Jamaica has a fascinating history and culture and apart from its beautiful beaches and lush jungle landscapes it is riveting to learn about the slave culture which developed here; the island’s holiday attractions extend far beyond the stretches of Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach. Among the many great things to see and do in Jamaica, there are destinations such as Kingston’s Bob Marley Museum and Spanish Town, or the Montego Bay Marine Park and Rose Hall (said to be haunted by beautiful Annie Palmer, the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall’).
In Ocho Rios, visit Dolphin Cove and Dunn’s River Falls, or explore the Green Grotto Caves. Fans of the movie Blue Lagoon will find the actual site near Port Antonio, while rum enthusiasts will enjoy the Appleton Rum Estate on the South Coast. The Blue Mountains have some exciting hiking trails for the adventurous, and there are caves and waterfalls to explore as well. All this sightseeing is made more enjoyable by year-round good weather and visitors should prepare for the glorious tropical heat by bringing plenty of sunblock. The island is subject to storms and hurricanes between July and November but hurricanes rarely hit the island.
Climate in Jamaica
Jamaica’s climate is tropical with constant warm to hot temperatures all year round, though cooler in the higher, central areas. On the coast temperatures range from 72°F (22°C) and 88°F (31°C). Mornings and evenings are slightly chillier in the winter months but Jamaica is hot year-round. There are variations in climate according to region; for instance, the east coast receives substantially more rain than the rest of the country, and the south coast far less.
The wettest months are between May and November, when short sharp showers can be expected. The heaviest rains occur in September and October and the hurricane season runs from June to November. Even though the powerful Hurricane Ivan made landfall in September 2004, relatively few hurricanes touch the island.
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