Jamaica

10 Travel Tips to Jamaica

  • By Allan K
  • Destinations
  • 30.05.2017

Are you planning a trip to Jamaica soon? If so, here are ten great tips that can help make your trip fun, enjoyable, and hassle free.

  1. Watch out for hurricane season, which lasts from June to November. Make sure to do proper research regarding the weather forecast for the next 7 or 10 days to avoid spoiling your vacation.
  2. Pack the right clothes. Aside from your beachwear, also bring some dressy clothes for those lovely dinners in Jamaica’s fabulous restaurants and bars.
  3. Use the bus when getting around. They cost a lot cheaper compared to taxis and they have trips all day long too, so you do not have to worry about not having proper transportation while in Jamaica.
  4. Be protected from the sun by bringing wide brimmed hats and slathering your body with sunscreen lotion. Jamaica enjoys mostly sunny skies all year round, so expect to get a lot of activities under the heat.
  5. Do not be rude. You may become so trigger-happy with your camera considering the lovely sceneries in Jamaica, but avoid taking photos of people without their permissions.
  6. It is generally safe to hang out in public places and establishments, but there are also places that are not safe for tourists. Ask your hotel’s concierge for information regarding this. In addition, bring just enough money for your day’s needs when wandering around.
  7. Learn simple Jamaican words. You should be able to at least say “hello” or “good morning” to get to start a good conversation with the locals.
  8. Shop around for good prices, especially when it comes to water activities and excursions. Some operators may take advantage of unknowing tourists, but if you go out and ask different shops first or do your research, you can avoid becoming a victim.
  9. Bring copies of important documents with you and leave the original in your hotel. Leave your valuable items in a safe too.
  10. Finally, have fun. Enjoy everything Jamaica has to offer, from it seas to its mountains. Join group tours to save on money and try to befriend both locals and other tourists.