Jamaica is an island situated in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba, west of Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the 5th largest island country in the Caribbean. Major towns and cities include the capital Kingston on the south shore, Ocho Ríos, Port Antonio, Negril, and Montego Bay on the north shore. Mountains, including the Blue Mountains, dominate inland. Kingston Harbour is the 7th largest natural harbour in the world.
The climate in Jamaica is tropical, with hot and humid weather, although higher inland regions are more moderate. On the coast temperatures range from 22°C (72°F ) and 31°C (88°F). Mornings and evenings are slightly cooler in the winter months but Jamaica is hot all year round. The wettest months are between May and November, when short sharp showers can be expected. The heaviest rains occur in September and October and the hurricane season runs from June to November.
The beaches in Jamaica are amazing, particularly in Negril on the western coastline. It is sometimes known among tourists as the “Seven Mile Beach” although it is only slightly more than 4 miles long. For years, Negril’s beach been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world. There is plenty to see and do in Jamaica, from trekking in the Blue Mountains, to horseback riding on the beach, to warm river swims, jeep safari at Dunn’s River Falls, jungle river tubing, river rafting, rum distilleries, coffee factories, sailing, golf, and Dolphin Cove, a marine park which allows you to swim with dolphins in their natural environment.
Music plays a big part in Jamaican life. Despite the small size of the island, Jamaican music has long been a powerful force on a global scale. Names like Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Desmond Dekker to mention just a few. When the sun goes down, Jamaica comes alive. With reggae beats, live music and dancing on the beach ‘til dawn, have fun swaying to the rhythm. And don’t forget the food, from goat curry to fried dumplings, jerk and ackee, try the flavours of Jamaica.
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A Selection of Resorts for your Jamaica Holidays:
Beaches Ocho Rios Resort
Couples Swept Away
Grand Pineapple Negril
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Sandals Royal Plantation
Secrets St James
Secrets Wild Orchid
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