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Parishes in Jamaica : Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny and  Westmoreland.

Capital City of Jamaica : Kingston.

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Car Rental Jamaica

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  Self-catering Accommodation with Staff -- Holiday rentals, perfect for families, couples, and friends. Wide selection of staffed villas, cottages, apartments, all by the sea, many with pools, sea views, close to popular attractions.

  Caribbean Way
Jamaica is often said to be home to the most spectacular sunsets in the world, enticing its guests with rich colors and unparalleled beauty. The same can be said about villas in Jamaica, over one hundred of which dot the dramatic landscape from Negril along the north coast to Port Antonio. Some of the best villas in Jamaica, like the Moon Dance Villas of Negril, are located along the gorgeous and highly sought-after 7 Mile Beach. Guests of Jamaica villas can take full advantage of this Caribbean paradise by journeying through the island's jungles and waterfalls, or spend long hours swinging peacefully in the hammocks of their villas in Jamaica, peering across panoramic seascapes.

Hotels Jamaica

  Hotels in Jamaica
Hotels in Montego Bay, Negril, Port Antonio, Manchioneal, Ocho Rios, Treasure Beach, Irish Town, Saint Maryʼs.

  Emerald View Resort Villa ***, 261 Poinciana Dr, 0000 Montego Bay (St James)
Emerald View Resort Villa sits on a hilltop about 500 ft above sea level overlooking the blue green waters of the Caribbean Sea. Located about 25 mins from the Montego Bay airport. The view from up there is simply breathtaken. A perfect place to avoid the tourist traps and experience the true taste of the of the Jamaican foods, music culture and beauty. Only 3 miles from the most perfect beach on the island.


Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

  Half Moon [ Montego Bay ]

Travel Agents / Tour Operators / Jamaica Specialists

  British Airways   -   Holidays in Jamaica 
Head straight for capital Kingston for a holiday exploring Jamaica's reggae roots. Or chill out on Jamaica's shaded Long Bay beach in Negril. Work up an appetite for spicy jerk chicken and local snapper fish on hiking holidays through Jamaica's forested Blue Mountains.
Family holidays, Beach holidays, Romantic breaks, Spa hotels, Golfing holidays, Luxury holidays.

 P&O Cruises
Caribbean cruises [ Montego Bay and Ocho Rios in Jamaica ].


  Thomas Cook  

  G Adventures

  Qholidays   -   Jamaica Holiday Offers
Qholidays offer you great quality Jamaica holidays at affordable prices, let us introduce you to this truly amazing holiday destination, view our latest offers now.
  Tradewind Tours
Caribbean travel agency specializing in the resorts and hotels of the Caribbean islands.
  Tourwise Jamaica

The Rough Guide to Jamaica - ISBN 1848365136Travel Guides Jamaica / Related books

The Rough Guide to Jamaica   -   Polly Thomas (Author)
The Rough Guide to Jamaica is the ultimate travel guide to the most captivating of the Caribbean islands. From dining by the sea to dancing under the stars, we've picked out the best of Jamaica, with full-colour pictures offering a taste of what to expect. Detailed practical advice covers everything from restaurants and accommodation to tipping and tours; an events calendar details the island's legendary reggae shows, and insiders' tips ensure that you'll discover the island beyond the resorts. The Rough Guide to Jamaica also provides the lowdown on each part of island, including the white-sand beaches and watersports of Negril and Montego Bay; the lush rainforest retreats of Portland; the hip hotels of the unspoiled south coast; unforgettable hikes in the cool Blue Mountain peaks; and Kingston's electrifying arts and nightlife scene. Explore every corner of Jamaica with clear, detailed maps that will help you navigate with ease. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Jamaica.
Paperback: 344 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (2 Aug 2010); ISBN-10: 1848365136; ISBN-13: 978-1848365131.

Jamaica (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Richard Koss (Author)
Paperback: 328 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Sep 2008); ISBN-10: 1741046939; ISBN-13: 978-1741046939.

Jamaica (HotSpots)
Polly Roger Brown (Author)
Paperback: 128 pages; Publisher: Thomas Cook Publishing; 2nd edition (24 Sep 2009); ISBN-10: 1848481802; ISBN-13: 978-1848481800. 

