Join the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association (JHTA) and become a member. A good reason to be a member is membership means you can be part of an already known and recognized organization that can help you and your tourism business grow sustainably and prosper in an ever more competitive market.
As part of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association your company will be represented at the government level. Not only that, but JHTA is recognized as one of the leading associations of its kind in the Caribbean.
The Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association also offers the possibility of training in all the different aspects of the tourism industry, from room cleaners, nannies, guards, through to front and back office expertise. There is also the JHTA Master of Science MSc (Hospitality & Tourism Management), which is awarded by Revans University, also known as The University of Action Learning (UAL), which is recognized by the International Management Centres Association (IMCA). You can find more here.
Nestled amidst the hills of Cardiff Hall, Runaway Bay, St.Ann is a closely guarded secret …The Cardiff Hotel & Spa. This resort is ideally located within 45 minutes of the Donald Sangster and Ian Flemming International Airports, and is within close proximity to some of Jamaica’s most beautiful attractions. This is a location to consider whether youare looking for a secluded hideaway, an intimate setting for your special event or a professional atmosphere for your corporate engagement.
The Best of the Caribbean with Chukka!No one offers a wider variety of things to do for family, friends and couples.Fly over the jungle rainforest on our extreme ziplines. Join a catamaran cruise and climb up a waterfall. Relax beachside or try one of our new pools. Snorkel astunning reef alongside stingrays! Enjoy the original Horseback Ride n Swim in the warm Caribbean Sea. Go tubing down a river or into a mysterious limestone cave. Discover our true culture as you travel through countryside and history-rich communities. Tour the home of Bob Marley, the King of Reggae. Try authentic foodand sample the legendary local rum.Whatever experience you re looking for, our award-winning, value-packed tours are sure to please.
The Hotel Riu Ocho Rios (All Inclusive 24h) enjoys a beachfront location in the splendid Mammee Bay, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, surrounded by thick woods and waterfalls.The exclusive 24h All Inclusive system offers you many high quality services. If you`re looking for holidays to relax and escape stress, this complex includes a fresh water swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, solarium terrace, gym, sauna and the Renova Spa wellness centre with a range of different treatments and massages. Not forgetting the vast beach right outside the hotel which is ideal for sunbathing.
Long considered the Jewel of Jamaica, Couples Sans Souci Resort & Spa sweeps guests into a kaleidoscope of natural beauty, island atmosphere and romance. A hidden gem set majestically against emerald mountains and Caribbean Sea, this Ocho Rios resort on Jamaica s sunny northern Caribbean coast exudes a sense of solitude and intimacy. Its lush foliage and smaller footprint allows guests to lose themselves exploring its secluded stone pathways and storybook trails. No matter which way the path winds, past colonial-style buildings and secret pavilions that extend over the ocean on the cliffs, you re never more than a few steps away from stunning sea views.
Blending breezy island-chic style with Jamaica s flair for elegance and sophistication, Couples Tower Isle is Couples flagship retreat on the lush coastline of Ocho Rios. A midcentury island playground for Hollywood`s most famous celebrities, this tropical oasis continues to delight romantics of every age. Featuring its own private island just yards off the shimmering white sand beach and an oceanfront footprint that makes it easy to move from one sun-splashed spot to another, this all-inclusive boutique resort seduces with the island s finest farm-to-table cuisine, award-winning spa services and stunning views of tranquil turquoise waters that take your breath away from the moment you walk into the lobby.
Your all-inclusive vacation in Jamaica at the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa will be a most memorable family experience! FDR staff are all Jamaican, naturally warm, entertaining and friendly. You will learn about the Jamaican way of life through the staff, food and activities. With its reputation as one of the best family hotels in Jamaica, there is no better way to experience the Jamaican culture!
We would like to introduce you to the best-kept culinary secret in Ocho Rios. Miss T’s Kitchen is a rustic Jamaican restaurant and bar providing a selection of healthy, home-style Jamaican dishes and beverages in a lush, garden setting. Located, in a quiet cul-de-sac off Main Street in the heart of Ochi’s bustling town centre, Miss T’s Kitchen is a welcome oasis a stone’s throw from the clock. The innovative, “Jamaican-style” product combined with the rocking rhythms of Old Time Jamaican music sets the scene to bring you back to the good times. Our strengths of price, service, and location with ample parking and a cool, quiet ambiance will make your outdoor dining experience unforgettable.
We have worked and travelled extensively around the world and wanted to bring their common love and vision of providing consistently good food and service, uncompromising high standards and quality to Jamaica. Since its inception in February 1999, Passage to India has established an iconic status and garnered numerous awards and accolades. In addition, Passage to India was recently featured in Nyam Jamaica, a culinary book published in 2008.
