Christopher Columbus arrived on the island in 1494 and described it as
"the fairest isle that eyes have beheld". It is located 145
kilometers south of Cuba. Jamaica is the largest island in the
English speaking Caribbean; originally named Xaymaca, meaning "land of
wood and springs".
Jamaica has a very rich culteral heritage. Indeed the country's motto
"Out of many, one people" refers to the population's multiracial roots.
It is probably best known for its famous reggae music, sporting
successes and the arts.
Jamaica was first settled by the Spanish, but was later ruled by the
British until it gained its independence in 1962. Although Queen
Elizabeth II remains the head of state, she is represented on the
island by the Govenor General.
Mammee Bay Estate, Beach Road, St. Ann, Jamaica : Telephone +1 876 632 1665 : Mobile +1 876 409 5634