Jamaica is considered
by many to be the most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands with its
blend of silken beaches, transparent water, dense jungle, great
and genuine hospitality.
The island of Jamaica has mountainous inlands surrounded by a narrow
coastal plain. For this reason, all major cities are located on the
coast. Chief towns include the capital Kingston and Montego Bay.
small nation, Jamaica is rich in culture, and has a strong global
presence. The musical genres reggae and ska
originated in Jamaica. Bob Marley, perhaps the best known reggae
musician, was born in Jamaica, and was very respected.
is also one of the best developed Caribbean islands
Jamaica offers every type of activity and nightlife you could
tennis and scuba to limbo shows and piano bars.
Jamaica is almost entirely a
blend of African and Taino culture. This
majority was created by descendants of enslaved Africans who mixed with
the remaining Ciguayo Arawaks. These Tainos (sub-Arawaks) were known
for archery and have left many of their spiritual beliefs behind in
religion ("Obeah" from the Taino word "Opias"), food and culture. Today
there is a significant minority of Asian and Indian immigrants, as well
as many people of mixed racial background.