• JAMAICA

WELCOME TO JAMAICA

Jamaica has an area of 4, 411 square miles of 11,424 square kilometers. The island is 146 miles (235km) long with widths varying between 22 (35km) miles. She is the third largest of the Caribbean islands and the largest of the English speaking islands.

TOURISM AND CULTURE

Today, tourism is one of Jamaica’s leading industries. More than three million visitors are welcomed to our shores each year. The elements of the tourism product include accommodation, transportation, attractions and tours, dining and entertainment (inclusive of festivals and events), and the support services.

Jamaica has a number of hotels, large and small. These vary from high rises to hotels in elegant old worlde style, and small modern hotels. The hotels offer a range of plans with dining and recreation options from All-inclusives to European Plans. Many cater to specific niche needs of groups and meetings, families, couples or sport/adventure.There are also villas, apartments and guesthouses. These intimate small-scale properties provide visitors with greater opportunities to “create their own vacation”. The offerings include a combination of self catering and/or bed and breakfast facilities and provide viable options for the discerning traveller.

GETTING THERE

There are three international airports in Jamaica: Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city and the Ian Fleming International Airport in picturesque Ocho Rios.

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Capital: Kingston

Population: 2.881 million

Language: Jamaican Patois/Jamaican Creole (English-based Creole)

Currency: Jamaican dollar

Religion: Christian, Protestant, Seventh-day Adventist

National Bird: Tailed Hummingbird

National Flower: Lignun Vitae

National dish: Ackee & Saltfish

Motto: -“Out of Many One People”

The National Flag:
The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colours of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and green, hope and agricultural resources.

ATTRACTIONS

Negril Beach & the Negril Cliffs

The Martha Brae River

Dunn’s River Falls

Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park

Port Antonio, Doctor’s Cave Beach Montego Bay

Blue Hole Ocho Rios

Rose Hall Great House Montego Bay

Rio Grande River

Black River Safari Boat Tour and YS Falls

Reach Falls

Mayfield Falls

Falmouth

Rainforest Adventures Mystic Mountain Ocho Rios

Bob Marley Museum

Martha Brae River

HOTELS & RESORTS

The Kingston City Run

March 17, 2019

If you enjoy running, and enjoy helping out a good cause, then you can head down to Kingston and run through the streets in the Kingston City Run. With a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon race, runners of all experience levels can partake. Runners can also take pride in the fact that the Kingston City Run donates millions of dollars every year to help local Kingston and Jamaican charities.

You can get more information at https://www.kingstoncityrun.com/v2/

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