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Facts About Jamaica!

  • JAMAICA TURNS 50

    Jamaica is as well known for its vibrant culture as it is for it’s seductive natural beauty. The island’s many genres of music, types of food, beautiful landscapes, and beaches have drawn countless people from around the world. This year, Jamaicans all over the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from Britain.

  • THE FASTEST HUMAN BEING

    The Honourable Usain St. Leo Bolt, is a Jamaican sprinter and is the fastest man in the world. He is a six-time Olympic gold medalist. Usain Bolt is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and (along with his teammates) the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, and is one of only seven athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

  • JAMAICAN REGGAE MUSIC LEGEND

    Bob Marley made his reggae music to uplift, inform, entertain, inspire, and make change in the world. He's a musician, a poet and songwriter, a philosopher, a soldier, an activist and a leader. Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, he has helped spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. His music was influenced by the social issues of his homeland, he is considered to have given voice to the political and cultural nexus of Jamaica.

  • THE MOST CLIMBED FALLS IN THE WORLD

    When you think of beauty, the beautiful cascading waterfalls of Dunn's River Falls Jamaica comes to mind. A truly outstanding treasure offering 600 feet of climbing pleasure for thousands of visitors and locals every year, it is arguably Jamaica's most popular and famous attraction.

  • THE OLDEST KNOWN RUM IN THE WORLD

    Appleton Rum has been created in the heart of Jamaica's sugar belt since 1749. Each rum is handcrafted from start to finish and masterfully blended to offer rich aromas and complex flavors. Enjoy the oldest known rum in the world.


  • ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST COFFEE

    Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is a coffee grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Blue Mountain's best coffee is noted for it's mild flavour and lack of bitterness. Over the last several decades, this coffee has developed a reputation that has made it one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world. In addition to its use for brewed coffee, the beans are the flavor base of Tia Maria coffee liqueur.

  • THE RICHEST CITY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE IN THE 1600'S

    Port Royal is a located on the southern coast of Jamaica. It was originally colonized by the Spanish, but attacked and captured by the English in 1655. Because of its good natural harbor and key position, Port Royal quickly became a major haven for pirates and buccaneers, who were made welcome because of the need for defenders

  • JAMAICA FLORA AND FAUNA

    Among Jamaica's most prized natural treasures are the vast diversity of flowering plants and surprising array of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Our tropical climate, with an avarege year-round temperature of 85 degrees, is essential. Rainfall varies around the island, while our altitude ranges from sea level to the 7,402-foot peaks of the Blue Mountains, all combining to create our unique ecosystem.