If we’re being totally and completely honest, any time is a great time to visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The island offers a lot to see, do and experience, no matter the travel season.
But for you soon-to-be-snowbound vacationers, winter is the best season.
So this year, swap your snow boots for flip-flops, your rock salt for margarita salt, your snow shovels for sand shovels.
This year, head to Ocho Rios, the perfect escape from the frigid weather soon on its way. The ideal choice for your winter vacation, or tropical holidays, or the kids’ spring break.
This year, take a break from bleak northern landscapes, in Jamaica’s perpetual sunshine. Because a little bit of summer is what every winter needs.
Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t say no to Jamaica in winter:
1. The Weather is PERFECT
Did you know that winter (generally, December through March) is considered the best time to visit Jamaica? It is, and for good reason: The sun is always shining, the sea is calm, and the temperatures hover in the perfect 80s.
What’s your weather like back home in February?
2. We’re Events Central
The Ocho Rios and Jamaica-at-large winter events schedule couldn’t be more packed: We kick off January with the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (in nearby Montego Bay), head into February for the Reggae Summerfest (Ocho Rios), heat up March with the Montego Bay Yacht Club Easter Regatta (Montego Bay), and round out April with the Jamaica International Kite Festival and island-favorite, Bacchanal – Carnival!
3. It’s Spring Break (yes, really, in winter)
Across the board (schools and universities – see “When is my Spring Break?”), Spring Break 2018 is scheduled for early to mid-March. In other words, high winter. So, unless you’d prefer to fend of frostbite during your one free week, you should head on down to Jamaica instead.
And, despite what you’ve read, it’s not all wild beach parties in Jamaica for Spring Break: that spring break is in Negril and Montego Bay. Here in Ocho Rios, spring break means plenty of family-friendly activities, local events, and beach parties to make your kids’ spring break memorable. (And psst, we can also arrange childcare for an evening, in case you’d like a night out to create some parents-only memories, too!)
4. The Beaches Are in Fine Form
Bright sun and perfect weather mean soft sands and calm waters. In other words, the perfect conditions for spending all day, every day at the beach. We’re talking smooth, aquamarine waters, gentle waves, and the softest sands you’ve ever dug your toes (or sand shovel) into. Not to mention, all the sun your tan can handle.
If that’s not enough, you’ll be happy to know that scuba diving and snorkeling also reach their peak during winter, when clear waters and gentle currents promise perfect conditions for exploring sandy sea floors and the coral reefs around Ocho Rios.
5. It’s Easter!
If you’re here on or around Easter week, buckle up; Jamaica has festivities in store! Easter in Jamaica is part-serious, part-celebration, with religious festivities and delicious traditional dishes leading up to Holy Week, followed by post-Good Friday parties and Easter Monday spent flying kites, swimming, and strolling the beach. For many Jamaicans, there’s no better time of year.
But, Here’s the Catch:
Jamaica is hot in winter, and we’re not talking about just the weather. The area books up fast, and at Villa Serenity, we book up even faster.
Don’t get caught out in the cold. Reserve your winter vacation today, before your favorite week gets snapped up.
Or, if you’re not quite ready book, why not email me? I’m Cavel, and I’m happy to answer your questions. Let’s find out if Ocho Rios is the right choice for your winter vacation. No pressure, no strings. Just honest advice.