Jamaica, the Caribbean island nation, comprehends your fancy of being surrounded by the pristine natural extravagance. The miraculous environmental assemblage of nonchalant water bodies, exotic green spaces, and the elevated trail of wonders are altogether hypnotic. Life in Jamaica feels like a vacation every single day. The opulent resorts, stimulating nightlife, and astounding heritage gravitate a multitude of luxury seekers from time to time. Feast your eyes on some of the exceptionally appalling sceneries and dive deep in the authentic taste of luscious coastal food. Experience Jamaica and claw your way to the pinnacle of happiness, with fresh air as you feed your wild soul with stupefying adventures. The flamboyant charms are the reason behind the spontaneous growth of Jamaican tourism. So, venture the mesmerizing land of Jamaica, unquestionably, a heaven-on-earth!
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT JAMAICA
OFFICIAL NAME: Jumieka
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Kingston
POPULATION: 2,726,667 (est. 2018)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Jamaican Patois (an English-based creole language)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Jamaican English
ETHNICITY: Jamaicans, Afro-Jamaicans, Coromantee, Chinese Jamaicans, Indo-Jamaicans, White Jamaicans, and many more.
CURRENCY: Jamaican dollar (JMD)
AREA: 10,991 km2 (4,244 sq mi)
MAP REFERRED: West Indies
REGION: Caribbean Sea
COASTLINE: 1,022 km (635 mi)
HIGHEST POINT: Blue Mountain Peak (2,256 m (7,402 ft))
LOWEST POINT: The Caribbean Sea at sea level
NEIGHBORING PLACES: Cayman Islands (UK), Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
NATIONAL SYMBOL: The coat of arms bearing the national motto "Out of Many One People"
National COLOURS: Black, Green, and Gold (as in Jamaican flag)
FAMOUS FOR: Bob Marley, Blue Mountain Coffee, Red Stripe Beer, Jamaican Rum, Beautiful Beaches, Jerk Dishes, Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts, Majestic Waterfalls
TIME ZONE: (GMT-5)
DRIVING SIDE: left
LITERACY RATE: 88.1%
AIRPORTS IN JAMAICA:
Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay
Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston
Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios
AVG. COST PER DAY: $107 per day
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY
The Internet is a major part of Jamaican telecommunications. Jamaica ranks 108th in the world in terms of internet usage. There are 1.3 million users of the internet and mainly business and commercial sectors are devoted to it. In Jamaica, there are 125,188 fixed broadband subscribers and 45,505 wireless broadband subscribers. There are more than 3,906 internet hosts and with time the services, connection, and usage have increased rapidly in many sectors.
The Jamaican government does not monitor email transactions or internet chat rooms, which means, there are no government restrictions on internet access. There are child control laws and minors must use the internet under the surveillance of an adult or parents.
There are 12 internet providers in Jamaica with 10 of those offering residential services. Several ISPs are Columbus Networks USA, Dekal Wireless Jamaica Limited, Digicel Jamaica, and many more. Many towers are set up every now and then to provide better connectivity and services. Now, you can access the internet from almost every part of Jamaica.
The average cost of the internet per Mbps in Jamaica is $0.96. If you do not wish to use the local sim of Jamaica and stick to your home service, then use public Wi-Fi as much as possible. You can use the free services in bus stops, airports, train stations, and many places for better connectivity to the digital world. Instead of making a call from your sim, use the online application (Skype, Instagram, and much more) to talk to your loved ones.
Ambulance : 110
Fire : 110
Police : 119
The official name of Jamaican currency is Jamaican Dollar. The currency has been in use since 1969 in Jamaica and it is often abbreviated to J$. The main thought behind the use of 'J' was to distinguish Jamaica's Currency from other dollar-denominated currencies.
Symbol: $ Code: JMD 1 Jamaican Dollar = 100 cent
Jamaican Currency To AED:
1 Jamaican dollar (JMD)= 0.026 United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) (as on 10 June 2020)
$ notes can be found in denominations of $100, $500, $1000, $50.
$ coins can be found in denominations of $10, $20, 25c, $1, $5.
Jamaican Currency Conversion Rate:
Jamaican currency (dollar) to INR: 0.54 INR
Jamaican currency (dollar) to USD: 0.0071 USD
The exchange rate for the US Dollar in Jamaican currency or US Dollar to Jamaican Dollar:
140.25 Jamaican dollar
**Please note that Travelers Cheques are NOT accepted in most places.
In early history, the island of Jamaica was inhabited by the indigenous people of South America, Arawak. Then, there was the arrival of Columbus in 1494. The early inhabitants named the land Xaymaca (land of wood and water. Arawak's were enslaved by Spanish and by 1600, their native population was extinct. Hundreds of West African people were kidnapped from their homes and transported to the island.
