Vacation in Beautiful Jamaica!

Vacation in Jamaica, facts and figures 

You want to spend your vacation in beautiful Jamaica! It is the third-largest island in the Caribbean. And Jamaica is close to the U.S. It is about 90 miles south of Cuba. Jamaica has a population of 2,726,667 (2018 est.). The largest ethnic group is Afro-Jamaican (92%). Besides Mixed 6% and 0.8% Indian. The largest religion is Christianity (68.9%). 21% is Atheist and 6.5% Other. Kingston is the capital. Kingston has a population of 1,243,072. The Jamaican cuisine is famous for its rice and peas. Together with curry and Jamaican jerk spice.  And ackee and saltfish, coco bread and cassava cakes. In short the Jamaican cuisine is a fusion of African, Caribbean and Southeast Asian cuisines. Drinks are Jamaican blue Mountain Coffee and Red Stripe Beer.

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When you go on a vacation in Jamaica, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD)
  • The official language is English
  • The time zone is UTC-5
  • Driving side is left
  • Calling code +1-876 and +1-658
  • International Airports are the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (the largest and busiest airport). The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. And the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel

Best Time To Travel To Jamaica

From November to mid-December the weather is pleasant and the hotels and flight deals are the easiest to find. During summer rates are cheap as well but this is also hurricane season. From January to March is peak travel season. It is pleasantly warm all year-round. From mid-70s to the high 80s Fahrenheit. Sea temperature is around 80°F.

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Cities Of Jamaica

There are only two major Jamaican cities:

  • Kingston, the capital city and centre of business
  • Montego Bay, best known for its tourism

    The major Jamaican towns are:
  • Ocho Ríos, Port Antonio and Negril, three resort towns
  • Savanna la Mar, coastal town with an 18th-century fort
  • Spanish town, home to numerous memorials and one of the oldest Anglican churches outside England
  • Mandeville, large and elegant nineteenth-century houses in the town centre
  • Portmore, dormitory town for the neighbouring city of Kingston 

Attractions Of Jamaica

The most popular Jamaican attractions are:

  • Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Famous beach with white sand and clear waters
  • Blue Hole in Ocho Rios. A series of picturesque waterholes
  • Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay. A restored plantation house with a beautiful ocean view
  • Falmouth, 19th-century Georgian architecture
  • Negril Beach and the Negrill Cliffs. One of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Backed by the famous Negril Cliffs
  • Rafting the Martha Brae River
  • Dunn’s River Falls, 180 meters of terraced waterfalls
  • Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Port Antonio, a sleepy fishing village with a lot of outdoor activities
  • Rafting on the Rio Grande River

    Enjoy your vacation in beautiful Jamaica!