Situated in the Caribbean Sea close to the island of Cuba is the small but perfectly formed island of Jamaica. Renowned for its laid-back lifestyle, beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, a Kingston holiday is the ideal choice for those travellers looking for a fantastic beach getaway with a smidgen of culture thrown in for good measure. A Kingston holiday rental house will come with all of the amenities you need to truly have a laid-back time as well as some of the most spectacular views of the busy capital city and the crystal clear sea. Whilst Jamaica makes for the perfect couples and family holidays, it is not recommended for single-sex couples.
As Kingston is located on the southern coastline of Jamaica, there is an abundance of activities, particularly water-sports, for visitors to get their teeth into. Water activities such as water skiing, swimming, diving, sailing, snorkelling and fishing are widely available in the city. Other activities available on a Kingston holiday include walking, cycling, tennis, quad biking and canopy touring. Attractions that are worth visiting whilst on a Kingston holiday include the Bob Marley Museum. The renowned singer who brought Reggae music to the Western world is celebrated in this museum dedicated to his life and music. Naturalists will be thrilled to find the Hope Botanical Gardens within the boundaries of the city, 50 acres of tranquil gardens containing many species of flora including cacti and orchids.
If you can tear yourself away from your fabulous Kingston holiday rental house for the day then it is recommended that you take yourself off to the town of Port Maria which is approximately 40 miles away from the capital. One of the most notable attractions to be found in Port Maria is Firefly, the holiday home of the famous playwright Noel Coward. The house is now a museum and the final resting place of the noteworthy playwright.
If the weather is a determining factor in whether you book a Kingston holiday rental house or not then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy hot summers and very warm winters! No matter what time of year you choose to have a Kingston holiday, you will be able to bask in temperatures as high as 32°C. The annual rainfall amount for the city is 33 inches with October tending to be the wettest month. This coincides with the peak in the annual hurricane season, which does affect this island.
Travellers on a Kingston holiday can begin their trip by arriving at Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) which is approximately half an hour away from the heart of the city. Airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to the island include Flybe, British Airways, Air Jamaica, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Passengers can leave the UK from various UK airports such as Southampton(SOU), Glasgow (GLA), Newcastle(NCL), Leeds (LBA) and London Heathrow (LHR).