Jamaica Travel Guide

  • Vacations to Jamaica: a dream destination for beach goers

    As flights to Jamaica descend, travellers see where the mountains and the sea come together.

    Influenced by Britain, Spain, Asia and Africa, it’s impossible to travel to Jamaica without sampling the jerk cuisine or taking in some reggae, the island’s official sound.

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  • Montego Bay

    Montego Bay’s luminescent lagoon attracts tourists from far and wide. Tourists have fun shopping at the local markets or in upscale duty free shops. For avid golfers, the 18-hole course located on Rose Hall Plantation is a must.

  • The Blue Mountains

    The famous Blue Mountains in Jamaica attract lovers of beautiful landscapes. The steep slopes offer breathtaking views, to the delight of hikers. And at the foot of these mountains is Kingston, Jamaica's capital.
  • The beaches of Jamaica

    In Negril, furthest to the west, the sun beats down along the white sand beaches for more than 7 miles. It’s a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. And because it’s still relatively underdeveloped, it offers a very attractive kind of casualness not found on other parts of the island.

  • Culture and attractions

    Montego Bay’s Georgian style buildings spoil architectural enthusiasts. South of Ocho Rios, ecotourists can admire the gardens of Shaw Park and River Coyaba. And in Negril, Rick's Café invites daredevils to cliff dive. All three cities have restaurants for all tastes, as well as flamboyant nightlives.

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Important Information

  • Airport in Jamaica serviced by Air Transat


    The Jamaican dollar (JMD) is the official currency of Jamaica. The U.S. dollar is however accepted in most tourist shops. We suggest bringing Jamaican dollars as well as U.S. dollars. Credit cards are accepted everywhere.

    Official Language

    English is the official language, but the most widely spoken language is Jamaican Creole (Patwa), a mixture of Jamaican slang, Creole, Spanish and African.


    Visit the Government of Canada travel website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

  • Entry/exit requirements

    For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the  Government of Canada travel website.

    Passengers must have a return ticket to prove they will be leaving the country on the date indicated on their booking.

    Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean

    Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

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