Averages for Montego Bay in February

February

Still technically classed as winter, although a very warm winter indeed, February is still a busy month for those seeking winter sun and relaxation. Caribbean cruises regularly frequent Montego Bay, with a busy port located in the city, meaning crowds during this time. When you look at the temperatures you can expect during February, it's no wonder many people choose this very pleasant time to visit, with an average of 25°C, and a high of 28°C.

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 76°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 28°C 82°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 70°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 30 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 8 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F

February

Still technically classed as winter, although a very warm winter indeed, February is still a busy month for those seeking winter sun and relaxation. Caribbean cruises regularly frequent Montego Bay, with a busy port located in the city, meaning crowds during this time. When you look at the temperatures you can expect during February, it's no wonder many people choose this very pleasant time to visit, with an average of 25°C, and a high of 28°C.

The countless all-inclusive hotels on offer within the city mean everything is on hand when you need it, and that includes air-conditioning, which you will probably still need during the cooler month of February, with an average low of only 21°C.

You may still experience a little rain during this time, however downpours are less frequent now, and don't last as long when they do occur, with an average of around 30mm, or 8 days, throughout the whole month. The sun on the other hand certainly shines, with around 9 hours to be expected. The good news is you can also cool off in the glistening waters of the Caribbean Sea, with an average February sea temperature of a delicious 27°C. Water-sports, snorkelling, diving, and swimming are all very popular activities.

Take a look at the weather forecast for Montego Bay.

View over the sea at Montego Bay. Photo by Adrian Lawrence

Where to stay

Most hotels tend to be based around the beach, and Secrets St James Montego Bay is one of the best on offer. Situated on the beach, but very close to the city centre too, this is an all-inclusive option which boasts a full sized spa, meaning you can truly kick back and relax. Nine on-site restaurants also greet you at this adults-only resort.

Alternatively, check out Coyaba Beach Resort & Club, and decide whether you want to wake up in the morning to an ocean view or a garden view. The beautiful white sand beach is inviting, and there are plentiful activities on offer on the private stretch, including sailing, canoeing, diving, and snorkelling. Also on the beach you will find Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, with a perfect location, very close to Rose Hall Great House, making exploring easy.

What to do

Before the major heat hits, get out and explore the beautiful countryside around Montego Bay.

Falmouth is around a 45 minute drive away from Montego Bay, and offers a different take on the area. You can take part in one of the heritage walks to learn more about this region, or you could visit the famous Luminous Lagoon. This is an amazing sight, and you get to watch the waters light up and dance before you as the water is disturbed, with plenty of fish to see. Boat trips leave for this area, so make this a must-do.

Montego Bay at sunset. Photo by Kate Webster

A little closer to Montego Bay itself is Rocky Point Stables at Half Moon. Here you can enjoy a huge range of outdoor activities in the sun, including horse riding lessons, beach horse rides, and plenty of adventure trails to enjoy with your trusty steed. If you're new to horse riding, don't worry, as there is instruction on hand too. This is a great day out for the family.

Alternatively, you could head off for a spot of history and enjoy Bellefield Great House & Garden, one of the oldest sugar plantations on the island. The Kerr-Jarret family are responsible for much business in Jamaica, and this particular sugar mill dates back to 1794. You can head off on the Taste of Jamaica tour and learn about traditional cuisine too, to give your day a different take.

February is also host to Bob Marley week, one of the biggest events on the island, during the second week of the month. Anyone into reggae in general, and the man himself, will love this particular festival, hosted by the Bob Marley Foundation.

Hit the beach

Finding the perfect beach for you isn't a difficult task, but many choose Dead End Beach for a day's kicking back and relaxing, in perfect reach of most hotels within the city itself. Nearby is Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, so you can enjoy gaming and beach time together. The beach is located about a mile north of the city centre, and is close to the airport, so you can relax on the white sands and watch the planes taking off and landing.

Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Photo by Matt Howry

This is a busy beach, but there are many restaurants and snack bars nearby too, so you don't have to struggle to enjoy amenities for your day. Waters here are aquamarine clear, and quite calm, so they are perfect for a family day out, or a spot of swimming to escape the still very warm February sun.

Where to eat & drink

Pier One is one of Montego Bay's most vibrant and fun restaurants to enjoy, with a party atmosphere right on the beach. A huge seafood menu greets visitors, with delicious red snapper to try, before cocktails and music for the rest of the night. This is a good place to head if you don't fancy moving from bar to bar of an evening.

If you prefer a quiet night however, then Reggae Jerk Centre could be for you. Here you can try authentic Caribbean dishes in a laid-back beach front setting. Make sure you try the parrot fish, it's delicious. Alternatively, the Chill Out Hut also boasts a huge, fresh menu in a very informal setting, perfect for a relaxing night out after a busy day.

February is a fantastic time to visit Montego Bay, with wonderful temperatures which don't shoot too sky high, minimal rain-fall, and a range of activities to enjoy.

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