The Commonwealth of Jamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles. It's the fifth-largest island in the Caribbean, and its name means Land of Springs. The island gained independence as a Commonwealth realm in 1962. Cheap flights to Jamaica are regularly available on several airlines, landing somewhere on the island nearly every day. Reservations can be made on these flights as well as with local hotels at discount rates using ebookers.
The three largest airports in the country handle international flights. These airports include the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Smaller airports located throughout the island handle primarily regional traffic or consist of private fields on sugar plantations or at bauxite mines.
Several means of transportation is provided for traveller use at each of the larger international airports on Jamaica. At Norman Manley International, you can catch a taxi into the city, rent a car or make the trip in a tour bus. The airport is only 20 minutes from Kingston. The Ian Fleming International Airport provides air services primarily limited to the US and domestic flights throughout the island and the Caribbean, and it is located about 6.2 miles from the city of Boscobel. A taxi can take you into the city, but car rentals are available as well. You'll need to book the car before your arrival to ensure that it's ready to go when you get to the island. Sangster International is the largest airport on the island, catering primarily to tourists wanting to have a bit of fun in the Montego Bay area of the island. Transportation into the resort area is done through taxi, car rental or provided for you by the resort that you're staying at.
The temperature in Jamaica changes little throughout the year, and average highs during the last three months of the year tend to hover around the 28 to 30 degree Celsius range, with lows between 21 and 23. Weather conditions and local functions often determine the best time for your trip, and Jamaica is best visited between October and mid-December. This lets you avoid the crowds during the January to March peak tourist season, and prices for hotel rooms and deals on flights are lower, affording you several opportunities to save money. This period is just after the tail end of the hurricane season, so you may experience some rain. You'll also have fewer problems in finding an inexpensive room if you cut short your travels before the Christmas holiday season.
Winters in Jamaica are filled with enjoyable attractions. For those looking to get close to nature, there are several national parks such as Dunn's River Falls or Blue Mountains National Park, with both beautiful vistas and easy hiking trails. For adults looking to get an all-over tan, there's the Seven Mile Beach in Negril where clothing is optional in certain areas. Golfers can enjoy one of the many courses located throughout the island, while music lovers can celebrate the life and times of reggae great Bob Marley at the Bob Marley Centre and Mausoleum, which serves as a museum.
The listed activities are just a sample of what Jamaica has to offer. There are also great restaurants serving international or native cuisines, shops with a wide selection of products from jewellery to clothing, and art museums or concerts that make booking cheap flights to Jamaica worthwhile. Make your holiday a memorable one with ebookers, where you can make your flight and hotel reservations in minutes.
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