Affordable Winter Vacation in Jamaica
Winter is well on its way and the cold has started to set in. It seems to be a bit earlier this year in many parts of the world – earlier than usual.
This might start you thinking about ways you can beat the cold this winter season and where you could take your mid-winter vacation that boasts some luscious sun, sea and sand. While many people will be heading down to Mexico or possibly the Dominican Republic, there are many other islands in the Caribbean to consider – such as sunny Jamaica!
Jamaica has one of the most varied climates of any Caribbean island. Along the seashore, where most visitors congregate, the island is air-conditioned by northeasterly trade winds, and temperature variations are surprisingly slight. Coastal readings average between 22°C (71°F) and 31°C (88°F) year-round. The Jamaican winter is similar to May in the United States or northern Europe; there can be chilly times in the early morning or at night. Winter is generally the driest season, but can be wet in mountain areas; expect showers, especially in northeastern Jamaica.
Inland, temperatures decrease by approximately .55°C for every 91m (about 1°F for every 300-ft.) increase in elevation.
Jamaica is a fantastic place to take off to in the winter months – with its temperate climate, you’re almost guaranteed a fantastic time by the sea. Winter temperatures range from around 20-30 degrees Celsius over winter on the coast of the island, with the peak season being from December to April. Jamaica hosts thousands of travellers a year between these months, and is one of the best times to come to the island to one of the gorgeous and well equipped resorts that call the coast home.
Depending on which side of the island you’re coming to enjoy, you might find yourself coming in through one of three airports: Norman Manley International which is just outside Kingston, or one of two on the north coast – Ian Fleming International or Sangster International near Montego Bay. Whichever airport you are flying into and out of, one this is for sure – all the international airports are well equipped and offer a variety of great amenities for all travellers.
Ocho Rios on the north coast of the island is perhaps the most well known and most visited tourist location in Jamaica, if not the whole of the Caribbean.
Home to numerous villas, resorts, hotels, bars, shopping, beaches and more, this is a one-stop shop for everything related to tourism in Jamaica.
Day trips, snorkeling trips, and all sorts of various excursions can be arranged in Ocho Rios, with the only limit being your imagination and adventure level. Whether you’re more into whiling away the hours on the pristine white sands of the area, or you want to get out and around, hiking to waterfalls and driving through some of the diverse jungles you can find something for you and everyone.
Whether you’re more into whiling away the hours on the pristine white sands of the area, or you want to get out and around, hiking to waterfalls and driving through some of the diverse jungles you can find something for you and everyone you’re traveling with here in Ocho Rios.
Affordable winter vacation to Jamaica
Things To Do On Your Winter Vacation
With Ocho Rios being the most visited, it stands to reason that it’s also the busiest hub of activity and so Sangster International Airport is typically the main airport most people fly into and out of.
Located a mere hour and a half away from Ocho Rios , this is the perfect airport for tourists given its close proximity to the action and to all the various things Jamaica has to offer.
So whether you’re coming to Jamaica for rest and relaxation or for something a bit more exciting and lively, you will find it all on this bustling Caribbean island. So head to Jamaica for your next winter getaway – adventure, sun, sea and sand await you on this jewel of an island.