Jamaica was listed as the third country among CNN Travel’s 14 coolest nations.
According to CNN, there’s more to Jamaicans than Reggae, including Rastafarianism, which it described as “the most kick-back religion ever invented”.
The report noted that Jamaicans have “an accent that’s the envy of the English-speaking world and the planet’s most distinctive and recognisable hairstyle,” which is dreadlocks.
“Note to backpackers: dreadlocks only cool on actual Jamaicans,” CNN Travel mentioned.
Sprint legend Usain Bolt is also dubbed as the “icon of cool”.
However, they said what makes Jamaica “not so cool” are its “high murder rate and widespread homophobia”.
Taking the top spot on the list was Brazil followed by Singapore.
The United States of America filled the number five spot behind Mongolia and were followed by Korea, Spain, Japan, Botswana, China, Australia, Nepal, Belgium, and Turkey.