Have You Been to Jamaica Yet?

Are you thinking about going to another country, but you’re really not sure where you want to go just yet? If that’s the case, it sounds like you really could do well taking a trip to Jamaica. It’s a beautiful country that has a very laid back atmosphere, but a lot of people still haven’t been exposed to this lovely gem of the Caribbean. One of the biggest reasons why is the image most people have of the country, especially when a lot of people are looking at the Caribbean right now as a disaster filled place thanks to the earthquake in Haiti. However, there have been a lot of reforms made in Jamaica, and that means that people are really thinking about the type of life they want to have — as well as the type of life they want to offer to foreigners coming in with tourist and real estate development dollars, of course.

If you think about it, it makes sense — Jamaica is a country that thrives on tourism, so the local government has definitely taken strides to make sure that they will be able to attract tourists year after year to the city.

Are you thinking about a trip to the Caribbean? Jamaica has a lot to offer you:

First and foremost, the temperature is nice generally all year around in Jamaica. This is nice for when people want to take off peak trips. While you might have to deal with a little rain, the sunny days will more than make up for it. If you’re not a fan of the heat and the crowds, you might want to plan an August or September trip — that’s when the heat cools down a little bit. If you want to cool it down even further, you might think about October. It’s a good time of the year because there really aren’t any holidays that would bring big crowds, and the kids are back in school. So if you’ve been dying for a quieter vacation, here’s a good chance to get your wish.


One reason to go to Jamaica is definitely the low cost of living — if you stay out of the heavily populated tourist pits, you’re not going to be paying the tourist tax — and you’ll actually get to see a more laid back side of the country.

One thing that a lot of people like to do is make sure that they can head to Jamaica and take advantage of the beach life, so to speak. Snorkeling and boating of all types are big draws to Jamaica, and the beach is a great place to hang out and catch some warm sun and cool breezes.

Now, a lot of people wonder if the attitude of the Jamaican people really is as laid back as it seems. The answer is definitely yes — as long as you’re laid back too. If you’re coming to Jamaica to start a drug ring, well…that’s when the local people really aren’t so friendly! However, if you’re just coming to enjoy some good food, bright sun, and friendly faces, then you’re definitely in for a treat.

When you’re thinking about planning your Jamaica vacation, you need to stop and make sure that you’re actually going to be able to make it there. A lot of people think about Jamaica, and then they end up finding that they don’t really have enough time to explore the island properly. If you aren’t sure how much time you’ll have to take off, you should definitely save Jamaica for a time where you’ll have plenty of days to enjoy everything the country has to offer you.

When it comes to accommodations, a lot of people assume that there really aren’t any luxury accommodations on the island. However, that really isn’t the case. If you’re really thinking about being able to live it up in Jamaica, you can certainly do that — but those luxury digs will definitely cost you.

Since you are going to be traveling outside of the country, you will nee dot make sure that you have your passport information handy and available. You will need to make sure that you also have a return airfare ticket and proof that you can enter the USA again. While the government welcomes tourists, there are other things that must be done to make sure that you can actually immigrate to Jamaica — so the government needs to make sure that you can actually leave the country. This is actually a common thing among Caribbean nations, so you shouldn’t feel offended.

When booking your vacation — think about booking it as a package, with round trip airfare, hotel, and rental vehicle included at one flat price. This way, you have all of the details sorted right at the start. It frees you to enjoy the country to the fullest — which is what you wanted all along!

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