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Jamaica Holidays

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The island of Jamaica as with the rest of Caribbean archipelago boasts of addictive sunsets, sandy beaches and world class resorts. Its "African-ness" lets it have the best coffee, finest reefs for diving, fishing villages and glorious waterfalls. Jamaica holidays can leave you enthralled with its cool environment, pleasant ambience and friendly people.

Jamaica Holidays

Acclaimed as the "Island in the Sun" Jamaica is in the north of the serene and colourful Caribbean islands. It boasts of palm-fringed beaches that are festooned by fine white sand and stunning coral reefs. You can camp at the top of a coral cliff, select a villa with its private beach or relax and rejuvenate at an all-inclusive resort. For the more adventurous there is a wide range of fun activities such as water sports, swimming in a renowned blue lagoon or admire the beautiful Dunn's River falls. Its unique charm attracts couples and families for Jamaica holidays and makes the place a jewel of the Caribbean Islands.

About Jamaica - Fast Facts

Spanning more than ten thousand sq kms, its terrain comprises mainly of mountains with narrow coastal plain. The national population amounts to 2.8 million and has a fine blend of different nationalities and cultures with most residents from Africa. Jamaicans speak English and English Patois (local dialect) and Protestants form the majority in this region with Roman Catholic at 2.7 %. Jamaica holidays ensure travellers to interact with local people and befriend them.

It gained independence in 1962 from British rule and it was declared as a parliamentary democracy with due allegiance to Commonwealth. Tourism is one of the important sources of revenue for most Jamaicans and Jamaica Holidays provide them with good amount of money.

Major landmarks on Jamaica Holidays

Travellers should not miss the following landmarks when they are enjoying Jamaica Holidays.
•    Kingston: Skyscrapers, art galleries and famous historic sites welcome the visitors to the bustling capital of Jamaica. On weekends, kingstonians enjoy strolling at the famous Hellshire beaches.
•    Ocho Rios: Numerous historic sites, botanical gardens and other attractions nearby, the town remains a major destination for cruise ships. Jamaica holidays can help you sail in these luxurious cruises.
•    Montego Bay: A major tourist centre that has all-inclusive fabulous resorts, stunning beaches and a nice assortment of hotels. Fill Jamaica holidays with liveliness by planning bamboo raft trips and explore Cockpit Country at your own pace.
•    Negril: Boasting one of the most stunning and longest beaches, resort town Negril shows off spectacular sunsets and live reggae shows. You can have exciting Jamaica holidays when you set out to this pristine beach.
•    Port Antonio: It is the main centre for bamboo raft trips and valley hiking. Stay at its elegant villas and resorts while you yearn for a dream vacation during Jamaica holidays.
•    Blue Mountains: These idyllic mountains rise east of Kingston and its well developed hiking trails are a discerning traveller's delight.
•    Runaway Bay: Jamaica holidays can be incomplete without exploring the bay’s well renowned coral reefs, polo facilities, fine beaches and extraordinary night life.

Currency Info for your Jamaica Holidays

Jamaica dollars (JMD) is the local currency and the present rate is 1.00 JMD = 0.0112575 USD or 1.00 JMD = 0.00737434 GBP. The international dialling code is +1-876. All the major restaurants and resorts quote in U.S dollars thereby relieving the visitors from converting it into Jamaican dollars. It is better to have some Jamaican dollars for exchange receipts from a bank or other emergency purposes.

Tips on Jamaica Holidays

It is not a common practice to include 10 or 15 percent gratuities in the restaurant bill. So it depends solely on the diner's discretion. It is to be noted that all inclusive hotels strictly follow 'No-tipping' policy and so it is better to ask the concerned staff before you intend to tip. To arrange taxi services opt for JUTA as it is the largest and well regulated service on the island. If you call any taxi, it is customary to give 10 to 15 percent tip. When taxis are non-metered, the fare can be negotiated.

Travellers who go for Jamaica holidays should know the following:
•    It is advised to have utmost caution while enjoying Jamaica holidays because of the serious crimes in the recent past.
•    Make sure you closely pay an attention to your personal belongings.
•    The hurricane season is from June to November when flooding, mudslides and landslides can happen. If the hurricane strikes, make sure you keep abreast of local news and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.
•    Important emergency phone numbers - For police and air rescue dial 119 and for fire or ambulance service dial 110.



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