When to Go

High Season (Dec–Mar)

  • Expect sunny, warm days, especially on the coast. Little rainfall, except in Port Antonio and the northeast.
  • At night it can become chilly, particularly in the mountains.

Shoulder Season (Apr & May)

  • Good time to visit; weather is still pretty dry (again, except in Port Antonio).
  • Rates drop for accommodations.
  • Far fewer tourists, especially in the big resorts/cruise ports.

Low Season (Jun–Nov)

  • Sporadic heavy rainfall across the island, except the south coast.
  • Heavy storms, including hurricanes, gear up August to October.
  • Many of Jamaica’s best festivals happen in midsummer.