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Arriving in Jamaica

By Air

The international airports in Jamaica are found in Montego Bay and Kingston. If you'll be staying in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril or the South Coast, fly into Montego Bay's Donald Sangster International Airport. If you will be staying in the Blue Mountains, Port Antonio, Mandeville, or Kingston, fly into Kingston.

You'll also find domestic airports in Jamaica, used by travelers who want to minimize the transfer time from the international airport to their resort. However, these are on a charter basis so they're not inexpensive. If you're staying in Ocho Rios, you can fly into the small airport in Boscobel (or be patient and enjoy the two-hour drive from Montego Bay). Flights are also available to Negril (although, with the improved road between Montego Bay and Negril, fewer people are taking that short flight these days.)

By Ship

Most cruise ships arrive in Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. The Montego Bay cruise terminal is west of town, about a 10-minute drive to shopping areas. The Ocho Rios cruise terminal is within walking distance of shops and restaurants; don't miss Island Village which includes many shops with crafts, a Margaritaville restaurant (complete with waterslide which the kids love) and a small beach where you can rent watersports, chair, umbrella, and a locker.

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