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Why You Should Visit Jamaica this February

Fun in the sun or romance at the beach? There is something for everyone to do this February in Jamaica.

Picture this. You just got back from a couple’s massage at the all-inclusive villa you’re staying at. You request a custom-made cocktail from the bar and lounge at the pool, perhaps watching your kids splash happily in the water.

Tomorrow you’re going to explore reggae music on the day Bob Marley was born, excited to learn and not have bring a coat for rain or cold.

That’s what you can expect on a February vacation to Jamaica. Here are the events in Jamaica that you won’t want to miss during your February getaway to the Caribbean.

Why Should You Visit Jamaica in February?

  • Reggae month in Jamaica.
  • Best weather of the year.
  • Romantic Valentine’s Day in the Caribbean
  • Family-fun for everyone.

Want to learn more? Keep reading.

Jamaican Weather in February

If perfect weather is your top priority, then you’re in for a treat. February is the driest month of the year in Jamaica, with the lowest rainfall and the most temperate climate. The highs of 84 degrees and lows of 70 degrees mean you can ditch that winter coat at home.

Even though it technically winters in Jamaica, the ocean is a balmy 81 degrees with at most a light breeze to ripple through your hair.

February Events in Jamaica

There is no shortage of things to do in Jamaica in February. In addition to the usual fun, such as visiting Dunn River Falls or swimming with dolphins in Dolphin Cove, February is the official month of Reggae and Romance in Jamaica.

What does that mean for music lovers? There are a plethora of ways to enjoy Jamaica’s native music. There are also romantic getaways for spending Valentine’s day with those you love.

Some events are more family-friendly, while others are better for adults, so we’ve split up the events that way.

Romantic Things to do for Couples on Valentine’s Day

Before we get into some of the best festivals and events in Jamaica in February, here are some romantic ways to spend the day in Jamaica this Valentine’s.

Sunset Walk on the Beach

A bouquet of roses, a fancy dinner, an exciting show, while those are all wonderful, get back to the basics with a walk down the white sands of the Caribbean, your lover in tow, as you watch the sun dip beneath the horizon. We promise that this alone will make your Valentine’s day one for the books.

Swim in The Blue Lagoon

Yes, the blue lagoon actually is just that blue. There is nothing more romantic than taking a dip in this tropical oasis after finding the perfect place for a picnic. (Need help with the planning? Make sure to contact the friendly staff at Villa Serenity first.)

Turtle River Park

Escape the crowds of Dunn River Falls for a secret garden oasis with rippling waterfalls, babbling streams, and a walk-in bird aviary. You’ll love the intimate feel of the park, perfectly situated overlooking Ocho Rios and the beach beyond.

Have a Romantic Dinner in the Rainforest

Rainforest Restaurants in Ocho rios

Get away from the bustle of tourism at Evita’s in the jungle of Ocho Rios. Lush greenery and turquoise sea only add to the delicious Italian food served with Jamaican flare.

Best Activities for Families in Jamaica in February

We’re sure your kids will have a phenomenal time in Jamaica in February. With exciting activities for the whole family, you’ll not want to miss these kid-friendly shows in Jamaica.

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

February 6

Did you know that the king of reggae music was born in the parish of St Ann, the same parish as Ocho Rios? We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday than visit his place of birth. You’re sure to enjoy excellent food and music when you visit St Ann Parish, just 20 minutes from Ocho Rios.

Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show

End of February

The best of Jamaica will be on display at this farmers’ market and trade show. The Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show is always a family-friendly event. You’ll be able to see our farmers’ best produce, taste organic foods, and see what’s new in the industry with live entertainment and booths that pique your curiosity and imagination.

Rainforest Seafood Festival

February 26

Jamaica seafood festival

There are many Jamaican food festivals each year, but this is one of the best ones that offer family entertainment well into the night. You’ll want to attend this foodie festival if you like seafood and live music. Check out the unique seafood creations and stay for the Ding Dong, Agent Sasco, and Stylo G concert.

Best Events for Adults in Jamaica in February

Hey grown-ups, when you’re not celebrating love on Valentine’s day in Jamaica, here are some exciting things to do during your Jamaican vacation.


February 1

Come celebrate reggae music in Kingston with Dubwise, a regular festival celebrating reggae music culture. There are performances by Pressure Buss Pipe, Tippy I, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Lutan Fyah, and many more at this staging.

Run for Your Heart 5K

February 2

Run in support of the Heart Foundation’s 5K starting at Emancipation Park in New Kingston. The proceeds will go toward the foundation’s mobile unit that travels around the island screening for heart disease, one of Jamaica’s leading killers.

Places to Stay in February in Jamaica

Now that you’ve seen the many things you can do in Jamaica in February, you’ll want to know about planning your trip here.

If you’re planning a trip to Jamaica during high tourism season, that is, between December 15 and April, then you’re going to want to book well in advance. At a minimum, find accommodations 3 months before.

Here at Villa Serenity, our busiest times are in February, and we understand why. Excellent weather, serene landscapes, and luxurious pampering in an ocean-front villa with staff is just the getaway our visitors crave when they escape the cold dark days of February at home.

Our 8500 square foot villa overlooks the ocean and has a private staff, pool, beach access, chef, and chauffeur to cater to your every need.

Worried about finding activities and booking in advance? Our staff knows Jamaica like the back of their hand and will help you plan itineraries and make bookings.

Furthermore, the chauffeur doubles as your personal tour guide, helping you view Jamaica through the eyes of a local.

Ready to make your February Jamaica vacation a reality? Book today!