About Jamaica | Luxury Villa Rental
Jamaica. Once you go, you know.
With many of our luxurious villas situated on Jamaica's famed North Coast, our guests are spoilt for choice by the plethora of white sandy beaches, deep blue waters to relax in and much more. Each of our Jamaican rentals comes with a full staff, that will guarantee that your transition into the Caribbean lifestyle is as smooth as possible.
But where is Jamaica? By exploring our map of Jamaica above, you can see where Jamaica is in the Caribbean and how extensive this beautiful island is.
Villa rental in Jamaica is easy with our Handpicked Reservations Team, who can provide you with everything you need to know about Jamaica. Make sure to contact us for more information.
FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA...
Jamaica offers some of the most luxurious villas in the world and has many famous residents who own their own luxury villa, which makes Jamaica one of the most exclusive islands for luxury villa rental. We outline our most popular Jamaica facts below:
- VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO JAMAICA
Visas are not usually required when entering Jamaica. Canadian, UK, US and European passport holders do not need visas to enter Jamaica.
- DEPARTURE TAX FROM JAMAICA
Departure tax of US$22 (approximately £14 per person) including children aged 2 years and over - payable locally in US Dollars.
- LANGUAGE IN JAMAICA
The official language of Jamaica is English. Jamaicans primarily speak an English-African Creole language known as Jamaican Patois, which has become known widely through the spread of Reggae music.
- LOCAL TIME IN JAMAICA
5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and is within the EST time zone.
- GETTING AROUND JAMAICA
There are a selection of international car rental companies within Jamaica, as well as many local companies. The cheapest way to travel around Jamaica is to take advantage of the frequent buses that run from town to town, but are not for the faint hearted due to lack of air-conditioning, 'skilful' driving and cramped journeys. There are many licensed taxis – called ‘contract carriages’ – which have red PPV license plates.
However, our concierge can assiign you a personal driver throughout your stay, who can navigate the island or transport you to the beach on your behalf at the drop of a hat.
- ELECTRICAL STANDARDS IN JAMAICA
Jamaica uses the 110-120 volt system.
- CURRENCY IN JAMAICA
The unit used for Jamaica currency is the Jamaican Dollar. The official exchange rate does change regularly but is £1GDP is equivalent to 146 Jamaican Dollars. US dollars are widely accepted.
- CREDIT CARDS IN JAMAICA
Most restaurants do encourage and accept credit cards. Travellers cheques in US, UK and Canadian funds are also cashable at many retail outlets. There are many regional and international banks, which have ATMs that will accept major credit cards and dispense local currency based on the current exchange rate.
- WATER STANDARDS IN JAMICA
The tap water is generally good and safe to drink. All piped water in Jamaica is treated to international standards, and will be of the same quality you could expect to find in North America or Europe. Bottled water such as Wata (a local brand), Aquafina and Deer Park are widely available.
- POPULATION OF JAMAICA
The population of Jamaica is 2,709,300 (a.o. 2011)
- SUNRISE + SUNSET IN JAMAICA
The sun in Jamaica rises at about 6.20am and sets at approximately 5.30pm all year around.
- COMMUNICATIONS IN JAMAICA
The area code for Jamaica is 876. You dial this ths code just like you would do for any other international area code.
- CAPITAL OF JAMAICA
The capital of Jamaica is Kingston.