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Inside Background
Read the following site about some of Jamaica's Architectural History...
Last edited: May 13, 2006
Jamaica is one small place with a whole bunch of culture. Irish, English...
Last edited: April 27, 2011
Jamaica is not the crime ridden, danger lurking around every corner island that...
Last edited: February 21, 2009
The original Arawak or Taino people from South America, first settled on the...
Last edited: July 19, 2008
Jamaica's two major cities are Kingston and Montego Bay (Mo' Bay). The latter...
Last edited: December 11, 2015
A couple good books to read that are set in Negril, Jamaica are:  1. Banana...
Last edited: May 5, 2011
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism...
Last edited: November 15, 2010
For more details on the current temperature, wind, and stuff like that you can...
Last edited: June 5, 2013
Visitors to Jamaica who want be among the residents and enjoy the taste and...
Last edited: April 1, 2013
Remember these things, keep a level-headed perspective and you should have an...
Last edited: July 22, 2009
While visiting Jamaica, it is a good idea to spend some time in the Ocho Rios...
Last edited: February 14, 2013
Kingston is the capital of Jamaica and well worth a visit.  There are some...
Last edited: June 26, 2006
For those posting the question and/or concern about an upcoming trip you need...
Last edited: June 28, 2011
Getting married in Jamaica is very easy. Whether you're planning a big wedding...
Last edited: February 11, 2016
Here is a beginning list of ideas and items culled from the "Jamaica...How You...
Last edited: March 10, 2009
US Dollars are widely accepted in Jamaica, and seem to be preferred.  Just...
Last edited: March 27, 2006
OVERVIEW Reggae, once a specific style of music, is now the one word used to...
Last edited: August 13, 2015
The water temperature of the ocean in Jamaica is almost always warm. The data...
Last edited: June 8, 2011
Many people ask which part of Jamaica, which town, should stay in. This is a...
Last edited: March 24, 2016
Many people ask which of the hundreds of Jamaican resorts they should stay at...
Last edited: June 15, 2014
The following is a short  "primer" on how to keep yourself and your stuff safe...
Last edited: July 6, 2011
When is Spring Break? There is no exact date for Spring break. Spring break...
Last edited: May 10, 2015
While many Jamaicans are far from prudes when it comes to attire, nudity is...
Last edited: September 13, 2016
Common Jamaican Phrases: Hello is typically - Yah Mon (or Man), Respect, Yeah...
Last edited: June 30, 2006
The following is a simple packing list of things to bring to Jamaica. Airline...
Last edited: May 9, 2016
Inside Transportation
Most people who visit Jamaica arrive by air. Jamaica has three international...
Last edited: February 28, 2016
Definitely try to get out, explore the towns and countryside; experience the...
Last edited: May 9, 2016
Jamaica has a number of forms of public transportation. Private driver Hire a...
Last edited: November 3, 2015
Most resorts have relationships with the taxi companies. If you book your taxis...
Last edited: March 1, 2016
Jamaicans drive on the left, which takes some getting used to when pulling into...
Last edited: April 15, 2015
Here's a list of small airlines that operate WITHIN the Caribbean:   Air...
Last edited: August 29, 2015
Following clearing immigration at Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in...
Last edited: January 13, 2015
There are several ways to get between Montego Bay and Kingston. Bus   Knutsford...
Last edited: March 1, 2016
There are a number of tour companies that operate from the Montego Bay cruise...
Last edited: March 1, 2016
Cars can be rented in Jamaica in all of the major tourist centers, the Kingston...
Last edited: June 7, 2016
Inside Things to Do
A perfect halve day trip from Negril is Half Moon Beach. Its only 20 minutes...
Last edited: October 1, 2009
The stretch of Jamaica's North Coast from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is where...
Last edited: June 20, 2006
To all (American) First time Visitors to Jamaica: Jamaica is HOME to many and...
Last edited: March 27, 2013
There is plenty to do at night in Ocho Rios.  One of the most popular tourist...
