of Seven Mile Beach and sip fresh fruit cocktails under the fronds of a huge palm tree. Take a hike up the Dunn’s River Falls but don’t forget your swimsuit because you’ll walk right through the middle of it!

Refuel during your holiday with delicious street foods like spicy jerk chicken, curried goat, and peppered shrimp. After your lunch has gone down, why not take a quick boat trip to Lime Cay and snorkel in warm water over rich coral reefs?

Holidays to Jamaica revolve around the island’s picture-perfect beaches and Negril’s Seven Mile Beach is the stuff dreams are made of. A day sunbathing here is a day well spent. At night, visit one of the beach bars for a delicious rum cocktail and live steel pan music is a must. Treasure Beach is one of the most relaxing places to go as it remains a small fishing village without the noise and bustle of other areas.

A really unmissable activity in Jamaica is snorkelling at Lime Cay, easily reached by boat from Port Royal near Kingston. This uninhabited cay has clear water and friendly tropical fish. With underwater caves nearby and an abundance of seabirds and underwater life, this is a day trip to make time for.

If you can tear yourself away from the island’s heavenly beaches, why not explore Jamaica’s inland sights? Dunn’s River Falls is a 600ft waterfall and one of the most impressive spots on the island. Climbing the falls means walking right up the centre and feeling the warm spring water surge around your ankles.

A guided hike in the Blue Mountains will be tailored to your ability and you’re guaranteed to see breathtaking views. For a taste of magic, visit the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth. At night, an extraordinary bioluminescence creates a bright blue light, illuminating the river with an eerie neon glow. You’ll be swimming in a pool of starlight!

There’s something unique around every corner of your Jamaica holiday. This island was the inspiration for James Bond, and you can even visit where the author Ian Flemming wrote the novels for these international spy blockbusters. James Bond Beach is the best place for relaxing surrounded by palm trees, strolling along the golden sand beach and sipping on a cocktail from the restaurant. In true spirit, have your exotic drink shaken and not stirred. Somewhere else you’ll find great drinks, food and vibes is the world famous Rick’s Café. This restaurant is one of a kind, with a beautiful cliff top setting and is the best place to watch the sunset

 

Jamaica is best for...

Adventurers: Visit Dunn’s River Falls, one of the country’s most incredible sights. Scale this vast, cascading waterfall that’s steeped in history for a breathtaking start to your holiday.

Culture lovers: The birthplace of Reggae music, take a Bob Marley tour or just stroll along the Hip Strip in Montego to head this island’s iconic sound. Plantations, Georgian architecture, and numerous historic sites give a great insight into the country’s intriguing past.

Sun-seekers: Seven Mile Beach is famed for white sand, clear water, and palm trees. Dig your toes in and lie back under the Caribbean sun.


Fast facts

Language: The language spoken is English.

Currency: The currency used on the island is the Jamaican Dollar ($) although US Dollars are accepted in popular tourist areas.

Local time: Jamaica is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: There are three main airport. We fly into Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Norman Manley International Airport is 20km south of Kingston. Ian Fleming International Airport is on the north coast and is 75km from Kingston.

Flight time from UK: 10 hours.

Tourist information: Further Jamaica tourist information can be found at www.visitjamaica.com.

Visa and health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Jamaica.


Weather and climate

Temperature: 25-29°C.

Sitting in the tropics, there’s swimsuit weather all year round with even sea temperatures in the mid-high 20s. Air temperatures hover in the high 20s (°C) throughout the year, often rising to 30 in the summer.

The island sits in the Caribbean hurricane belt and although hurricanes aren’t very common occurrences on the island, it can experience tropical storms between July and November.

Book your holiday to Jamaica for the spring or winter for slightly more comfortable temperatures and up to 10 hours of sunshine a day. Winter holidays here are usually drier than summer.


Getting around

By taxi: Taxis are a great way of getting around during your holiday, especially as many drivers are happy to act as tour guides for a fee. Booked taxis from your hotel will probably be priced in US Dollars while taxis you flag down will be in Jamaican Dollars. Always check the currency and negotiate a price before starting your journey. Taxis have meters, but they tend to go unused. Remember that fares are always negotiable, so start off by offering half the amount the driver asks for and go from there.


Events

Singing the Blues: Love music? The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival attracts music fans from across the world every January. With major pop artists like Diana Ross and Maroon 5 having performed in the past, this festival is expanding outwards from its traditional roots.

A Reggae Extravaganza: If you love Bob Marley’s music, the annual week-long celebration for his birthday will be a great sight on your holiday. Some of the greatest Marley tribute acts can be seen during this momentous festival every February.

Carnival beats: Easter is carnival time in the Caribbean and Jamaica’s version is known as Bacchanal. With pounding soca and calypso music on every corner, the streets of Kingston become a flurry of sequins and feathers so remember your camera!


Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

  • Thousands of hotels to choose from
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  • Over 177 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

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Weather in Jamaica
Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Recommended hotels
Grand Bahia Principe, Hilton Rose Hall, Secrets Wild Orchid, Iberostar Rose Hall, Royal Decameron

Resorts in Jamaica
Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay

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St Lucia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, CubaTobagoMexico

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