It is better to keep most of your money in USD rather than local Jamaican currency while on vacation on the island. There is a bureau d change at the Sangster international airport that seems to be soliciting visitors to have their money exchange into the local currency. While Jamaica has its own currency ‘Jamaican Dollar’ most prices are quoted in USD and all the various operators would prefer to be paid with the green back.
The fact is all businesses that are gear towards tourist do have their prices quote in USD and if you decide to pay with Jamaican Dollar they will quote you a rate which is close to or even slightly higher than the established rate for the day. On the other hand bureau de change offers inferior rates to make a profit. Consequently at the sales point (stores, restaurant etc.) when the conversion is made you will then suddenly realize that money was lost.
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Dunns River Falls is Jamaica premier tourist attraction. The falls are majestic and the grounds are impeccable with easy accessibility. However, only issue with Dunn’s River is that they have forgotten about the patrons both management and regular staff have lost their warmth to the USD. They have forgotten that it’s the people who made Jamaica into what it is and not necessarily the attractions.