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Getting Around Jamaica


If you are staying at an all-inclusive resort, check and see if your transfers to and from the airport are included in your stay. Many resorts include the tranfer as part of the package.


Taxis are the easiest mode of travel and can be obtained at any resort. Look for red PPV license plates; these indicate legitimate taxis. Agree on the price with the driver before you depart. Don't take taxis that are not official taxis (there are many freelance drivers around).

Rental Cars

Rental cars are pricey, and are available from most major rental companies. The speed limit is 30 mph in town and 50 mph on the highways, but be warned: Jamaica has some wild drivers! We’ve often seen two cars passing an auto at the same time, creating a three lane, one way road out of a two lane, two way highway. On top of that, you’ll be driving on the left side of the road and dealing with roundabouts at every intersection. Our suggestion: get a taxi.

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