The fourth largest island-nation of the Greater Antilles, the Commonwealth of Jamaica can be found in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. It is six hours ahead of UK time,
and a direct flight from the United Kingdom to Jamaica will usually last about nine hours. Return flights are normally shorter at eight hours, but this can vary depending on the jet stream. The currency used in business and trading is the Jamaican dollar.
Apart from the fantastic weather, there are many historical sites in Jamaica that should not be missed. The capital city of Kingston is primarily English-speaking. For those interested in history or music, the Bob Marley Museum and the Jamaica Defence Force Museum offer some interesting attractions. Seven Mile Beach, located in Negril, is a beautiful strand nestled next to crystal-blue waters. It is the perfect place for those looking for a dip in the cool waters or to lie out under the sun and try to get a tan. At Dolphin Cove, tourists literally get a chance to swim with the dolphins. It is the perfect place for those who have older children who will be looking for something to do. Dolphin Cove can be found in St. Ann’s Bay.
Those visiting Jamaica should expect consistently good weather through the year, although May until October will usually bring the wet season. The lowlands experience temperatures between twenty-five degrees Celsius and thirty degrees Celsius. At higher elevations, it is usually between fifteen and twenty-two.
Price is always on the mind of every holiday-maker, and those visiting Jamaica will want to have a look at the cost of living. Below are a few examples of everyday consumer products and their prices in British pounds.
|Loaf of Bread||£1.31|
|Bottle of Water||£1.71|
|Pint of Beer||£1.78|
|Bottle of Wine||£7.93|
Jamaica offers holiday-makers the best of both worlds. For those who want to enjoy sun and sand, there are plenty of places to relax and take in the warm sun. With the FlySearch option, finding fantastic deals on car rentals and hotels as well as flights themselves will be quick and easy, so start booking today.