The Unlimited Possibilities During Jamaica Vacations
You will spend your Jamaica Vacations in a melting pot of African, Asian, European and Middle east cultures. It is an island nation in the Caribbean situated to the south of Cuba. It used to be a Spanish ruled country and later it became a British colony. Jamaica achieved independence in 1962. Kingston is the capital as well as the largest city in Jamaica, which is the third most Anglophone country in the Americas. Tourists are very welcome.
Jamaica Vacations offer long clean beaches, a natural expanse of blue waters, protected coved, rugged mountains, waterfalls, caves, unlimited sunshine, and clear skies.
As a Tourist, you can ride horses, swim with Dolphins, relax on the beach and surf in a protected environment under safe supervision of experts. So, let us explore your unlimited alternatives.
Jamaicans speak English and, as far as acceptable currency is concerned, both Jamaican Dollars as well as US $ are accepted here. However, while all Hotels and large shopping establishments will return change against US$ in US$, local and street vendors will gladly accept US$ but return the change in Jamaican Dollars only. So please carry your requirement of Jamaican Dollars when you go to Jamaica – you will surely get a better Exchange Rate and gain considerably
Jamaica Vacations Specials
Jamaica is famous for coffee and spices. Jamaican Jerk Spice is available only here and is essential for cooking any Jamaican dish. Red Stripe Beer is available and manufactured in Jamaica. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is internationally famous and, as the name suggests, is manufactured in Jamaica.
When To Go And What To Visit During Jamaica Vacations?
Being in the Tropics, the climate in Jamaica is hot and humid. The areas on a higher altitude are slightly more bearable, particularly if they are inland. Liguanea Plain and Pedro Plains in the Southern coast are relatively dry as they are in the shadow areas. However, since Jamaica is in the Hurricane Region of the Atlantic Ocean, do not be surprised if you run into stormy weather without any warning
The hottest period in Jamaica is from May to September, while September is prone to Hurricanes as well. We would suggest that you plan for Jamaica Vacation during December to April as this is the best season. However, Rates during this season are the highest. Consequently, if you are a Budget Traveller, plan Jamaica Vacation during mid-April to mid-December.
Places And Things You Must See While On Jamaica Vacations
Jamaica is land of calm, peace and enjoyment. The local population love singing, dancing, entertaining and are basically open and fun-loving.
Botanical Gardens and Plantation Tours are a must see for you, irrespective of what you are looking for in Jamaica vacations. Due to the climate, there are a large number of Botanical gardens in Jamaica. Some of the most popular Must See locations are:
St William Grant Park
Clydescale national Forest Park
Castleton in St.Mary
Other very popular destinations for you during Jamaica Vacations are :
Montego Bay, Negril , OchoRios, Port Antonio, Black River – Falmouth.
The famous Water Cruise on the Black River along the South Coast from Montego Bay to Ys Falls is highly recommended for you as this would give you a first hand glimpse of Jamaican life, sights of crocodiles, villages, towns and very colourful and varied birds of all conceivable plumage. At Ys falls a cool refreshing swim will be welcome in the hot and humid weather.
Must See: Historical Spots
Immensely popular and most visited Historical Places in Jamaica as reported by Tourists enjoying Jamaica Vacations are:
The Doctor’s Cave Beach: this beach is famous for clear crystal blue water and white sand. You can safely dive; swim as you want without any disturbance, insects or crocodiles while if you are more adventurous you can visit the Coral Reef by snorkelling.
The Rose Hall Guest House: this was the home of Dame Annie Palmer...... the mistress of Voodoo who was famous for having murdered her husbands as well as the male slaves she used to take to bed every night.
Port Royal: this is the most famous underwater archaeological park. Earlier it was a very notorious place for its display of wealth brought by Pirates who converged here from different parts of the world. In the 17th Century this was considered as the Centre of Shipping and commerce in Jamaica. Today this position has been taken over by Kingston.
New Kingston: this is known as the night life centre of Jamaica. During the day it is a Business and Commerce Centre. At night the place is all decked up for Discos, parties.
Kingston: this is the largest city in Jamaica. It is a Business centre. Like New Kingston, the place is converted into a large party at night. The night life in Kingston is more famous than many top Resorts.
Montego Bay: this is the most popular destination in Jamaica. It has the best Golf Course in the entire Carribean or West Indies. Four of the most exquisite and grand resorts on the island are here. It has several additional attractions like Plantations, decaying old towns and Environment itself.
Ocho Rios: this place has a mix of the grandest as well as the most traditional resorts in Jamaica. It has extensive properties in Sandalwood properties. However, there are no scenic beauties or beaches here.
Negril: this is the coastline with it’s famous beach and is a daylong trip destination for you, particularly if you have physically handicapped people in your group. It is rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world with 4 miles of beach. The Northern end of Negril has a number of all-inclusive Beach resorts while the Southern end has a large number of restaurants and vendors. The main attraction of Negril is in its originality, in its untouched beaches and natural beauty where nature is unspoiled by human artificial so-called ‘development’.
Jamaica Vacations All Inclusive
There are a large number of all-inclusive hotels and lodges in Jamaica. According to the feedback of tourists, the service is quite good and the rates are attractive enough. In some places the food is more then above average.
Most of the Resorts offer full service, spa, mineral-water pools, yoga studios and outdoor restaurants facing the Ocean....... a delight for people like you who would love a quiet meal and drinks in natural set-ups.
All Inclusive Rentals are available at Negril and other places in Jamaica like Kingston, Montego Bay. All these are very well equipped and extremely clean and affordable.
Jamaica Vacations, Do not Miss Out On:
Jamaica is a place to carry out whatever one wants to do during a Vacation. One can simply take in the Botanical gardens and go for exploratory trips, or simply laze around in the sunshine on the pristine beaches, or frequent the pubs, Discos, Nightclubs or else..........
River rafting experience in Martha Brae’s Rafter’s Village in Montego Bay is a must-do
Somerset Falls in Port visit and bathing is a must-do
Antonio visit, where waters from Daniel River race down a deep Gorge is a must-do
In Port Antonio, rafting on Rio Grande through shades of Errol Flynn is a must-do
Where Do You Enter Jamaica:
You can enter Jamaica either through Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston or through Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
There are regular and a large number of International flights which can take you to either of the above International Airports of Jamaica from any part of the world where you maybe.
In addition to several cheap flights to the above destinations, there are a large number of Cruise Lines which regularly visit Jamaica. Understandably, the time taken would be longer but the charm is separate. From neighbouring islands, there are yachts which ply to and from Jamaica too.
Travelling inside Jamaica is very organised and safe. There are local airlines, road transport and yachts which can take you from one place to another inside Jamaica.
Hiking is very popular in Jamaica and many travellers prefer to walk around as they can do so very safely and easily. However this kind of Jamaica Vacations require both the condition as well as the time.