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10 Helpful Tips for Jamaica Visitors

Updated: Sep 4

You’ve seen photos, videos, read articles, and even fantasized about your first trip to Jamaica, and you've finally decided to book your trip. But what's next? We'd like to provide some important Jamaica travel advice to bear in mind when visiting the land of reggae, blue mountain coffee, rum, and jerk chicken, whether you're a first-time tourist or practically a neighbor. Check it out:

1. A Jamaican beef burger with a chilled Red Stripe beer is a must-try.

Chicken, shrimp, and vegetable patties are also available. And it’s very refreshing with Red Stripe beer, a distinct lager, and Jamaica’s national brew.

2. Also try Jerk chicken, a Jamaican foodie staple

You can order the mild jerk sauce or the actual Jamaican fiery jerk chicken if you're feeling adventurous. In any case, there's enough delicious Jamaican cuisine to try!

3. Know that apart from its dreamy beaches, Jamaica is the land of waterfalls

These are a must-see if you're in the area. This is one of the reasons why we love Jamaica. You can see the country's crown jewel, Dunn's River Falls, or other natural wonders like YS Falls and Blue Hole.

4. Figure out how much money you'll need.

Instead of carrying significant amounts of cash, keep little bills ready for tipping and small purchases. Also, keep in mind that the US dollar is widely accepted throughout the island, so you won't have to convert your money.

5. Travel outside your resort to see a bit of the real Jamaica, it’s a must

When you arrive at the resort, you can meet with a local expert who can give you some terrific insider tips for your days out of the resort. After all, Montego Bay and other resort destinations on the island provide lots of water sports.

Montego Bay also has a lot of fun activities for a family holiday. During your Jamaica vacation, make sure to check out the private excursions available just for you and your party.

6. For your vacation, learn some of the Jamaican language.

Check out significant Patois expressions from the distinct and important parts of Jamaican culture.

7. Differentiate between the names of fruits and vegetables used by the locals.

The exquisite otaheite apples (which look nothing like an apple as you know it) are referred to as "apples" in Jamaica, and avocados are referred to as "pears."

8. Keep up with Jamaica’s weather

Jamaica is a hot and humid tropical destination. To avoid dehydration, wear light clothing and drink plenty of water. The water is safe to drink.

9. Protect your skin

Always use plenty of biodegradable sunscreens, and insect repellent is also a wise idea. This is an item on the Jamaica travel tips list that cannot be overstated.

10. Feel right at home

Above all, remember that the Jamaican people are warm and hospitable and that their friendliness is genuine. During your stay on their beautiful island, they will make you feel at ease.

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