Enjoy fine dining in Ocho Rios, Jamaica in the setting of an authentic 1860’s Gingerbread house with wooden floors and mahogany bar. You can enjoy lunch or dinner indoors or outdoors, on our verandah overlooking the cruise ship piers and Ocho Rios. The menu, specializing in Northern Italian food, also has an extensive selection of creative Jam-Italian fusion dishes of fresh pasta, seafood, vegetarian, and meat entrees. Aware of today’s health conscious patrons, we cook each dish to order and to suit individual needs or taste.We also offer lunch specials with more traditional Jamaican cuisine alongside our pasta favourites. Established in 1984, Evita’s has been a favorite destination in Ocho Rios for over twenty years. We also do catering for weddings and special events. Feel free to contact us for more information about Evita’s, “the best little pasta house in Jamaica.”
At Christopher’s we don’t just feed appetites – we feed souls. Our signature restaurant serves up locally sourced gourmet fare on an open-air veranda with ocean-view tables.Christopher’s acclaimed Chef Conroy specializes in original dishes that capture the essence of Jamaica: callaloo with Scotch bonnet drizzle, pimento-smoked beef tenderloin, translucent plantain chips, curried goat ravioli and, of course, grilled lobster. Conroy’s dishes embrace the freshest local ingredients and the bounty of the Caribbean. You can watch local fishing boats deliver the catch of the day or join the chef in selecting fruits, vegetables and herbs from the resort’s lush gardens. Start your day with our complimentary Island Breakfast – handmade muffins and a succulent fruit plate. In the evening dress up or down for a dining experience called “by far one of the best that the island has to offer.”
Should you opt to stay in on any given day, we will be happy to pop you out so you can purchase Jamaican’s most popular lunch, meat (or vegetarian) patties or a tasty, inexpensive ‘box lunch’ at a nearby lunch spot frequented by locals or drop you nearby where you can have a leisurely lunch under a cool shady mango tree. Our lavish, no menu, three course family style dinners are usually enjoyed the Real Home Style Jamaican Way, with lively conversation, laughter and long tales between bites of mouth watering food.
Turtle Beach – Off main Street (accessible from the car park of the Ocean Village Shopping Centre) Ocho Rios The main beach in Ocho Rios is Turtle Beach, stretching out for about 500m along the east side of Ocho Rios Bay. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire, and it is possible to try out a wide range of water sports (scuba diving, jet skis and kayaks are all available). There is a roped-off swimming area in the sea which is very flat and (thanks to the gradual slope of the sea bed) warm. Food and drink is available on the beach, as are changing rooms, showers and toilets. A small fee must be paid to gain entry, you can get your hand stamped to allow re-entry later in the day.
Reggae Beach was a 250 acre property which was located in Jamaica, mid-way between Ocho Rios and Oracabessa. It has since been renamed to Bamboo Beach due to the leasing of the property and the activities which take place there. The beach itself is a beautiful long stretch of sand protected by cliffs on either end. Reggae Beach was known as one of the quieter, less-crowded beaches in Jamaica and is considered as one of the island’s best-kept secrets. In the evenings, dinner and music are served under the stars with an array of beach food with fish and lobster as the main attractions. Reggae Beach was renowned for its Friday after-work jams which carry on till late evenings., with a bonfire, DJs and live band.
Fisherman’s Beach is located right near to the cruise ship pier in Ocho Rios. You can visit the beach via Island Village Plaza after checking out the Duty Free shopping, or access via Margaritaville while sipping delicious cocktails. You can also access the Fishermen’s Beach here where the local people like to party.
Dunn’s River Falls, a beautiful natural waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica. All of that water rushing down the falls has to go somewhere. But it doesn’t go just anywhere – it empties out into the Caribbean Sea at a beautiful beach. For some, the beach is as big of an attraction as the waterfall is, and much fun can be had enjoying the blue water of the Caribbean at Dunn’s River Falls beach.
Puerto Seco is a long white-sand beach stretching off to palm trees in the distance, lapped by calm shallow water. A beach hub for families, it’s lined with snack bars and vendors hiring boats and skis. A waterslide and playground for the kids adds to the fun. There are changing facilities at the beach, thatch huts for shade, food vendors and snorkel hire.
A private and exotic location, made famous when the first James Bond movie was filmed here. This is where Ursula Andress emerged from the surf. Nearby is Dunn’s River Falls, the place where Sean Connery’s Bond and Andress took a dip in the waterfall; hundreds of visitors now do the same every day.
Island Car Rentals Ltd. has been in operation in Jamaica for over thirty years and is the largest Jamaican rent-a-car company with branches in Montego Bay and Kingston serving vacationers, returning residents and locals. The company is licensed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and is a member of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association and the Jamaica U-drive Association. Island offers a range of ground transportation services. Clients may opt for sightseeing tours, private transfers, executive chauffeur service or day trips as well as car rentals. For visitors seeking a flexible, varied holiday that allows them to see all Jamaica, we offer Fly/Drive Jamaica, a unique vacation package with attractive rates that include a choice of accommodations and a rented car.
Caribbean Car Rentals invites you to explore our beautiful Island. We have been in existence for over thirty years. The Company is licensed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and is also a member of the JHTA and the Jamaica U-Drive Association. Caribbean Car Rentals offers a wide range of modern vehicles. We offer Tours, Pickups, Droff-offs, and Transfer Services. We have a team of friendly and professional staff at all our Branches. At Caribbean Car Rentals we are dedicated to providing our clients with the most Reliable Car Rental Service We strongly believe in the concept of reliable and professional service. Our two locations are strategically located, islandwide. Our office in Kingston is a fifteen minute drive from the Norman Manley Airport. Our office in Ocho Rios is easily accessed. Our Courteous,Capable and Reliable staff are well trained professionals and the fleet is constantly being checked and upgraded to provide a wide range of modern vehicles.
