Caribbean Tourism

Jamaica

Tourist Information

Embassies & Consulates British High Commission is at 26 Trafalgar Rd, Kingston 5, T9269050, F9297869, PO Box 575. 26 other countries represented. Local Tourist Office Helpline T0888-995-9999, www.jamaicatravel.com Head office at ICWI Building, 2 St Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, PO Box 360, T9299200, F9299375. Circulates detailed hotel lists and plenty of...

Communication

Telephone Services Cable, telephone and fax services are operated by Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd. It has main offices in Kingston and Montego Bay, but calls can easily be made from hotels. ‘Time and charge’ phone calls overseas cost the same in hotels as at the phone company, but there is a 15% tax and a J$2 service charge. In fact, making an...

Getting Around

Air Jamaica Express (T9224661) flies to anywhere with a landing field out of Kingston and Montego Bay daily. Charges are reasonable (US$50 Kingston-Montego Bay return) but using this method of travel is not very satisfactory unless you can arrange to be met at your destination. Kingston - You can change back excess Jamaican dollars into US$ at the bank in...

Before Travelling

Climate In the mountains, the temperature can fall to as low as 7°C during the winter season. Temperatures on the coast average 27°C, rising occasionally to 32°C in July and August and never falling below 20°C. The humidity is fairly high. The best months are December to April. Rain falls intermittently from about May, with daily short tropical showers in...

Jamaica

Jamaica Jamaica lies some 90 miles south of Cuba and a little over 100 miles west of Haiti. With an area of 4,244 square miles, it is the third largest island in the Greater Antilles. It is 146 miles from east to west and 51 miles from north to south at its widest, bounded by the Caribbean. Jamaica has been called the Island of Springs, and its Arawak name, Xaymaca...

JAMAICA: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES JAMAICA Kingston 64 Knutsford Boulevard Kingston 5 Jamaica, West Indies Tel: (876) 929-9200 - 19 Fax: (876) 929-9375 Email: info@visitjamaica.com Montego Bay Cornwall Beach P. O. Box 67 Montego Bay Jamaica, West Indies Tel: (876) 952-4425 Fax: (876) 952-3587 Port Antonio City Centre Plaza P. O. Box 151 Port Antonio Jamaica, West Indies...

JAMAICA: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available-Local. Fast food. Gourmet. International. Tipping: 10-15% (Some hotels have a built in service charge). Dress code is casual or casually elegant. Some hotel restaurants do require jacket and ties, particularly in the winter season. NIGHTLIFE Entertainment available includes: Discos. Fashion shows and beauty contests. Stage...

JAMAICA: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY Latitude 17.43 degrees/18.43 degrees north. Longitude 76.11 degrees/78.21 degrees west. The highest point above sea level is the Blue Mountain Peak at 7,402 ft. Mountainous, with some 120 rivers throughout the island. Jamaica is also known for its flora and fauna with over 200 species of orchids, 550 varieties of ferns and 250 species of birds of...

JAMAICA: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS Bank of Jamaica. Bank of Nova Scotia JA Ltd. CIBC, JA Ltd. Citibank. National Commercial Bank. Union Bank of Jamaica Limited. BANKING HOURS Monday to Thursday 9 AM-2 PM. Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Exchange Bureaus are open in Montego Bay and Kingston airports for all international flight arrivals and departures. BUSINESS HOURS Monday to Friday...

JAMAICA: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES Air Canada. Air Jamaica. ALM. American Airlines. American Trans Air. British Airways. BWIA. Cayman Airways. Continental. COPA. Cubana. Northwest. Trans World Airlines. US Air. AIRPORTS (KIN)-Norman Manley International Airport, 13 mls from Kingston. (MBJ)-Donald Sangster International Airport, 2 mls from downtown Montego Bay. Sangster to: Ocho...

JAMAICA -Here's one island that's several destinations in one for tourists

Here's one island that's several destinations in one for tourists. Explore them all or vow to return to take in all the attractions. Jamaica, 90 miles due south of Cuba, is rich in color, culture, food and folklore. Music is at its heart. Jamaicans move to a built-in beat. For this piece of paradise has a rhythm all its own. Tour Kingston, the cosmopolitan...

Introduction

Jamaica has seven main resort areas, each with a distinct charm of its own. Kingston, the capital city, is located on the southeast coast of the island. It is the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean. Montego Bay, on the north coast, has more hotels, guest houses and villas than any other resort area in Jamaica. Other resort areas are Negril,...