Last edited: February 6, 2014
Why have the same vacation as everyone else when you can make your Jamaican...
Last edited: March 27, 2006
Reggae music is one of many beautiful things that can be found in Jamaica...
Last edited: June 30, 2006
The best Ocho Rios shopping was in the crafts mart across from the Soni Plaza...
Last edited: July 31, 2008
Dunn’s River Falls, Fern Gully and Ocho Rios  Dunn’s River Falls, Fern Gully...
Last edited: December 31, 2006
If you're visiting Jamaica and would like to find a nearby school to bring...
Last edited: May 27, 2014
The use of drones (aka unmanned aerial vehicles) in Jamaica is regulated by the...
Last edited: May 12, 2016
There are countless forms of activities for all ages and interests to enjoy in...
Last edited: May 13, 2006
Hiking Cliff Diving City Tour Live Shows Street Dances      
Last edited: December 3, 2013
A trip to Jamaica's south coast gives a glimpse of the real Jamaica and is both...
Last edited: March 27, 2013
Here's some other ideas that are perhaps a little "less common" than the usual...
Last edited: May 10, 2006
There are no alligators in Jamaica, only crocodiles. The name Alligator...
Last edited: March 27, 2013
Treasure Beach Jamaica is wonderful honeymoon location. It's about a 2 hour...
Last edited: August 8, 2007
Wynter’s Park is the place to be. A very relaxing place, you can also host your...
Last edited: November 16, 2010
Inside Dining Scene
The usual Jamaican cooked breakfast has the standard set of side orders along...
Last edited: June 8, 2013
“American style” flirting or even innocent exuberance can be misinterpreted...
Last edited: June 30, 2006
Many people want to know what are the great mixed drinks that they must try...
Last edited: August 14, 2015
Some favourite places to eat in Ocho Rios For a quick bite to eat: The Irish...
Last edited: January 3, 2011
Lobsters in the waters around Jamaica have their annual breeding season in the...
Last edited: June 17, 2014
Inside For Foreign Visitors
The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (JMD). Prices at most...
Last edited: January 13, 2016
Accoding to the US State Department webpage on Jamaica, travelers entering...
Last edited: June 13, 2010
Emergency telephone numbers in Jamaica include the following: Police: 119...
Last edited: December 24, 2010
The main language spoken in Jamaica is English and sometimes Patois. Patois...
Last edited: August 19, 2014
Many people wish to call home from Jamaica. You have a number of major options...
Last edited: October 30, 2016
Every country has its own traditions and rules about what is customary when it...
Last edited: May 10, 2016
Casino Gambling in Jamaica Jamaica offers casino gambling. However, Jamaica has...
Last edited: September 6, 2014
Most items purchased in Jamaica are duty free, but some have limits. For...
Last edited: August 22, 2015
Jamaica has both a departure tax and a landing fee (aka arrival tax) for...
Last edited: June 7, 2016
Electric power in Jamaica is almost the same as in the United States and...
Last edited: September 26, 2015
Below is a list of embassies and consulates with offices in Jamaica. Most of...
Last edited: January 19, 2011
Many people ask what the exchange rate is between the currency in their country...
Last edited: October 2, 2012
Water in Jamaica, as a rule, is safe to drink from the tap. You can also...
Last edited: September 16, 2012
Jamaica is well known for its coffee. There are three general types of coffee...
Last edited: October 5, 2014
Jamaican rum is one of the largest exports of the country. Although the other...
Last edited: February 14, 2013
Arrival Many people wonder if duty free shopping is available at the airport in...
Last edited: February 24, 2016
BBB    ~ Beaches Boscobel BN      ~Beaches Negril BHV    ~Beach House Villas...
Last edited: September 27, 2013
Seabather's eruption, also known as 'sea lice', is a rash that occurs after...
Last edited: May 1, 2015
One thing that every first time visitor to Jamaica should have a clear...
Last edited: May 17, 2006
Many tourists ask if they should use Jamaican dollars or United States dollars...
Last edited: June 23, 2016