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Travelling to Jamaica?

Get the best rates for Jamaican currency online

Planning a trip to Jamaica? Discover the best Jamaican exchange rate online with Manor FX and enjoy your journey with more Jamaican dollars in your pocket.

Getting your hands on the local currency, the Jamaican dollar (JMD), is straightforward, quick, and secure with our online service. 

Say farewell to the hassle of last-minute currency exchange. Welcome a stress-free holiday in Jamaica. 

Jamaican travel money

Part of the Greater Antilles, Jamaica shines as a cultural and tourist hotspot in the West Indies. Whether you dream of relaxing on white sandy beaches or diving into the vibrant culture of Kingston, having the right currency is key. 

Here’s what you need to know about using cash and cards in Jamaica.

Where can you get Jamaican dollars?

Look no further than Manor FX, your go-to for JMD. Purchasing Jamaican dollars from us is easy and ensures you have the currency for your trip. 

Skip the expensive airport and foreign exchange bureaus. Convert your currency today and get the best GBP to JMD exchange rate with Manor FX!

Can you buy Jamaican dollars in the UK?

Absolutely! You can buy Jamaican dollars right here in the UK before you jet off to Jamaica. Places like Manor FX offer a convenient and secure way to get your hands on the Jamaican currency you’ll need for your trip. 

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Should I exchange money before I travel to Jamaica?

Yes, It’s a smart move to exchange your British pounds for Jamaican dollars ahead of your journey. 

This way, you avoid the stress of finding a place to exchange money when you land. This is important if you land outside banking hours or in more remote parts of Jamaica, where exchange services might be limited. 

Getting Jamaican dollars in the UK is possible and highly recommended for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

Remember, if you have any leftover Jamaican dollars from your travels, you can convert your JMD to sterling with Manor FX.

What is the currency in Jamaica?

The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (JMD). Using JMD over other currencies for daily spending ensures better value and avoids poor exchange rates.

What is the best currency to take to Jamaica?

The best currency to take to Jamaica is undoubtedly the Jamaican dollar (JMD). Using the local currency makes you enjoy a smoother transaction process and often better prices. 

Local vendors, taxis, and smaller shops might only accept Jamaican dollars, so having them on hand ensures you won’t miss out on anything during your adventure.

Many hotels, resorts, and restaurants in well-known tourist spots like Montego Bay and Ocho Rios accept US dollars. However, you’ll find that using JMD allows you to avoid the added costs of exchange rate fees. Plus, paying in the local currency helps you immerse yourself fully in the Jamaican experience.

So, for the most hassle-free and authentic travel experience, make sure you have Jamaican dollars with you.

Can I use my bank card in Jamaica?

Yes, but cash is king, especially outside major tourist spots. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted.

It’s important to remember that not all businesses accept American Express due to the higher merchant fees associated with this card. 

Carrying Jamaican money on you is a good idea to avoid any inconvenience. This way, you’re all set to enjoy your adventure, whether diving into the local culture or relaxing by the sea. 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Souvenir street market.

Should I bring cash to Jamaica?

Bringing cash to Jamaica is a great idea! Cash is used in many local markets, smaller shops, and for services like taxis, where cards might not be an option. Plus, carrying cash helps you manage your budget better and avoid potential card transaction fees. 

Just remember to keep your cash safe and only carry what you need for the day, using a secure place to store the rest. 

If you have any extra foreign currency when you return from Jamaica, you can convert your leftover JMD to GBP with us today!

Is it better to use cash or debit card in Jamaica?

In Jamaica, cash is preferable for transactions. While you can use cards in many places, having JMD on hand is advisable, especially in less touristy areas.

Here are some tips:

  • ATMs are common in cities but less so in rural areas. Carry enough cash when exploring.
  • Be cautious with card use to avoid fraud. Use reputable outlets for card payments.
  • Keep smaller Jamaican coins and notes for everyday spending. Large bills can be hard to change.
  • Having more than one payment method is wise. Cash is primary, with a credit card as backup.

How much cash should I take to Jamaica?

When deciding how much cash to take to Jamaica, your budget can vary widely based on your travel style.

For those leaning towards budget-conscious travel, like staying in more secluded areas such as Port Antonio, you might find accommodation starting at around 6,150 JMD, around £36 per night. 

Beachside resorts typically have higher rates, around 8,000 JMD, around £46 per night, offering basic amenities.

For backpackers, a daily budget of 7,000 JMD, around £40, should cover hostel stays, self-cooked meals, bus fares, and free activities.

With a mid-range budget of 17,000 JMD, around £100 per day, you can enjoy Airbnb accommodations, dine out for a few meals and participate in activities like rafting or snorkelling.

