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What to spend your Dollar on

  • A tour around the Bob Marley Museum

    2,310 JMD

  • Taxi from Norman Manley International Airport to Kingston

    4,860 JMD

  • Three-course meal for two out in Montego Bay

    6,100 JMD

  • Bobsled ride at Mystic Mountain

    7,850 JMD

  • Night-time scuba dive in Kingston

    10,970 JMD

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Must-sees in Jamaica

Kingston Jamaica destination sign
  • Kingston
  • Set just outside the capital, Hope Gardens is 200 acres of tranquil grounds dedicated to exotic plants, flowers and trees. The nearby Blue Mountains offer stunning views too.
Beach Montego Bay Jamaica
  • Montego Bay
  • Beaches are the main attraction in Montego Bay, including Doctor’s Cave, which offers incredible views and sunsets.
Negril Jamaica Montego Bay Beach Boat
  • Negril
  • Negril’s best known for its beaches and nightlife, but a horseback riding tour is the real way to experience this beautiful location.

Hooray for ‘the Jay’

The Jamaican dollar (JMD) came into circulation in 1969 and is commonly referred to as ‘the Jay’ by locals. Given the low value of a single Jamaican dollar in comparison with other currencies, traders never really deal in cents; coins below 10 JMD are rarely used. For convenience, many people choose to round up their bills to the nearest 10 dollars, since it’s easier than getting change.

Most major credit cards are accepted in the restaurants and hotels around the island, but you may struggle at the smaller businesses.

A 10-15% service charge on your bill is quite common, but many all-inclusive resorts have a no-tipping policy, so be sure to check what the etiquette is where you are staying.

Frequently used banknotes

The banknotes currently in circulation in Jamaica are to the value of 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 JMD. 10 and 20 JMD coins are commonly used.

Buying Jamaican Dollar online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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