|Destination Airport IATA Code||KIN|
|Destination City Name||Kingston|
At the heart of Jamaica’s Riviera, Montego Bay (or MoBay for those in the know) boasts a 10-mile stretch of fine white sands lapped by crystal-clear waters. Book your flight to this Caribbean paradise to relax under the palm trees, explore the sugar cane-covered hills, swing your stuff on the golf courses (or in the nightclubs) and drift on a bamboo raft as the lilting rhythms of reggae wash over you.
The rains hit between May and November, with the wettest months being September and October. Potential hurricanes can very occasionally arrive at any point from June to November, although these are very rare indeed.
This means that the months of the low season where the rains are fairly short and sweet – and followed by beautiful bursts of sunshine – are where the lowest-priced flights to Montego Bay can be enjoyed. Look for flights that avoid the September to October period for your best chance of getting fair weather and even more attractive fares.
The peak season in Montego Bay runs from mid-December to mid-April. Resort rates rise as do the cost of flights. For the glorious weather, however, the added cost is worth it for many, but you will need to book well in advance – particularly around Christmas, Spring Break and Easter.
If you want to find the best deals on flights to Jamaica, then there are few tricks that allow you to use Orbitz to your advantage.
Firstly, use the ‘Nearby airports’ option which will let you see if an alternative, convenient departure point in the US will reveal a better deal or a more attractive flight time. You can do the same with your arrival airport, as there are a number to choose from in Jamaica and transfer times to the resort of Montego Bay are quick.
Similarly, if you click the ‘My dates are flexible’ tick box when making your search you can check to see when the best deal on your Jamaican flight can be found.
Here are optimal flight times from several US cities to Montego Bay:
Sangster International Airport is the most convenient choice for Montego Bay. Located around three miles east of the action, most resorts and hotels will organize your transport from the airport. Taxis and car hire companies are also available should you need them.
Carriers offering flights direct to Montego Bay from the USA include:
Hiring a car is a great option if you are planning on exploring the island rather than just kicking back on its beaches. Jamaica’s roads, however, are not always in great condition in the mountains and can often be busy in urban areas.
Taking a local bus offers a cheap and fun way to get around, but don’t expect supreme comfort. Remember to tip the luggage handlers and be prepared to budge up when things get crowded.
There are two types of taxis – local ones and tourist ones. Tourist taxis are private hires whereas local taxis will stop to pick up extra passengers during the course of your journey.
Don’t forget that Jamaicans drive on the left-hand side of the road if you are hiring a car here.
The most popular and expensive time to visit Montego Bay is during high season, from December to April. Holidays like Christmas, Easter, and spring break draw the most crowds, but the impeccable weather is a draw all its own. From January to March, rainfall is at its lowest, and average highs reach 86 degrees. Montego Bay also boasts a smattering of travel-worthy festivals across high season, including the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival with concerts at Rose Hall in late January, the annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash concert in February, and Montego Bay Yacht Club’s four-day Easter Regatta.
If you don’t mind a little summer heat, you’ll find reduced rates during Mo Bay’s shoulder season from mid-June to late August. July and August are typically the hottest months of the year, though average daily temperatures are only around 90 degrees. Even better is the evening cool-down that whisks through the resort area, dropping the average low to 73 degrees. July borders on peak season as reggae fans come out in droves for Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s world-famous, five-day music festival featuring top reggae performers from across the globe.
For rock-bottom rates on hotels and air, visit Montego Bay during low season. Spanning May to mid-June and late August to November, low season comes cheap, but not without a cost. It is the wet season, so there’s the chance of more rainfall, especially from September to October, as well as an increased risk of hurricanes, peaking from August to October. Still, there’s a bright side if you’re game to gamble on the weather. Rain showers are typically brief and effectively cooling, most hotels offer hurricane protection policies (not to mention the island is rarely touched by hurricanes), and festivals still color the scene, like June’s Jazz month and September’s Falmouth Blue Marlin Tournament, a local favorite. Note that hotels often undertake their improvement and expansion projects during low season, so ask before booking your trip, lest you awake to 6 a.m. construction
*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
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