Jamaica

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Caribbean

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JAMAICA

JAMAICA

It has been awhile since I felt this excited about something… anything! The thrill of gliding on the high seas on a power boat got my heart racing with excitement. All I could think about was being surrounded by the blue azure waters of Jamaica, the lush scenery that lines the shores and the boat taking me to a place of relaxation, away from the mundane.

As a lover of boats, I was not going to let this opportunity pass, of being among the first to experience the new Island Routes Powerboat Tours.

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Jamaica is famous for being the birthplace of reggae and jerk, but there are so many more sides to the island.

The country is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, has eye-widening natural sites including waterfalls and lagoons, and produces one of the rarest coffees in the world.

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WHERE TO STAY

Stay in Jamaica

Jamaica is the most iconic of the Caribbean Islands. Home to some of the most exquisite beaches of the Caribbean coastline, it is not hard to see why Jamaica tops the charts as a bucket-list destination for many travelers. A deeply spiritual island, Jamaica is awash with cultural gems to explore. It is an island where dreams come true and special memories are made.

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Dipping your toes in the warm Caribbean Sea, chasing breathtaking waterfalls, and rocking to world-famous Reggae beats. These are all amazing experiences and yet, they just begin to scratch the surface of the best things to do in Jamaica.

Our tiny island is a mixed bag of white sand beaches, mountainous inner terrains, bustling city life, sleepy roadside towns boasting homegrown food, friendly people, and warm smiles.

Fresh Island Flavours

DRINKS & DINING

Jerk Chicken
Jerk chicken and pork are quintessential Jamaican cuisine. Jerk is a style of cooking in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet-marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice (allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers). This spice mixture can be applied to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb or tofu.
Plantain Chips
This tasty treat can be deep-fried or dried. For a sweet taste, plantain chips can be covered with sugar or honey, or they can be fried in oil and spices if you prefer them salty and a little spicy.
Scotch Bonnet Peppers
Scotch bonnet peppers are found mainly in the Caribbean islands and are often used in preparing Jamaican food and pepper sauces. Most Scotch bonnets have a heat rating of 100,000-350,000 Scoville heat units, which indicates the amount of capsaicin -- the chemical compound that makes spicy things spicy -- in a pepper. Just for comparison, most jalapeno peppers have a heat rating of 2,500-8,000.
Escoveitch Fish
Escoveitch fish is a traditional Jamaican dish served for breakfast. It’s usually with a side of bammies, a type of fried cassava bread. Escoveitch fish is similar to ceviche, but the fish is fried instead of prepared raw. Escoveitch is a variation of the Spanish word “escabeche,” which is used to describe food that’s pickled. In case you didn’t know, pickling was a technique used to keep food from spoiling before refrigeration was invented.
Stamp and Go
Stamp and Go is a fish fritter usually served as part of a Jamaican breakfast. It’s made of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices. Stamp and Go is often referred to as one of the original fast foods.

Travel Guide

Jamaica Island

EXPLORE THE ISLAND

Covering an area of 10,991 sq. km (4,244 sq mi), Jamaica is the 3rd largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola.

As observed on the physical map of Jaimaica, it is mostly mountainous, with a narrow, discontinuous coastal plain. The island is ringed by numerous bays, small cays and islands, and white-sand beaches stretch for miles in some areas.

Volcanic in origin, Jamaica can be divided into 3 landform regions: the eastern mountains, the central valleys and plateaus, and the coastal plains. The most elevated area is the Blue Mountains in eastern Jamaica. The highest point is Blue Mountain Peak at 7,402 ft (2,256m). It has been marked on the map by a yellow triangle. Other mountain ranges of note include the John Crow, Dry Harbour and the Southern Manchester Plateau. The limestone plateau covers two-thirds of Jamaica, and there are caves, caverns, sinkholes and valleys and scattered about in large numbers. To the west of the mountains is the rugged terrain of the Cockpit Country.