Jamaica, Jamaica

  • Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola. It is best known for its lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in the vibrant city, Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica's climate is tropical, supporting diverse ecosystems with a wealth of plants and animals.

    Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Named Santiago, it remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered the island and renamed it Jamaica. Under British rule, Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves imported from Africa, followed later by Chinese and Indian indentured labour.

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Discover Jamaica's Rockhouse hotel Discover Jamaica's Rockhouse hotel Even cynics agree that Jamaica is the place to be when you want to enjoy the Caribbean feel. One of the hidden gems of this quaint destination is Rockhouse Hotel.
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I can attest to the Rockhouse being a lovely place. Fabulous romantic bungalows and complemented by one of the best restaurant in Negril. Fantastic!
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Stevert Mckenzie - over 2 years ago
10 Things you probably didn’t know about Jamaica but should 10 Things you probably didn’t know about Jamaica but should About 90 miles south of Cuba lay the third largest island of the Greater Antilles. Its name is Jamaica. The island's surface area is 4249 square miles and it is nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. It also happens to be one of the most sought after tour destinations.
Ocho Rios is a town on the northern coast of Jamaica, located in the parish of Saint Ann. It is a popular tourist destination, well known for scuba diving and other water sports.jpg
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Video: Voyage to Montego Bay, Jamaica Video: Voyage to Montego Bay, Jamaica Searching for the best place to spend your vacation in Jamaica? Then the St. James Parish capital should be included in your choices!
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