Introducing holidays to Lucea
For a holiday of a lifetime, it has to be the Caribbean. Those perfect white sandy beaches, the palm trees, the sunsets, the laid-back island vibe, but with so many popular destinations, how do you find a peaceful spot in paradise? The small town of Lucea is nestled between the popular resorts of Negril and Montego Bay, and has sat almost undiscovered for decades. It has managed to remain considerably quieter than the bustling beaches and reggae rhythms you’ll find in its neighbouring resorts, and offers you a chance to experience the ‘real Jamaica’ – but it might not stay quiet for long so get there before the crowds discover this hidden Caribbean gem! Whether you want to relax on soft sands while the waves wash onto the shores, plan a diving expedition to see the colourful marine life and coral reefs, or explore the historic town, the memories of a trip to beautiful Lucea are guaranteed to linger long after your tan has faded.
Life’s a beach
The main draw of a dream getaway to this part of the Caribbean is undoubtedly the beaches. Lucea’s beaches are a vision of full-on island fantasies, with pristine white sands edged by shimmering turquoise waters on one side and coconut palms blowing in the breeze on the other. Spend the day sunbathing, reading a good book and swimming in the warm waters before you watch the sun set behind the horizon with a rum cocktail in hand. Beach heaven! Lucea boasts a trio of gorgeous beaches for you to choose from. The main beach is a lovely sheltered spot, great for kids and nervous swimmers. The spectacular Sunset cove is a picturesque stretch of white sand with a great selection of water sports on offer, including kayaking, pedalos and the ever-popular banana boats. Lucea’s third beach is a lively spot popular with locals thanks to the friendly beach bars that line the sands.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from paradise beaches on your Lucea holiday, you’ll find lots to see and do nearby.
Lucea’s town is an interesting and scenic place to explore. Discover the town’s fascinating past with a visit to the magnificent Fort Charlotte, an impressive 18th century castle that once defended the coastline or a trip to the Hanover Museum. Or stroll through town admiring the sights such as the Old Lucea Courthouse with its picturesque clock tower and the town hall made famous by the film, Cool Runnings. You’ll find shops, restaurants and cafes – and don’t miss the vibrant Saturday markets on the bay where you can buy everything from delicious local food to handicrafts and souvenirs.