Capital - Kingston
Population - 2,506,000
Language - English, but patois is spoken widely
Climate - Mountain regions are cooler than the 90s that you find on the coast
Currency - Jamaican dollar
Departure tax - 1,000 Jamaican
Historic three counties now 14 parishesCornwall County
***Capital - Lucea
2) Saint Elizabeth
***Capital - Black River
3) Saint James
***Capital - Montego Bay
Montego Bay to Falmouth
***Capital - Falmouth
***Capital - Savanna-la-Mar
6 ) Clarendon
***Capital - May Pen
7 ) Manchester
***Capital - Mandeville
8 ) Saint Ann Parish
***Capital - St. Ann's Bay
9 ) Saint Catherine
***Capital - Spanish Town
10) Saint Mary
***Capital - Port Maria
***Capital - Kingston
***Capital Port Antonio-
13) Saint Andrew
***Capital - Half Way Tree
14) Saint Thomas
***Capital - Morant Bay
Jamaica has seven main resort areas, each with a distinct charm of its own. Kingston, the capital
city, is located on the southeast coast of the island. It is the largest English-speaking city in the
Caribbean. Montego Bay, on the north coast, has more hotels, guest houses and villas than any
other resort area in Jamaica. Other resort areas are Negril, about 52 miles from Montego Bay,
and boasts a seven-mile stretch of white sand beach.Runaway Bay , east of Montego Bay is less
built up than Montego Bay and has an 18-hole golf course and a number of fine hotels.
The town Ocho Rios is famous for the much photographed, Dunn's River Falls. Mandeville has a rustic,
old world charm. Visitors will enjoy cooler temperatures than in any other resort area on the
island. Port Antonio- is located on the east coast and known for its lush vegetation. Much of the
plant life indigenous to Jamaica is found here.
Electricity is 110v, 50 cycles.
Weddings may be performed 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica plus about $54.00us.
Jamaica is best experienced through your senses. Taste homegrown spirits at the Appleton Rum Experience and Hampden Rum Estate. Inhale aromas sizzling on Scotchies' pimento wood fire. Feel pulsing vibrations of reggae and dancehall blaring through sound systems. Immerse yourself in the Rastafarian way of life.
Explore postcard-perfect beaches brushed by the azure Caribbean Sea. Refresh under flowing cascades at the world-famous Dunn's River Falls. Elevate to the Blue Mountains, Jamaica's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or perhaps a bicycle tour to reveal scents, sounds, and sights you can only experience in Jamaica.
Feel the wind on your face while gliding on Mystic Mountain's rainforest zip lines and bobsled. Inspire awe and curiosity at the expansive Cockpit Country and Green Grotto Caves or even get up close and personal with crocodiles in their natural habitat at Black River Safari.
The sultry images of tropical landscape paint a picture that easily inspire romance. It's no wonder Jamaica is a favorite destination for couples looking to take their relationship to a higher level.
A hassle-free getaway at an all-inclusive resort is a popular option for families in Jamaica. Bottomless meals seared with island spices and numerous activities packaged in one place leaves you free of worry so you can completely enjoy island life and get out there for memorable experiences as a family.
We direct travelers to our travel insurance provider, and point out that U.S. insurance plans seldom cover health costs outside the U.S., nor do Medicare and Medicaid.
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