Jamaica is the largest of the English-speaking Caribbean islands and one of contrasts, where upbeat reggae rhythms lull visitors to enjoy its laid-back charm making luxury Jamaica holidays ideal for relaxation and culture.
Great beaches can be found at Negril on the western tip, while along the north shore, from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios, the countryside becomes more tropical and lush. Head to the island's interior and visitors will discover the striking Port Antonio region, well known for its Blue Mountain range and famed for its spectacular river rafting.
Time Difference: GMT -5 hours
Flight duration: 10 hours (direct)
Currency: Jamaican Dollar
Quick, intense showers are likely between May and November the wettest months being in September and October. Although Jamaica is technically under threat of hurricanes between June and November, most tend to miss the island.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London Gatwick.