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.

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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

Blue Mountain Coffee Harvest

Blue Mountain Coffee Harvest

March–August • activity

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

Lobster Season

Lobster Season

July–March • food

What can be better than feasting on the fresh lobster?

Coconut Drops

Coconut Drops

all year round • food

A pure heaven for coconut lovers

Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove

all year round • nature

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

Hiking Blue Mountain Peak

Hiking Blue Mountain Peak

December–April • activity

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

Star Apple Season

Star Apple Season

March–June • food

Go get yourself a hard-hitting fruit

Sugar Cane Harvest

Sugar Cane Harvest

January–May • activity

Take a sip or a bite of fresh exhilarating sweetness!

Sailing

Sailing

December–April • activity

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

Ackee Season

Ackee Season

January–March | June–August • food

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

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Jamaica Carnival

Jamaica Carnival

April 19, 2020 • event

Immerse yourself into the electrifying atmosphere and raw flavour of the Caribbean

Bob Marley Birthday Bash Negril

Bob Marley Birthday Bash Negril

February 06, 2018 • event

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

Reggae Sumfest

Reggae Sumfest

July 12–18, 2020 • event

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

Reggae Marathon in Negril

Reggae Marathon in Negril

December 08, 2019 • event

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

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

December 25 • food

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

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

Mango Season

Mango Season

April–August • food

When a single fruit replaces the meal

Christmas Market or Grand Market

Christmas Market or Grand Market

December 24–December 25 • event

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

Queen Conch Season

Queen Conch Season

April–August • food

How about a salad with valuable marine mollusc?

Sorrel

Sorrel

November–January • food

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

Accompong Maroon Festival

Accompong Maroon Festival

January 06 • event

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

Rebel Salute

Rebel Salute

January 17–18, 2020 • event

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