Violence and weaponry were used on people, in fact, their homes and villages were turned into ashes. People were trapped in a ship in very unsuitable conditions and then they were transported to unknown lands. The sick were never treated and those who died due to sickness were thrown off the deck. Death threats were given to them who tried to escape from the ship.
Spanish colonists were defeated when English invaded Jamaica in 1655. The political turmoil gave an advantage to the Africans and they escaped to save their lives. After that, independent communities (Maroons) were built in the island's interior.
By the time, the English built their village, Port Royal, on the coast and established their settlement. The area also became a base ground for the pirates. In the 19th century, sugar was the main crop produced and it became British Jamaica's main source of income.
Thousands of Africans were brought to Jamaica by the British as the sugar industry was labor-intensive. Drastically, the black Jamaican population outnumbered the white population in the 1850s. The 19th century was the period of rising for the enslaved black Jamaicans.
Later, the dispute between the colonial British authorities and Jamaican Maroons resulted in the First Maroon War in the 1730s. After all these ups and downs, the Colony of Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962.
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caspian Sea. The total area of Jamaica is 10,911 ㎢ and the highest elevation is âBlue Mountain Peak at 2,256 m. The length of Jamaica's coastline is 1,022 km (635 mi).
Jamaica's topography is the sum of rugged mountains, narrow valleys, coastal plain, caves, lakes, and forest. Jamaica lies in the south of Cuba and the west of Haiti. Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica is the southeast of Miami.
Jamaica is the third largest of the Caribbean Islands, and the third largest of the Greater Antilles. As per Jamaica's geography, area-wise, it is the 71st largest nation. The length of Jamaica is 235 km and its width varies between 34 and 84 km.
Jamaica shares a maritime border with Cuba, Haiti, Cayman Islands (UK), and Colombia. Jamaica also lies near the other Caribbean island nations like the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. There are many nearby islands that are part of the Greater Antilles.
Jamaican culture is a result of its varied history, religion, customs, traditions, and beliefs. The settlement of different ethnicities like Spanish, British, and Africans have made the current culture of Jamaica rich and vibrant.
After the end of slavery in Jamaica, Chinese and Indians were transported to the island for contract-based work. Due to this, the Eastern culture is also rooted in Jamaica. All this affected the language, music, dance, religion, and social norms and practices of the Jamaicans.
It is a music culture mainly followed by Jamaican-Africans. Bob Marley, the world-renowned musician earned his early popularity due to this music style. It is a major part of the modern popular music of Jamaica.
Dance is an integral part of Jamaican culture. From colonial times, dancehall style is a folk music genre that is supported by soft dance moves. It is a major part of Christian celebrations and events all over Jamaica.
The earliest theatre in Jamaica was built in 1682. Soon, the theatre became a major part of Jamaican culture and several performances were held from time to time. Mostly, professional touring companies and amateur groups used to perform. Eventually, Jamaican style work became more prevalent than European works.
Jamaican literature and poetry play a major role in its culture. Most of the works of Jamaican authors are written in English for a huge worldwide audience. The famed Ian Fleming wrote his famous James Bond novels while living in Jamaica.
FOOD & DRINK
Jamaican cuisines have a major mix and influence of a variety of techniques, styles, and ingredients. The major impacts were made by the Amerindian, African, Irish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern people who inhabited the island.
The national food of Jamaica is Ackee, it is a fruit that is often paired with saltfish. The western influence is more than the Eastern styles. So, breakfast is mainly an English style with milk, fruits, bread, and omelet.
Jamaica is a paradise for meat lovers and seafood is a prominent part of the Jamaican dishes and its main course meals. Fish, lobster, crab, oyster, and whatnot is a part of Jamaican food specialty. The fusion of Jamaican food spread locally when people of different communities and regions met and created a new cooking style.
Meat/ fish curry, fried dumpling, roasted fish are the staple foods of Jamaica. Soon, pastries and bread became popular and today you can mark many ethnic styles of numerous places that altogether became a massive element of the new and upgraded Jamaican food culture.
The deserts and sweet dishes of Jamaica are with milk, cheese, nuts, and fruits. As summer lasts longer in Jamaica, fruit punch and ice creams are famous. The beverages in Jamaica are light. Tea and juice are highly consumed. Hard drinks are popular in several countable areas only.
