Family holidays in Jamaica

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  • Jamaica Family holidays

    Take a trip to the Greater Antilles with family holidays in Jamaica. It's one of the largest islands in the group, along with Cuba and Hispaniola, and until 1962 it was still a part of the British Empire. After over 300 years of British rule, it's little surprise that much of the colonial feeling has not yet gone from the island, and it can still feel like a corner of Britain in the heart of the Caribbean. Only the USA and Canada have more English speakers in the Americas, so visitors from the UK will have plenty of local residents to talk to with any questions about Jamaica's culture, heritage and geography.

    An aura of Ora

    The bay at Oracabessa is one location Brits might particularly want to visit during family holidays in Jamaica. Its name translates as Golden Head, and it is the location of a number of similarly named estates - one named Golden Clouds, and one named Goldeneye. The latter is where Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels, and although it shares a similar name with the other local landmarks, he actually named the estate after a wartime plan to defend Gibraltar - although he was perhaps inspired to choose that particular name by the others already in use in the area.

    Cholesterol-friendly cuisine

    There's one ingredient you might notice is peculiarly absent during family holidays in Jamaica, and that is salt. The local Rastafarian culture does not use salt in cooking, although of course it may be present in other ingredients, such as in fresh fish just caught from the salty waters of the sea. You'll see a lot of dishes with no fish or meat in them though, as vegetarianism is also common in the culture.

    Take the kids in luxury

    Jamaica's colonial heritage lends itself to luxury breaks, but they don't have to cost the Earth, and many cheap family holidays in Jamaica can still feel very luxurious. A good way to achieve this is to go all-inclusive, as you get the feeling of being able to order whatever food and drink you want, but combined with the financial security of having fixed your budget from the outset of your trip. It's a best of both worlds solution that can help you to plan your spending for the whole family before you leave the UK.

    Why Jamaica is so great for families

    Jamaicans love children and always make a special effort to make sure that young visitors are just as well catered for as their parents. Jamaica is an enchanting place to visit, packed with stunning, sandy beaches, luxurious but affordable resorts and a variety of family attractions. Family holidays to Jamaica introduces you to a lively, unique culture which ensures that visitors of all ages have the time of their lives. All of this, combined with Jamaicans' friendly, laid-back outlook, means that families can relax and start enjoying the wonders of this distinctive country.

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