When you are traveling to a new destination, many questions can cross your mind in regards to your upcoming vacation.  Here we have made a list of the most frequently asked questions.  Don’t see your question here?  Simply email us directly and we will have an answer for you immediately.

Q: How long is the drive from Montego Bay Airport to Negril?

A: The drive from Montego Bay to Negril is about 1.5 hours.  It is a very scenic route with cliffs and mountains to look at!  Maybe take a pit stop at Clives and have a cold Red stripe :)

Q: Where is the bank in Negril?

A: The best, most central bank is Scotiabank, Plaza de Negril (tel. 876/957-4236), open Monday and Thursday, 8:30am to 4pm, and Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm. Its ATMs are open 24 hours.

Q: What is the population of Jamaica?

A: In 2013 the population was 2,790,427 people.  Jamaica ranks 135th in world population or about 0.04%.  This may seem like a small number, but keep in mind that Jamaica is the largest island in the Caribbean!

Did you know?.. Jamaica is the biggest English speaking island in the Caribbean and has the most Olympic medals after the US.

Q: What Timezone does Jamaica Uses?

A: Jamaica uses Eastern Standard Time. Jamaica does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Some prefers to use GMT -5.

Q: What currency do I use in Jamaica?

A: The currency of Jamaica is the Jamaica Dollar (JMD). The Jamaica rate of exchange changes daily. It is advised to change your currency into Jamaican money when you arrive in Jamaica, not before you depart your own country.

Q: Are there ATM machines in Jamaica?

A: Yes most banks have ATM machines. The ATM will dispense Jamaican dollars and some now dispense USD.

Q: How large is Jamaica?

A: Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island. It is 146 miles long from east to west and 51 miles at its widest point, from north to south.

Q: What languages are spoken in Jamaica?

A: English, Jamaican Creole

Q: What was Jamaica formerly named?

A: Jamaica was known as ‘Xaymaca’ before Europeans landed on the island, a name meaning “Land of Wood and Water” or the “Land of Springs.” The name was given by the indigenous inhabitants of the island.

Q: Where is Nine Mile located?

A: Nine mile is a village in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, a few miles south of Brown’s Town.  Reggae legend Bob Marley was born there, and later buried there.