Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240sq mile) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mile) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mile) west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean. The indigenous people, the Taino, called it Xaymaca in Arawakan, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the "Land of Springs".
When to go:
December to May.
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Jamaican and US Dollar
British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Jamaica.
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