Destination Guide - About Jamaica
is a Caribbean vacation paradise for both the adventuresome traveler seeking the
many unique outdoor activities, which the island offers in abundance, as well
as for those wanting to be pampered at the island's many luxury resort spas, or
lavished upon at one of the all-inclusive Caribbean resorts which line the legendary
Northern Gold Coast.
Here are just a few of the activities you will enjoy
on your Jamaica Vacation:
Cycling - Mountain biking has tremendous potential on the island, but is till in the developmental
Diving - Diving is not one of
Jamaica's top attractions, but there are some good spots along the north coast.
Events - Carnival, music and cultural
events are non-stop on the Jamaican calendar.
- Jamaican waters make for great deep-sea fishing.
- The golf courses offered in Jamaica are as diverse, world class, and
challenging as anywhere in the world.
- Rugged terrain makes for incredible hiking adventures and includes everything
from birdwatching, to caving, and camping.
riding - Jamaica features some of the Caribbean's premier equestrian centers.
Kayaking - Jamaica has over 100 rivers,
many of which have gone unexplored.
eat - If Reggae was the greatest gift that Jamaica gave the world, then
Red Stripe Beer and Jerk beef can't be far behind.
- There are 100 duty-free stores in Jamaica with the best shopping to
be found in the Montego Bay and Ocho Rios areas.US citizens have a $600.00 duty-free
allowance per person.
In general Jamaicans are friendly, outgoing and very
proud of their nation. They enjoy humor, swapping stories, can be opinionated and are very talented. Jamaican artwork is highly sought
after and the Reggae music that originated on the island is world renown. Though
English is the official language it is fascinating to listen to "Patios/PATWA",
the local dialect spoken with a swift tongue- a mixture of English and African
words (and some slang thrown in as well!). Jamaicans keep a positive and care-free
attitude toward life, answering many questions or inquiries with a "No Problem
Mon" or an "Irie" - believing that it's all going to work out and everything is
US and Canadian
citizens must show proof of citizenship. A passport is required. Photo U.K. citizens must
have a passport.
Airlines serving Jamaica from
American Airlines, Air Jamaica, Continental Airlines,
BWIA, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways and Spirit.