Averages for Montego Bay in April

April

Very similar to March's temperature averages, April is warm, with a little more rain possible, as we head towards the start of the wet season. You can expect a pleasant 26°C average during the day, with a high of around 29°C.

The Easter season is a fun and colourful time to visit Jamaica in general, and you will find plenty of events around the Easter weekend itself. Of course, we mentioned rain, and whilst this is not plentiful, you can expect an ave...

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  • Temperature Temperature 26°C 78°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 29°C 84°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 60 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F

April

Very similar to March's temperature averages, April is warm, with a little more rain possible, as we head towards the start of the wet season. You can expect a pleasant 26°C average during the day, with a high of around 29°C.

The Easter season is a fun and colourful time to visit Jamaica in general, and you will find plenty of events around the Easter weekend itself. Of course, we mentioned rain, and whilst this is not plentiful, you can expect an average of 60mm throughout the month in April, which is around 13 days seeing some degree of precipitation – despite that, you're unlikely to need your umbrella for long periods of time.

The sun shines for a brilliant 10 hours per day in April, meaning a tan is certainly on the cards, with a very warm sea temperature of around 27°C, making swimming and water-sports a great idea for cooling off in the heat.

Take a look at the weather forecast for Montego Bay.

Croydon plantation, Montego Bay

Where to stay

You don't always have to go for full-on luxury and all-inclusive when you visit Montego Bay, although you will find some huge resorts that tick those boxes, many being adults-only. The Royal Decameron Montego Beach is a good option for the middle-ground, situated on Gloucester Avenue, so you're very close to the entertainment of the Hip Strip, this particular hotel is one of those all-inclusive choices, and has a swim up bar for those days you just don't want to leave the cool water!

If you prefer to stay somewhere that gives you more freedom in terms of getting out and about for your dining and entertainment needs, then El Greco Hotel and Bethel Court Guesthouse are two options you could go for. Both of these are close to the main attractions, with the latter being more residential, and offer breakfast on-site, allowing you the chance to head to some of the fantastic restaurants around Montego Bay for the rest of your day's nutritional needs.

What to do

April is Easter month and that means visitors flock to Montego Bay to enjoy the yearly Easter Regatta. Countless colourful and impressive yachts appear in the harbour and there is a programme of racing and fun events to enjoy, with prizes and music, giving a true carnival atmosphere. This is a very popular event, so it's a good idea to head down there early.

The temperatures are hotting up in Montego Bay as April arrives, but aren't yet at their warmest, so it's still a good idea to get out and about, whilst catching a tan. Animal Farm is a great day out for all the family, as well as anyone into ecotourism and conservation. This beautiful farm is set in tranquil surroundings, almost feeling quite hidden away, and there are birds, plants, flowers, butterflies, and many different types of wildlife to meet, with the help of knowledgeable guides. You can also head out on a hiking trail if you want to enjoy the area on your own steam.

Impressive historical landmark at Montego Bay

Alternatively, getting active in a totally different way, head to the Half Moon Resort at Rose Hall to the on-site tennis camp and learn how to be the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams! If golf is more your thing then you have several top-class golf courses to choose from, including the beautifully set Tryall Golf Course at Sandy Bay.

For something totally different and a once in a lifetime experience, Captain John's Island Hoppers will give you an aerial view of Montego Bay, with helicopter rides and transfers from the airport, looping around the surrounding area.

Despite the increasing heat, April is the perfect time to get active.

Hit the beach

If you're wanting to seek peace and quiet out when you hit the beach then Cornwall Beach is for you. Less crowded, smaller, and much quieter than some of the other more popular beaches, such as the very commercial Doctor's Cave, here you will find plenty of amenities and fun activities, such as volleyball and glass bottom boat rides, but with less competition for a sun-lounger.

Romantic gazebo on the beach at Montego Bay

You do have to pay a small fee to get in, but it's negligible to the peace and quiet you will experience in these much more tranquil surroundings. You can even go for a wander around the gardens if you want to escape the peak sun hours.

Where to eat & drink

If you're staying in an all-inclusive resort then you might wonder what is the point of venturing out when you have everything at your fingertips; there is some truth in that, however it would be a mistake not to head out and try some of the restaurants around the city resort. Scotchies is a very popular restaurant, regularly voted as one of the best, with fresh Caribbean food cooked in front of you, with delicious jerk spices. Alternatively, The Houseboat Grill is a romantic setting, with a more upmarket feel than some other restaurants nearby.

Part of the Half Moon Resort, the Sugar Mill is a hugely popular place to head for food and a few drinks of an evening, with a huge menu for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Be sure to book ahead, as this restaurant does get very busy, especially during the early part of the year.

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