Jamaican Vacations: Tourism Facts

Jamaican Vacations: Tourism Facts
Planning a trip to Jamaica is exciting. You will have the opportunity to see the wonders of the island and the rich and varied culture of the people. As you plan your vacation to this beautiful island, be sure you know what to expect.

Culture

Jamaicans have ancestors from Europe, Africa and Asia, and the island is a multifaceted blend of traditions and people. The national motto for Jamaica is, "Out of Many, One People."

Island

Jamaica is the largest island in the Caribbean, boasting 4,442 square miles.

Language

The official language of Jamaica is English. However, you may need to keep your ears peeled because Jamaicans have a distinct dialect.

Currency

Commercial banks are accessible in resort areas. Most Jamaican ATMs will also accept international bank cards.

Climate

The average temperatures in Jamaica range from 66 to 99 degrees F. There are two rainy seasons from May to June and from September to November.

Article Written By Cadence Johansen

Cadence Johansen is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about travel, marriage, family relationships, caregiver support, home improvement and money. Johansen has been writing professionally since 2008. She holds a master's degree in family studies from Utah State University.

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