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Your trip to Jamaica

February 18, 2014 | By |

Jamaica has something for everyone, be it adventure, action or relaxation. In Negril, be amazed by the beauty of the seven-mile beach. In Ocho Rios, explore the lush tropical rainforest. And in Montego Bay, sample delicious food and drink in the charming town centre.

Fast facts

Language: English is the official language. Jamaican Patois is mainly spoken.

Electricity: 110-120 Volts (same as Canada)

Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD). The US dollar is also generally accepted.

Famous Landmark: Dunn's River Falls, a beautiful and awe-inspiring waterfall near Ocho Rios.

To do list

Appleton Estate Rum Tour

Negril

Tour the famous Appleton Estate and Rum Factory, in continuous operation since 1749 and still using many of the traditional techniques and processes. Tastings of this out-of-this-world rum are included.

Bob Marley Jeep Safari

Ocho Rios

Enjoy a scenic drive to the quaint village of Nine Mile. Tour Bob Marley's childhood home accompanied by a Rastafarian guide. See the mausoleum where he was laid to rest.

Dunn's River Falls Cruise

Ocho Rios

Experience an unforgettable day of fun and sun aboard Cool Runnings, a 75-foot catamaran. Cruise to a crystal cove for swimming or snorkelling, then dock at the magnificent Dunn's River Falls.

Negril Shopping and Rick's Café

Negril

Visit Time Square in Negril to find unique arts and crafts, duty-free jewellery and much more. Stop at Rick's Café for drinks and snacks, glorious sunsets and spectacular views.

Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour

Ocho Rios

Take a leisurely bike ride through the lush tropical rainforest, home to hundreds of species of birds. See the world-famous Blu Mountain coffee farms and enjoy an exhilarating dip at a waterfall.

Did you know?

  • Ian Fleming, creator of the character James Bond 007, had a home in St. Mary, Jamaica, which he dubbed Goldeneye.
  • Jamaica was the first tropical country to enter the Winter Olympics.
  • Jamaica is home to the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt.
  • Jamaica is the birthplace of Rastafarianism, an Afro-Caribbean religious and political movement, based on the teachings of Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero.