For centuries, Jamaica has welcomed settlers from all around the world. This small island has played host to the Amerindians who discovered it, to Europeans who fought to won it, to Africans forced to call it home and to Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners searching for a better life.
Each group carried with it a story and tradition, throwing everything into Jamaica’s melting pot. After centuries of brewing, all have blended together to give the island its rich history and heritage-an international smorgasbord of legends, cultures and customs, all displayed right here against the background of Jamaica’s beautiful mountains ans valleys.
The nation’s motto – ” Out of Many, One People” truly reflects Jamaica’s diverse heritage.
Truly a nation “out of many, one people” Jamaica is a multifaceted mosaic of international customs and traditions. When visiting this great island, take time to experience the culture…it’s what sets Jamaica apart from other Caribbean destinations.
Reason with a Rastafarian about life, love or politics. Lose yourself in the rhythms and movements of a people who still refuse to be constrained.
Visit one of our many theatres or stage shows and delight in the performing arts, showcasing everything from Jonkonnu to Jazz.
Want to dance too? Join in the wild revelry of Carnival and Augus’ Mawnin or just follow the reggae beat, pulsing from street corners and rum bars island wide.
After that, share a meal – ackee and saltfish with roast breadfruit, escoveitched fish, bammy and festival – epicurean feasts will tantalize your taste buds. In Jamaica, you’ll discover new worlds, and familiar ones too,lots to learn about, and even more to love!