Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Last updated on Jul 02, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know about living in Treasure Beach?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Treasure Beach, they said:
"Before retiring in Treasure Beach, expats should know that the cost of living is generally lower than in many western countries, but it can vary depending on lifestyle. They should also be aware that healthcare facilities may not be as advanced or readily available as in their home country. Expats should understand that they will need a Visa or a residence permit to stay in Jamaica long-term. They should also be aware of the crime rate in Jamaica, which is higher than in some other countries, although Treasure Beach is considered relatively safe. It's important to know that the official language is English, but the local dialect, Patois, is widely spoken. Expats should also be prepared for the tropical climate, which includes a rainy season from May to November. They should also know that the local culture is laid-back and friendly, but it can take time to adjust to the slower pace of life. It's also worth noting that the local cuisine is a mix of different cultures, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Expats should also be aware that while the infrastructure in Treasure Beach is improving, it is not as developed as in some other retirement destinations. This means that things like internet access and reliable electricity may not always be guaranteed. Lastly, expats should know that owning property in Jamaica as a foreigner is possible, but it can be a complex process that requires local legal advice," remarked one expat who made the move to Treasure Beach.
What do I need to know before moving to Treasure Beach?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
- What do I need to know before moving to Treasure Beach?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Treasure Beach?
- What is the average cost of housing in Treasure Beach?
- How do I meet people in Treasure Beach?
- What do I need to know before retiring in Treasure Beach?
- What should I pack when moving to Treasure Beach?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Treasure Beach?
- Will I be able to find a job in Treasure Beach?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do people like (and dislike) about Treasure Beach?
- What type of social life can someone expect in Treasure Beach?
- What is the social scene like in Treasure Beach?
- What advice to expats in Treasure Beach have about housing?
- What are medical services in Treasure Beach like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Treasure Beach?
- Is the cost of living in Treasure Beach high?
- What are the visa & residency requirements in Treasure Beach?
- Why do people move to Treasure Beach?