Must-Try Delicacies: Ackee And Saltfish, Beef Stew, Brown Stew Chicken, Brown Stew Fish, Curry Chicken, Soups, and much more.
Must-Try Drinks: Bush Teas, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Carrot Juice, Fruit Juices, Irish Moss, and much more.
Visit Jamaica to experience tropical weather and the beauty of rainforests.
Visit Jamaica to taste the amazing seafood and traditional cuisines filled with flavors like Jerk chicken, Jamaican bread, fish curry, and a lot more.
Visit Jamaica to explore its amazing dance hall culture with historical magnificence and fun elements.
Sight the Reggae shows, filled with music, fun, and excitement, the Reggae Jazz Concert is the highlight festival of this island nation.
Visit Jamaica to wander in its wonderful natural extravagance.
Jamaica is a sheer treat for mountain lovers and the trekking culture is immensely popular in Jamaica.
River rafting and a varied range of water activities are prominent in Jamaica due to its coastal prominence.
Visit Jamaica to dive in the Blue lagoon and capture the sight of the amazing underwater life.
Bobsledding is a typical sport in Jamaica, visit the island nation to be a part of this adventure activity.
Swim in the shiny waters, interestingly, the luminous lagoon in Jamaica shines bright in the night time due to its special scientific conditions.
JAMAICA CLIMATE | JAMAICA WEATHER
The best time to visit Jamaica is in winter months (November to December). The island nation experiences tropical climate and the summers are hot and humid. The average temperature in Jamaica might rise to 35℃ sometimes.
The spring and autumn months are quite favorable but the places near coastal areas might experience hot wind waves and humidity during the daytime. Evenings are considerably better and if there is rainfall then the temperature can be really favorable in many hot and humid areas.
Jamaica's weather in December
The best time to go to Jamaica is winters as the temperature falls and makes the environment cool and favorable to roam around without sweating. Jamaica's' weather in winters is good for strolling, it is considered the peak season with numerous tourists visiting the area. The sunrays at noon are soft and do not burn skin with extreme heat.
The average temperature in Jamaica in Winters:
Daytime temperature: 25℃
Nighttime temperature: 20℃
Visit Jamaica with Family
Explore Rose Hall Great House, a famous tourist spot of Jamaica for family tours.
The Rio Grande, a famous tourist spot of Jamaica filled with lush green surrounding and water activities like river rafting.
Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tours, an adventure point of Jamaica and a renowned tourist place.
Visit Jamaica as a Couple
Visit Dunn's River Falls & Park with your love and experience amazement.
Stop at Rick's Cafe, it is a lively joint with a pool and astounding cliff jumping activity.
Explore Green Grotto Caves, a historical site with an amazing tour filled with excitement and thrill.
Visit Jamaica with Friends
Sight the amazing life stories of the former world-renowned singer, Bob Marley in the Bob Marley Museum.
Visit the Blue Mountains, a famous hiking trail in Jamaica with panoramic views from the top of the cliff.
Go and explore Mystic Mountain, Rainforest Adventures, an adventure sports spot with jungle surroundings.
Visit Jamaica with Kids
Explore Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, an amazing marine park with dolphin shows.
Visit Mayfield Falls, a beautiful place of small waterfalls and rock pools.
Sight amazing wildlife in Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, a serene tourist spot for bird watching.
What to Buy?
Traditional Hot Sauce
Coconut Wine Glasses
Jerk Spice Rubs
Jamaican Dolls for Kids or Decoration Purpose
Bob Marley Coffee
Jamaican White Rum
Jamaican Oil Paintings
Calabash Wooden Bowls
Green Grotto Caves
It is one of the most touristy caves in Jamaica. The show cave takes you on an amazing tour and allows you to sight the amazement of this place. The journey in this limestone cave feels like a horror/ thriller movie with exciting views. Timing: 9 am to 4 pm Price: 7.10 USD (ages 13 and over), 3.55 USD (4 to 12 years old)
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Jamaica is a famous marine tourist attraction. The amazing part of this place is that the guest can swim and interact with the dolphins and experience amazement and fun with their family. This Jamaican attraction has an abundance of dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in their natural environment. Timing: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Price: USD 70 approximately
Glistening Waters Restaurant and Marina
Luminous lagoon in Jamaica is one of the top Jamaican tourist places. The unique and amazing feature of this place is that this marina shine like crystal blue. The view is as attractive as it can be. Many tourists come here to enjoy lavish food and take a dip in the illuminating water. Timing: 11 am to 10 pm every day Price: USD 25 (adults), USD 12.50 (children under 12)
Treasure Beach Jamaica
It is a name given to a stretch of four Jamaican coves (Billy's Bay, Frenchman's Bay, Calabash Bay, and Great Pedro Bay). From swimming to biking and hiking, Treasure Beach Jamaica has got them all. It is a perfect place to visit with your family in Jamaica. Timing: 9:30 am to 4 pm Price: Free!
