Is marijuana legal in Jamaica?
A saying you will hear in Jamaica is “no pressure no problem” (it is also a way of life). To this, we will add “no marijuana”. Sorry. Marijuana, locally known as ganja is illegal. A confusing topic since ganja has been tied to the Jamaican culture primarily due to Rastafarianism and reggae music for decades.
That said, tourists will have no trouble procuring marijuana from roadside stands to a steady stream of peddlers on the beach. If you’re not interested, a simple ‘No, no thank you” will suffice. But do know, possession of small amounts up to two ounces or 56.6 grams, is a petty offense should you decide not to only follow the no pressure no problem philosophy while visiting Jamaica.
What is the best time to visit Jamaica?
The coolest months are December to February, with February usually having the coolest temperatures. Expect highs in the mid-80s (F), and lows in the high 60s, depending on your location. In the mountains, night-time temperatures may fall as low as mid-40s.
The hottest months are July and August. Expect temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s. It may feel even hotter due to humidity.
Frequent and sometimes heavy rainfall should be expected in the rainiest months, May and October. December to February/March can be very dry. In other months, there are regular afternoon showers.
Where will I meet my driver when I arrive at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay?
When you arrive at Sangster International Airport you will proceed through immigration and then customs. Once you clear customs and leave the area through the double doors you should proceed outside via the doors to your right. Once you are outside, look to the right and you will see a bar called the Groovy Grouper. Your driver will be looking for you near (or at the bar) if you decide to stop and enjoy a cold Red Stripe beer.
What time zone is Jamaica?
Jamaica uses Eastern Standard Time. Jamaica does not observe Daylight Savings Time. (GMT-5)
Which foods are a must try in Jamaica?
Jerk Chicken! Jerk style cooking is native to Jamaica and absolutely delicious. You will also want to try ackee and saltfish. Ackee is the national fruit and packed with many health benefits such as the ability to lower blood pressure, boost energy levels. It aids in digestion, protects against diabetes with its fiber, protein and low carbs and it improves the immune system. Oh, and don’t forget to try Jamaican patties!
Where is the best place to buy Blue Mountain Coffee?
Looking to bring home some of the best coffee in the world? Let our drivers know you are interested in bringing home some Blue Mountain Coffee and they will take you to the best local places to purchase the coffee for the best discounts and prices the island has to offer.
Is it safe to leave my resort in Jamaica?
Yes, yes and yes. Jamaica is a beautiful country and you will enjoy the culture, food, and people. We are here to help you customize your experience but if you want to go it alone, keep the following in mind…Look for Taxis licensed by JUTA, MAXI or JCal. You will see the sticker/logo and license number on the back of the vehicle. All three organizations have rigid yearly requirements that require the drivers to re-certify for a license, including back ground checks! Be smart – visiting a strange part of town at night is never a good idea no matter where you are.
What is the currency in Jamaica?
The official currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD). USD is accepted in most places in Jamaica. However, if you plan on doing business with the locals, you will get a better deal if you convert your currency to JMD first. You will get the best rate at a Cambio in town or on your way to your resort or Airbnb accommodations rather than exchanging at the airport. If you want to exchange your currency to JMD, let your driver know and he will be glad to stop at a Cambio. To see the conversion rate visit https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Are we insured and licensed in Jamaica?
Our drivers are licensed tour operators through Tourism Product Development Co LTD (TPDCo) licensed Contract Carriage operators and carry liability insurance.
When is lobster season in Jamaica?
The lobster season in Jamaica is 9 months long from July to March! Enjoy.
What language is spoken in Jamaica?
The official language of Jamaica is English, but the Jamaican “Patois” or local creole- is spoken throughout the island. Most Jamaican’s speak both Patois and English.
Personalized Jamaica Tour Experiences & Private Transfers
Our focus is on personalized experiences from a quick pick up at Sangster International airport, a cruise ship port of call or your own personal guide booked for a specific block of hours, we will do our best create an experience to last a lifetime. We are here to help so please reach out and let us know how we can make your vacation to Jamaica your own.