History of Jamaica

Around 650 A.D., a group of Arawak Indians emigrated from South America and came to Jamaica, the third largest island in the West Indies. They settled on the island, and relied on growing crops and fishing to survive. The Arawaks lived peacefully; growing an attachment to the lovely new home that they named “Xaymaca”, or the land of wood and water.

Christopher Columbus came across “Xaymaca”, in 1494 during his second voyage to the New World. He explored the lands in hope of finding gold, but did not find any.

Jamaica General Information and Villa Rentals
Villa RHV 3BDP, Jamaica, Montego Bay, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, WiFi, WIMCO Villas


A short walk from the beach, open and airy, award-winning cottage, close to tennis and golf

Montego Bay, Jamaica
3 br / 3 ba

Villa RHV 4BDP, Jamaica, Montego Bay, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, WiFi, WIMCO Villas


Open and spacious house, full fitness center and spa, close to tennis and golf, walk to the beach

Montego Bay, Jamaica
4 br / 4 ba

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WIMCO Villas, VL MAL, Jamaica, Ocho Rios, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms


Large and spacious oceanfront villa, large lawn, pool with shallow area, ideal for children

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
6 br / 6.5 ba

WIMCO Villas, VL POV, Jamaica, Montego Bay, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms


Located on highest point of Tryall Club, sweeping views, elegant furnishings, heated saltwater pool

Montego Bay, Jamaica
5 br / 5 ba

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WIMCO Villas and Hotels, Hotel, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica, Book now with WIMCO

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

15mn outside Montego Bay, situated on a former 100 acre pineapple, allspice and coconut plantation, this resort offers exclusif beachfront rooms and private villas on the hillside. Spa, children's program, restaurants, watersports, pool, tennis, fitness.


WIMCO Villas and Hotels, Hotel, Half Moon, A RockResort, Jamaica, Book now with WIMCO

Half Moon, A RockResort

15 mn from Montego Bay, the choice of facilities and amenities makes Half Moon Resort the Caribbean`s most complete resort. Golf, tennis, pools, private villas from 3 to 7 bedrooms, horseback riding, swim with the dolphins…


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