Weather and climate
Best time to visit
Temperatures are consistent all year round, averaging about 30°C. The highest rainfall is from May to October.
Explore the surroundings
Jamaica has captivated travellers for centuries. Christopher Columbus, the first European to set foot on the island, dubbed it 'the fairest land that eyes have beheld', and it subsequently became a scenic jewel in colonial crowns.
Visitors love Jamaica for its natural beauty - the cool peaks of the Blue Mountains; mile after mile of lush cane fields; picturesque rum estates; rivers and waterfalls; caves, beaches and lagoons.
Choose from a wide selection of Jamaica holiday offers. Jamaica holiday highlights
- All Inclusive resorts - nowhere does it better! For superb value and complete peace of mind, choose a holiday where the price includes at least all meals, local drinks, land sports and non-motorised watersports, daily activities and evening entertainment.
- The island's stunning interior, with natural wonders such as the Blue Mountains, is famed for its coffee, and the lovely Dunn's River Falls.
- The vibrant resort areas of Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril offer spectacular beaches, great shopping, fresh seafood restaurants and lively bars that throb to the sounds of reggae and calypso.
- Superb diving and snorkelling in the clear waters and among the reefs surrounding the island.