Mystic Mountain Jamaica
It is an ecological park with lush green spaces and amazing activities to take part in like Zip lining, bobsledding & climbing, and whatnot. The mesmerizing sceneries and cool air make you feel calm and pleasant at the same time. Timing: 8 am to 5 pm Price: USD 45 per person
Dunn's River Falls & Park
It is a famous waterfall and a top tourist attraction in Jamaica. Visitors even get a chance to dip their feet in the cool and ravishing waters. The place is perfect to visit with family and friends. The green environment and amazing views have made it one of Jamaica's fastest growing resort centers. Timing: 8:30 am to 4 pm every day Price: USD 23 (adult), USD 15 (kids)
Reach falls in Jamaica is an ecological park renowned for its serene, eye-catching sceneries. It is a waterfall and swimming area with diverse wildlife. The famous tourist spot in Jamaica boasts tremendous natural beauty. Timing: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday and Tuesday closed Price: 3.55 USD (adult), 1.78 USD (child 4 to 12 years)
Other Popular Places to Visit in Jamaica
Bob Marley Museum
James Bond Beach
Ocho Rios Bay Beach
Doctor's Cave Beach
Kool Runnings Waterpark
Martha Brae Rafting Village
Jewel Paradise Cove Drive
Booby Cay....and many more
Most Popular Regions to Visit in Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica
It is the capital of the Jamaican island. Kingston's weather is hot and humid during summers. The best time to visit the city is during winter. Kingston is one of the most amazing places to visit in Jamaica with its spectacular gardens, zoos, mountains, and renowned coffee-growing regions, perfect for a family tour. Kingston attractions: Devon House, Lime Cay, Blue Mountain Range, Bob Marley Museum, and many places.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay's weather is extremely hot and humid with a maximum temperature of 33℃. The best thing to do in Montego Bay is to try out its amazing eating outlets and taste the variety of Jamaican cuisines with its special fruit punch. Montego Bay attractions: Doctor's Cave Beach, Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay Marine Park Trust, Aqua Sol Theme Park, and much more.
It is a famous town in Jamaica, best known for its miles of sandy beaches on shallow bays with calm, turquoise waters. The beach area is completely favorable to visit during the early morning and evening times. The best things to do in Negril for couples is to take a walk and watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy taste-enriching dinner in its local seaside restaurants. Negril attractions: Rick's Cafe, Negril Lighthouse, Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden, Kool Runnings Waterpark, and much more.
If you can make time.... More Places to Explore in Jamaica
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Spanish Town, Jamaica
May Pen, Jamaica
Savanna la Mar, Jamaica
Port Royal, Jamaica
Old Harbour, Jamaica
Morant Bay, Jamaica
Port Maria, Jamaica
Runaway Bay....and many other cities, towns, and villages
Bob Marley week
Jamaica is the birthplace of the legendary singer Bob Marley. The festival is celebrated to pay a tribute to the former singer and activist. Varied concerts and Karaoke contests are held to relive the musical moments of the famous singer. Location: Kingston Date: February
Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
It is the best-known Jazz festival in Jamaica. Artists from in and around the world come here and perform their part. From professionals to amateur artists, everybody participates, showcase their talent, and entertain the viewers. Location: Ocho Rios Date: June
It is one of the oldest and hottest festivals in Jamaica. It is a three-night festival where people come together and celebrate the essence of music. Music of all genres and styles is played included folk songs and new age songs. Location: Montego Bay Date: July
Kingston Restaurant Week
It is a one-week-long festival. Numerous restaurants from the capital take part in it and offer great discounts on numerous dishes. People show up and grab amazing deals with a luscious treat to their taste buds. Location: Kingston Date: November
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival
Thousands of people come to watch the world-renowned artists and dance to the beats of ecstatic music in a thrilling environment. The venue turns into a party spot with everyone enjoying and sharing laughter with their loved ones. Location: Montego Bay Date: January
Jamaica's visa requirements have become much less complicated over the years. In order to travel to Jamaica, your passport must be valid for at least six (6) months from the intended date of travel.
