Looking for the best quotes about Jamaica? The country has inspired some beautiful quotes! From historians to novelists and everyone in between, it seems everyone has something to say about Jamaica. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Jamaica Instagram captions, here are my favorite Jamaica quotes!
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The Best Jamaica Quotes & Jamaica Instagram Captions
Here are my favorite quotes about Jamaica, including inspiration from, poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous Jamaican authors!
Beautiful Jamaica Travel Quotes
I wanted a picture of Jamaica that isn’t in books, and certainly not in novels. -Marlon James
Out of all the places in the world, Jamaica is my favorite place. -Eve
Love the life you live, live the life you love. -Bob Marley
In Jamaica, the music is recorded for the sound system, not the iPod. It’s about experiencing music together, with other people. -Michael Franti
Jamaica is its own thing. -Nas
I love the idea of the street vibe, having folks together, out in the street at midnight. -Sean Paul
Being Jamaican isn’t just a nationality. It’s an experience you have to love it to understand. -Anonymous
Every man got a right to decide his own destiny. -Bob Marley
One Love! One Heart! Let’s get together and feel all right. -Bob Marley
Funny Quotes About Jamaica
Twenty or thirty years from now, I’m going to be on a beach in Jamaica. -Idris Elba
Jamaica, we have a bobsled team! -Cool Runnings
Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! -Cool Runnings
Quotes about Jamaican Food
I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It’s part of our culture. -Ziggy Marley
Jamaica has the best coffee, the best sugar, the best ginger and some of the best cocoa in the world. -Chris Blackwell
Quotes About Jamaican History & Politics
In the Caribbean islands, especially in Jamaica, have I found a country similar to South Africa plus the racial freedom I had sought so long. -Peter Abrahams
The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. -Marcus Garvey
We don’t need no more danger, we don’t need no more difficulties, we don’t need no more misunderstanding, and we don’t need no more violence. We need the people to see each other and know of each other, feel each other, touch each other, share with each other, and change hearts with each other. -Burning Spear
Jamaica never gets worse or better, it just finds new ways to stay the same. -Marlon James
Jamaica is more than just the ‘brand’ the world recognizes so well; it’s a place of pride for the people who live here, its educational institutions, its sports achievements, its science, and technology growth. -Portia Simpson-Miller
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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to Jamaica
Make sure you don’t skip packing these for your trip!
Lonely Planet Jamaica which is available as a paper copy or in a Kindle edition.
Mosquito Repellant is the single most important thing you’ll want on you as soon as dusk hits. Have enough to at least get through the first night.
Full-Sized Travel Towel This is the best travel towel in the world. It’s pretty enough for the beach, large enough that you forget it’s a microfibre towel, and quick-drying, which is crucial in super humid Jamaica.
Sunscreen – sunscreen is crazy expensive in Jamaica compared to other countries. If you can bring some with you, then do. If you’re flying carry-on only, then at least grab a travel-sized to get through your first day before getting to a store.
A GoPro for underwater and action photography. Why go all the way to Jamaica and not be able to capture some of the most exciting parts of your trip?
Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!
Before you leave for Jamaica make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging enjoying time outdoors!
I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for three years, and I happily recommend them. If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.