Jamaica is often times referred to as a cultural superpower, because though a very small island nation, it’s name and various aspects of it’s culture especially music is world renowned. Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and is one of the larger set of islands referred to as the Greater Antilles. Jamaica’s neighbors are Haiti to the north east, Cuba to the north and Cayman Islands to the north west. The island is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, and the Blue Mountains, a group of volcanic hills, in the east.
Jamaica is the third largest English speaking country in the western hemisphere and a founding member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The majority of people living in Jamaica today are descendants of African slaves brought to Jamaica in the late 17th to early 19th centuries. There are also many people descended from Indians, Chinese whose forefathers migrated here to fill the large labour gap which resulted form the abolishing of slavery in 1834. Various other minority groups have migrated to Jamaica over the years which gives true meaning to the national motto “Out of many One People.”
Passport – Visitors to Jamaica require a valid passport and should be in possession of a return or onward ticket. British citizens must hold a full 10-year passport valid for at least 6 months from entry date into Jamaica. Canadians are permitted to enter Jamaica with a certificate of citizenship with photo, along with an original birth certificate. All American citizens travelling to or from the Caribbean will need a valid passport to re-enter the United States, and US residents must present their Green/Alien Resident Card together with a valid passport for their country of citizenship.
Departure tax – An airport departure tax of J$1000 is payable by all passengers over the age of 12 years when departing Jamaica. In most cases will be included in the cost of your airline ticket. If not, it is payable on check-in. Only cash, either US or Jamaica dollars, is accepted as payment.
Location – Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on the north coast, Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston or Ian Fleming International Airport near Ocho Rios
Currency: Jamaican Dollar J$85 US$1 (approximately). Vendors often prefer the US dollar. Many establishments list prices in US dollars.
Language: English and Patois
Capital city – Kingston
Population – 2,847,232
Area (size) – 10, 992 sq km
Country code +1-876
City: Ocho Rios |
Four Winds is a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa located on beautiful acres of private gardens.
City: Runaway Bay |
ALSO RENTS AS A 3 BEDROOM STARTING AT $5000 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
ALSO RENTS AS A 3 OR 4 BEDROOM STARTING AT $5000 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
ALSO RENTS AS A 4 BEDROOM STARTING AT $7000 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
ALSO RENTS AS A 4 BEDROOM STARTING AT $8200 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
ALSO RENTS AS A 3 BEDROOM STARTING AT $12000 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
ALSO RENTS AS A 5 BEDROOM STARTING AT $10250 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
City: Oracabessa |
ALSO RENTS AS A 4, 5, 6 OR 7 BEDROOM STARTING AT $7500 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
Complimentary Night: Stay 7 nights for the price of 6. This promotion is applicable for travel dates until 2013. This promotion is not valid for the following holiday periods:
Easter (March 30 – April 6, 2013)
July 4th (July 1 – 7, 2012 and June 30 – July 6, 2013
Thanksgiving (November 16 – 24, 2012 and November 23 - 30, 2013)
ALSO RENTS AS A 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 OR 9 BEDROOM STARTING AT $8400 / WEEK. INQUIRE FOR RATES.
Complimentary Night: Stay 7 nights for the price of 6. (Not applicable from Dec 15-Jan 5)
Minimum number of nights for a rental property can vary throughout the year. The minimum number of nights in winter may be higher than summer. Dates over holidays such as Christmas/New Years also have longer than normal minimum stay period. Each villa is different so please inquire with our villa specialists for specific details.
Rates displayed online may be subject to tax depending on the island and villa.
Unless otherwise noted rates quoted are based on two people per bedroom. Infants under 2 years of age are not included when quoting rates.
Many of our villas offer reduced rates if not all bedrooms are being used. You will only have access to the bedrooms you have rented.
Map locations are approximate and are to be used for illustration purposes only.