Jamaica, the third largest island in the Caribbean is the home of the Blue Mountains inland. The tourists come to revel in the beautiful weather and the unbelievable beaches in one of this most vibrant island of the world, Jamaica. Travelers enjoy soaking up the rich cultural heritage, indulge in some of their delicacies and engage in the reggae vibe of the island.
Jamaica officially is the largest English speaking island in the whole of Caribbean occupying around 4400 square miles. People of African descent mainly inhabit in this vibrant location. Some of the unique features make this place a hot favorite among the tourists.
One of such interesting location is the capital city of Kingston, the seat of the government and an interesting location from the historical point of view. Some of the interesting activities that the people enjoy are fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing and horse-back riding.
People mostly speak in English with a different accent that denotes their ancient culture and civilization. They are very friendly and warm natured people. Although conservative, they take pride in participating in most of the religious events.
There are many festivals and entertainment events that are organized all round the year. These include community and international festivals with Jamaica’s native music reggae, celebrated in many festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Reggae Sunsplash. The annual festivals of Arts highlight the island’s heritage in music, dance, drama, traditional folk forms and drama. Over the years, many community festivals have been added to the calendar events of Jamaica.
The weather conditions in Jamaica are tropical with hot and humid climate. But most of the higher inland regions have temperate climate. However, some regions of the south coast such as Liguanea Plain and Pedro Plains are dry areas that receive very less amount of rainfall. There is time when this island receives damages from storms, due to it the location of Jamaica is in the hurricane belt of the Atlantic Ocean.
|Major Cities||Kingston, Montego Bay, St. Ann’s Bay|
|Clothing||All informal clothing such as t-shirts, shorts and swimsuits.|
|Mortality Rate||6.48 deaths/ 1000 population|
|Life Expectancy||M 70/ F 76|
|Patient : Physician Ratio||1200: 1|
|Hospitals JCI accredited||0|
|Recommended Vaccinations||Hepatitis A, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B, MMR, Diphtheria-tetanus|
|Health and Hygiene||4.1/7|
|Safety and Security||4.6/7|
|Air Transport Infrastructure||3.3/7|
|Reliability of Police Services||102/133|
|Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure||41/133|
|International Air Transport Network||28/133|
|Quality of Roads||60/133|
|Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors||37/133|