The costal town of Lucea is the capital of Hanover Parishwhich sits halfway between Montego Bay and Negril. Lucea has a rich cultural history which is evidenced by the well preserved historic buildings. The town is built around a natural harbour surrounded by hills on its three other sides. Nowadays Lucea is known for the bustling market and the cultivation of a local species of yam - the "Lucea Yam" which is favoured all over Jamaica.
There is so much to see and discover here, Lucea boasts many clubs and parks as well as the historical attractions and The Hanover Museum sits on the site of a prison dating back to 1776, and houses many historical artifacts significant to Hanover’s history. Lucea's most popular dance clubs that attract both tourists and local people are the 300 Club, founded in 1955, Green Dragon, and Border Line. The Tryall Golf, Tennis & Beach Club sits on a 2,200 lush acres, (8.9 km2) property outside Lucea, and is Hanover's most exclusive resort; provides all the ingredients necessary for an great experience: world-renowned golf, private beachfront, exceptional cuisine, and the best views in Jamaica.
Other notable tourist attractions are Lucea’s many historical sites that date back as far as the 18th century is Lucea Parish Church (the Parish Church of Hanover) is one of the oldest churches in Jamaica.
Lucea is a town full of history, culture and some of the most unique beautiful locations; is exactly what people imagine when they think about a tropical paradise, with white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters and the tour options are endless. Even better, the beaches are uncrowded and peaceful. Water sports available in the bay include sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. During the day take advantage of the climate and go on an adventure, spend a day in a great location for snorkeling and scuba diving. Hotels offer additional beach and water sports, such as beach volleyball, fishing and pedal boats.
Out side of your all-inclusive resort you will find dining options in the cities and each saturday, Lucea comes alive as the locals set up market stalls in the town streets. The colorful booths sell everything from fresh produce and seafood to jewelry and handicrafts.
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