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Best time to visit Jamaica

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Best time of year to visit Jamaica

Tropical Jamaica is sunny, warm, and beautiful all year round. The best time to visit Jamaica for the optimal weather and hiking conditions is from January through April when it rains the least. Jamaica Carnival is one of the major festivities in the country that takes place in April. May, June, and July are also good months to be on the island. Even though it's a rainy season, quick downpours are quickly replaced by sunshine. Spring and early summer is the harvest time for mango, star apple, ackee, and coffee. July is also time for a well-known Reggae Sumfest. Hurricanes usually hit Jamaica's lands in August and September, even though the hurricane season runs officially from June to November. It's a bit risky, but it's the best season to catch good deals.

10 THINGS TO DO IN JAMAICA (JULY 04 - JULY 13)

Jamaica Carnival

Jamaica Carnival

unconfirmedJuly 4–14, 2022 • event

Immerse yourself into the electrifying atmosphere and raw flavor of the Caribbean at Bacchanal Jamaica Road March and other events

Ganja Farms

Ganja Farms

all year round • nature

Cannabis or ganja is considered to be the third touchstone of Jamaica apart from reggae music and Rastafari

Lobster Season

Lobster Season

July–March • food

What can be better than feasting on the fresh lobster?

Blue Mountain Coffee Harvest

Blue Mountain Coffee Harvest

March–August • activity

How about a cup of silky smooth and well-balanced coffee?

Coconut Drops

Coconut Drops

all year round • food

A pure heaven for coconut lovers

Mango Season

Mango Season

April–August • food

When a single fruit replaces the meal

Ackee Season

Ackee Season

January–March | June–August • food

Do not shy away from one of the best fruits of Jamaica

Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove

all year round • nature

Witness a variety of animals in one of the main attractions of Jamaica

Queen Conch Season

Queen Conch Season

April–August • food

How about a salad with valuable marine mollusc?

Holland Bamboo Avenue, St. Elizabeth

Holland Bamboo Avenue, St. Elizabeth

May–October • nature

Don't restrain yourself from visiting an unbelievably arched and shaded bamboo canopy

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Rebel Salute

Rebel Salute

on holdJanuary 15–16, 2021 • event

One of the biggest music festivals in Jamaica with a strong Reggae twist

Accompong Maroon Festival

Accompong Maroon Festival

out of rangeJanuary 6 • event

Get a sense of Accompong’s uniqueness during its traditional celebration

Reggae Sumfest

Reggae Sumfest

out of rangeJuly 20–23, 2022 • event

If you had to describe Jamaica in one word, that word would be music

Bob Marley Birthday Bash Negril

Bob Marley Birthday Bash Negril

on hold2021 (to be announced) • event

If you are a Bob Marley fan, you shouldn't miss this fantastic event

Christmas Market or Grand Market in Jamaica

Christmas Market or Grand Market in Jamaica

out of rangeDecember 25 • event

Even without ice and snow, you can still feel the spirit of Jamaican Christmas

Hiking Blue Mountain Peak

Hiking Blue Mountain Peak

out of rangeDecember–April • activity

Have yourself a good retreat from the heat while climbing up and up!

Reggae Marathon in Negril

Reggae Marathon in Negril

out of rangeDecember 4, 2022 • event

Discover a remarkable international race in the birthplace of the fastest people on Earth

Sailing

Sailing

out of rangeDecember–April • activity

Immerse yourself in Carribean culture and food while sailing from one island to another

Sorrel

Sorrel

out of rangeNovember–January • food

In Jamaica, there is no Christmas without a magenta-coloured drink

Star Apple Season

Star Apple Season

out of rangeMarch–June • food

Go get yourself a hard-hitting fruit

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

out of rangeDecember 25 • food

Jamaican Christmas is considered to be incomplete without its traditional rum cake

Sugar Cane Harvest

Sugar Cane Harvest

out of rangeJanuary–May • activity

Take a sip or a bite of fresh exhilarating sweetness!

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