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Jamaica Holidays

A Caribbean favourite. Be sure to take in everything Jamaica offers on your tailored itinerary – there’s shining golden beaches, forest trails, crocodile excursions and a whole island of options to explore.

This iconic Caribbean island has been a favourite for British travellers since the early 1900s. What might surprise you is the size of Jamaica.

The third-largest island in the Caribbean, it measures 146 miles long and rises to a height of 2,200m in the Blue Mountains of the interior. From here, rivers tumble down the island’s famous waterfalls emerging on palm-fringed shorelines with white sand beaches and turquoise water. Jerk chicken, reggae, rum and Bob Marley, where else could you be but Jamaica. Rocky coves, stunning white beaches, a vibrant capital and the outstanding scenery of the Blue Mountains makes Jamaica one of the most interesting Caribbean islands to visit. Excellent boutique hotels such as GoldenEye, Strawberry Hill or The Caves ensure a very comfortable stay.

Floyd's Pelican Bar
Floyd's Pelican Bar, Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Highlights of Jamaica

Striking a careful balance between exploration and relaxation, our journeys to Jamaica aim to move beyond the tourist trail and offer an in-depth and highly customisable insight in to the Caribbean island. Encompassing everything from farmland horseback rides to private beach lounging, we can curate a fully-tailored trip bursting with extraordinary experiences for solo travellers, honeymooners and families alike.

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Tropical Beach, Jamaica
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Why we like Jamaica

White sandy beaches, a lush tropical interior, a whole range of hotels and villas catering to every level of budget and a never-ending supply of rum. Frequent flights and some really gorgeous places to stay. It is time to take another look.

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Jamaica

Jamaica: What to Expect

Travelling around Jamaica is fun and well worth the odd pothole, common on the bone-rattling roads. Jamaica’s somewhat turbulent colonial past is evident in Spanish and English place names, as well as in the architecture of the plantation houses built by their British owners, and whose continued production links past and present. Modern Jamaica is a proud independent nation that marches to a fantastic soundtrack of reggae, ska and dancehall washed down by Jamaican rum.

Experiences

Discover some of our suggested activities to include on your Jamaica holiday

Hummingbird Experience

Hand-feed hummingbirds at the Rocklands Estate.

Boutique Hotels

Pamper yourself in some of the Caribbean’s best small boutique hotels.

Port Antonio

Explore fabulous secluded beaches and coves around laid-back Port Antonio.

Blue Mountains

Take a walk through the Blue Mountains and visit working coffee and banana plantations.

Meet the Maroon Tribe

Set off in dugout canoes to experience the traditions and daily life of the Maroon tribe and old colonial plantations.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

On an early Caribbean jaunt, John was lucky enough to stay in the Ian Fleming residence at the author’s iconic Caribbean home, Goldeneye, eschewing the beach to spend hours with rum in hand at the famous corner desk where many of the Bond books were penned.
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Frequently asked questions about Jamaica

Is Jamaica safe to travel around?

Jamaica suffers from high crime levels, but is still a reasonably safe destination. However, it is important to take precautions. Leave valuables behind at the hotel and avoid visiting isolated areas alone, even during daytime. Be extra vigilant when
in crowds or withdrawing money.

Can I use my mobile phone in Jamaica?

Jamaica has excellent mobile phone coverage. As always, roaming charges will apply and these can be quite expensive. However, it is cheap and easy to obtain a local SIM card, which will offer far cheaper rates.

What is the time zone in Jamaica?

Jamaica is five hours behind GMT. It does not observe daylight saving time.

How long are the flights to Jamaica from the UK?

From London to Kingston, direct flights take approximately 10 hours.

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John unveiled a side of Jamaica that we had not expected - while we knew the beaches would be spectacular, we were blown away by the opportunities to spend time in the mountains. Aside from the holiday itself, we were so impressed with the communication with John throughout.

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