Booking Your Jamaican Flight
Jamaicans believe life shouldn’t be complicated. And that goes double for vacations. So we want to share our tried-and-true tips for keeping your travel planning stress to a minimum and making the process of booking your flight as easy as the long days you’ll spend on the beach when you get here.
When to Book
First things first: When is the best time to book a flight to Jamaica?
With the exception of major holidays, you should aim to book your flight about 2 to 3 months in advance of your trip. Usually that timeframe offers you the best prices and a good chance of getting a seat on a flight that fits your schedule. If you plan to travel during a holiday like Christmas or Thanksgiving, however, you should try to book your flight one year in advance.
Not sure what time of year to visit? Here are some tips:
Jamaica averages 80 degrees Fahrenheit all year. The days are warm, the nights are mild, and rain usually occurs in short bursts the late afternoon. The rest of the time, it’s sunshine until sunset. Climate is generally not a worry in this welcoming land. But there are some other factors to consider.
In March and April, Jamaica is a prime “Spring Break” destination. Expect to see thousands of college coeds seeking a good time with boundless enthusiasm. This is a slightly more expensive period, but partiers (with more energy than us) might consider it more than worth it.
Mid-April to the end of November is the offseason. This time of year comes with perks like fewer crowds, lower prices, cheaper and less-crowded flights, summer sales at local shops, and no need for restaurant reservations. Some resorts and businesses use the offseason to remodel and may not be open to guests, so check beforehand.
May through December is the rainiest period, but that has a charm all its own. As we mentioned, our rainshowers come in bursts and leave almost as quickly as they come. Besides, getting caught in a warm rain shower is refreshing, fun, and sets the stage for an impromptu romantic moment for you and your sweetheart.
If that sounds more “nightmarish” than “sweet” to you, though, avoid visiting us in September and October—our two rainiest months.
June 1st to November 30th is Hurricane Season. Jamaica doesn’t often get slammed by hurricanes, but the mere suggestion of them is enough to keep many people away. For that reason, hotels are cheaper and the beaches are less crowded. It may be worth the risk for you. Just be sure to purchase trip insurance and keep an eye on weather patterns before you get here.
Then, of course, there’s peak season: Mid-December through April. The perks of visiting us when much of the world is enveloped in bleak, cold, depressing winter are certainly very compelling! Nothing beats the experience of waking up to frigid temperatures at home and then falling asleep on a warm Jamaican night by the Caribbean Sea. Of course, this glorious feeling is the reason why our resorts and rentals are booked solid in wintertime (and cost more, too). Only you can decide whether it’s worth it to you!
Where to book flights to Jamaica:
It’s easier than ever to find great details on flights online. The travel website cheapflights.com offers fare comparisons for 8 different travel sites like Cheaptickets, Orbitz, Priceline, and Expedia (though most of the time, the rates between sites varies only slightly, if at all). The site cheapOair.com has been known to offer tickets 40% cheaper than other travel sites, so give them a try, as well.
The Most IMPORTANT Tip:
No matter what time of year you visit or your reasons for coming to see us, just be sure to get on a plane to Jamaica one day. We want you to “Feel The Love!” and the sunshine of our gorgeous island. Contact Cavel at Jamaica Ocean View Villa today to book a stay for 12 people in a mansion by the Caribbean!