Central America & the Caribbean

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Quick Guide

  • Jamaican Patois
  • Jamaican dollar

Probably the Caribbean’s best known country, Jamaica is known all over the world through the musical icon of Bob Marley. Music is life here in this tropical garden paradise, and the connection between the culture and nature is visceral.

Dance the night away in one of Kingston dance halls or the epic beach parties of Negril. The north coast is where you’ll find the all-inclusive resorts and holiday-makers enjoying the sun and sand. To get away from it all and feel like you’ve discovered something for yourself, head to the south coast for quieter beaches.

Mandeville has a focus on ‘community tourism’. Here’s the best place to scratch the surface of Jamaican culture and to discover the ‘real’ Jamaica.

Ocho Rios is rammed with tourists, but it is popular for a reason: it’s beautiful, and there’s lots to do. The crowds also make for a buzzing atmosphere and a great dining and partying scene. This is the place for adventure seekers, as days can be filled with horse riding, zip lining, snorkelling, hiking, and waterfall climbing.

Jamaica Key Facts

  • Jamaican Patois
  • Jamaican dollar
  • 9 hrs
  • -5 hrs

Average Climate


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Nearest Airports

  • Nanded Airport (NDC) - 69 miles