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Nothing is a problem on this island paradise where reggae, romance and the Caribbean sun come together. Land in the bustling tourist center of Montego Bay and discover a variety of great beaches, attractions and shops. For a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the seven miles of spectacular beach in Negril. Or stay in lively Ocho Rios and climb the 700 foot cascading waterfalls at Dunn's River Falls. Falmouth, Braco and Runaway Bay are growing resort areas that offer popular hotels and fabulous all-inclusive resorts. Wherever you go on this island paradise, the friendly smiles of the Jamaican people will keep you coming back.

At 4,411 square miles, Jamaica is roughly the size of Connecticut.

Jamaica has more flowering species than any other country in the Western Hemisphere.

The official language is English, with a mix of Jamaica's own dialect, known as "Patois," which is a blend of English, French, Spanish and African.

Jamaican dollars are the official currency, but U.S. dollars are widely accepted.

The average annual temperature is 80°F. Northeast tradewinds and mountain breezes keep the temperature pleasant along the coast.

Jamaica is the birthplace of Belafonte's vintage calypso and Bob Marley's reggae music, not to mention Red Stripe Beer. Bring home some of Jamaica's other specialties duty-free, including Blue Mountain Coffee, premium Jamaica rums and Tia Maria Liquor.

Jamaica is home to many music festivals, including the celebrated Reggae Sunfest, the Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival. Call you local Jamaica Tourist Board for the exact locations and dates of these and many more events.
Getting Married in Jamaica

Why not get married in Jamaica before you start the honeymoon? Getting married in Jamaica is virtually hassle-free. All that is required is that you be on the island at least 24 hours prior to applying for a license; you must possess a valid birth certificate, divorce papers or death certificate (if applicable); and notarized parental consent if you are under 21 years of age. In addition, some hotels will host your wedding ceremony for free! For more information please contact the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-233-4582.
Getting Married in Jamaica

Travel to and from Jamaica uses the Sangster International Airport, Norman Manley International..
Departure taxes are generally $28.00 U.S.
Rental Cars: To rent a vehicle, the driver must be 25 years of age. A valid drivers license, valid for 12 months, may be used for up to a 3 month period. The driver must post a bond to meet insurance regulations with cash, major credit card, or travelers checks. Rentals are available from many different companies.

The currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar..

Required Proof of Citizenship: Valid U.S. passport, or state issued birth certificate with raised seal and photo ID backup.

Traveling with minors:

Tips: Hotels have a service charge of 10-15%, the same amount is generally accepted at restaurants.

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