Jamaica is known as a “big little island”; it is one of the largest in the Caribbean at over 4400 square miles. Jamaica’s first name was Xamayca, which means land of wood and water. It has hundreds of springs and rivers.
There are many places to explore in Jamaica: off the beaten path on the South Coast, Port Antonio which hosts many of the rich and famous, the incomparable beauty of Ocho Rios, hip Montego Bay, “Capital of Casual” Negril, and Kingston, Jamaica’s epicenter.
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- Weather: Known for warmth and humidity, there are two rainy seasons: May and June, and again September through November.
- Currency: Jamaican dollar
- Transportation: JUTA (especially for tourists), buses, taxis, rental cars, and planes. Ask your Travel Insider about local flights; for example, a drive from Kingston to a Negril hotel can take over four hours.