Jamaican Swimwear
Vibrant Colours, Exotic Designs

Custom Search

Jamaican Swimwear
contributed by Tracie Blake

Our swimwear is accentuated by colourful wraps and rubber slippers for a perfect beach day in Jamaica!


As a child growing up in the country, one of my adored pastime was swimming. And with easy access to the waters, this quickly became a regular activity for the entire family.

The common attire to go swimming has always been shorts and tee shirts.

Both male and female would see this as their first option of swimwear. But, as time passed on, the swimwear attire changed.

As with everything else, we put our own stamp on it and make it our own-depicting the culture and personality of the Jamaican people - yes you find it even in our clothes :-)

They are manufactured both locally and abroad and are designed with vibrant colours and exotic designs. Cotton, polyester and spandex are a popular combination in these creations.

jamaican_swimwear_bikini jamaican_swimwear_rasta_bikini

[selected pictures from flickr (Thanks Tary)]

The most loved are ones in Reggae or Rastafarian Colours of red, green and gold, and the Jamaican Flag Colours of black, green and gold.

Perhaps the most famous ones are the crotchet swimwear. Crotchet is and artistic, fun pastime which requires a keen eye for detail, a creative mind and patience.

Crotchet is needlepoint hence, this type is handmade and takes hours but we still make them with perfection.

These are made in many colours including white, red, bamboo, khaki and the red, green and gold combination.

For women, there are string bikinis in the colour of the Jamaican Flag on both top and bottom made of nylon and lycra allowing it to stretch to fit. This is suitable for us who want to show our Jamaican pride even when going to the beach.

There are halter topped two-piece bikinis in floral and tying at the nape of the neck. There are boy-shorts bikini bottoms with a draw-string waist with lining and this is worn with a stylish top of your choice.

For men, there are polyester draw-string knee length shorts in festive colours and designs. They allow the wearer to adjust to fit.

There are also shorts with piping down the sides and horizontally across the rear. There are shorts depicting the feel of the Caribbean with large prints showing banana leaves, palm trees and the hibiscus flower.

jamaican_swimwear_crotchet_bikini jamaican_swimwear_crotchet2 jamaican_swimwear_crotchet

Pages Related To Jamaican Swimwear

Make sure you subscribe to my free monthly e-zine My Island Jamaica Digest (MIJD) and stay with the latest from Jamaica!

Return to Jamaican Beaches from Jamaican Swimwear
Return to My Island Jamaica Homepage from Jamaican Swimwear

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recommended For You ...

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool, It works!

Or, simply click here to ask me the questionI'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours!

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on great Jamaican products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed.

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products from their inventory.

As an ardent customer and affiliate I earn a small commission from your purchase, at no extra cost to you. So thanks in advance.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Ready To Vacation?
Please Book With Us...

wellesley gayle - booking link

Was the information helpful to you?
Here is a great way to support our effort.

All you need to do is book your vacation via the reputable HotelsCombined.com search box below.

It can be for travel to Jamaica or anywhere else on earth.

They combine the best deals from across all major booking sites and shows you only the very best!

Not quite ready to book?  Start by searching (below) to get some amazing ideas now.

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See


Trending Now

My Gift To You!


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. How Much Money to Bring to Jamaica?

    Mar 24, 18 12:52 AM

    Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Vacationing anywhere in the world, especially if visiting for the first time, always begs the question,

    Read More

  2. Beware - 1 Surprising Way To Lose Your Jamaican Property - Without Even Realizing

    Mar 22, 18 11:40 PM

    Did you know you can lose your land - even if you are paying your taxes? So you have been living overseas for a while but your real intention is to return

    Read More

  3. How Does Jamaica Benefit from Tourism?

    Mar 20, 18 11:51 PM

    Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The all-year long sunshine, warm white sand beaches, rich flora, beautiful fauna and the spirit of the

    Read More

  4. Where is Jamaica? Glad You Asked

    Mar 19, 18 11:16 PM

    Exactly where is Jamaica? Let me help to navigate you.

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.