Lucea

Travel Guide
Mayfield Falls featuring rainforest and a river or creek

Experience the historic and new worlds of Jamaica in this old colonial town and agricultural center on the north coast.

Feel the buzz of modern Jamaican life as you wander through the sunny port town of Lucea. On the edge of a bay on the popular north coast, the town features luxury beach resorts alongside colonial homes. Sit on the white sandy beach and look out to an aquamarine sea.

Lucea, the capital of Hanover Parish, is halfway between the vacation town of Negril in the west and Jamaica’s second-largest city, Montego Bay. Find the amenities of luxury vacation accommodations alongside real Caribbean life. Enjoy this country’s natural beauty and its rich history, with many surviving buildings.

The town looks so appealing that it has served as a film set. Constructed around a natural harbor and backed by green hills, Lucea offers gorgeous beaches: the main beach, the public beach and Sunset Cove. Enjoy swimming, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling or diving in the sparkling sea.

The town is a great shopping destination. Pick up unique souvenirs. Visit the Cleveland Stanhope Markets, particularly on Saturdays, to find local riches including seafood, produce and handiworks. Try local Lucea yams, which have smoother texture than other yams.

Established for the sugar trade, Lucea remained a busy port until the 1980s. Lucea’s Hanover Parish Church is one of the country’s oldest, built in the early 1700s. Legend says that the church has a tunnel leading to nearby antique Fort Charlotte on a peninsula jutting into the ocean. The fort is very well preserved as it was never used in combat. Check out the period architecture of the Old Lucea Courthouse.

Lucea’s old jail was turned into the Hanover Museum, with a workhouse on site, which tells Lucea’s story as a banana and sugar port. Drive less than 30 minutes from the town center to several beautiful local waterfalls: Kempshot Falls, Paradise, Mayfield Falls and Dry Hill. Take a daytrip to Dunn’s River Falls, a famous Jamaican piece of natural beauty. Visit Lucea, for now a hidden gem between other popular Jamaican destinations.

Blue Paloma Bed & Breakfast
Blue Paloma Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
East Ave, Lucea, Hanover Parish
The price is £96 per night from 16 Jun to 17 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star beach B&B in Lucea. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Discover genuine guest reviews for Blue Paloma Bed & Breakfast along ...
Blue Paloma Bed & Breakfast
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
The Point, Lucea, Hanover
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £410 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Lucea. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (995 reviews)
"My husband and I stood on the Lady Hamilton side for our honeymoon. Our room was beautiful - it was the romance room. Overall, the property was good. The infinity pool was amazing! Entertainment was great! The beach was not the best. It had a lot of seaweed. My main downfall was the terrible food. ..."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
4 out of 5
The Point, Lucea, Hanover, 0
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £285 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Lucea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (992 reviews)
"Staff were extremely customer service oriented. Very friendly and helpful for the most part! Loved the ding options. Needs more entertainment options in the evening."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Panoramic views and room to roam in a relaxing environment
Panoramic views and room to roam in a relaxing environment
Lucea, Hanover
The price is £74 per night from 30 May to 31 May
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Panoramic views and room to roam in a relaxing environment
Ashore Gem nestled between Negril & Montego Bay
Ashore Gem nestled between Negril & Montego Bay
Lucea, Hanover
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Lucea. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park and a fitness centre. Popular attraction Tryall Golf Club is located nearby. ...
Ashore Gem nestled between Negril & Montego Bay
Entire House Cozy Luxury INN Ocean Pointe With Swim Pool,Gym And Free Parking
Entire House Cozy Luxury INN Ocean Pointe With Swim Pool,Gym And Free Parking
Lucea, Hanover
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4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Pictures don't do it justice.
"From the moment you step in the doors you knew someone thought about making sure you had an awesome vacation. I broke down on the highway getting there and the owner sent someone to get me. And then the accommodation. Smells impeccably clean and was immaculately clean. There was even beer and water ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

Entire House Cozy Luxury INN Ocean Pointe With Swim Pool,Gym And Free Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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