Jamaica – Land of Perfect Weather
A popular Jamaican poem starts by summing up Jamaica weather like this:
We have neither Summer nor Winter
Neither Autumn nor Spring
We have instead the days
When the gold sun shines on the lush green canefields-
We’ll put it another way; Even when it’s raining or hot, Jamaica’s weather is gorgeous.
Our average annual temperature is between 80-86°F (27-30°C). Temperature variations between summer and winter is about 10 degrees.
The “rainy season” is characterized by brief afternoon showers followed by sunshine. We see it as a welcome break from the tropical heat!
Generally, the weather in Jamaica is characterized by a cool, caressing sea breeze by day and a gentle breeze from the mountains by night. Bring a sweatshirt for the evenings and you should be fine.
Hurricanes aren’t typically a problem until we get close to September.
And did you know that many Jamaicans refer to May-July as mango season instead of Spring?
Like we said…it’s gorgeous here. But the only way you’ll know for sure is to come visit with us.
There are only a few slots left for this summer’s stay at Irie Camp Jamaica, so sign up now at www.iriecampjamaica.com.
7 Questions with Our Logistics Chief
You’ve booked the flight…packed the bags…loaded up on sunscreen. Now there’s only one question; how do you get from the airport to Irie Camp Jamaica?
Like everything else about our facility, we’ve made transportation amazingly easy. To show you just how easy, we sat down with our Logistics Chief Walter Aarons to help answer a few questions probably running through your mind about now:
1) Why do they call you “Uncle Wally?”
Here in Jamaica “Uncle” is a title given to men who display a noticeable level of responsibility, care, and interest towards those around him. We chat patois, the native language (a combination of four languages) and Wallie, just rolls off the tongue easier than Walter. Hence “Uncle Wallie”
2) Is there anyplace on the Island you haven’t visited?
Jamaica is 4,411 square miles – about the size of Connecticut. There are still a few places that I haven’t been on the island, and I’m still exploring. However, there aren’t many places of significance that I’ve missed.
3) How long have you been driving around Jamaica?
Transportation service is all I know. I have been engaged in that industry since 1991. Visitors to the island have traveled with me once, loved the experience, and returned again and again. Many of them have become my lifelong friends.
4) How many times would you say you’ve crisscrossed Jamaica by car (or bus, truck, etc.)
I lost exact count long ago, but figure I’m close to a million miles on the Jamaican roads by now.
5) How large a fleet do you drive?
I have a team of people ready to get 200 people from Point A to Point B with very little notice. We’ll get you where you need to be, when you need to be there. No worries!
6) What are the best places for kids to go on the island, and what makes those places the best?
That’s a tough question, and it depends on the kid! Jamaica has a lot to offer; from rustic countrysides, unspoiled natural hideouts, and water parks to our 120 rivers, any of which are beautiful and worth of an afternoon. And let’s not forget our miles of white sand beaches!
7) Where should the parents go while the kids are in camp?
If you’re on the island at the same time as your kids, you’re in for a treat. Irie Camp Jamaica is close to Ocho Ríos, where you’ll find a ton of activities varying from serene and tranquil river rafting (not white water rafting) to the adrenaline rush of a bobsled ride. Unlimited options await you, and the only limits are those of your imagination.
Let me put it this way…come to Jamaica and tell us what you want to do. We’ll take care of the rest.
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