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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to Jamaica

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. JAMAICA …

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How to Get to Jamaica

Airports and airlines: 1 1⁄4 hours from Miami. International airports are Sangster International, Montego Bay (MBJ); Norman Manley, Kingston (KIN); Ian Fleming International, Ocho Rios. Served by American Airlines, WestJet, US Airways, Delta, Air Jamaica, Air Canada, British Airways. Regional services on Caribbean Airlines. Cruise ports: Major cruise ports at Ocho Rios, Falmouth and Montego Bay, served by Carnival, Celebrity, …

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How to Get Around Jamaica

Traffic drives on the left. Car rentals are abundant around the airports, ports and tourist areas, but renters must be 21 years (some companies require 25) and a US$500 deposit is required. Visitors can use their home driver’s license for short stays. Be warned that gas is measured in Imperial gallons and that most gas stations only take cash. Although …

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Where to Stay in Jamaica

More than 30,000 rooms with 60% occupancy. Overview Jamaica has some great guest houses and apartments, but the real action is at the big resorts in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. Beaches, Couples, Sandals and Jewels are the dominant names on the island, with resorts for couples-only, adults-only and the whole family, occupying the best spots on Montego Bay …

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What to Eat and Drink in Jamaica

At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the …

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Where to Go in Jamaica

Although Kingston, the capital, is on the south coast of the island, it no longer serves as the conventional point of entry for tourists, who typically fly into Montego Bay on the north coast. For the beach hedonist, everything is conveniently arranged along the coast, with all the major resorts, cruise ship ports, and tour companies in attendance. Don’t miss …

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