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Highlights in Jamaica
- Mountain hikes
- Pure white sandy beaches
- Historical towns and cities
- Vibrant culture
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Holiday homes and rentals in Jamaica
Jamaica is an incredible mix of the world’s top beaches around the coast, wild, vertiginous mountains and lush greenery in the centre, vibrant, exciting towns and quiet but fascinating villages. Most holiday homes are in the coastal areas of Jamaica, but there are some stunning properties to let in the villages away from the coast. For those who prefer an urban stay, Spanish Town offers an insight into the history of both British and Spanish control, and don’t miss the effervescent capital city, Kingston, a fascinating and fun tropical city.The beauty of Jamaica
There is no getting away from it: Jamaica is beautiful. The holiday homes here ensure that you, the visitor, can relish in the delights of the eye by providing you with terraces and outdoor spaces which overlook the vibrant colours and sights of this incredible island. Plenty of holiday homes have swimming pools if you fancy an alternative to the beach. Although there’s no shortage of city rentals to let in Jamaica, you can also enjoy properties built in the traditional brightly coloured style characteristic of this island.
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The white (and not so white!) beaches of Jamaica
Think of Jamaica and we all think of miles of sparkling white, pristine beaches, and there’s no doubt that this is an accurate vision of the incredible coastal area. Seven Mile Beach in Negril, to the west of Jamaica, is one of the most famous, and for good reason, with its magnificence combined with an array of excellent bars and restaurants. Ocho Rios is another fantastic destination for beach lovers. But for something completely different, check out Treasure Beach to the south for much darker beaches with interesting geographical differences.
Travellers and activities
Jamaica is a haven of tropical beauty, and for those who wish to step away from the stunning beaches there’s a whole world of adventures to experience. Consider taking a guide if you step off the beaten track, although there are also many well signed trails. The mountainous centre of Jamaica is home to quite extraordinary sights: waterfalls, freshwater pools and exotic plants and animals. Trek up the Blue Mountains (to reach some summits you may need to climb – plan the trip and take a guide) which overlook miles upon miles of coffee plantations, and admire the mists which give the mountains a bluish hue, and their pretty name.Jamaica for reggae fans
The inimitable Bob Marley was Jamaica born and bred, and fans of his iconic music will want to visit the museum built in his honour at Hope Street, Kingstown. It is here that Marley wrote and recorded some of his most important works. Marley’s legacy is how much he’s raised the popularity of reggae music, and his influence lives on strongly across the country. Although you will hear reggae music played across the whole of Jamaica, with artists playing live in bars, and busking on the city streets, annual music festivals such as Sumfest, Rebel Salute and Jamaica Jazz are well worth planning your visit around for those who want to hear the very best
Despite its small population, Jamaica has produced the top three fastest men in the world – considered to be because of the high consumption of yams!
Top 5 travel tips in Jamaica
Colonial influences mix with Jamaican culture, with 18th and 19th century buildings still standing firm as evidence of Jamaica’s colonial past. Don’t miss Emancipation Park, a commemoration to the end of slavery in Jamaica.2. Spot a ghost at Rose Hall!
Rose Hall mansion offers visitors an insight into the history of slavery in Jamaica, set within the walls of this stunning manor with its delightful views of the see. It is also home to the ‘White Witch’, a woman who is reputed to have killed three husbands.3. See the beauty of Dunn’s River Falls
Near Ocho Rios, Dunn’s River Falls offer you a chance to walk up the side of this astonishingly beautiful waterfall. Steps are available to those who find it hard to walk on the rocky terrain.4. Bobsleigh in… the mountains!!
The Mystic Mountain Bobsled Experience is a snow and ice-free ride down the mountain with a chairlift to take you to the top. The ride itself is exhilarating, and the lift up is stunning. Available from Ocho Rios.5. Experience Luminous Lagoon night-time swimming
Montego Bay and Falmouth both offer night-time boat rides to the incredible Luminous Lagoon in the Falmouth Peninsula. Any disturbance in the water makes the micro-organisms glow in the dark, making the water luminesce!
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Jamaica
How much do you pay on average for holiday rentals in Jamaica?
Our data shows that Jamaica has an average price of €181.57 per night, which is a relatively high one for a country in North America.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Jamaica?
According to our most recent historical data, the months that allow you to save the most in Jamaica are October, February, and May, with average prices of €158.84, €159.92 and €163.68, respectively.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Jamaica?
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Jamaica was July, with an average price of €210.87 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of €200.26, and August, with €199.66.
Is Jamaica a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
When organising a trip to Jamaica, it is not necessary to plan long before your trip, as the percentage of rentals booked is only 29%.
When are more holiday homes available?
The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Jamaica are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 80.6% of the total in 2020), June (79%), and September (76.75%).
When are there fewer rental options available in Jamaica?
The months with the lowest properties available in Jamaica are, in order, March, February and January, with respective average availability figures of 58.25%, 59.4%, and 66%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many holiday rentals are there in Jamaica?
In Jamaica we collaborate with 11 different providers to give you a choice of 3200 properties, so you will not be short of options!
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