Transport / How do I travel to Jamaica

Palisadoes International Airport, 1964   Kingston Airport   -   Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)
Located on the Palisadoes peninsula in the south-eastern part of Jamaica, in close proximity to the historical site of Port Royal and approximately thirty minutes away from the main business district of New Kingston.
  Montego Bay Airport   -   Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
Located on the northwest coast of Jamaica, approximately two miles east of the country's second major city, Montego Bay, gateway to the island's major resort facilities in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.
  Tinson Pen Aerodrome, Kingston  -  largest of the country's four domestic aerodromes
he aerodrome, which caters mainly to business travelers, provides a vital commercial link between Jamaica's two cities: Kingston and Montego Bay
  Ken Jones Aerodrome   -   located in St. Margaret's Bay, some 8 km west of Port Antonio
Serves tourist to the many tourist resorts in the Northeast section of Jamaica as well as local travelers.
  Boscobel Aerodrome   -   located 14 km east of the popular north coast resort town of Ocho Rios
In addition to Ocho Rios, it serves the towns of St. Ann's Bay, Oracabessa and Port Maria. Air travel from Boscobel to Montego Bay is approximately 20 minutes.

  The Negril Aerodrome serves one of Jamaica's fastest growing resort towns, and is sited directly across the highway from three major hotel properties. It provides a vital air link to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Kingston
  -   flights to Jamaica
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  Airline Tickets Jamaica / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Jamaica, price comparison possible.

  Seaports of Jamaica   -   Port Authority Jamaica


  Jamaica Tourist Board

  Government of Jamaica   -   Cabinet Office Home Page
The Cabinet of the Government of Jamaica is the principal instrument of government policy.

  Kingston   -   Capital City of Jamaica

  Clarendon Parish
  Kingston Parish
  Saint Andrew
  Saint Ann
  Saint Catherine
  Saint Elizabeth
  Saint James
  Saint Mary
  Saint Thomas

  Montego Bay [ Mo-Bay ]   -   Official visitors guide to Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay is the complete resort. Jamaica's largest destination stretches fifteen miles along the coastline from the luxurious Tryall Club in the west to Greenwood in the east. The blue waters of the Bay are fringed by mangrove wetlands and beautiful white sand beaches, surrounding the old town, which nestles at the feet of lush green mountains. 
  Ocho Rios
Having Christopher Columbus as its first visitor makes Ocho Rios the perfect destination for the adventurer. Ocho Rios has everything except eight rivers as its name implies. Local legend holds that it is a misinterpretation of the Spanish "Los Chorreras" meaning the waterfalls, which accurately portrays the many cascading falls in the Ocho Rios area. "Ochie" boasts multiple destinations within a 30-minute drive and offers activities for everyone from the experienced traveler to the novice. Experience the rich culture, scenic natural wonders, diverse people and plentiful sunshine that mark "the gateway to the North Coast."
  Port Antonio
Situated at the east end of the island, Port Antonio is one of the greenest and most unspoiled areas and is a popular hideout for the rich and famous. Visit the world famous Blue Lagoon where the film of the same name was made.
  South Coast [ sc ]

  Black River
A bustling shipping port in the 19th century, Black River was, at that time, one of Jamaica's grandest and most modern towns. It was the first to receive electricity and to have motorcars, and one of the first to have telephones. Many of Black River's residents were wealthy merchants who built lavish homes in the town. Boasting a large number of historic buildings, High Street, Black River's main street, offers a trail back in time.
  Blue Lagoon   -   where the film of the same name was made
  Bloomfield Great House, Mandeville [ sc ]
A 200-year-old Georgian-style coffee plantation main house built many years before the town of Mandeville was formed in 1838.
  Dolphin Cove
  Dunn's River Falls [ Ocho Rios ]
  Lovers Leap, Treasure Beach [ sc ]
Located east of Treasure Beach, Lover's Leap is a sheer 1,700-foot cliff overhanging the sea. It was here that two slave lovers leaped to their deaths rather than to be separated.
  Negrill's Beach
Make Negril's seven miles of sandy beach yours for the day. Take a long stroll, simply relax or take advantage of the wide range of watersports offered. End the day with a spectacular sunset from the famous Rick's Café on the cliffs. You can also enjoy watching the brave dive from the cliffs into the clear blue Caribbean Sea below.
  Nine Mile, the birthplace of the famous Reggae Superstar Bob Marley.
  Seville, where over 1400 years ago the first Jamaicans settled.
  St. Anns Bay, the birthplace of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican national hero.

  Bank of Jamaica
  News from Jamaica   -   Jamaica Observer
  News   -   Jamaica Star Online
  Radio   -   Fame FM   -   Live radio form Kingston
  University Jamaica   -   University of West Indies
Autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 15 different countries in the West Indies.

