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Best Times to Visit Jamaica

The best time to visit Jamaica is October to mid-December. That's when the island's already beautiful weather (ranging from mid-70s to the high 80s all year-round) is the most pleasant and the hotel and flight deals are the easiest to find. Rates are also cheap during the summer, but you'll risk the wrath of hurricane season. January to March is the peak travel season to the island  room rates can spike to more than $700 USD per night at some hotels.

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In these fall to early winter months, the Caribbean hurricane season tapers off, leaving behind sunny skies and average temps somewhere between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. For the best value, try to get your vacation in before the mid-December holidays start (the low threat of rainy season tends to keep prices down at most of the area's resorts).

Key Events:

  • Junkanoo (All-island, December)

Beachgoers travel to Jamaica's shores at this time — particularly in late March for spring break — because the hurricane season is over and the temperatures are idyllic and breezy. But if you want to save some money and avoid crowds, don't plan your vacation for this time of year.

Key Events:

  • Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (Montego Bay, late January)
  • Bob Marley Week (Kingston, late January-early February)
  • Bob Marley Birthday Bash (Montego Bay, early February)


Average temperatures are between the mid-70s and high 80s, but the weather can be a little rainy. Given the mist, the golf courses and beaches are relatively quiet, and hotels offer incentives to visit in spring.

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Flights and room rates are probably the lowest at this time of year, but decreased tourism and increased rain showers cause many of the key attractions and hotels to close.

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