Jamaica is a land with a distinct personality. Aside from the music (the birthplace of reggae), it’s known for sports, amazing beaches, its abundance of waterfalls, and so much more. This week, we welcomed the resumption of our Montego Bay, Jamaica service. Hannah Swift and Deanna Weekes from our Caribbean sales team tell us why Jamaica should be on everyone’s must-visit list and what you should do when you’re there.
is for JERK; a flavour, a method, and a national identity; a style of cooking native to Jamaica.
is for Athletes. Many famous athletes hail from the island. From world-renowned sprinter Usain Bolt to famous cricketer Chris Gayle.
is for Music. Home to so many big names like Bob Marley. Reggae music is connected to the Rastafari movement.
is for Amazing Beaches. From Negril with Seven Mile Beach (the longest on the island) to the shores of Ocho Rios with Mammee Bay Beach, and of course Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay; the ultimate guide to relaxation.
is for Incredible views. Jam-packed with diverse tourist attractions. From the Blue Lagoon to Black River for some bamboo river rafting, the immensely popular Dunn’s River Falls and Park in Ocho Rios, as well as hiking in the Blue Mountains. Something for everyone to enjoy.
is for Culture. A rich ‘Irie’ culture to be explored. Known for its colorful culture and long list of traditions; mixed with an ethnically diverse society, religion, norms and values, enriched by local foods and their unique language.
is for accent; referred to as Patois, spoken primarily among the Jamaican diaspora as a native language and recognized worldwide.