Jamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles, in the Caribbean Sea. Located south of Cuba and west of Hispaniola, its capital city is Kingston. The indigenous Taino people named the island Xaymaca, meaning the “land of springs” or “land of wood and water”. Christopher Columbus used Jamaica as his family’s private estate after his landing there in 1494. It is the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and the fifth largest country. The inland mountains are surrounded by a narrow coastal plain. Most cities are located on the coast. The climate of Jamaica is tropical, hot and humid on the plain and more temperate inland.

Water Sports
Jamaica boasts over 100 rivers, many of which are still uncharted territory! The island is famous for bamboo rafting and exciting white water rafting sites are always being discovered. The are also great spots for diving on Jamaica’s north coast. Additionally, the waters off Kingston are scattered with many historical wrecks from throughout history, just waiting to be explored!

Island Diversity
Jamaica is rich in culture, including music and literature. The vibrant music genres reggae, ska, mento, rock steady, dub, dance hall and ragga all originated in Jamaica’s urban recording industry. The legendary Bob Marley was born in Jamaica, and remains a well respected music icon. The Rastafari movement was founded in Jamaica, a message which Marley’s music spread throughout the world.

Saturday nights are commonly the scene for dance music and parties on the island. Travelers to Jamaica can anticipate wonderful nightlife complete with incredible food and lively music. Plan to stay up late during your trip to the island!

During the day, a visitor to Jamaica will find unique Jamaican cuisine, mountain climbing, wildlife sanctuaries, resorts, and an exploration of its rich musical culture to be the main activities.

Jamaica The Reggae Capitol

Jamaica The Reggae Capitol

When you think of Jamaica you get the picture of clear blue cloudless skies, indigo blue water or quite simply a vision of absolute paradise. A place we all dream of taking a vacation to one day. The people are like no others in the world and the nightlife makes the streets of Manhattan look like a small town in North Carolina. You can literally feel the pulse of the island in every step you take and then the music hits you. The music.
The songs of the legendary Bob Marley, international star Jah Cure and Cham blare from small boom [...]