Where to Get Christmas Breeze In Jamaica 🇯🇲

If you ask a Jamaican what makes Christmas Christmas, someone is bound to mention that welcome dip in temperature. Geographers call it the north east trade winds; we call it Christmas ( or Crismus) breeze. Jamaica has a tropical maritime climate which means that our climate is hot all year round due to our close proximity to the Equator, and the weather is also influenced by the sea. As a result, we don’t experience distinct changes in seasons and certainly there’s no winter or snow during Christmas. Christmas breeze is therefore the closest thing to winter we can look forward to, but these days with global warming, Christmas breeze isn’t as constant as it used to be say ten years ago.

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Holywell, Saint Andrew

Located in the tropical mist forests of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP), Holywell (pronounced Hollywell) is a cool escape from Kingston’s heat. This 330-acres “park within a park” is blessed by the fragrance of fresh mountain air and pine trees, and at 900m (3,000 ft.) above sea level, the cool temperature allows Holywell’s ecosystem to support a wide variety of ferns, flowers, and trees which are rarely seen in other parts of Jamaica. Many Jamaican birds call this forest home, including all 30 of Jamaica’s endemic birds!

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