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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.

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
4 out of 5
The Point, Lucea, Hanover
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £173 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
This Lucea resort is on the beach, 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Tryall Golf Club, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and Montego Bay Marine ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"This resort is AMAZING! It is huge, has great restaurants and bars. The staff is warm and friendly. They make sure you enjoy your stay"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £199 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
This Lucea resort is on the beach, 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Tryall Golf Club, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and Montego Bay Marine ...
4.1/5Very Good! (994 reviews)
"Gorgeous place"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Suzette's Homestay
Suzette's Homestay
3 out of 5
Haughton Court, Copperwood, Lucea, Hanover
The price is £33 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in Lucea, this bed & breakfast is within 25 mi (40 km) of Seven Mile Beach, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary and Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal. Montego Bay ...
Suzette's Homestay
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.
NEW Cottage Between Negril & Mobay
NEW Cottage Between Negril & Mobay
Oceanpointe, 217, Lucea, Hanover
Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from Tryall Golf Club and within 20 miles (32 km) of Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and Montego ...
NEW Cottage Between Negril & Mobay
Perfect Home for Rest and Relaxation. Breathtaking View of the Carribean sea
Perfect Home for Rest and Relaxation. Breathtaking View of the Carribean sea
Retrieve district, Cascade P.O, Lucea, Hanover
Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from Tryall Golf Club and 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from Half Moon Beach. Samuel's Bay National ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Amazing
"The property is located in the country side right off of the main road. The house itself is very warm and inviting, though it is not an open floor plan; the space felt very large and open. The rooms are very big with bathrooms to match. Each room has access to a balcony that looked down onto a very ..."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2017

Perfect Home for Rest and Relaxation. Breathtaking View of the Carribean sea
Take My Breath Away Studio
Take My Breath Away Studio
3 out of 5
Hanover, Lucea
Situated in Lucea, this apartment building is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from Mayfield Falls and 12 mi (19.3 km) from Tryall Golf Club. Half Moon Beach and Samuel's Bay ...
Take My Breath Away Studio
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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