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Jamaica is an amazing destination for travelers! With its beautiful white-sand beaches, vibrant culture, and incredible views, it's no wonder why so many people return year after year. If you're looking for some of Jamaica's best destinations, consider these hot spots: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Port Antonio, and Blue Mountains National Park.
Montego Bay is a great spot for shopping, sightseeing, and trying out delicious local restaurants. Ocho Rios is known for its stunning waterfalls and lush rainforest trails. Negril is a great place to relax on the beach and explore the nearby caves. Port Antonio is the perfect spot for kayaking and river rafting. Finally, Blue Mountains National Park is a great place to hike and take in nature's beauty. No matter what your interest, Jamaica has something for everyone!
Learn more about this tropical paradise country!
It’s always best to know a bit about a new country. If you’re going to visit Jamaica soon or if you’re just reading up on this beautiful Caribbean Island, there are some interesting facts about it you should consider. Jamaica is a unique and gorgeous island filled with people and places that make up its one-of-kind culture and history. Get to know its native people, music, geography, and more through these six fun facts!
1. Jamaica is Home to 14 Parishes
Jamaica is home to 14 unique parishes. These parishes were created in 1867 and have been retained in their current form since Jamaica gained independence in 1962. The parishes are the main units of government in Jamaica, and each and every one has access to a coast, meaning none of them have the misfortune of being landlocked. Check out our Jamaican Yardie candle collection HERE to experience the parishes through scents.
2. Jamaica is the Birthplace of Reggae
You may be familiar with reggae music, popularized by its combination of jazz, ska, rock, and rhythm and blues. Reggae was invented in Jamaica in the 1960s and has since become a global sensation. However, reggae tunes will almost always be synonymous with the country of Jamaica.
3. Jamaica Has the Most Churches Per Square Mile
Jamaica has the most churches per square mile, clocking in at 2.75 churches per square mile! This record is so impressive, it’s recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Among the 1,600 churches in Jamaica, individuals practice Catholicism, Pentecostalism, and Rivalism. While there is no set religion in Jamaica, most Jamaicans are Christian.
4. Jamaica Hosts the Fastest Runners
While the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team may be the most optically famous—they had the first Olympic bobsled team of any Caribbean country!—it is the country’s runners that really take the cake (and the medals). Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, is a Jamaican native. He is an eight time Olympic medalist and while he retired in 2017, many other highly regarded sprinters are from Jamaica.
5. Jamaica Makes Much of its Money Through Tourism
Jamaica is a beautiful, picturesque, and hospitable country, so it attracts visitors from all over the world. This is great, because Jamaica’s economy is supported in large part by tourism efforts. Visitors will come for the 50 beautiful public beaches, the unique history, and the natural island wildlife, foliage and the incredible people.
6. The Jamaican Flag is as Unique as its People
The Jamaican flag features a green background with gold intersecting stripes and black triangular sections on each side. The design originated from a national flag design competition, so it was truly by the people for the people. The gold stripes symbolize Jamaica’s natural beauty and sunlight, while the green stands for agriculture and hope. The black stands for the creativity and strength of the Jamaican people. Currently, the Jamaican flag is the only national flag that does not have the colors red, white, or blue.
7. Out of many one people
Jamaica's national motto is "Out of many one people" and this is because the island is made up of rich multicultural roots. You'll find various nationalities coming out of Jamaica from Chinese, Indians, Europeans, you name it!
Additional quick facts about Jamaica:
- Jamaica's national bird is the humming bird also called a doctor bird
- The national flower is the Lignum Vitae
- The national fruit is Ackee
- The National Tree is the Blue Mahoe
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