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Jamaica Flights

As the birthplace of the all-inclusive vacation, it is perhaps unsurprising to hear that most people fly to Jamaica with a charter airline. However, if you are not purchasing an all-inclusive package, there are plenty of direct flights which run daily from a number of major US cities. Major airlines offering flights to Jamaica from the US include American, Delta, Air Jamaica and United. In addition, budget airlines Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue also offer flights to Jamaica.

Jamaica has two international airports: Norman Manly (KIN) in Kingston and Donald Sangster (MBJ) in Montego Bay. If you have no transfer options in place upon your arrival, both of these airports have taxis and taxi vans stationed outside which can take you to your accommodation.

The amount that you pay for your airfare varies considerably throughout the year. Flight prices are at their highest between December and mid-January as this is when the island experiences its peak season. In addition, flight prices also rise during the school holidays. However, some great bargains can be found if you visit Jamaica in November or in the shoulder season between mid-January and Easter.

Flight times from North America to Jamaica vary considerably. On average, you can expect a direct flight from New York to Jamaica to take just less than 3 hours 30 minutes while a direct flight from Los Angeles will take around 5 hours 30 minutes.

Top Things to Do in Jamaica

Without a doubt the most famous museum on the island is the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. The reggae legend’s home and recording studio on Hope Road has been transformed into a museum and shrine to Jamaica’s most famous son and is full of memorabilia. Highlights of the collection include platinum records, Rastafarian cloaks and the bullet holes in the room where Marley survived an assassination attempt.

If you are visiting Jamaica during March, be sure to stick around for Carnival, the island’s major event. Floats, dancers, and costumed musicians take to the streets throughout the event. Music is a major part of the event, expect to hear calypso, soca and reggae.

Jamaica’s Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios is famous for dolphin-spotting. The cove is a large natural lagoon and lets visitors swim and play with bottlenose dolphins. In addition, the cove also has a large aquarium showcasing a range of interesting sea creatures including sharks and stingrays. In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to feed and pet some of the sharks.

Jamaica has plenty of natural attractions to visit some of the most-popular include the limestone caves in the north of Jamaica and the Blue Mountains. With a number of interesting geological formations, subterranean lakes and the famous Green Grotto, the limestone caves are great fun to explore. The Blue Mountains are Jamaica’s largest mountain range and have a number of tracks to explore. The Blue Mountains are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including the world’s second-largest butterfly: the Homerus Swallowtail which has a wingspan of 5.9 inches.

Situated just west of downtown Kingston, Spanish Town, the former capital of Jamaica is a popular destination. The city was established by the Spanish back in the Seventeenth Century and has a number of notable historic attractions including the Old King’s House and the English Cathedral.

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