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Visit Jamaica Tips

My Visit Jamaica Tips:

  • Experience Jamaica first hand and form your own opinion. 
  • If you plan to rent a car in Jamaica you will need to be over 23 yrs with full driver’s licence.
  • If you plan to drive in Jamaica, we drive on the left and the steering is on the right.


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Visit Jamaica Tips

  • If you self drive, avoid giving rides to strangers – street smarts never lets you down!
  • If you are first time visitors and want to explore, hire an experienced tour driver so you can relax and enjoy the ride.



  • If you plan to walk Dunn’s River Falls or any other Jamaican waterfall, good water shoes to protect your feet and a change of clothes is good to have.
  • A waterproof camera case or even a zip lock bag will protect your camera from water damage.

  • Dunn’s River Falls gets very crowded on cruise ship stopover days.  A private tour on a non cruise ship day may be a more satisfying experience.
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Visit Jamaica Tips - Driving in Jamaica

 My Visit Jamaica Tips:

  • Driving in Jamaica is a breeze, just be careful and remember that the roads are not as wide as you may be used to. 
  • Roads through the mountains are narrow and very winding.   
  • Keep in lane at all times and be aware of on-coming traffic.  
  • Sound your horn on blind corners.


  • If you really want to know more about Jamaica and its people, get out and about – Highway 2000 is excellent for driving….main roads are good…adhere to the speed limits and look out for the unsuspecting potholes and some erratic drivers.  
  • Hiring a public passenger vehicle with a driver gets you around and allows you to better appreciate scenic Jamaica. Shop around and if the price sounds high, bargain.  
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Visit Jamaica Tips


  • When taking taxis, look for the red plated vehicles; they are insured to carry public passengers. 
  • All public passenger vehicles (PPV) in Jamaica carry red plates.
  • White plated vehicles are privately owned and insured for personal use only.
  • Be friendly, respectful and street smart and enjoy your Jamaica travel experience.

Changes in Jamaican Law relating to use of Marijuana (Ganga)

  • On Monday 2nd June 2014, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja.
  • These relate to the possession of small quantities of ganja for personal use, the smoking of ganja in private places and the use of ganja for medical/medicinal purposes.
  • Approval has been given also to a proposal for the decriminalization of the use of ganja for religious purpose   .....read more here

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