This may seem a silly question but we are first timers to Jamaica - and to Couples. We are from the UK and are wondering whether to bring US dollars or Jamaican currency for spending, and also for tipping. Which is preferred?
US dollars are the preferred currency. If you gave someone a $20.00 tip in Jamaican dollars, they wouldn't be too happy, in US Dollars, you'd be their hero. I don't like to figure out exchange rates while on vacation (In my alchohol-altered state). If you go to a jamaican restaurant, the bill is usually in US$. Hope this helped. Have a great time!