Resort Details

Jamaica General Information


One Love. For many visitors to Jamaica, those words from the legendary reggae
song sum it up. Canada’s love affair with this warm, welcoming Caribbean
island continues to rage. Jamaica has one of the highest numbers of repeat
visitors in the Caribbean, with many Canadians coming back again and again to
recapture the magic.

Most Canadians fly into hip and happening Montego Bay, a popular resort area
in itself. MoBay, as it is sometimes called, is a heady mix of clubs, restaurants,
beautiful all-inclusive resorts, beaches and golf courses. It’s the perfect spot for
those wanting to get away from it all, but still be part of the action.

Meanwhile, many discriminating beach lovers head to Negril for a more casual
and truly Caribbean experience. Negril’s famous Seven-Mile Beach is home to
some of the most stunning resorts to be found anywhere. This is the area of choice
for families as well as honeymooners and those wanting to tie the knot. Head in the
opposite direction from Montego Bay, and you will arrive at the quaint cove of
Runaway Bay and then the lush, tropical beauty and stunning scenery of Ocho

When you have decided which part of Jamaica entices you most, contact your
Maritime Travel counsellor to ensure you have chosen the perfect resort for you.
We want you to have the best possible vacation experience.


Entering / Leaving Jamaica

Officially, Canadian Citizens require a valid passport. Maritime Travel recommends always
carrying a valid passport when travelling outside of Canada.


Jamaica enjoys a tropical climate, characterized by high temperatures and humid conditions year-round. Average temperature ranges from 19 to 32 degrees Celsius. The island sees two rainy seasons from May to June and September to November.


Licenced cambio (money exchange) centres and commercial banks are accessible in all
resort areas. The official currency is the Jamaican dollar. Exchange rates vary daily,
so it’s advisable to shop around for the best rate before converting your cash. Most
Jamaican ATMs accept international bank cards with Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Plus
logos. Banks also give credit card advances, change traveller’s cheques among other
financial services.


The most important thing to remember when driving in Jamaica is that they drive
on the LEFT.

Departure / Airport Tax:

Jamaica does charge a departure tax for visitors, however, this is included in most
vacation packages and scheduled and charter airline tickets. To be certain, check
with your Maritime Travel counsellor.

The information and recommendations contained in this brochure were correct at time of printing. However, property information and details may change once the brochure is printed and posted online.