Practical Information


During the month of October, the temperature in Jamaica ranges from 25˚C (76.8˚F) to 30˚C (87˚F). The average humidity is 73.2%.

Currency exchange

The Jamaican dollar is the national currency (US $1.00 = J$110.00, approximately).  After your arrival you may exchange currency at local banks, at the airport, or in the city.

​Credit cards

The international credit cards usually accepted in shopping centres, hotels and restaurants are:
a) American Express (AMEX), b) MasterCard and c) Visa.


If necessary, emergency services are available, for more information call:
Cornwall Regional Hospital:
Mount Salem, Montego Bay
Telephone: (876) 971-4816
Montego Bay Hospital and Urology Centre:
Mount Salem Main Road, Montego Bay
Telephone: (876)952-1991

​Commercial working hours

    • In the City from 08:30 to 17:00 hours approximately.
    • Banks, Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 14:00 and from 08:30 to 16:00 hours on a Friday.
    • In malls/shopping centres from 09:00 to 18:00 hours approximately.


120 and 220 volts are the hotel standard. If higher voltage is required, please request information at hotel registration.


    • Tax charged to purchases is 16.5% and indicated as “inclusive” if already included in consumer prices. 
    • Tips in restaurants and related places are normally included in the bills. If not, then they are at your discretion. However, 10-15% is the norm.
    • The Airport departure tax is approximately US$20.00 this may have already been factored in your  ticket.
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