Although Jamaica’s peak season is January to March, it is still a fabulous holiday choice with rainy showers passing quickly by.  Even better are the cheaper accommodation rates which are far lower in the summer and early autumn seasons. 

Of course, any holiday experience is mostly determined by your choice of accommodations.  Naturally, resort locations mean visitors do not get to experience the ‘real’ Jamaica, which seems rather a shame. Yet, there is something reassuring about having everything done for you and trying the many activities available on a resort. 

Example villa prices:

Accommodation costs are reasonable and can range from £301pp per week.  The 3-bedrooms Linga Awhile in Discovery Bay provides good value and reassuringly, many of the prices are similar to European accommodation.

What to do?

Plenty of exciting activities are on offer including beach clubs with water sports, tennis and golf, swimming with dolphins (try the Half Moon Hotel which has its own dolphin lagoon!), polo, riding horses in the sea and spa’s.

You can also enjoy events such as the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival (29th May to 5th June) and Reggae Sumfest at Montego Bay (17th to 23rd July). 

It is no secret that Jamaica boasts the very best rum and mouth-watering food around every corner. From jerk chicken and pork, to fried plantain, visitors can experience cuisine influences from Africa, India, France, and Spain.  The delicious food, accompanied by fabulous music, makes a soulful combination for visitors.

Bespoke holiday specialists Butler and Lloyd are worth checking out for Jamaican getaways, telephone 01252 411749

www.butlerandlloyd.com