Jamaica is an island in the West Indies and is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau and the Blue Mountains, a group of volcanic hills in the east. It was inhabited by Arawak Indians when Columbus explored it in 1494 and named it St. Iago. It remained under Spanish rule until 1655, when it became a British possession and was renamed Jamaica. It gained its independence from the United Kindgom in 1962 and has grown to a population of over 2.8 million people.
Jamaica is a premiere destination in the Caribbean. Each year tourists visit to enjoy tropical weather and warm sandy beaches. The main resorts on the island are Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios and the capital Kingston. There is a laid back atmosphere as soon as you step off of the plane. You can relax by the breathtaking beaches or splash in the 600ft Dunns River Waterfall. The island offers world class watersport activities. The local Jamaican Jerk cuisine is not to be missed. Reggae is Jamaica’s most internationally recognized music and the heartbeat of the local people.