Some Jamaica Facts Will
Prepare You For Your Trip



Being prepared with important travel information and Jamaica facts such as the Jamaican currency and the climate in Jamaica will prepare you just a bit more for a great vacation to Jamaica.

Here are some facts to keep in mind (in no specific order):

Area Code
The area code for the entire island is 876. Regardless of Kingston, Ocho Rios, or Port Antonio, the area code is the same.

Currency Exchange
There is a currency exchange booth located in both international airports as well as at local banks. You may even find a currency exchange in your hotel or resort as well to help you. The currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar or JMD.

Medical Assistance
Many hotels and resorts are equipped with a medical staff. You may need a letter from your doctor if you take a specific medication and need to refill.

Emergencies
The first number you should dial in case of emergency is 119. If there is a fire dial 110.

Taxes
Your room will be taxed at about 10% depending on your hotel. There is also a departure tax charged at the airport while at check-in.

Tipping
As advised with Jamaica villas, tipping about 10 to 15 percent is advised. This is expected in hotels, villas, and resorts. Tipping may not be allowed at all-inclusive resorts.

Climate
The average temperature ranges from about 70F degrees to 89F degrees.

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These facts are important to make sure you are safe and prepared for those little things that can ruin your vacation. As browse the rest of this website you should pick up on other things which will help you to enjoy your stay in Jamaica.



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