A record-breaking season of Jamaica travel is underway, and the island isn’t showing any signs of slowing down!
It goes without saying, but Covid-19 changed everything. One of the unexpected side effects of the global pandemic was a massive boom in travel and destination weddings.
To accommodate the booming travel, Jamaica is expanding its air service even further, with the opening of three additional nonstop routes from the United States this week.
Frontier Airlines is beginning nonstop operations from St. Louis, Chicago, and Denver to the popular tourist destination of Montego Bay, providing a big boost of Jamaica travel from the midwestern and western regions of the United States.
All of the new routes begin this week: St. Louis-Montego Bay service begins on February 23, Denver-Montego Bay service starts on February 24, and Chicago-Midway-to-Montego Bay service starts on February 25.
According to Frontier Airlines, all of the routes run three times every week.
Since the pandemic, Frontier has been the Caribbean’s fastest-growing airline, aggressively launching new routes around the area, especially to popular tourist destinations like Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cancun.
The growth of Jamaica travel has given the island access to a variety of new source markets, including some in places where nonstop flights to the Caribbean are less common.
It’s part of a larger trend in which U.S.-based airlines are starting to turn to new locations for Caribbean routes, from the development of American Airlines’ Caribbean service in Austin, Texas, to historical routes like Cayman Airways’ first-ever service between Los Angeles and Grand Cayman.
Jamaica anticipates exceeding its record-breaking tourism figures from 2019 thanks to a record-high number of tickets to the island this winter.
Jamaica travel is expected to reach more than $4.1 billion in revenue, which would be 13.3 percent more than last year’s period.
Some Great Montego Bay Resorts
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton is a luxury resort located in Lucea, Jamaica. The resort is part of the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa and sits on a captivating beachfront surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
The resort offers a swathe of suites, villas, and bungalows, which are all elegantly furnished with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and private balconies or terraces. The suites and villas also feature luxurious extras like hot tubs, outdoor showers, and private pools.
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton offers a variety of dining options, including seven à la carte restaurants, three buffets and numerous bars. Guests can indulge in a range of cuisines, from Italian to Asian, and enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the day at the resort’s bars and cafés.
Hilton Rose Hall
Hilton Rose Hall is a luxury resort located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The resort is situated on a beautiful beachfront and offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Hilton Rose Hall also offers a wide range of dining options, including five restaurants and bars. Guests can enjoy international cuisine at Fresh, Italian cuisine at Luna Di Mare, Jamaican cuisine at Three Palms, and more. The resort also has a coffee shop and a swim-up bar.
The resort has plenty of activities and entertainment options for guests. There are three swimming pools, a water park, and a private beach where guests can enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The resort also has a spa, a fitness center, and a golf course.
In addition, Hilton Rose Hall is a popular venue for weddings and other events. The resort has several indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a beachfront gazebo, a grand ballroom, and a rooftop terrace.
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is a luxurious all-inclusive resort located on the coast of Montego Bay, Jamaica. The resort sits on a pristine stretch of white sand beach, offering guests stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
The resort features 387 modern and spacious guest rooms and suites, all of which are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies or patios with ocean or garden views.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall offers an impressive range of dining options, with nine restaurants and bars serving diverse international cuisine, including Jamaican specialties, Italian, Asian, and more. The resort also offers 24-hour room service for guests who prefer to dine in the comfort of their own room.
Guests can enjoy a range of activities and amenities during their stay, including three swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center, a water park, and a variety of water sports such as kayaking, snorkeling, and paddleboarding. The resort also offers a supervised kids’ club for younger guests and a range of activities and entertainment options for all ages.