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  • Writer's pictureCheri Finch

Jamaica - More Than Just Beaches and Reggae



Jamaica is a Caribbean Island with beautiful beaches, reggae music, and delicious jerk cuisine. However, there's more to this island than meets the eye. Here are some fun facts that you may not know about Jamaica.

Jamaica was once a Spanish-speaking country. Throughout history, Jamaica has been inhabited by people from all over the world. From 1509 to 1655, Jamaica was under Spanish rule, meaning the official language was Spanish. Towns like Ocho Rios have kept their Spanish names despite the official language now being English.

Did you know cranberry juice and water must be imported to the island? Despite this, the locals love to drink it to help keep them hydrated in the scorching summer heat.

Another surprising fact is that Jamaica has a bobsled team. If you have seen the 1993 film Cool Runnings, you might already know about the legendary 1988 Olympic Bobsled Team from Jamaica. If not, be sure to visit the museum at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios.

Ian Flemming, the author of the James Bond series, wrote the entire series in Jamaica. After visiting for official government business, Ian Flemming eventually bought property in Jamaica and named it Goldeneye. Did you know you can rent luxury villas here?

Jamaica's breathtaking beauty is defined in part by its cascading waterfalls - around 50 of them. Come experience the awe-inspiring sight of Jamaica's natural wonders for yourself.

So, if you're planning a trip to Jamaica, don't limit yourself to its beaches and reggae music. Explore the island's fascinating history, culture, and natural wonders. Let's book your stay at Goldeneye Luxury Villas, where you can immerse yourself in the world of James Bond.



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