Want to see Ocho Rios from a different vantage point? Taking a tropical forest adventure tour up to the 700-foot mystic mountain peak will do just that. This environmentally friendly attraction, located in the heart of Ocho Rios, only 5 minutes away from the cruise ship pier or Dunn’s River Falls, offers a unique array of adventure tours for all ages. Explore the forest’s rich ecosystem, sparkling river streams or simply enjoy the spectacular views. Sky Explorer: Positioned prominently at the park’s entrance, the Rainforest SkyExplorer is a state-of-the-art chairlift that sends guests soaring above the treetops up 700 feet to the top of Mystic Mountain. The descent carries them through the heart of the canopy, giving them firsthand glimpses of the wonders of the tropical seaside rainforest. Bobsled Jamaica: The park’s signature attraction, Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica, features a 1000m long gravity-drive through the rainforest on custom designed, high-tech sleds. Accessible via the SkyExplorer, the Bobsled is a thrilling ride through dense tropical landscapes and coastal features on sleds that evoke Jamaica’s Olympic team. Zip-line: Our secure Zip Line attraction whisks travelers through the verdant rainforest canopy, gliding from one platform to another. Visitors can top it off with a […]
Mystic Ridge Resort is a tastefully decorated tropical paradise overlooking the resort town and bay of Ocho Rios, and conveniently located minutes from beaches, shops and world famous attractions. The fine Accommodations comprise large airy loft suites, fresh cheerful standard rooms, spacious and exquisite fully equipped one and two bedroom apartments. Several guest rooms overlook the breathtaking view of the Ocho Rios Bay. The property boasts a magnificent pool with swim-up bar, free satellite/cable and Wi-Fi throughout, tennis courts and event facilities. A mouthwatering full breakfast is included with every nights stay.
Launching in June 2014, under the direction of Clifton Richardson and Executive Chef, Donovan William, the new AquaVue Restaurant and Bar (formely known as JunePlum) will offer a hip atmosphere and a diverse menu to please the discerning of palates. AquaVue Restaurant and Bar is located at Mystic Ridge Resort, tucked away in the hills above the city of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The contemporary designed setting is the perfect spot for a romantic night out or a fun group dinner, with panoramic views overlooking the entire city of Ocho Rios. AquaVue Restaurant and Bar proves that island dining doesn’t need to be all about seafood. Executive Chef Donovan William serves up sumptuous Jamaican and international cuisine that includes savory traditional Jamaican dishes and world-class fish and meat delicacies paired with local and international wines. Start off your mornings with our Scrambled Eggs ‘Gramajo’ served with breakfast potato and calaloo. A rewarding dining experience awaits you as you sample our Jamaican BBQ Black Angus New York Stripe Loin with Tamarind BBQ sauce, it will keep you wanting more. The menu changes seasonally and guests will savor juicy cuts of steaks, exquisite seafood accompanied by a selection of fresh gourmet salads, made […]
Located in the heart of Ocho Rios offering a wide selection of Duty Free Shopping and Jamaican Souvenirs. Home of three authentic Jamaican Restaurants: Mama Marley’s, Reggae Ally and Cafe Express. Free Wi Fi available, money exchange and dual currency ATM Machine(US and JA).
Opened in 1950, Jamaica Inn is a small, elegantly timeless resort located in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. There are sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea from every room. This eight-acre property boasts a 700-foot premier private beach, which is often considered to be the one of the best in the Caribbean. All suites are elegantly decorated and have a large, fully furnished Private Balcony or Verandah overlooking the sea and the scenic gardens. Sunsets are so stunning that people just can’t help but to marvel at them. Be it on the dinner terrace or in your suite, have a flavorful 5-course gourmet dinner with fresh local ingredients. The dinner menu changes every night. Opt to upgrade to the White suite that is magnificently situated on its own private peninsula or the breathtaking Cottage 7, Cottage 3 or Cottage 4 that overlook the Caribbean Sea with spectacular panoramic views. The White Suite has a swimming pool while Cottage 7, Cottage 3 & Cottage 4 have infinity plunge pools. Infinity Plunge pools are also available in most of the Jamaica Inn One & Two bedroom Cottages. On-property croquet, swimming pool, snorkelling, kayaks and sunfish sailing are complemented by windsurfing, sailing and diving […]
What Language is Spoken in Jamaica?
The official language of Jamaica is English, but the Jamaican "Patois" or local creole- is spoken throughout the island.
What is Jamaica's Motto?
Jamaica's motto is: "Out of Many, One People" - this is indicative of the melting pot of heritage that make up our island people.
What is the currency used in Jamaica?
The Jamaican dollar which at the time of writing is JAD $1 is equivalent to 0.0082 USD.