Jamaica Climate

Poised on the steep slopes of the Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill rejoices in a rather special eco-system. Its unusual setting is balanced between Kingston’s Liguanea Plain and the mountaintop’s rare broad-leaf woodlands. The warm northeast trade winds rise when they meet the Blue Mountains. Clouds are formed directly over the peaks and provide the rain that creates the mountains’ famous blue hue and its distinctive microclimate: tropical Jamaican heat in the daytime and a welcome breeze at night. This singular contrast encourages biodiversity and enables us to grow an extraordinary variety of plants and foliage in our celebrated gardens. One of Strawberry Hill’s simplest and yet greatest pleasures is watching the perpetually shifting cloud formations wreath the mountaintops as they drift across from the far side of the island.