VANCOUVER TO MONTEGO BAY Sunwing introduces direct winter flights

VANCOUVER TO MONTEGO BAY Sunwing introduces direct winter flights

Beginning December 19, and available weekly, Sunwing will be operating a direct flight service to the popular resort destination of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Vacationers that choose to take advantage of the new and extended flight service – which is anticipated to be the only direct connection to the island available from Vancouver this coming winter - can choose between a stay at one of the tour operator’s leading luxury resorts or a cruise package on board the newly-refurbished TUI Discovery 2 that will commence sailing from Montego Bay this November.

Exclusively offered by Sunwing, TUI Discovery 2 offers a host of amenities sure to make days at sea delightfully varied, including a rock climbing wall, mini-golf course, spa, fitness centre and two pools.

Vacationers can choose from over eight different dining options. Nightly entertainment venues range from a Broadway show lounge to a nightclub and casino. There are numerous itineraries to choose from including an exciting mix of ports of call from the Cuban capital of Havana to the divers paradise island of Roatan.

All Sunwing cruise packages also include round-trip airfare to Montego Bay with round-trip pier transfers, meals, daily gratuities and an all inclusive beverage plan.

Sunwing offers a wide range of accommodation packages to Jamaica, including the recently opened Royalton Negril Resort & Spa with amenities which include reservation free gourmet dining, elegant on-site spa, and nightly entertainment. Couples in particular may prefer Hideaway at Royalton Negril that offers 24-hour room service, exclusive restaurant, pool bar and beach front together with full access to the wider amenities of both resorts.

Beachgoers can also opt for one of the six luxurious and elegant RIU Hotels and Resorts spread across Jamaica, and take advantage of a host of Riutopia benefits from unlimited, reservation free dining to in-room liquor dispensers, daily replenished mini bars and more.

Recently opened in Montego Bay, Riu Reggae welcomes its guests with glamourous accommodations, a RIU Fit Programme designed for active guests, and rejuvenating treatments to stave off stress at the on-site Renova Spa.

Another favourite is the beachfront Riu Montego Bay which boasts a large pool with swim-up bar and an authentic Jamaican Jerk Hut. Couples may prefer Riu Palace Jamaica, an adults only beachfront resort where guests can enjoy exclusive Riu Palace extras such as 24-hour room service, poolside waiter beverage service, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Classed as a Beta global city, the city is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently ranked as one of the "best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.

Westmoreland

Westmoreland

Westmoreland is the westernmost parish in Jamaica, located on the south side of the island. It is situated to the south of Hanover, the southwest of Saint James, and the northwest of Saint Elizabeth, in the county of Cornwall. The chief town and capital is Savanna-la-Mar. Negril, a famous tourist destination, is also situated in the parish.

Saint Ann

Saint Ann

Saint Ann is the largest parish in Jamaica. It is situated on the north coast of the island, in the county of Middlesex, roughly halfway between the eastern and western ends of the island. It is often called "the Garden Parish of Jamaica" on account of its natural floral beauty. Its capital is Saint Ann's Bay. Saint Ann comprises New Seville, the first Spanish Settlement in Jamaica. Saint Ann is the birthplace of reggae singers Floyd Lloyd, Burning Spear, Busy Signal, Bryan Art, Romain Virgo, Chezidek, Shabba Ranks, Justin Hinds, Perfect (musician) and Bob Marley. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, one of seven Jamaican National Heroes, was also born there.

Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola. It is best known for its lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in the vibrant city, Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica's climate is tropical, supporting diverse ecosystems with a wealth of plants and animals. Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Named Santiago, it remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered the island and renamed it Jamaica. Under British rule, Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves imported from Africa, followed later by Chinese and Indian indentured labour.

Jamaica, New York

Jamaica, New York

Jamaica is a middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It was settled under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland as Rustdorp. Under British rule, Jamaica became the center of the "Town of Jamaica". Jamaica was the county seat of Queens County from the formation of the county in 1683 until March 7, 1788, when the town was reorganized by the state government and the county seat was moved to Mineola (now part of Nassau County). In 1814, It became the first incorporated village on Long Island. When Queens was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898, both the Town of Jamaica and the Village of Jamaica were dissolved, but the neighborhood of Jamaica regained its role as county seat. Today, some locals group Jamaica's surrounding neighborhoods into an unofficial Greater Jamaica, roughly corresponding to the former Town of Jamaica, including Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, St. Albans, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Hollis, Laurelton, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Howard Beach and Ozone Park. Jamaica Center, the area around Jamaica Avenue and 165th Street, is a major commercial center, as well as the home of the Central Library of the Queens Borough Public Library. The New York Racing Association, based at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, lists its official address as Jamaica (Central Jamaica once housed NYRA's Jamaica Racetrack, now the massive Rochdale Village housing development). John F. Kennedy International Airport and the hotels nearby also use Jamaica as their address.

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