Last minute jamaica
If you're searching for a destination that offers something a little bit more exotic and exciting, the Caribbean island of Jamaica is an excellent option. Here you'll find mountains, dense green rainforests, caverns, caves and stunning sandy beaches. Jamaican food is unique and delicious, and is growing in popularity with diners the world over. Whatever you're looking for from a last minute holiday, the beautiful and friendly island of Jamaica will provide everything you could need, and more.
The top 5 things to see or do in Jamaica
1. Sample the cuisine
If you love food with unusual and exotic flavours, you'll enjoy your visit to this delightful island nation. The ackee fruit was brought to Jamaica in the 18th century, and the country's national dish is ackee and salt codfish. It's also a popular filling for Jamaican patties, which are delicious. The capital, Kingston, is a melting pot of cultures, with a wealth of welcoming restaurants to suit every taste.
2. Have an adventure
There are few destinations on the planet better suited to enjoying adventures and new experiences. The Luminous Lagoon is one of only a handful of places in the world where the water will cause you to glow in the dark if you go swimming at dusk. There are spectacular caves to explore and adrenalin activities to enjoy, including an exhilarating rainforest zip wire, and safaris to see crocodiles in their natural habitat.
3. Explore the natural beauty
Fertile earth and year-round sunshine have provided Jamaica with an abundance of plant life, and the island's natural beauty is breathtaking. Visitors can enjoy watching indigenous creatures in the wild, or marvel at the diversity of the exotic flowering plants. The island's Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and hiking in Jamaica is an experience you will never forget.
4. Enjoy the nightlife
It's great to spend the day relaxing, unwinding and soaking up the sunshine on a last minute holiday. But come the evening, thoughts often turn to fun and entertainment. The kind of vibrant nightlife on offer in Jamaica is diverse enough to satisfy every kind of visitor. The island has a rhythm all of its own, whether it's on the beach, on the streets or in a bar or nightclub. From food, fun and dancing to a quiet drink with a romantic view, Jamaica has it covered.
5. Discover the culture
If Jamaica has a heartbeat it's powered by music, which you'll find everywhere on the island. But there is far more to Jamaica than reggae. It has a rich artistic heritage that is well worth exploring, while energetic visitors will have a chance to learn some traditional Jamaican dance moves. It's also worth discovering the history of the island, which has been on a long and colourful journey that will surprise and fascinate.
5 of the best hotels for last minute holidays in Jamaica
With a beachfront setting surrounded by crystal clear waters, this extensive luxury resort offers a wealth of services and amenities. Enjoy great food in one of the ten restaurants, or treat yourself to some pampering in the first class spa.
This elegant hotel is set in a Jamaican paradise by the sea, just ten minutes away from the charming town of Negril. The powdery sand and calm waters make the beach the perfect place to spend the day, before relaxing in one of the resort's outstanding bars or restaurants.
This adults-only resort is the perfect retreat for couples looking for a holiday to remember. Just ten minutes away from Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip', this contemporary property boasts the only rooftop pool and bar in Montego Bay.
Unlimited luxury is on offer at this stylish resort, which includes a world-class spa and gourmet dining. After relaxing in the sun by the beautiful Caribbean, guests can enjoy a variety of exhilarating activities at this adults-only property.
This idyllic resort offers its guests stunning views of the Caribbean, along with first-rate amenities and accommodation. Guests here have commented on the friendly and helpful staff, outstanding customer service and delicious food.
When is the best time to go on holiday in Jamaica
Jamaica enjoys year-round sun, and if you're looking for a quiet getaway the best time to visit the island could be November to mid-December. It can also be less expensive to travel at this time, and with Voyage Privé offering deals of up to 70% off, you could make it cheaper still. If you like it hot and don't mind the crowds, mid-December to mid-April is a great time to visit Jamaica.
Going on holiday in Jamaica
There are international airports in Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios/Boscobel, with regular flights from across Europe. A non-stop flight from Paris (for example) to Jamaica takes around 10 hours. It's generally advisable to book transfers to your hotel before you fly, but transport services are readily available from all Jamaica's international airports. If you book with Voyage Privé you'll find all the information you need on the website.
Enjoy your holiday in Jamaica
To get the best from your last minute holiday in Jamaica, be sure to choose your accommodation based on the kind of holiday experience you want. Some resorts are better placed to offer water sports and adventure activities, while others may be more geared to relaxation and romance. If you're travelling with children, look for a resort with the kind of facilities they will enjoy.
The Voyage Privé travel expert's opinion on Jamaica
There are holidays in the sun, holidays in exotic locations, gourmet holidays and adventure holidays, to name just a few. But destinations that offer all of these things in a breathtaking location with sun all the year-round, are few and far between. Jamaica is one such destination, and we believe it to be the perfect choice for a last minute holiday.