Destination guide

Experience Jamaica in vacation home rentals

Life in Jamaica ticks along at a different pace to the rest of us. We don't know whether it's the gorgeous sandy beaches, endlessly blue skies, or the green mountains, but something continues to inspire musicians here. Whether you're driving through the forested interior en route to your Jamaica vacation rental, or burying your feet in the sand while sipping on a freshly cut coconut, everything seems to run to the sound of the country's most famous man, Bob Marley. Jamaica's a place to leave your worries back at home – along with your cellphone – and practice the art of hammock swinging.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Jamaica vacation rentals

If you're a Marley fan, you can take the pilgrimage to Nine Mile, the little hilltop district where the musician was born and now rests. Jamaica hasn't just inspired musicians though. The country has a broad artistic heritage and it's not hard to seek out sculptures and paintings if you wish. Afterwards, those who like the good stuff should visit the Appleton Estate to learn about the process of rum making. Juice your own cane and have a few samples of their famously strong liquor. Finish the day with a little ital food, dishes made for practicing Rastafarians.

Activities

Things to do near Jamaica vacation homes

Is there anything more alluring than the thought of kicking back on a paradisal stretch of palm-fringed beach, with a cold rum punch or icy Caribe in hand, the only sound being the lapping of the sea and crackling of a reggae song wafting from the colorful seafood shack nearby? Nope, didn't think so. That said, if you're not a beach bum, Jamaica has its fair share of outdoor fun. You could hit the water on jet skis or surfboards, swing your clubs up on the courses, or even go swimming with dolphins. If none of that sells it to you, we don't know what will.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Jamaica vacation homes

Unless you love a good storm, don't risk visiting in the hurricane season that runs between June and November, however cheap it may be. The rest of the year, you'll find the weather to be wonderfully tropical. Piercingly blue skies and hot sunshine, cooled somewhat by the sea breeze, is the order of the day. Be warned that if you plan to escape the festivities at home and spend Christmas and New Year in the sun, you'd better book up your Jamaica vacation rental early. Try visiting at the start of December, just after the rainy season, for the best prices and lowest number of vacationers.

Natural features

Fish for your supper in Jamaica

Like much of the Caribbean, Jamaica's relatively remote location has created plenty of endemic species and few land mammals, bar the odd introduced wild boar or mongoose. If you're a bird watcher, you'll want to pack your binoculars, because you're not going to want to miss out on the sightings of doctor birds or Jamaican todies. While you're there, look out for the Homerus swallowtail, one of the largest butterflies in the world. Out on the ocean, if you dive below the surface there is a whole underwater world of tuna, kingfish and mackerel, all of which, when caught, taste excellent blackened on a Jamaican barbeque.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Jamaica vacation homes

Jamaica has endless opportunities for fun and adventure for kids. Vacation homes are available near places like Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, a marine park with animal encounters with dolphins, stingrays, and sharks, and Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures, an adventure park with thrill activities in the rainforest. Kids will also like Fern Gully, a tranquil road that winds through lush fern tunnels with wildlife.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Jamaica

Couples can enjoy an array of romantic places in Jamaica. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Rose Hall Great House, a purportedly haunted historic Georgian mansion on a vast plantation, and Green Grotto Caves, a historical underground site with guided tours. You'll also like Mayfield Falls, a natural attraction with numerous small waterfalls and stone pools.

Where to stay around Jamaica?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,891 vacation rentals near Jamaica. From 1,108 Villas to 625 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Jamaica for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Jamaica?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jamaica. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Montego Bay: 891 vacation rentals
  • Ocho Rios: 677 vacation rentals
  • Negril: 222 vacation rentals
  • Kingston: 348 vacation rentals
  • Runaway Bay: 448 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Jamaica! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Jamaica?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jamaica:

  • Montego Bay: 891 rentals
  • Ocho Rios: 677 rentals
  • Negril: 222 rentals
  • Kingston: 348 rentals
  • Runaway Bay: 448 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Jamaica?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Jamaica are:

  • Sangster International Airport (MBJ): 882 vacation rentals
  • Negril Aerodrome Airport (NEG): 247 vacation rentals
  • Ken Jones Airport (POT): 100 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Jamaica?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Jamaica. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Negril Lighthouse: 224 rentals
  • Half Moon Golf Course: 881 rentals
  • Tryall Golf Club: 862 rentals
  • Negril Hills Golf Club: 231 rentals
  • Ocho Rios Fort: 867 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jamaica listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Jamaica

Montego Bay
891 vacation rentals
Ocho Rios
677 vacation rentals
Negril
222 vacation rentals
Kingston
348 vacation rentals
Runaway Bay
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90 vacation rentals
Port Antonio
63 vacation rentals
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472 vacation rentals
White House
46 vacation rentals
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590 vacation rentals
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23 vacation rentals
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294 vacation rentals
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426 vacation rentals
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655 vacation rentals
Little Bay
204 vacation rentals
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469 vacation rentals
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478 vacation rentals