For Jamaican citizens: Jamaican citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 83 countries and territories, ranking the Jamaican passport 63rd in terms of travel freedom.
Jamaica Visa Requirement:
One passport size photograph
Completed Visa Application Form (a signature is required)
Flight itinerary (Round trip ticket)
Visa Fee payable by Wire Transfer to the Embassy's Bank Account
Visa fee for entry in Jamaica: US$100.00
Visa Policy of Jamaica:
Nationals of any country with a residence permit issued by Canada or a U.S. Green Card are exempt for visits up to 6 months. Nationals of the Dominican Republic that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom, or Schengen member states.
Availability of Jamaican Visa for Indian passport holders: Indian citizens get a Visa-Free Entry into Jamaica to stay for up to 30-days.
Visa-Free Travel List of Countries That Can Travel Visa-Free to Jamaica:
Jamaica's Visa Policy is lenient as 116 countries are visa-exempt.
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Kitts, and Nevis, Lucia, Vincent, and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks And Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, U.K. Of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, And Zambia.
Visa-Free Entry / Visa-On-Arrival (30 Days)
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bermuda, India, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Macedonia, Martinique, Lithuania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Latvia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, And St. Martin
A visa is not required to transit through Jamaica. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates, a round-trip or onward ticket, and a valid visa for the next destination (if required).
Info: You can apply online for Jamaica's Visitor visa. Visit the official site of the Embassy of Jamaica for more information.
**Please note that the information is subject to change. For the latest information and updates, please contact your embassy.
The car renting and taxi services are considered best to travel around Jamaica. There are many car renting outlets available in many parts of Jamaica. The prices depend as per the distance and daytime. The average car renting and taxi cost in Jamaica is 10 USD and 12 USD approximately.
Ride a bus/ Minibus
There are bus services in Jamaica. But it can be uncomfortable for kids, senior citizens, or expecting women. Make sure to get an in-depth knowledge of the bus stops, and their time schedule. The ride rates are affordable. The average bus ticket cost in Jamaica is 0.71 USD (adult), 0.21 USD (child), and 0.28 USD for senior citizens.
Bike or bicycle rental
One of the best means of transportation for solo travelers in Jamaica is a bike or bicycle. There are not many bike rentals available, but some can be spotted in the big cities and towns. The average price is 5 USD approximately.
Via Water Route
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caspian Sea. It shares maritime borders with many neighboring countries. It can easily be reached via the water route. The average ferry rate is USD 120 approximately.
Via Air Route
Jamaica has three International Airports and Jamaican Airways serve many countries. The average flight ticket price for Jamaica is 300 USD approximately.
Getting around Jamaica is expensive in some places. So, always ask for the amount beforehand and ask for receipt too.
You can use US Dollars in Jamaica.
Homophobia in Jamaica is rampant.
In Jamaica, the best thing to do is to explore its awe-inspiring beaches.
The tourist places in Jamaica are a hub of an outrageous lifestyle.
The hotels and resorts in Jamaica serve you with the best of the best things possible, sea view, food, luxury, and whatnot.
Hurricanes are common in Jamaica. So, stay updated with the weather report.
The beauty of Jamaican natural extravagance is unworldly, forests, mountains, and reservoirs are its true gems and famous amongst the tourists.
Pack weather favorable clothes.
Make use of public charging spots in case of emergencies.
The place is a paradise for meat lovers.
Do not reveal the location of your accommodation to strangers.
Do carry some local currency at all times.
Do make a note of the traffic rules and regulations of Jamaica before self-driving.
Tipping is common at restaurants.
Signing for travel insurance is highly recommended.
Do not indulge in any sort of photography in the prohibited areas.
It is recommended to hook onto the Wi-Fi as much as possible for better connectivity.
It is highly recommended to use public transport for an amazing travel experience.
Make sure to taste the traditional cuisines of Jamaica like the delectable seafood and much more.
Make sure to buy the handmade home decors.
Stay alert in the heavily crowded areas, pickpocketing and theft are common.
Do not indulge in any illegal activity.
Do not drink openly in public areas.
Before riding any taxi or cab, make a clear note of the vehicle number.
Always check your travel route while using public transport in Jamaica.
Keep your luggage and bags safe to avoid any mishappening.
Be aware of the bar scams.
Be cautious in the mountains while hiking, it might get steep.