Cuisine  -  Jamaican Foods / Recipes

Classic Jamaican Cooking: Traditional Recipes and Herbal Remedies 
Caroline Sullivan, Mary Stubberfield (Illustrator)
Originally published in 1893, this new edition of Caroline Sullivan's classic book of Jamaican cookery dispels forever the myth that the island's cuisine consists of nothing more than curried goat and rice and peas. It shows that Jamaica still has one of the world's most interesting cuisines.
Paperback 191 pages (October 30, 2003);  Publisher: Serif;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1897959427

The Real Taste of Jamaica  -  Enid Donaldson, Ray Chen (Photographer)
The Real Taste of Jamaica sizzles to life as Enid Donaldson embarks on a tropical Caribbean journey exploring unique flavours that really can only be called Jamaican. Taste authentic Jamaican food as prepared by: houswives; professional restaurateurs; cooks roadside "jerkies"; First published in the Caribbean by Jamaica's top independent press some four years ago, The Real Taste of Jamaica has reprinted five times and is regarded as a classic in its field. Now fully revised and with new full-colour illustrations, The Real Taste of Jamaica is set to become the standard work on Jamaican food in Europe.
Paperback 176 pages (October 2000);  Publisher: Warwick Publishing;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1894020863

History of Jamaica

Independence: 6 August 1962 (from UK)

The name of the country derives from the name Xamayca, meaning land of wood and water, given to it by the original Arawak people from South America, who first settled there around the year 1000.
Jamaica was first claimed for Spain after Christopher Columbus discovered it in 1494. Columbus used it as his family's private estate.

  Jamaica's History   -   Wikipedia
The Island was a major base for pirates, especially at Port Royal before it was destroyed in an earthquake in 1692. A new capital Spanish Town was chosen in the south, and later moved to nearby Kingston.
Sugar and slavery made Jamaica one of the most valuable possessions in the world for more than 150 years. The colony's slaves, who outnumbered their white masters 300,000 to 30,000 in 1800, mounted over a dozen major slave conspiracies and uprisings in the 1600s and 1700. Escaped slaves, known as maroons established independent communties in the mountainous interior that the British were unable to defeat, despite major attempts in the 1730s and 1790s...

The Story of the Jamaican People  -  Philip Sherlock, Hazel Bennett
A history of the Jamaican people from an Afro-Caribbean rather than a European perspective. Africa is at the centre of the story; for by claiming Africa as homeland, Jamaicans gain a sense of historical continuity, of identity, and of roots.
Paperback 486 pages (December 1, 1997);  Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1558761462 

Music, Arts & Culture, Events

The musical genres reggae and ska originated in Jamaica. Bob Marley, perhaps the best known reggae musician, was born in Jamaica, and is very respected.
The Rastafarian faith also originated in Jamaica, and is responsible for many well-known Jamaican cultural exports such as dreadlocks and red-yellow-and-green clothing.

  Music of Jamaica   -   Wikipedia

Jamaica Proverbs and Culture Explained   -   Everal McKenzie (Editor)
This book is about Jamaican proverbial philosophy and its relationship to Jamaican culture, with both contemporary and historical connections explored. There are over 90,000 words of Jamaican proverbs and sayings, including explanations, discussions, a glossary of Jamaican terms, an alphabetical arrangement, and an index. This is a beautifully designed book with supporting illustrations and photographs. Jamaican speech is often proverbial, without an understanding of Jamaican proverbs you cannot fully understand Jamaica's influential language and culture. This publication is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy, language, and popular culture of Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Hardcover 320 pages (October 12, 2001);  Publisher: Blue Mountain Media;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1899341099
  Rastafarians   -   Leonard Barrett
The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic study of the culture, religion, history, ideology, and influence of the Rastafarians of Jamaica. "Barrett offers the most comprehensive study to date of the Rastafarians." —Bulletin of the Center for the Study of World Religions "The most thorou
Paperback 328 pages (January 31, 1998);  Publisher: Beacon Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0807010391
Catch a Fire: Life of Bob Marley   -   Timothy White
A chronicle of the life and musical career, as well as the social and political situation, of the reggae musician and singer, Bob Marley. This edition examines the legal battles over Marley's legacy and the status of reggae at the beginning of the 21st century.
Paperback 560 pages (August 15, 2000);  Publisher: Omnibus Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0711983909
  Jamaica Cultural Development Commission
Events, Culinary Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment Arts, Visual Arts, Jamaica Creative Writing, and more
  National Library of Jamaica
Collections, History & Heritage, links galore

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