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South Coast Vacations

Savanna-la-Mar was founded by the Spanish in 1730. This historic town’s top attraction is the 18th-century Old Fort, which was built as a defense against Caribbean pirates but never completed. Today, its remains form a cove that is a popular swimming hole. 

Region: Jamaica

Featured South Coast Hotel

Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast

  • All-Inclusive
  • AAA Four Diamond Hotel
Star Rating: Not Rated
Jamaica, Savanna La Mar

This secluded hotel is set amidst a 500-acre nature preserve along two pristine beaches.

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When to Go

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.