Jamaica Destination Guide

The home of rum and reggae, Jamaica is an island famed for beautiful scenery and laid back lifestyle and is perfect for an adult-only escape to paradise. 

While you may never plan to leave your resort on your holiday, we’ve put together a handy destination guide with all you need to know for your adult-only holiday in Jamaica.

Do I need a visa for Jamaica?

  • Travellers from the UK that are tourists do not need a visa for Jamaica, but their stay will be limited to a maximum of 90 days.
  • Passports must be valid for the duration of your visit Visitors from the USA and Canada can get a tourist visa at the border.
  • For more information on visa requirements for Jamaica visit the UK government foreign travel site.

Which language is spoken in Jamaica?

  • The official language of Jamaica is English.

What is the climate in Jamaica?

  • Jamaica has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather throughout the year.
  • The dry season is between December and April, with dry weather and daytime temperatures between 29 and 32 degrees celsius. Jamaica’s rainy season is between May and November, when the weather is still warm, but with some rainstorms.

When is the best time to visit Jamaica?

  • If you’re wondering when the best time to visit Jamaica is we love the island between December and April - you get the best of Jamaica’s tropical weather while escaping the grey days of a British winter!
  • January to March tend to be the busiest period for Jamaican hotels, so for a quieter Caribbean holiday opt for an early winter holiday in November or December or a spring break in April.

What is the currency of Jamaica and how much holiday money should I take?

  • Jamaican Dollars, US Dollars, credit cards and traveller's cheques are widely accepted.
  • Many Temptation Holidays are all-inclusive, so you won't need a lot of extra spending money unless you want to take part in extra activities, or explore around the resort.
  • We recommend that you double-check the resort details on what is and isn’t included to plan your holiday budget.

What is Jamaican cuisine like?

  • Jamaican food is a cuisine of many influences, including Spanish, African, Chinese and British.
  • Some of Jamaica’s best-known dishes include jerk chicken, curried goat, ackee and saltfish, rice and peas but there’s much more to enjoy with fresh seafood, tropical fruits and spices all used to create delicious plates as individual as the island.
  • Did you know that the Jamaican Patty can trace its roots back to the Cornish Pasty?!

What should I pack for an adult only holiday in Jamaica?

  • With a tropical climate and clothing-optional holidays, less is more for your Temptation Holidays trip to Jamaica.
  • Beach-wear is perfect for the resort, with a cover-up to protect you from the glare of the sun and for visiting the resort restaurants.
  • Some of the restaurants require more formal wear so adding a pair of long trousers and a casual dress shirt or dress is a good idea too.
  • For theme parties and adult-events - let your imagination go wild, Lycra, latex, leather and lace will all have their place at the party!

Temptation Holidays offer adult only holidays in Jamaica and the Caribbean, including adult lifestyle cruises and adult lifestyle resort holidays. Explore our Jamaican holidays below