As the largest island nation in the Caribbean, Jamaica has two busy international airports: the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. However, tourists arriving in private aircrafts can land in Negril, Ocho Rios or a small airport in Kingston. There are many cheap flights to Jamaica since the country is a well-known tourist destination. International airlines such as Emirates, British Airways, and Lufthansa have regular flights to Jamaica. The Kingston International Airport is 20 minutes away from the capital. For the customers' convenience, the airport has shops, restaurants, and ATMs.
Tourists can travel through Jamaica by train"private trains connect one city to another. Another cheap alternative is buses, but you have to be prepared to tip luggage handlers. Taxi cabs or "route taxis" do not have visible taxi signage aside from their red license plate, and you share taxis with other passengers. Rental cars are available, as well, but be cautious of the congested rural areas and the winding mountain roads. Since Jamaica used to be a British colony, motorists drive on the left. If you want to travel between Kingston and Montego Bay, you can take a domestic Jamaica flight.
Jamaica is well-known for its pristine beaches and reggae music. Visit the Negril 7-mile beach for a breathtaking sunset view. Cliff diving and snorkeling are other options. Reggae enthusiasts go up to Nine Mile to visit Bob Marley's birthplace and to the Bob Marley Studio in 56 Hope Road, where the reggae legend used to have a studio.
Dunn's River Falls is frequented by nature lovers because of its lush flora and fauna. On the northwest is Montego Bay, often called "Mo Bay," which is famous for its white sand beaches and golf courses. Jamaica's tropical climate is excellent for swimming and diving.
Handicrafts, wicker furniture, and local produce can be bought cheap. Go to the famous Coronation Market in Kingston for the best bargains. Duty-free shops are known for their "in-bond" shopping. A must-try Jamaican cuisine is the local barbecue called "jerk," made of pork, chicken, or goat. Seafood is widely available. Jamaicans like to eat rice pots mixed with coconut milk, kidney beans, and scallions. Another local dish is the ackee, where a fruit of the ackee tree is mixed together with dried cod fish.
High-proof Jamaican rum is served in almost every bar, and Jamaica nightlife is diverse as its music. Everywhere you find bars with live bands playing jazz rock, reggae, soca, calypso, and more. Book your airfare to Jamaica today to enjoy this vibrant island culture!