04 November 2019
Jamaica is an island many of us love for its laid-back vibe, glorious sunny weather, paradisiacal beaches, untouched tropical forests and friendly locals. The perfect place for that Caribbean getaway, but Jamaica’s beauty runs deep and is best explored at a leisurely pace, affording you the time to absorb all its quirks and continue to discover new things that keep us coming back for more.
Jamaica is home to over 200 species of exotic orchid and the country’s main farming exports consist of bananas, sugar and coffee.
Famous visitors include Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller who celebrated their honeymoon here after their marriage in 1956.
Rum is the national drink of Jamaica and its history can be traced back to the 17th century. It comes in different colours, depending on how long it has been distilled, and you’ll find it in many delicious drinks across the island.
Ian Fleming wrote ten of his James Bond novels in Jamaica including Casino Royale, Dr. No and Live and Let Die, the latter of which was filmed near Fleming’s GoldenEye estate.
You can travel in style and check-in to the luxury Club Mobay airport lounge at Montego Bay International Airport. Here, you’ll be able to take advantage of complimentary food and beverages, newspapers & magazines, charging facilities, and fast, reliable WiFi.
Most tourists fly into Montego Bay (MBJ), but Kingston (KIN) is a good option for those visiting the capital city, Port Antonio or the Blue Mountains. The new highway has cut down the drive time between Kingston and Ocho Rios to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Go wildlife spotting to find some of Jamaica’s rare and endemic species. There are 28 species of birds, 27 reptiles, 21 amphibians and 830 flowering plants that can only be found in Jamaica, so you won’t want to miss out on a chance to encounter one.
Head out for a hike with a community member and let them impart their knowledge of the area to you. We suggest the Outley Mountain Trail if you’re looking for a bit of a challenge and some beautiful vistas.
Jamaica’s Appleton Estate is the second oldest rum producer in the world and between February 29th and March 1st, it stages the Jamaica Rum Festival where all things Jamaica are celebrated, particularly food, music, crafts and rum.
Learn about Rastafarian Culture at an indigenous village. Experience the philosophy and lifestyle for yourself and meet village members to share stories and gain insight into their world.
Get involved with the biggest party of the year at Carnival. Let the bright colours and rhythmic soca music sweep you away and become part of one of the greatest parties on earth. Carnival events in Jamaica start in January and run right through to Carnival Day.
This timeless Jamaican resort glows with a warm and friendly atmosphere, like a home away from home. Sat on one of the island’s most spectacular private beaches, with sweeping views across the Caribbean Sea, the suites and cottages of Jamaica Inn are spacious yet intimate and impeccably decorated.
Each suite comes with a private balcony or veranda, furnished with sofa, breakfast table, wing chair and writing desk. The selection of cottages each bring something different to cater for all tastes, with the exquisite Jamaica Inn Cottages each featuring direct access to the sea and their own private infinity plunge pool.
Feel the warm welcome of real Jamaican hospitality as you arrive at Round Hill. This 110-acre enclave houses luxury villas, charming oceanfront rooms, award-winning dining and a sumptuous spa, all nestled within lush tropical rainforest surroundings.
Round Hill tantalises the palate across its three restaurants, serving up flavours from Jamaica itself and around the world. Guests can soak in panoramic ocean views while they dine at The Grill and relax in the laid-back luxury setting of the rooftop restaurant. For pure Caribbean flavours, guests can enjoy the intimate dining experience at The Restaurant at Round Hill where Jamaican ingredients take centre to give guests a real flavour of Jamaica.
The perfect paradise for those looking to escape to Jamaica for a relaxing break. Sandy Haven provides guests with impeccable service that makes them feel comfortable and well cared for throughout their stay.
For the full island experience, make a stop at the Sandy Haven Spa & Gym and feel your body rejuvenate under the well-curated selection of treatments including massages, skincare services and full body treatments. All treatments harness the healing power of nature, using high-quality natural ingredients from herbs, fruits, flowers and oils.
One of Jamaica’s top all-inclusive resorts, Sunset at the Palms is where guests can step into another world – one of tranquillity, luxury and untold beauty.
The resort’s opulent treehouse accommodation offers guests a magical experience as they stay nestled in the heart of the stunning lush gardens, just steps from the pristine white sands. The Tree Top Deluxe rooms are designed to create a sensory experience with all the home comforts guests know and love. These unique treehouse accommodations feature spacious designs, wooden fans, Asian-inspired furnishings, king-sized beds and private porches, all surrounded by exotic tropical plants to give a real feeling of seclusion and privacy.
Reconnect with Jamaica and enjoy an authentic Caribbean island experience by contact your Travel Counsellor today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.