Jamaica is very different from the rest of the Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean, yes there is the glorious year-round sunshine, sandy beaches and pampered resort-life but what sets Jamaica apart is its history and culture. Embrace the island's unique character, the easy-going charm of its people and explore its jungle-clad mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and cosmopolitan cities to really enjoy the entire Jamaican experience. Its heritage has deep and colourful roots and visitors can see the very best of Jamaican culture in the lively resort of Montego Bay, where you'll find a wide selection of restaurants, plenty of watersports and some great nightlife. Ocho Rios, a picturesque and lively resort with the spectacular Dunn's River Falls and the more relaxed, quiet area of Negril are just some of the places well worth a visit.
Take it all in, as there's plenty to see in Jamaica even if sitting on the stunning beaches and enjoying the ocean views is not for you. Take a visit to the tropical rainforests, the famous Blue Mountains, botanical gardens and amazing waterfalls and don't forget to find time to visit the museum and home of music legend, Bob Marley.
Time difference GMT: -5 hours.
Currency: Jamaican Dollar.
Flight time from the UK (London): Approximately 9 hours.
Arrival airport: Sangster International Airport.
Entry details (for British passport holders): A visa is not required to enter Jamaica. Passports need at least six months validity from your entry date. Before you depart, check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
A local Signature representative will meet you at your arrival airport and direct you to your pre-booked transfer vehicle. You'll receive a welcome pack containing local information and all contact details. A welcome meeting will be arranged at your hotel, and should you need advice during your stay, local representatives will make regular visits to your resort.
If you are staying at a Sandals or Beaches resort, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by one of their representatives. All welcome information and details about your stay will be provided by your hotel
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