Jamaica Travel Information

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Jamaica Scene Is there anything better than stretching out like a cat in a warm patch of Jamaican sun? Only if you sprinkle your island vacation with a dash of adventure. Known fondly as “the land of wood and water,” Jamaica’s forests feature prime hiking and bird watching. History buffs can the heritage sites of Trelawny, while reggae and dancehall fans will love the authentic music clubs of Kingston. Montego Bay is perfect for snorkeling and shopping, while the spas of Ocho Rios can make any stresses melt away.

Things to do in Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls • Seven Mile Beach •  Martha Brae River • Blue Hole • Blue Waters Beach Club • Trident Undersea Trekking (helmet diving) • Snorkeling, Montego Bay • Highseas Seafood Raft

Highly rated hotels in Jamaica: Round Hill Hotel and Villas • The Trident Hotel • The Cliff Hotel • Jamaica Inn • Somewhere West • Sandals Ochi Beach • S Hotel Jamaica • Geejam • Villas Sur Mer

Jamaica's electricity is 110V 50Hz and uses plug types A & B
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Norman Manley International Airport is 4,672 miles. Jamaica's IATA airport code is KIN.

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Climate: Jamaica has a tropical maritime climate, with temperatures of little variation, mostly between 27°C and 30°C on the coasts and around 20°C in the mountains. A rainy period occurs between May and December, with relatively moderate and rather sporadic rainfall. Between June and November, cyclones can occur. You can travel to Jamaica at any time, but the tourist season is in full swing from December to April, resulting in higher prices and a more tourists. The period from May to October is quieter and cheaper but with more heat and humidity.

Covid-19 Data for Jamaica

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(One way)
Tier Points
Economy 35 70
World Traveller Plus 90 180
Business 140 280
First 210 420

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Kingston, (Zone 6, 4,001-5,500 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000

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