Jamaica fun facts
    Jamaica's indigenous people, the TaĆ­no Indians, called their island 'Xaymaca' in Arawakan, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the "Land of Springs". Christopher Columbus arrived at the island of Jamaica on May 4, 1494 on his second voyage. He claimed the island for Spanish crown and named the island Santiago (meaning St. James) but that name didn't stick








    Jamaica fun facts


    Ian Fleming, British writer and creator of 'James Bond', built his dream home in Oracabessa, Jamaica and named it 'Goldeneye'. In Jamaica, he wrote ten of his world renowned James Bond spy thrillers. To honor him, Jamaica named the Oracabessa airport as Ian Fleming International Airport. Close to the airport is the 'James Bond Beach'. Scenes from the James Bond movie Dr. No were filmed at the beach





    Jamaica fun facts
    Rum is the national drink of Jamaica. The cocktail of rum and coconut water is a local favorite drink.



    Jamaica fun facts
    Ian Fleming, British writer and creator of 'James Bond', built his dream home in Jamaica and named it 'Goldeneye'. In Jamaica, he wrote ten of his world renowned James Bond spy thrillers


    Jamaica fun facts
    Jamaica is the birthplace of Rastafarianism - an Afro-Caribbean Religio-political Movement. This movement came into existence in the 1930s based on the teachings of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero.


    Jamaica fun facts
    Jamaica was one of the earliest countries to build a railroad. The first railroad built in Jamaica opened in 1845 and connected Kingston to Angels.


    Jamaica fun facts
    Jamaica flag is one of only two current national flags in the world that do not feature the colors red, white, or blue (the other being Mauritania).



    Jamaica fun facts
    Jamaica was the first commercial producer of bananas in the Western Hemisphere