For those seeking luxury, a daily budget starts at around 34,000 JMD, around £200. This allows for hotel stays, dining out for all meals, car rentals and a wide choice of tours and activities. 

Whether you’re backpacking on a budget or indulging in luxury, Jamaica offers options for every type of traveller. 

How can I avoid ATM fees in Jamaica?

Minimising ATM fees in Jamaica is straightforward with a few smart strategies:

  • Opt for major bank ATMs: They’re more likely to offer lower fees and are conveniently located.
  • Withdraw larger amounts: Doing this less frequently can reduce transaction fees.
  • Check for fee-free partnerships: Some UK banks have arrangements to reduce or waive fees with Jamaican banks. Check before you go.
  • Inform your bank: Letting your bank know about your travel plans can prevent card issues and might give you tips on fee savings.
  • Consider a travel-friendly bank account: Accounts or cards designed for travellers often have lower international fees.
  • Use credit cards for big purchases: Save on withdrawal fees by using credit cards for large expenses, if possible.
  • Exchange cash beforehand: Having Jamaican dollars on arrival covers immediate costs without needing an ATM right away.

These tips will help keep more money in your pocket for enjoying Jamaica’s beauty.

How does tipping work in Jamaica?

Tipping is appreciated. A 10% gratuity in restaurants is standard, and for hotels, consider tipping between 500 to 1,000 JMD to reflect good service.

Is Jamaica a cheap country to visit?

Jamaica can suit a range of budgets, not just the luxury traveller. You can significantly cut costs by choosing budget accommodations, eating at local spots, and using public or shared transport. 

Enjoying Jamaica’s natural beauty, like its beaches and landscapes, often comes free. With smart choices, you can affordably experience Jamaica’s vibrant culture and stunning sights.

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Jamaican Currency

Banknotes in Jamaica

The Bank of Jamaica issues Jamaican dollar banknotes. The bills are colourful and feature national heroes, prime ministers and cultural symbols. Denominations include the 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 notes. 

Jamaican Dollar banknote series

Coins in Jamaica

Jamaican coins include the 1, 5, 10, and 20 dollar coins. These include smaller denominations like the 1, 10, and 25 cent coins, showcasing Jamaica’s rich heritage.

Jamaican Dollar coin series

Jamaica’s currency import and export regulations

When entering or leaving Jamaica, you can carry any amount but must declare sums over 10,000 USD. This helps comply with regulations and ease your travel process.

Buying Jamaican dollars online

Order Jamaican dollars with Manor FX. Our fast and reliable service ensures you get the best Jamaican dollar exchange rate. You can also collect your JMD from our shop for added convenience.

Selling back Jamaican dollars

After your trip, convert any unused Jamaican currency to pound sterling with us. We offer competitive rates, making managing your post-holiday finances easier.

Treasure Beach, Jamaica


UK passport holders don’t need a visa for short trips to Jamaica, usually up to 90 days. Just make sure your passport is valid for your stay.

Before heading to Jamaica, you don’t need any specific vaccinations. However, it’s wise to be up-to-date with routine shots like measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot. 

Depending on your travel plans, doctors might recommend hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines, as these can be caught through food and water in Jamaica. 

Always check with a healthcare provider for the most current advice and to ensure your health needs are covered for your trip. 

Visiting Jamaica from November to mid-December offers you cooler weather. You can dive into a wide range of activities without the peak season crowds. Here are some must-do activities to consider for your trip:

  • Beach hopping: Jamaica is famous for its stunning beaches. Negril’s Seven Mile Beach is perfect for sunbathing and water sports. Treasure Beach offers a more laid-back vibe.
  • Exploring waterfalls: Take the chance to visit Dunn’s River Falls near Ocho Rios. You can climb the cascading waters or just enjoy the natural beauty.
  • Coffee plantation tours: Head to the Blue Mountains and tour a coffee plantation. Learn about coffee production and sample one of the world’s best coffees right at the source!
  • Hiking and eco-tours: Hiking in the Blue Mountains offers breathtaking views and a chance to explore Jamaica’s lush flora and fauna. 
  • Cultural and historical sites: Visit the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay to glimpse Jamaica’s colonial history. 

Ackee and saltfish is Jamaica’s national food. It blends the unique flavours of ackee, a fruit from West Africa, with salted codfish, a European introduction. 

This dish, often spiced with onions, thyme, and Scotch bonnet peppers, is a staple for breakfast but also enjoyed at other meals. It’s served with dumplings, breadfruit, or plantains. 

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Jamaican Dollars Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
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