Sunset in Lucea
By: Brian Jahn
Category: Beach, Bob Marley, Environment, Fishermen, Ganja, Historical Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaican Beach, Jamaican Countryside, Jamaican History, Jamaican Music, Rastafari, Reggae music, Roots Reggae, Westmoreland
Lucea was founded in 1723 and used to provide Jamaica with most of its produce and mostly exported bananas until the 1960s. Lucea is still an important agricultural center in Jamaica growing many different crops. The Parish Church is one of the oldest in Jamaica, built in the early 18th century. Located between Montego Bay and Negril, it is also home to some of Jamaica’s most exclusive resorts like Tryall Golf Course and The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa. During the 70’s & 80’s Lucea was also a transshipment hot spot for ganja going out of Jamaica and cocaine coming in from South America. Now the quiet beaches are for lounging tourists and not landing drug boats.