Falmouth is a small characterful town on a fine bay on the north coast of Jamaica, 22 miles east of Montego Bay and its airport. Falmouth offers an insight into everyday Jamaican town life and its colonial past. Falmouth is smaller and quieter than Montego Bay and its mix of great beaches and relaxed atmosphere attracts couples and families of all ages. Part of the pleasure of holidays in Falmouth is strolling around the town centre and Georgian port, taking a look at the 18th century churches and striking colonial mansions that include the reputedly haunted Rose Hall Great House.
Typically Jamaican sunshine paradise
Falmouth holidays will centre on the fabulous beaches on both sides of the town and the unspoilt beaches that stretch for miles to the east. Falmouth beach is a typically Jamaican mix of fine golden gently shelving sand, beautiful clear water and verdant green vegetation: a great spot to relax. Also on offer are plenty of watersports including parasailing, jet-skis and waterskiing. Falmouth is popular with scuba divers, with several schools in the area, while golf fans enjoy a selection of 18-hole courses. Other activities could also include tennis, horse-riding, deep-sea fishing and river rafting.
A range of interesting excursions
With many holidays offered on an all inclusive basis much of Falmouth's dining and nightlife is found in the resort’s fine hotels. There is interesting shopping in the historic Water Square market. From Falmouth you can easily make a trip into Montego Bay for a much better selection of authentic shops, bars and restaurants. Holidays in Falmouth should include a tour of the Montego Bay Marine Park with its protected reefs and exotic marine life and the short trip to the local beauty spot at Glistening Waters. Other popular excursions include the Croydon coffee plantation, a crocodile farm, beach parties, and a wide variety of boat trips and airborne tours.
Jamaica Tourism Enhancement Fee
From May 1st 2005 Jamaica has introduced a US$10 "Jamaican tourist entry charge" which will apply to each tourist visiting Jamaica. The tourist entry fee money will be paid directly to the government in an effort to raise funds to maintain Jamaica’s tourist industry and provide capital for tourism enhancement projects.
Weather in Falmouth
January and February are the coolest months in Falmouth, with average temperatures of 28C, and see moderate levels of humidity, thanks to the cooling effects of the trade winds at this time. There are 7 - 8 hours of sunshine during these months, and the waters of the Caribbean hover around 27C - ideal for swimming and water sports. Evening temperatures in Falmouth drop to a pleasant warm 19C during the peak season winter months. Rainfall is light during this time, with January receiving between 80mm - 100mm, and March being the driest month of the year, seeing 65mm of rain. Temperatures start to rise a little in May, reaching 30C, and the humidity level begins to increase, with the hottest months of July and August climbing to an average of 31C.
All inclusive holidays in Falmouth
All inclusive resorts in Falmouth are superb and will suit your budget requirements. Resorts will have clean, spacious and airy accommodation with basic facilities and are ideal for relaxing and unwinding after a day on the beautiful beaches. Resorts will have a large pool area and Jacuzzi and family resorts will provide a children’s pool and playground. All inclusive resorts have excellent restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine and a pleasant bar area where you can enjoy an evening drink or two before indulging in the night time entertainment which is provided. If you’re looking for luxury on your all inclusive romantic holiday, then this is the place to be with 4 and 5 star packages offering stunning accommodation with fantastic sea views, luxurious spa treatments and a wider range of facilities.