Holiday rentals and lettings in Jamaica

Holiday rentals and lettings in Jamaica

Holiday rentals and lettings in Jamaica

Caribbean vibes and fun in the sun

Jamaica is an incredible mix of the world’s top beaches around the coast, wild, vertiginous mountains and lush greenery in the centre, vibrant, exciting towns and quiet but fascinating villages. Most holiday lettings are in the coastal areas of Jamaica, but there are some stunning properties to let in the villages away from the coast. For those who prefer an urban stay, Spanish Town offers an insight into the history of both British and Spanish control, and don’t miss the effervescent capital city, Kingston, a fascinating and fun tropical city.

The beauty of Jamaica

There is no getting away from it: Jamaica is beautiful. The holiday rentals here ensure that you, the visitor, can relish in the delights of the eye by providing you with terraces and outdoor spaces which overlook the vibrant colours and sights of this incredible island. Plenty of holiday lettings have swimming pools if you fancy an alternative to the beach. Although there’s no shortage of city rentals to let in Jamaica, you can also enjoy properties built in the traditional brightly coloured style characteristic of this island.

Holidays in Jamaica

The area and getting around

The delight of the Caribbean

One of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, Jamaica can be reached by boat or plane. The two main international airports are Montego Bay Sangster International Airport, a great option if you are staying to the west of Jamaica, or Kingston Norman Manley International Airport, which is just outside Kingston itself, on the south-east. Kingston is drier than much of the rest of Jamaica, surrounded on several sides by mountains. The tropical climate creates an abundance of greenery and lush, exotic flora and the associated plethora of fascinating fauna. Birdsong is prevalent throughout almost all of Jamaica and is the backdrop to your visit to any suburban or rural space.

The white (and not so white!) beaches of Jamaica

Think of Jamaica and we all think of miles of sparkling white, pristine beaches, and there’s no doubt that this is an accurate vision of the incredible coastal area. Seven Mile Beach in Negril, to the west of Jamaica, is one of the most famous, and for good reason, with its magnificence combined with an array of excellent bars and restaurants. Ocho Rios is another fantastic destination for beach lovers. But for something completely different, check out Treasure Beach to the south for much darker beaches with interesting geographical differences.

Travellers and activities

Jamaica for the wild adventurer

Jamaica is a haven of tropical beauty, and for those who wish to step away from the stunning beaches there’s a whole world of adventures to experience. Consider taking a guide if you step off the beaten track, although there are also many well signed trails. The mountainous centre of Jamaica is home to quite extraordinary sights: waterfalls, freshwater pools and exotic plants and animals. Trek up the Blue Mountains (to reach some summits you may need to climb – plan the trip and take a guide) which overlook miles upon miles of coffee plantations, and admire the mists which give the mountains a bluish hue, and their pretty name.

Jamaica for reggae fans

The inimitable Bob Marley was Jamaica born and bred, and fans of his iconic music will want to visit the museum built in his honour at Hope Street, Kingstown. It is here that Marley wrote and recorded some of his most important works. Marley’s legacy is how much he’s raised the popularity of reggae music, and his influence lives on strongly across the country. Although you will hear reggae music played across the whole of Jamaica, with artists playing live in bars, and busking on the city streets, annual music festivals such as Sumfest, Rebel Salute and Jamaica Jazz are well worth planning your visit around for those who want to hear the very best

Despite its small population, Jamaica has produced the top three fastest men in the world – considered to be because of the high consumption of yams!

Top 5 travel tips in Jamaica

1. See Kingston’s history

Colonial influences mix with Jamaican culture, with 18th and 19th century buildings still standing firm as evidence of Jamaica’s colonial past. Don’t miss Emancipation Park, a commemoration to the end of slavery in Jamaica.

2. Spot a ghost at Rose Hall!

Rose Hall mansion offers visitors an insight into the history of slavery in Jamaica, set within the walls of this stunning manor with its delightful views of the see. It is also home to the ‘White Witch’, a woman who is reputed to have killed three husbands.

3. See the beauty of Dunn’s River Falls

Near Ocho Rios, Dunn’s River Falls offer you a chance to walk up the side of this astonishingly beautiful waterfall. Steps are available to those who find it hard to walk on the rocky terrain.

4. Bobsleigh in… the mountains!!

The Mystic Mountain Bobsled Experience is a snow and ice-free ride down the mountain with a chairlift to take you to the top. The ride itself is exhilarating, and the lift up is stunning. Available from Ocho Rios.

5. Experience Luminous Lagoon night-time swimming

Montego Bay and Falmouth both offer night-time boat rides to the incredible Luminous Lagoon in the Falmouth Peninsula. Any disturbance in the water makes the micro-organisms glow in the dark, making the water luminesce!

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Jamaica

How much does it cost to rent a holiday letting in Jamaica?

With an annual average price of A$278.85, Jamaica is not a country that stands out as being the most expensive or the cheapest in North America.

What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Jamaica?

If you want to save the maximum amount during your visit to Jamaica, you should travel in February (A$242.74 per night on average), October (A$243.02), or May (A$250.44) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When are holiday rentals more expensive in Jamaica?

When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Jamaica, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, July, June and August with average prices per night of A$322.63, A$306.4, and A$305.48, respectively.

Should I plan a trip to Jamaica well in advance?

Considering the figures observed in 2020, it is an excellent country for an impromptu getaway, since it has an average annual availability of 71%, which is relatively high.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are May (with an availability of 80.6%) June (79%), and September (76.75%), according to the trends observed in 2019.

When are there fewer rental options available in Jamaica?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is January (only 58% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by March (58.25%), and February (58.5%).

Are there many holiday lettings in Jamaica?

In Jamaica we work with 11 different partners to give you a choice of 3200 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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