Looking for American Expats in Jamaica?

  • Connect with fellow Americans in Jamaica

  • Get information in our Jamaica guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Jamaica

  • Jacques Paillard

    I always like the concept of connecting global minds and the approach of this site is just what I was looking for.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Jamaica

Hello to all Americans in Jamaica! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Jamaica? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Jamaica which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: life in Jamaica is more than just sunshine and reggae music. The island is a Caribbean city known for being the birthplace of reggae music, the Rastafari religion, and much more! With the transportation infrastructure consisting of railways, air transportation, and, most importantly, roadways, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Portmore or Spanish Town, for example, which are only around 15 to 20 km away from Jamaica’s center.

Although Jamaica has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Jamaica, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Jamaica
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Jamaica
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Jamaica
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Jamaica
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Jamaica

Meet other Americans in Jamaica

Connect at Our Events in Jamaica

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Jamaica. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Jamaica. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Jamaica.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Jamaica Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Jamaica expat forums. When you arrive in Jamaica, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Jamaica. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Jamaica to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Expats in Negril?
    7 replies
    Jul 19, 5:58 PM
    Community member

    Hi Mici - how long have you been in Negril? Are you getting along okay?

  • Negril?
    8 replies
    Dec 16, 4:38 AM
    Community member

    I gave up. I'm not in Jamaica anymore. Wish I had met you Susan. I wasn't a rich expat and needed to find work. My husband is from Orange Hill and I had a valid work permit, but I could never find …

  • jamaica
    5 replies
    Jan 14, 5:55 PM
    Community member

    thank you for your comment. where is your home in jamaica? so badly i want to go and yet all is stopping here or going there. i am terribly torn between everything in my life now. thanks sandy

Ask experienced American expats in Jamaica

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Jamaica?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"The “Land of Wood and Water”, Jamaica can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Jamaica? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Jamaica’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the island has to offer, from the historical site of Port Royal, once infamous as a haven for pirates, corsairs and buccaneers, to the Bob Marley Museum, once his home and recording studio, a must-see for all reggae fans, and much more."

    Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

    Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

    • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Jamaica and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Jamaica.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Jamaica and across the globe.

    InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Jamaica Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Jamaica at Our Events

    Our Jamaica community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Jamaica’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the vicinity of Palisadoes sand spit. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Jamaica in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Jamaica!

    • Jacques Paillard

      I always like the concept of connecting global minds and the approach of this site is just what I was looking for.

    • Olivia Mullins

      Expat fellows on InterNations helped us find a reliable nanny for our three kids. That was very important for us to feel comfortable here in Jamaica.

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