Jamaica, among the largest island countries in the Caribbean, is a beautiful coastal and mountainous tourist destination. Jamaica is near to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, and Hispaniola (Haiti/Dominican Republic). The island is famous for its natural beauty, known to have smitten Christopher Columbus too during his maiden voyage to the Americas. The country’s tropical climate has contributed immensely to its fame as a winter resort. Jamaica is now visited by over 3 million tourists annually. Thus, by these figures, you can ascertain that Jamaica might be a small island but it carries the weight of a large tourist industry which is why cheap flights to Jamaica are difficult to find amidst the countless flights to Jamaica, especially from the US. If you want a cheap flight to Jamaica, you have arrived at the right place.
Tourism Information about Jamaica
Jamaica has two cities - Kingston and Montego Bay. Other than these regions, Jamaica has towns, Portmore, Mandeville, Spanish Town, and the resort towns of Port Antonio, Ocho Ríos, and Negril. The following areas are especially known as ‘Resort Areas’ of the country - Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, the South Coast, Negril, and Port Antonio.
In Jamaica, there’s a lot to see. At Kingston, you can explore the historic towns of Spanish Town and Port Royal, gardens and coffee farms, bird-watching, and hike the Blue Mountains. At Montego Bay, you can relax on the white sand beaches of the area or marvel at the luminous lagoon or have a sporty day at the golf courses. At Negril, you can visit the Kool Runnings Water Park, the 7-mile beach, or experience cliff-diving. At Ocho Rios, you can travel to the beautiful Dunn's River Falls in St. Ann, Fern Gully, Shaw Park, Coyaba, and Cranbrook Gardens. At the South Coast, there are the towns of Mandeville, Black River and Treasure Beach, Milk River Bath & Spa, YS Falls in St. Elizabeth, Safaris on the Black River, Lovers’ Leap, and Appleton Estate to discover. Port Antonio’s attractions include the Blue Lagoon and Frenchman’s Cove in Portland, the Errol Flynn Marina, Folly Ruins, Nonsuch and Foxes Caves, Scatter, Reich and Somerset waterfalls, and the place’s exotic white sand beaches to get captivated. There’s also the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park in the county of Surrey in eastern Jamaica to wander about.
Jamaica has a tropical, hot and humid weather. Its inland regions are temperate while the island’s south coast areas such as the Liguanea Plain and the Pedro Plains have dry rain-shadow areas. You should also be aware that Jamaica lies on the hurricane belt of the Atlantic Ocean, so plan your trip after heeding the required travel advisories. Jamaica’s annual average rainfall is 78 inches (198 cm) and the annual average temperature is 80.6 °F (27 ºC). Rainfall is evenly distributed on the island due to the mountains. There are numerous mineral springs too in the country, of them the public ones include - Milk River in Clarendon, Bath in St. Thomas, and Rockfort in St. Andrew.
Information about Jamaica Airports
Jamaica has three international airports - Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport; Boscobel, Saint Mary Parish’s Ian Fleming International Airport; and Montego Bay’s Sir Donald Sangster International Airport (the country's largest and busiest airport). Domestic airports include the commuter airports in Tinson Pen in Kingston, Port Antonio, and Negril. The country’s national carrier, Air Jamaica has made its base at the Manley and the Sangster airports.
The island’s resort city, Montego Bay’s airport, Sangster International Airport is also the Caribbean's leading airport and has two terminals. The terminal for international flights is the Terminal F and for domestic flights is the Terminal C. Additionally, Norman Manley International Airport is situated 11.8 miles away from New Kingston’s center. The airport in Boscobel is named after, as you might have guessed James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming and is 6.2 miles east of Ocho Rios.
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