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Jamaica Flag Jamaica is a is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea to the South of Cuba and West of Hispaniola (the island that contains Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

As of 2009, Jamaica had an estimated population of 2,825,928, making it the third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas (after the United States and Canada).

Jamaica's capital and largest city is the Kingston, which is located on the southeastern coast of the island. As of 2001, Kingston had an estimated population of 651,880.

Jamaica Country Details


Country Name Jamaica
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Caribbean Sea
Flag Jamaica Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Kingston


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Insight Guides: Pocket Jamaica (Insight Pocket Guides)
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guides: Pocket Jamaica (Insight Pocket Guides)
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One of the most-popular caribbean Islands, Jamaica has it all. With its stunning natural setting, low mountains, white sandy beaches and clear waters, it's the destination of dreams. Be inspired to get more out of your visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Jamaica, a concise, full-colour guide to this tropical paradise that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the island has to offer.

Inside Insight Pocket Guide Jamaica:

Where To Go takes you from Downtown to 'MoBay' (Montego Bay). Discover the best beaches, coast roads, beautiful Martha Brae River and stunning Discovery Bay.

Top 10 Attractions gives a rundown of the best sights to take in on your trip, including Runaway Bay, Seven Mile Beach and the Bob Marley Museum.

Perfect Day provides an itinerary for one day in Negril.

What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from watersports to walking trails and shopping, plus nightlife.

Essential information on Jamaica's culture, including a brief history of the island.

Eating Out covers the island's best cuisine.

Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.

A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Lonely Planet Jamaica (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Brendan Sainsbury

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#1 best-selling guide to Jamaica *

Lonely Planet Jamaica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Groove to the riddims of reggae, release your inner Errol Flynn rafting the Rio Grande and sample Blue Mountains coffee straight from the source; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jamaica and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Jamaica Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - eating & drinking like a local, outdoor activities, landscapes, culture
  • More than 20 maps
  • Covers Kingston, Blue Mountains, South Coast, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, North Coast, Montego Bay, Negril, West Coast, Central Highlands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jamaica, our most comprehensive guide to Jamaica is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Paul Clammer and Brendan.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Jamaica. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, May 2013 - April 2014.

The Rough Guide to Jamaica
By Robert Coates

Coates Robert
Released: 2015-08-18
Paperback (312 pages)

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The Rough Guide to Jamaica is the ultimate travel guide to the most captivating of the Caribbean islands. From dining by the sea to dancing under the stars, we've picked out the best of Jamaica, with full-colour pictures offering a taste of what to expect.

Detailed practical advice covers everything from restaurants and accommodation to tipping and tours; an events calendar details the island's legendary reggae shows, and insiders' tips ensure that you'll discover the island beyond the resorts.

The Rough Guide to Jamaica also provides the lowdown on each part of island, including the white-sand beaches and watersports of Negril and Montego Bay; the lush rainforest retreats of Portland; the hip hotels of the unspoiled south coast; unforgettable hikes in the cool Blue Mountain peaks; and Kingston's electrifying arts and nightlife scene. You can explore every corner of Jamaica with clear, detailed maps that will help you navigate with ease. You can make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Jamaica.

Moon Jamaica (Moon Handbooks)
By Oliver Hill

Moon Travel
Released: 2016-10-25
Paperback (344 pages)

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Make your Escape with Moon Jamaica!

Come to Jamaica for its tropical climate and calm Caribbean waters; stay to explore the heart of its vibrant culture and spirit with Moon Jamaica!

What You'll Find in Moon Jamaica:

  • Expert advice from local author Oliver Hill, who shares the best-kept secrets of his island home
  • Full-color, vibrant, helpful photos
  • Detailed directions and maps for exploring on your own
  • In-depth coverage of Negril and the West Coast, Montego Bay and the Northwest Coast, Ocho Rios and the North Central Coast, Port Antonio and the East Coast, Kingston and the Blue Mountains, The South Coast
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Surf the turquoise waters, or relax on white sands. Get your adrenaline fix by cliff jumping or climbing the Blue Mountains. Hike through lush jungle to magnificent waterfalls, or move to the beat of Kingston's legendary music scene. Sample Jamaican rum and coffee, or dine beachfront at a luxurious resort. Eat freshly picked fruit for breakfast, watch hummingbirds flit about tropical flowers, or bathe in a crystal-clear spring on a hot day.
  • Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as The Best of Jamaica, Roots and Culture, and Hidden Beaches and Hillside Hikes
  • Current background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment
  • Essential insight for travelers on health and safety, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your beach bag

With Moon Jamaica's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Looking for more fun in the Caribbean sun? Check out Moon Aruba or Moon Dominican Republic.
Lonely Planet Jamaica (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Anna Kaminski

Lonely Planet
Paperback (312 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Jamaica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike to Blue Mountain Peak to see Jamaica's best sunrise, dance until dawn at a street jam in Kingston, or splash around with hawksbill turtles; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jamaica and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Jamaica Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 34 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Outdoor Activities
  • Coverage of Negril, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Kingston, Port Antonio, Blue Mountains, Reach Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Blue Lagoon, Rio Grande, Port Royal, Treasure Beach, Windsor Caves, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jamaica, our most comprehensive guide to Jamaica, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Adam Karlin, and Anna Kaminski.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Fodor's In Focus Jamaica, 2nd Edition (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2010-08-24
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Discover the essence of Jamaica
 
• Fodor’s choice ratings you can trust. Exceptional restaurants, hotels,
and sights selected to help you make the best choices.
           
• Simple Pleasures.  Embrace the local scene as you stroll Negril Beach, listen to reggae, or eat the world’s best jerk pork.
           
• Boundless activities.  Find options for every traveler, from zip-line tours to horseback riding through the surf to dining in fine restaurants.
 
• Local Experts Fodor’s worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.
 
• Freshest Facts You won’t find a more up-to-date guide to the region. Our writers seek out hot spots while verifying that current listings still meet our high standards.
 
• Travelers Like You Get candid advice from fellow travelers at Fodors.com, and read their “Word of Mouth” tips throughout this book.
Jamaica (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Jamaica Adventure Map is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its detailed and accurate information. This map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for roads/highways, plus secondary routes for those seeking to explore off the beaten path. Adventure Maps differ from a traditional road map because of the specialty content they include. Each map contains hundreds of diverse and unique recreational, ecological, cultural, and historic destinations — outside of the major tourist hubs. National Geographic Adventure Maps are the perfect companion to a guidebook.

The Jamaica Adventure Map covers the entire island nation in one easy to use map. The east side of the map includes the capital city of Kingston, Blue Mountains - John Crow National Park as well as Morant Point on the eastern edge of Jamaica. The west side of the map includes the famous tourist destinations of Montego Bay and Negril with its miles of uninterrupted white-sand beaches. The map also shows the many offshore reefs that ring this Caribbean nation.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:150,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

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