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The Quaint Town In Historic Hanover

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Lucea Jamaica by Nemonie Cassells || September 4, 2017

Lucea, Lucea, Lucea! One of my favorite get away area when I was a teen. Oh how I loved that quaint little town! It was indeed a delight visiting my sisters’ home there, especially because their house was right on the beach!


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I have many stories that I can share with you about this very small town in Jamaica, all of them happy and fond memories, but I fear If I begin, I may not be able to stop writing, so instead, I will tell you all you need to know about, this small piece of heaven, that was my second home.

Lucea is located in Hanover, the 3rd smallest parish in Jamaica. It is a coastal town built around a natural harbor, and it happens to be the capital/main town of the parish.

In the past, this little town was one of the most important towns here, because it provided Jamaica with most of its produce…Isn’t that amazing?? Banana was, however, its main export until the 1960s.

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What To Do in Lucea

In Jamaica we having a saying that goes like this; “me likkle but mi talawah!” This means, I may be little/small, but I’m a force to be reckoned with!

This “little” saying, suits the little town on Lucea well. Even though one can practically walk out the entire town in half and hour tops, and that is if you make any short stops, there’s quite a few interesting places to visit while you are there.


Fort Charlotte:

One of the most notable places in Lucea is Fort Charlotte, built in 1761, where The Barracks(built out of Georgian bricks in 1843), was later constructed, and was used to shelter soldiers. The Barracks was converted into an educational center in the early 20th century and eventually became the Rusea’s High School(still open today).


Clock Tower:

For the lovers of history and old things, be sure to visit the fully functional Clock Tower that was built in 1817 and is located in the town center on top of The Old Court House.

How the clock got here is quite interesting, It is said that is was to be delivered to St. Lucia (another Caribbean Island), but due to delivery mixup, It was delivered to Lucea instead. The residence then refused to send it back, and instead purchased it for the town! Remarkable isn’t it?


Hanover Museum:

Take a look back at Lucea’s history as far back as the Arawak era.


Hanover Parish Church:

The Church is believed to have been built in 1725, can you believe it?? Actual construction date have not been found, but the first baptism ever recorded, was was dated 1725… Therefore It is my belief that it could have been constructed a year or so before!

Oh how I’d love to see what it looked like in those day, just a glimpse of this little town when there was naught but horses and carriages.

If you feel adventurous, there are a few coves (most notable Davis Cove),caves along the coastline and about 3 small water falls in the town that you can visit. However, Lucea is really ideal for those who which to enjoy an idle and relaxing getaway.

Then get lost on the beach staring at the sunset type of setting. More than a few guest houses, villas and the more popular The Grand Palladium Resort, which are just a few minutes away from the town can provide you with that luxury and comfort.

So what are you waiting for, come on down and experience the town I fell in love with as a child. We are looking forward to having you!

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