- Jamaica Luxury holidays
Jamaica is among the best known islands in the Caribbean, and is one of the three largest in the Greater Antilles group, along with Cuba and Hispaniola; it is also the fourth largest island nation in the Caribbean as a whole. Jamaica was owned by the British from 1655 until 1962, when it achieved its full independence from the UK, and is the largest English-speaking country in the Americas other than the US and Canada. Jamaica is a tourist-friendly destination that offers the best in luxury holidays.
Jamaica's gold coast
While the capital of Kingston is located on the eastern part of the island's south coast, you might want to head north to Oracabessa to witness an unusual phenomenon called ‘Golden Head’ – an event that sees the area bather in an apricot-coloured light in the afternoons. A further connection with the colour is the estate of Goldeneye, the former home of novelist Ian Fleming and the title given to the 1995 movie featuring his creation, the secret agent James Bond.
Jamaica's fusion food
Few places in the world have a more diverse range of culinary influences than Jamaica, as a result of the various different nationalities who have owned the island or lived there over the years. Flavours from India, Africa, China, Britain and America are all apparent, along with remnants of the early Spanish occupation and of Jewish contributions too. Rastafarian influences in particular lead to a low amount of salt used in cooking, an absence of pork, and in some dishes a complete absence of fish or meat of any kind.
When should I visit Jamaica?
Jamaica has fairly consistent temperatures throughout the year, and in Kingston you can expect highs of 30°C and slightly above, with lows in the 20-25°C range. The rainfall pattern is a little more unusual, with a wet season that begins in May and ends in October, but is at its highest at either end of that period, and a little drier from June to August. As such, a visit at the peak of summertime is no bad idea, as it should be hot and relatively dry. If visiting the island's mountains, be aware that temperatures may be substantially lower - both as a result of the height above sea level, and the absence of the trade winds that lead to more temperate coastal conditions.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays combine beautiful destinations with unrivalled service, for a break to remember forever. If you’ve been seduced by ice-white beaches and idyllic blue skies, enjoy the best of the island’s offerings at your hotel. If you’re looking for a social scene with hot reggae vibes, soak up the atmosphere at your luxury resort. The object of a luxury holiday is to get away from it and enjoy service that’s second to none. Jamaica has long been one the Caribbean’s best luxury holiday destinations. With its fantastic resorts, unspoilt beauty, and take-it-easy vibe, it’s the ideal location for pure indulgence.