Do not reveal your address or room number to any stranger.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
Do keep your visa and passport in your bag before heading out.
Obtain a valid tourist driving license before renting a car.
Do not click pictures of the restricted areas.
Always keep the emergency numbers of Jamaica on speed dial.
Never violate any rules and regulations in Jamaica to avoid heavy penalties.
Give respect to others and do not speak ill of anyone.
Park vehicles in the legit parking places only.
Medical treatment is available in Jamaica's major towns and cities. The service standards may vary from time to time.
Must carry a first aid for emergency health aid.
Do take mosquito repellents to avoid mosquito-borne diseases.
Get a vaccination for:
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Get medical insurance before traveling to Jamaica.
Do not let the beach water go in your mouth, the water might infect your mouth, especially for kids.
Jamaica has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infections in the Caribbean region, so stay protected.
The following mosquito-borne diseases have been detected in Jamaica:
Obtain an eye-cooling drop to protect the eyes from being strained.
It is recommended to keep face masks to avoid tiny dust particles.
Always carry these products:
Carry your medications for a considerable period.
Do keep valid prescriptions in case of emergencies.
Do carry painkillers and pain relief sprays.
WHAT TO PACK?
Tank tops and t-shirts
Cap and scarf
Shorts or a skirt
Pair of goggles
Pair of socks
Battery charger and power bank
Camera with extra batteries
A light jacket or pullovers
Waterproof jackets or umbrella
Passport and Visa
Printed travel documents and tickets
Sport shoes or hiking shoes
Small backpack to carry essentials
DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE
Jamaicans do not have any specific dress code.
Dress as per the weather conditions.
Boho style is one of the style trends of Jamaica.
Make sure to wear cotton clothes in summers as the weather is humid in Jamaica.
Keep a jacket with you for the evening as it might get cool during winters.
Keep a hat or scarf to accessorize.
If visiting a church, wear a modest dress (women). Men can wear a plain shirt and pants.
Beachwear should be very much confined to the beach.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR JAMAICA Cuba (486.85 km).
Cuba is in the Caribbean Sea and it is an utterly ravishing tourist place. The sunset point in Cuba is a major point of interest. The colorful buildings, vibrant lifestyle and varied contrasts of art are a specialty of this place.
Haiti (541 km)
Haiti is filled with age-old magnificence and many landmark monuments date back to the early 19th century. The amazing tourist spots include Citadelle la FerriÃ¨re, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace.
Dominican Republic (755)
The Caribbean nation is best known for its mesmerizing beaches, opulent resorts, and lavish golf fields. The lifestyle of the Dominican Republic is utterly huge and there are many things to do here. The rainforests and tall mountains are a sheer treat for nature lovers.
Puerto Rico (1,130)
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island with amazing mountain landscapes. The dramatic waterfall, tropical rainforest, and beach strip are the lively part of this place. Sight the age-old built Spanish Colonial buildings and venture in the land of amazement.
Mexico is an amazing country with varied natural contrasts, high mountains, deep canyons, sweeping deserts, and dense rain forests as its major points of interest. The country is an amazing land of extremes and a dynamic Spanish-speaking nation.
Colombia (1, 539)
Colombia, the country is largely known for its colonial-era landmarks. The biodiverse forests, ecstatic beaches, and age-old ruins are its major points of interest. The land is a perfect amalgamation of large history and complementing natural extravagance.
Distance Between Places of Importance in and around Jamaica
Kingston to Montego Bay:180.2 km
Montego Bay to Negril: 76.1 km
Negril to Kingston: 221 km
Kingston to Havana: 2,407 km
Kingston to Port-au-Prince: 2,875 km....and many places
Jamaica is the third-largest island nation in the Caribbean Sea.
Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean.
Jamaica has one of the smallest snake populations on the island.
The imported African slaves brought their own religion 'Obeahism'; it is a form of Voodoo.
Today, the major crop grown in Jamaica is not of the domestic land, they all are foreign crops.
Rum is the national drink of Jamaica.
The writer of the world-renowned James Bond story is from Jamaica and he wrote it when he stayed on the island.
In 1988, Jamaica became the first tropical country to enter a Winter Olympic event.
Jamaica was the first Caribbean nation to gain independence.
Ackee and Saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica.
Jamaica's flag has no color in common.
The railroads in the Western world were first built in Jamaica.
The most famous mountain in Jamaica is named Blue due to the mist that covers it.
Jamaica is a home for orchid plantation. You can spot Orchid almost everywhere here.
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