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Things To Do in Jamaica

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Hiking, camping, snorkelling, zip-lining, horse riding, backpacking, swimming, jet skiing, sleeping, scuba diving, kite surfing, visiting the Giddy House, drinking and swimming with dolphins.

Dunn’s River Falls is a must when you visit Jamaica. They are located in Ocho Rios. The 600-foot high cascade falls are beautiful. You can even climb right over the falls. It is an incredible experience! Try it out if you fancy a breathtaking challenge.

Mystic Mountain has a bobsleigh track combined with zip line options, a water slide and a zip line. The zip line is a slower way to explore the rainforest canopy.

Ziplining in the Jamaican jungle is incredibly exhilarating. Most tour operators and cruise ships work with companies on a regular basis.

Wedding

In recent decades, with the rapid growth of the tourism industry, “hotel weddings” have become an important part of the total number of weddings conducted on the island. Hotel weddings are weddings performed on the island by a certified island wedding officiant.

Here is what you need to know or plan for your wedding in Jamaica:

  1. proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate containing father’s name.
  2. parental consent (in writing) if you are under 18 years old.
  3. proof of divorce (if applicable) – original divorce certificate.

How To Travel To Jamaica

By airNorman Manley International Airport (IATA: KIN) in Kingston.Donald Sangster International Airport (IATA: MBJ) in Montego Bay.These two airports receive a large number of international flights daily. There are smaller airports in Negril and Ocho Rios, as well as a smaller one in Kingston that can be served by...

How To Travel Around Jamaica

By trainJamaica has about 250 miles of railway track, 77 of which are currently operated by Windalco to carry privately run bauxite (aluminium ore) trains. Public passenger and freight services were discontinued in 1992, but increasing congestion and poor road conditions have prompted the government to re-examine the economic...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Jamaica

With the exception of Canada, citizens of Commonwealth countries need a passport valid for at least six months, a return ticket and sufficient funds. Canadian citizens need a passport or birth certificate and an identity card.No visa is required except for citizens of Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sierra...

Destinations in Jamaica

Regions in JamaicaCounty of CornwallThe western region includes the parishes of Hanover, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Trelawny and Westmoreland.Middlesex CountyThe central region includes the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine and Saint Mary.County of SurreyThe Eastern Region includes the municipalities of Kingston, Portland, Saint Andrew and Saint...

Weather & Climate in Jamaica

Jamaica's climate is tropical, with hot and humid weather, although the higher regions inland are more temperate. Some areas on the south coast are relatively dry rain shadow areas. Jamaica is located in the Atlantic Ocean hurricane belt; therefore, the island sometimes experiences significant storm damage.

Things To See in Jamaica

Visit Nine Mile, where Bob Marley was born and is now buried. The drive into the mountains takes you to the heart of the country. Spend a day on Negril's 7-mile beach and end it at Rick's Cafe for a spectacular sunset and more fantastic cliff jumping.BeachesJamaica has more...

Food & Drinks in Jamaica

Food in JamaicaJamaican food is a mix of Caribbean and local dishes. Although Jamaican food has a reputation for being very spicy, local trends tend towards a variety of more versatile dishes. Some of the Caribbean dishes you will see in other countries in the region are rice and...

Money & Shopping in Jamaica

The currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar ($, J$, JA$), whose unique ISO 4217 currency code is JMD. There are notes of 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 JMD. There are 20, 10 and 5 JMD coins in circulation (smaller coins are practically worthless).The Jamaican economy has not...

Language & Phrasebook in Jamaica

Jamaicans speak native Jamaican Creole, also known as Patois (pronounced "patwa"). Its pronunciation and vocabulary are quite different from English, although it is based on English. Although it is not official, a large part of the population uses slang such as "Everyting is irie", which means "Everything is good".Although...

Culture Of Jamaica

MusicAlthough it is a small nation, Jamaican culture has a strong presence around the world. The musical genres of reggae, ska, mento, rocksteady, dub and more recently dancehall and ragga have all emerged from the island's vibrant and popular urban record industry. Jamaica also played an important role in...

History Of Jamaica

The indigenous Arawak and Taino peoples, originally from South America, settled the island between 4000 and 1000 BC.Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain after landing there in 1494. Columbus' likely landing point was Dry Harbour, now called Discovery Bay. St Ann's Bay was the "Holy Glory" of Christopher Columbus,...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Jamaica

Stay Safe in JamaicaJamaica has the fifth highest homicide rate in the world. As in any other country, in an emergency, after calling 119 for the police or 110 for the fire brigade or ambulance, you should contact your government's embassy or consulate. Governments generally advise travellers who will...

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