Best Time of Year To Go To Jamaica

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Best Time of Year to Visit Jamaica

Gorgeous views, tropical weather, and outstanding service are available year-round at Villa Serenity.

So when should you visit Villa Serenity in Jamaica? No matter what time of year you choose to go, Jamaica will be an unforgettable experience. With stunning beaches, unreal food, and unique culture, you cannot go wrong. You will leave with a full heart and memories that last forever.

But if you’re anything like the average vacation-taker, planning around factors such as peak season, weather, and crowds can be a challenge.

Our goal at Villa Serenity is to makes the trip enjoyable as possible, by tailoring it to your specific needs. Here is everything you need to know about when to visit Jamaica.

If you’re looking for more information on how to make your trip as straightforward as possible read our article here about the best airports to fly into Jamaica and how to skip the line at US Customs.


Peak Season

We all want to escape the cold and run off to warmth, soaking in the sun. Jamaica is definitely the ideal place to do that! This is why mid-December to April is the busiest time to visit.

You’ll find the island is the center of activity and packed with tourists making the most of a vacation filled with lots of sun and warmth. But with that comes higher costs as it is a competitive time. If you’ve saved a little extra and don’t mind crowds, it is the most optimal time for a beach vacation.

Low Season

The low season runs from July to October. Most people don’t choose this time as it’s summertime at home for them, but if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life, a quick summer getaway to a gorgeous beach resort may be exactly what you need.

Plus, if you’re on a budget or looking to save a little, low season travel will be perfect for you. You’ll save on flights, resorts, and activities. And if you’re not a fan of crowds, prefer space, peace, and quiet, then the low season is ideal.

Shoulder Season

Shoulder season is a balance between peak season and low season and occurs between mid-April to July and November to mid-December. One of the great aspects of shoulder season is that the weather is excellent, but the rates are much lower than peak season. Plus, it won’t be as crowded as peak season.


Winter doesn’t really exist in the Caribbean. With near-perfect weather, temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to high 80s year-round, you cannot go wrong. How amazing is that? But there are still two seasons to take into consideration: Wet and Dry.

Wet season

The wet season typically runs between July and October. July being the warmest month, while October is the rainiest month in Jamaica. But not to worry! Tropical rainfall is lovely and highly refreshing, especially in warm temperatures.

And it doesn’t stick around for long, leaving plenty of hours of sunshine and fun. Plus, you’ll have the luxury of enjoying your wonderful vacation with fewer people.

Dry season

The rest of the year is the dry season, with February and March being the driest months of the year. But keep in mind, these months fall right in the middle of peak season, so again, if cost and crowds are a factor, it may not be ideal.


Now that you have a rough idea of when to visit, something that will help narrow your timeframe even further is significant events.

Jamaica is the hub of some of the best festivals and events. Remember to be on the lookout as new festivals are constantly popping up, but the ones listed below are great to consider if you have flexible dates. 

Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival

Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival is a musical event that started in 1991 and runs in May/June. It features some of the best Jamaican artists alongside guest artists from all over the Caribbean Islands. One of the beautiful aspects of this event is that it supports the preservation of Classical Black Music and America’s First Art Form.

Ocho Rios Seafood Festival

Ocho Rios Seafood Festival is held annually on August 1. The event is one of the country’s best-known food festivals. Its primary focus is advancing food tourism, so you know you’ll be tasting some of the best foods you have ever tried! Add amazing music to that (which is guaranteed), and it will be an unforgettable experience.

Rebel Salute Music Festival

Rebel Salute Music Festival Started in 1994, and it is held yearly on January 15, on the birthday of Tony Rebel, the reggae icon. It is considered to be one of the greatest cultural and musical festivals. You will get the opportunity to listen to all kinds of reggae music, and by the end, you’ll be an expert in the genre.

Paradise Lost Jamaica Music Festival

Paradise Lost Jamaica Music Festival is another fantastic music festival. After all, there can never be too many music festivals! This event includes some of the best DJs, Reggae, and POP artists from all over the world. So, you know it will be an amazing experience.

Ocean View Villa/ Villa Serenity

Now that you know Ocho Rios offers some of the best cultural and musical scenes in Jamaica, all you have to do is think about accommodation. That’s where Villa Serenity comes in.

With exclusive access to the entire villa, private staff, gourmet chef, and outstanding all-around service, you will not have to worry about anything.

While you’re dancing, eating delicious foods, and creating memories, Villa Serenity will constantly be at your service. Your comfort will be a top priority.

And after all your adventures, you will have the opportunity to relax on a private beach, private bar, and dining deck by the pool.


Now that you know where to stay, all you have to do is book your flights! It’s as simple as going on Google Flights, which will most likely give you the best rates, but just to compare, you can also check out,, Cheaptickets, Orbitz, Priceline, and Expedia.

Make sure to book in advance, especially for peak season, as places get booked up fast!

We look forward to having you.

Interested in staying with us? Contact us for information about our ocean view villa, one of the nicest Vacation rental in Ocho Rios Jamaica.