Travel Advice for Jamaica

Trip to Jamaica


Jamaican tourism is on the rise. Many people are choosing Jamaica as their vacation destination and it’s easy to see why. Jamaica is incredibly beautiful and has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and activities. If you’re planning a trip to Jamaica, here are some travel tips that will help make your trip easier and more comfortable:


Once you have your destination, booked a hotel, and got your visas, flights are the most important part of your trip. Unless you plan to drive or take public transportation, this is probably how you will get to Jamaica.

When choosing flights there are a few things to consider:

  • Length of flight – The longer the flight the more expensive it is going to be and the less likely it will be on time. Keep in mind that you don’t want a long flight just because it is cheaper if it means missing out on something fun because of delays or cancellations. If there was an emergency happening at home then I would say go with a longer flight but otherwise pick whatever works best for your schedule!
  • Price – Flights can range from $200-$1k+ depending on where they fly from/to and which airlines are available for those routes (e.g., Virgin America vs United Airlines). It’s important not only to consider price but also whether or not there will be any hidden fees such as baggage handling charges since these add up quickly when going overseas!
  • On-time performance – This one might seem obvious but some airlines have better track records than others regarding punctuality so look into this before booking anything! You don’t want to miss out on seeing Jamaica because an airline kept delaying its departure time by 30 minutes every day until finally, the cancelation was inevitable


There are two main airports in Jamaica: Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) and Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Most international airlines fly into MBJ, so it’s the best airport to fly into if you’re going to Jamaica. If you’re on a budget, you can also fly into KIN.

Several airlines offer flights from Miami to Montego Bay: Air Jamaica, American Airlines, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines. The cheapest option is usually Spirit Airlines because they have low-cost fares on most routes; however, it could be more difficult to find a seat since they only have one aircraft per flight departing from Miami with limited capacity per plane.

Air Canada has flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Montego Bay as well as direct flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Kingston Norman Manley International Airport (KIN). Low Season: $535 – $1,890 Mid Season: $750 – $2,430 High Season: $1,135 – $2,850.


Airport name and address: Norman Manley International Airport is located in Kingston.

  • Website:
  • Contact information: Tel: 1-876 974 5777; Email: [email protected]; Customer Care Centre at the airport – T 0216 619 2000.
  • Hours of operation: 0700-2200 (Mon-Fri.) and 0600-2000 (Sat.).
  • Parking options include valet parking for $20 per day or self-parking for $15 per day; additional fees may apply for oversized vehicles and rental cars with more than two passengers.


Book a hotel. It might seem obvious, but don’t forget to book a place to sleep! There are many hotels around Jamaica, and you will want to make sure that you book your room early so that it doesn’t fill up. In addition, be sure to consider where the hotel is located (near the airport? near the beach? near all of these things?), and what kind of activities you would like to do while in Jamaica.

  • Don’t forget about the food! Eating out can get expensive quickly when traveling abroad – especially in Caribbean countries like Jamaica, where seafood dishes tend to cost more than USD 20 per plate! To save money while still enjoying authentic Jamaican food (and avoiding dining at fast-food restaurants), purchase groceries from local markets before arriving at your destination airport or port city (if arriving by boat).

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is a type of insurance that covers you in the event of an emergency while you are traveling, such as a medical emergency or flight cancellation/delay. The best travel insurance plans offer different levels of coverage depending on your needs, including:

  • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
  • Emergency medical evacuation coverage.
  • Cancellation due to illness or injury (commonly called “medical” or “cancel for any reason” plans).
  • Trip interruption due to illness or injury;

The cost depends on factors like age, length of trip, and whether pre-existing conditions are covered. If your trip has been canceled due to illness or injury.


A visa is required for most countries. It’s possible to get one upon arrival at the airport, but you may be denied entry if you don’t have it. You can also apply for a visa before traveling to Jamaica; however, this can take several weeks and the process is not guaranteed. If entering through the United States or Canada, no visa will be required if your stay lasts less than 30 days. You’ll need to show proof of financial stability to qualify for this exemption; otherwise, you’ll have to pay around USD 100 per person for a tourist visa that’s valid for up to 90 days (which can be extended).


The following list of recommended vaccinations is a starting point for your trip planning. It’s always best to talk with your healthcare provider about what vaccines you need and when you need them.

  • Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine.
  • Polio vaccine (if traveling for more than four weeks).
  • Hepatitis A (HepA) vaccine.
  • Typhoid fever vaccine

Buy insurance and Get Vaccinated.

To go to the island of JAMAICA:

  • Buy plane tickets and book a hotel.
  • Get insurance and get vaccinated.
  • Get a visa, if needed. (It probably isn’t.)


Hopefully, with all these tips you’ll be able to have a great time in Jamaica. If you have any questions or would like more information, then please leave us a comment below!