is the third-largest island of the Caribbean; with
Kingston as its capital this is one of the most colorful
and musical islands of the Caribbean Sea. The official
language is English but there are many other dialects
throughout the island.
Jamaica is bordered by magnificent sandy beaches in a
backdrop of tropical vegetation and blue mountain peaks.
The numerous national parks offer pristine natural sites
and the many colonial towns are handsome sites to visit.
The two main coastal towns are Montego Bay and Negril
with their fine hotels, restaurants, lively clubs and
world-class golfing facilities. The beaches and bars at
Negril permeate a laid back atmosphere with the Rasta
mood and musical ambience, while Montego Bay is known as
the party town and a paradise for shoppers.
Jamaica is also an island of deep cultural traditions,
its roots lie in the music, rock, reggae or reggaeton,
this is the land where Bob Marley reigned sovereign over
music, here one may visit the Tuff Gong and the Bob
Marley Museum in Kingston.
For nature lovers head to Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios,
where one can watch as dolphins swim in the backdrop of
a tropical rainforest. Also in Ocho Rios visit the Shaw
Park Botanical Gardens; with a 10-hectare collection of
exotic Caribbean flora in, situated high on a hilltop
overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the gardens have a
waterfall as a centrepiece.
Jamaica has a warm tropical climate with the dry season
from December to April and the rainy season from May to
October. There may also be hurricanes during the rainy