Jamaica

Best time to go and how to get there

Jamaica: When to Go

Consistently warm tropical weather ensures Jamaica is a popular destination year-round. On the coast, temperatures range from 22°C (72°F) and 31°C (88°F). Mid December - mid April is High Season. May, June, October and November are Shoulder Season in terms of climate but also Jamaica's rainy and hurricane seasons (it rains for a short spell most afternoons, but isn't a big deal). Low Season is from mid-April to mid-December - fewer crowds but less reliable sunshine.

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Getting There

NB, please do not rely on this information for your travel planning.

JAMAICA: BY AIR

From the UK: try British Airways, Delta and Virgin Atlantic but you may need to change.

Within Europe: There are no direct flights to Jamaica from France, Austria, Italy or Sweden. Try Air Berlin and Condor from Germany.

From the USA: jetBlue, Air Jamaica, Delta.

Getting Around

Jamaican Taxis: There are 2 official types of taxi in Jamaica: Charter Taxis (officially licensed and insured, for sole use of passenger) and Route Taxis (a collective taxi, with red license plates). 'Robots' are also collective taxis, but are often not licensed / insured, and therefore not recommended.

By Car: In general, a 4x4 is advisable if you plan to explore - see our car rental recommendations.