White House Bay, Jamaica
The former fishing village of White house Bay, now a popular beach resort, is located on the southwest coast of Jamaica just an hour and a half from Montego Bay and is part of Westmoreland County. The first settlers on the territory of Westmoreland were the Arawak and Siboney Indians, also known as the “cave people”, who arrived in South America around 500 BC. e.
And their settlements were located along the cliffs in Negril – there are still preserved labyrinths of caves and passages, which are now located under the Xtabi Hotel.
According to baglib, Christopher Columbus stopped in Westmoreland on his second voyage to Jamaica. And in 1703, Westmoreland was given its current name, as the designation of the westernmost point of the island.
How to get to White House Bay
From Montego Bay International Airport (journey time 1 hour 30 minutes).
Weather in White House Bay
The average annual air temperature is 27-30 degrees, hurricanes are possible from June to November.
Most of the dishes are based on goat meat and ham, garnished with rice or beans. Jamaican cuisine often uses seafood marinated and fried with peppers and onions. And one of the most popular dishes is considered “jerk” (jerk) – marinated meat cooked on a fire, which is kindled with the help of the “pimento” plant, also known as “Jamaican pepper”: it is its smoke that gives the dish a special flavor.
It is worth trying exotic fruit juice, tea with rum, milk, spices and even fish, the world-famous Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee, and drinking coconut milk straight from the nut.
Attractions and attractions White House Bay
A 20-minute drive from Montego Bay is the Rockland Bird Sanctuary, which was opened in 1959 by Lisa Salmon, a famous Jamaican ornithologist. The reserve is a kind of feeder, over which thousands of tiarises, saffron finches and hummingbirds hover, and flowers with a marvelous aroma grow in the reserve.
The resort is notable for the Sandals Whitehouse, built in the style of a Caribbean village.
South of Montego Bay, near the Black River in one of the most beautiful valleys in Jamaica, the Nassau Valley, lies the Appleton Estate] where rum has been made since 1749. Now the estate houses the Rum Distillery, visiting which you can see the details of the distillation process from sugar cane, molasses, sugar, to wine and rum, as well as taste the product itself – the world famous Appleton rum.
You can go on an excursion to the Windsor Great Cave with a length of 3 thousand meters, located in Trelawny County on the northern coast of Jamaica. The caves are owned by the World Wildlife Fund WWF (Great Britain), and about 12 species of bats, invertebrates, including springtails, as well as fungal mosquitoes, troglobiont spiders that lack body pigmentation, and American cockroaches live in them.
Visa to Jamaica
Blessed Jamaica is happy for tourists and does not create unnecessary obstacles for travel. Citizens of Russia do not need a visa to enter Jamaica for tourism purposes for up to 30 days. From November 27, 2018, a new agreement between the governments of the Russian Federation and Jamaica comes into force, and this period is extended to 90 days within one year, counting from the date of the first entry. There are no special requirements for the validity of the passport, it must be valid for the entire duration of the trip. The entry stamp is affixed to the passport free of charge, no fees are charged. On departure, you may be asked to pay an airport tax of about 30 USD, but often it is already included in the ticket price.
Visa documents for Jamaica
Required documents for obtaining a visa:
- international passport
Valid for the entire duration of the trip.
- Flight booking
Return air ticket
- Hotel reservation
Confirmed hotel or other accommodation reservation.
- Financial guarantees
Confirmation of the availability of sufficient funds.
Travel insurance for the entire duration of the trip is not mandatory, but a necessary minimum that every traveler should take care of before starting a vacation.
Traveling with children
For children entered in the parents’ passport and who have reached the age of six, a photograph must be pasted into the passport. Children over the age of 14 must have their own passport. If the child is traveling accompanied by one of the parents or third parties, it is necessary to provide a notarized power of attorney for the removal of the child from the remaining parent and a copy of the first page of the principal’s passport.
The prices on the page are for June 2022.