In the western
part of the Caribbean, just south of Cuba lies the
island of Jamaica
. It remained a British conlony for several centuries until
it gained it's independence in the 1960's.
is among the most well known of the Caribbean islands, and has
contributed nush to world culture, including rastafarianism,
which is a popular religious practice in Jamaica, as well as
the music of Bob Marley, which is loved by those all over Jamaica
and throughout the world to this day.
Keep in mind that the all-inclusive concept
was born in Jamaica
and no other destination has so successfully matured and marketed
All-inclusive resorts can very enjoyable. Some
of the best romantic retreats are not all-inclusive at all,
but are the smaller, more natural villas and bed and breakfast.
Staying in these types of accomodations allows the visitor to
have truly Jamaican experience that you could not get when staying
in an all-inclusive resort.
Jamaica draws many celebrities from all over
the world to it's sunny shores. Jamaican weather really only
has two seasons, the wet season and the dry season.
Dry season is usually the best time to visit,
as rainfall is at it's least, and the days are moderate and
sunny. The wet season is not uninjoyable howerver, as frequest
showers cool the island almost daily.
The northeastern part of Jamaica receives the
most rainfall. Hurricane season comes to the island in summer
and fall, allthough Jamaica has rarely found itself in the path
of a destructive storm. Much of Jamaica is covered by mountainous
terrain, especially in the east where the Blue
Mountains lie, rising up to 7,402 feet.
Despite the island's small size, Jamaica has
several distinctly different climates. The northeast is very
mountainous and lush due to the heavy rainfall that the area
receives. The south central coast is relativly dry and receives
little rainfall. The vegetation here consists of scrub and even
are many different activities that a visitor to Jamaica can
enjoy. Scuba diving, jet skiing
and boating trips are favorites for travelers. Crocodile safaris,
mountain biking and horseback rideing are also popular. Jamaica
is well known as a popular spot for weddings and honeymoons,
with many couples from all over the world coming to the island
every tear to tie the knot.
Another benefit of visiting in the summer time
is lower prices in the markets and smaller crowds.
So now that you know a little bit more about
Jamaica, why don't you come and see it for yourself!