Holiday Inn Resort is conveniently located approximately 5 minutes from Sangster International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Montego Bay.
Quick facts about Jamaica:
Official Name: Jamaica
Capital City: Kingston
Average Temperature: 82° F
Climate: Tropical. Hot, Humid, temperate interior.
Average Rainfall: 78 inches annually
Gateway Airports: Montego Bay (MBJ) and Kingston (KIN)
Entry Documents: Passport
Currency: Jamaican dollar
Country Telephone Code: 876
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
Electric Current: 100 volts
Gaming: No full service Casinos, just electronic machines
Language: English. The official language is English but Patois, a dialect, is widely spoken across the island
Ethnic Groups: Black (90.9%), mixed (7.3%), East Indian (1.3%), white (0.2%), Chinese (0.2%)
Head of State: The head of state is the governor-general, who is appointed by the monarch of England.
Head of Government: The head of government in Jamaica is the Prime Minister who is elected by the Jamaican people. The prime minister is the leader of the majority party in the House of Representatives.
Flag: The Jamaican flag has 3 colors, green, black and gold. Black stands for hardships overcome and to be faced; Gold, for natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and Green stands for hope and agricultural resources.
Money: The money in Jamaica is called Jamaican Dollars (JMD). Bank notes are issued for the following amounts $50, $100, $500, $1000. The heads of famous Jamaican people appear on the notes. One Jamaican dollar is equal to about 65 US dollars. The exchange rates change everyday.
There are 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents 1 dollar, 10 dollar and 20-dollar coins. The heads of famous Jamaican people also appear on the back of the coins.
Religion: The majority of Jamaicans are Christian. Children learn about God and the bible at public school. They also have public prayer in school.
Some things Jamaica is well known for:
Blue Mountain Coffee
The Jamaican Bobsled team
Reggae Music and Bob Marley
The Beautiful beaches and coral reefs