Jamaica is one of the Greater Antilles islands, made up of Hispaniola, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. At its widest it is 80 kilometres and at its longest 234 kilometres and covers an area of nearly 11,000 square kilometres. It is a mainly mountainous island with a narrow intermittent coastal strip; the highest point is at 2,256 metres on top of Blue Mountain Peak. Full Independence was obtain from the British on August6, 1962, with English or English patois being the main languages spoken. Most of the resort and rural areas are relatively safe places to visit but unfortunately drug trafficking, poverty and crime pose substantial difficulties for the government.
Well when is the best time to visit Jamaica? Jamaica has a tropical climate which means it’s hot and humid at sea level with the higher inland regions enjoying a more temperate climate, in the mountainous areas temperatures can be a pleasant 10 degrees cooler. The average yearly temperature is in the pleasant range of 27 to 30°C,the coolest months are January and February before temperatures begin to rise again in March, July and August are usually the hottest months with a 10 degree difference between winter and summer. The wettest time in Jamaica is normally between may to June and during September to October and on occasions spreading into November. The distribution of the precipitation is surprisingly uneven across the island with the South Western coast being the driest and the windward facing Eastern coast receiving the most rainfall. Worthy of note is the Atlantic hurricane season in Jamaica runs between June 1 to November 30th, with August and September being the busiest and most likely period to experience one.
Jamaica is a great choice for tourists it has so much to offer with its fantastic beaches, tasty cuisine, great music, fabulous weather and above all the friendliness of its people. Like any other major tourist destination, Jamaica's accommodation ranges from high-class 5 star luxury resorts, petite boutique hotels and bare-essential guest houses and hotels. Jamaica is known for having the greatest hotel options in the Caribbean so you can make your choice based on numerous factors such as location, amenities and most importantly for most people the price. If you tire of your immediate resort area and its luxury accommodation you might like to adventure a little further and see some of the other attractions that Jamaica has to offer.