Lesser-known Lucea lies between Negril and Montego Bay, but packs just as big a punch. It is known for its secluded beaches. This colonial town also boasts historic Fort Charlotte, which was built by the British in the 18th century to protect Jamaica’s northwest coast from naval attacks.
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It’s always the right time to sail or fly to Jamaica. The rainy season lasts from May through November, when it usually rains for short periods in the late afternoon, followed by sunshine.
A tropical marine climate brings cool breezes from the sea. The mountain areas are cooler than the beaches, and the weather is usually between 80 F and 90 F. July and August are typically the hottest, when the weather is sunny, and temperatures average at 88 F.
The coolest spot on the island is Blue Mountain Peak. March and April are the windiest months. Negril Beach and Kingston offer more sheltered surroundings, ideal for year-round water sports.
Hurricanes are a rarity in Jamaica, although as in much of the Caribbean the season runs from June through November.