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Jamaica lies south of Cuba and is the
third largest island in the Greater Antilles.
Jamaica Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Jamaica.
Birthplace of Reggae, Blue Mountains, Jamaican Culture,
Jamaica Tourism, Jamaica Travel
Guides, Kingston, Map of Jamaica, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho
Rios, Spanish Town.
Jamaica was a dependency of Britain for more than 300 years and
everybody knows the island as the birthplace of reggae; thanks largely to the popularity
of Bob Marley.
Weather in the Caribbean:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the Caribbean region.
The capital of Jamaica is not for everyone and most of the
tourists staying in Montego Bay or Negril never even consider squeezing themselves into
one of the cross-island minibuses to make an effort to visit Kingston.
At the foot of the Blue Mountains, on the south-east coast of the
Caribbean island, Kingston has a deep harbour protected to the south by the Palisadoes.
Many Caribbean Cruises make this a port of call. At the entrance to
the harbour are the partly submerged ruins of old Port Royal, which was destroyed by an
earthquake in 1692.
Founded by the British to replace Port Royal, Kingston flourished as a
port for slave traders in the 18th century; replacing Spanish Town as the island's capital
During the months of May to June and September to October be prepared
for varying amounts of rainfall. Rainfalls are often brisk and are much needed to cool
down the temperature.
Airlines and Airports:
Air Jamaica is the national carrier and many other international airlines also serve
the island, with internal flights provided by Trans-Jamaican Airlines.
Accommodation in Kingston
Hotels in Kingston, Jamaica.
From Kingston, you'll go through Spanish Town (the capital of
Jamaica from 1535 to 1872) as you cross the Cobre River, on your way up to the Cockpit
Country and Montego Bay.
The eldest son of Christopher Columbus,
Diego Colon, founded the city as St Jago de la Vega, in the early 1520s.
The Old House of Assembly is in Spanish Town, as is the former
governors' residence (King's House), and the oldest Anglican church in Jamaica -- 17th
century St Catherine's Cathedral.
Ocho Rios has a wide range of dining options from fast food to
gourmet restaurants, and a lively nightlife with bars, discos and live music.
There are also a variety of gardens and areas of natural beauty to
visit during the day, if you can drag yourself away from the beach.
Shaw Park Beach Spa sits on a private beach on Cutlass Bay. Ocho Rios is approximately
two miles away. The hotel is next to the mouth of the White River and three miles from the
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens, a 25 acre reserve with waterfalls and tropical plants in a
stunning hilltop location overlooking the Caribbean.
Blue Mountain Peak, at 2,256 m, is the highest summit in the West
Situated on the coast in north-west Jamaica, Montego Bay is a
major tourist resort and the centre of the aptly named Gold Coast.
Its fine beaches, golf courses, yachting facilities and purpose built
resorts are a real money spinner for Jamaica; Doctor's Cave and White Sands attracting
wealthy visitors from all over the world.
Accommodation in Montego Bay
in Montego Bay.
Main Street, Falmouth.
Pebbles' natural playground is just a short 30-minute ride, east of Montego Bay; at the
heart of Jamaica's historic north coast. Pebbles is one of only two hotels in the world
that offer a vacation nanny - a boutique hotel, for the ultimate family vacation.
Negril used to be fairly quiet, but it's getting more touristy
When you've had enough of lying on the sand, you can visit the
offshore Bogue Islands with its oyster beds in the maritime gardens.
Accommodation in Negril
and Resorts in Negril.
The official website of the Jamaican Tourist Board.
Comprehensive guide to Jamaica with useful information to help you plan your Jamaica
Jamaicanise your vocabulary with a dash of patois.
Excellent articles that really help you know what to expect.
Curry Goat? Here's the collection of past recipes. Be patient for the page to load, then
print it out. You can't be running back to your computer from the kitchen.
Celebrating the Irie people of Jamaica with timely information on arts, culture, music and
the foods of the island.
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