The halfway point between Negril and MoBay, ‘Lucy’ is a pretty harbor ringed by hills on three sides, small enough for visitors to walk everywhere and charming enough to grab your attention for more than a quick blow-through.
The once-bustling port abounds in old limestone-and-timber structures in ‘Caribbean vernacular’ style, with gingerbread wood trim, clapboard frontages and wide verandas. The oldest dates to the mid-1700s, but this is a well-preserved town despite all the odds and many buildings look to be on their last legs. That said Lucea is atmospheric enough to have made an appearance in several films, including Cool Runnings and Wide Sargasso Sea. The Hanover Historical Society is active in the town’s preservation.