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Jamaica

There is a magic to Jamaica that is as stirring as a sunset and as innocent as a child’s smile. Wherever you go in this enchanted paradise, you will find natural beauty so stunning, it will take your breath away. And people so genuinely friendly and hospitable, it will warm your heart. Jamaica is home to a magnificent landscape of rolling mountains lined by endless white-sand beaches, covered by lush foliage and crisscrossed by streaming rivers and cascading waterfalls. Discover pristine nature as wild and unspoiled as first love. Take a lazy raft ride on Montego Bay‘s Martha Brae River. Climb world-famous Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. Or watch the cliff divers at Rick’s Cafe in Negril. In Jamaica, “once you go, you’ll know.”


 

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A knowledgeable travel professional, with their extensive knowledge and contacts in the industry, can provide support before your trip, monitor your progress en route and provide post travel assistance. We will coordinate every aspect of your Jamaica travel itinerary and help ensure you can enjoy smooth travels along the way, we call this process the Legato Advantage. Let us put our years of experience to work for you!

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Since we are a full service and independent travel agency we can sell any property in Jamaica but below are some of the resorts that we recommend


 

Secrets Resorts & Spas

offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury settings. Immerse yourself in Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included: Elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving top-shelf spirits and endless day and evening activities, all in spectacular settings.

 

The Unlimited-Luxury® experience includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
24-hour room service
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


 

Sandals Resorts

There are 15 Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts located throughout the Caribbean including Jamaica, The Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua and Saint Lucia. Each offers stunning beachfront settings, luxurious accommodations and the many features that make the Sandals Luxury Included® experience. Having been named the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand at the World Travel Awards for 18 years in a row, Sandals Resorts is the recognized standard of romantic beach vacations

 

Luxury Included® experience includes:

Gourmet meals, snacks and top shelf spirits
Luxurious accommodations
Personal Butler service level rooms
Robert Mondavi wines
Various entertainment options to meet everyone’s taste
Activities include all non-motorized water sports, SCUBA diving, land sports and more!
World class Spa
And Much More!


Beaches Resorts

Now a truly beloved brand in the densely-packed family vacation market, having been voted the World’s Leading Family All-Inclusive Resort for 14 years in a row, Beaches Resorts has established itself as the ultimate family-friendly all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, offering an unforgettable vacation experience for guests of all ages.

 

Luxury Included® experience includes:

Gourmet meals, snacks and top shelf spirits
Luxurious accommodations
Personal Butler service level rooms
Robert Mondavi wines
Various entertainment options to meet everyone’s taste
Activities include all non-motorized water sports, SCUBA diving, land sports and more!
World class Spa
And Much More!


 

IBEROSTAR Resorts & Spas

are 5-star All Inclusive resorts that strive to enhance, not overpower, the natural beauty along their locations. The laid-back atmosphere at IBEROSTAR resorts is perfect for spending free time with family or for taking in that rustic, welcoming experience. IBEROSTAR resorts will help rejuvenate your mind and body through a variety of activities, engaging shows, tranquil beaches and spa treatments that will have you wishing you’d never have to go head home.

The All Inclusive resort includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited drinks, including alcoholic, juices and sodas
Non motorized watersports
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


Riu Hotels & Resorts

Offer an array of resorts with their own characteristics and flourishes, in theme from whimsical and fun, to elegant and upscale. Those seeking top-of-the-line will love the two RIU Palace Resorts. Enjoy the fitness center, spa services and shops. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a fun-filled family vacation or a dreamy destination wedding, RIU resorts has something for everybody!

 

The All Inclusive resort includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
Non-motorized watersports and land activities
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


 

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Jamaica Travel Information


 

Entry Requirements

All U.S. citizens traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a valid U.S. passport to exit or enter the United States.  U.S. citizens cannot travel on naturalization certificates or expired passports.  If you plan on traveling by sea, you must present a valid passport book or passport card.  Local authorities however prefer passport books as many are unfamiliar with passport cards.

Currency and Money Matters

Here in Jamaica we use the Jamaican dollar as our currency.

Licensed cambio centers and commercial banks are accessible in all resort areas. The official currency exchange rates vary daily, so it’s advisable to shop around for the best rate before converting your cash. Most Jamaican ATMs accept international bank cards with Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Plus logos. Banks also give credit card advances, change traveler’s checks among other financial services.

Health & Safety

Medical care is much more limited than in the United States.  Comprehensive but basic emergency medical services are located only in Kingston and Montego Bay, and smaller public hospitals are located in each parish.  The availability of prescription drugs, emergency medical care, and ambulance services are limited in outlying parishes.  Ambulance service is limited both in the quality of emergency care and in the availability of vehicles in remote parts of the country. As such, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Driving in Jamaica

Drivers and pedestrians should remember that, unlike the United States, driving in Jamaica is on the left-hand side of the road. Drivers and passengers in the front seat are required to wear seat belts, and motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets.

General Travel Tips

 

  • Make sure you travel with a valid passport or visa (if required). Also, bring another valid form of photo I.D., and photocopies of both I.D.s. in case of loss or theft.
  • Read up on local laws and practices before you get here.
  • Give friends and family your contact information and itineraries in case of emergency.
  • Register with your country’s embassy or consulate before you travel. That way your country is aware of your whereabouts in case of emergency. We recommend using the State Department Smart Traveler Program
  • Keep luggage, handbags or backpacks in view at all times.
  • Keep possessions close to your body.
  • Don’t take around large amounts of cash.
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry on road trips or excursions.