Averages for Montego Bay in June
The sun hots up during June, getting ready for the hottest month of the year in July. The rainy season continues, with an average precipitation level in June of around 80mm, or 11 days with some rain appearance, however the temperature more than makes up for the risk, at an average of 28°C, and a high of 31°C. Evenings during this time of year can be very sticky indeed, again with humidity being a problem, so air con is a must have in hotel rooms of an evening...
The sun hots up during June, getting ready for the hottest month of the year in July. The rainy season continues, with an average precipitation level in June of around 80mm, or 11 days with some rain appearance, however the temperature more than makes up for the risk, at an average of 28°C, and a high of 31°C. Evenings during this time of year can be very sticky indeed, again with humidity being a problem, so air con is a must have in hotel rooms of an evening.
Despite the increasing heat, the lush waters of the Caribbean Sea sit at a very pleasant 28°C during June, so you can easily cool off by visiting one of the delightful beaches around Montego Bay, such as famous Doctor's Cave Beach, or Dead End Beach. There are plenty of stretches of sand to choose from, some busy and some quieter, perfect for a day's relaxation in literal paradise.
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Where to stay
Of course, Montego Bay is full of those large all-inclusive resorts which the Caribbean in general is famous for, but you do have other options when it comes to your accommodation. Donway, A Jamaican Style Village, is something a little different indeed, and is almost like a small town you wake up to every morning, with small shops and a homely feel. This is also very close to Aqua Sol Theme Park, so you're close to the Hip Strip too.
The Croydon plantation, near Montego Bay
Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel, as its name suggests, is practically sat on the most famous beach in the area. This is great if you want to centre your entire holiday around beach time, and has a really laid-back vibe about it.
Alternatively, Paradise Gloria Chateau Villa is located in a more residential area, in Ironshore, which means you have a more authentic and home from home kind of feel to your holiday. This is generally a room-only deal, so which up which basis is best for your needs.
What to do
Any visit to the Caribbean should involve something once in a lifetime, and for many people that means swimming with dolphins. Just outside of Montego Bay you can visit Dolphin World, where you can do just that – enjoy a swim with one of these amazing creatures, learn all about them, and interact, all with the help of a guide. It's advisable to book ahead of time for this very popular activity however.
If you're a keen diver, then Widowmaker's Cave should be on your to-do list. This underwater cave is rich in beautiful and diverse marine-life, and with the help of knowledgeable instructors you can enjoy everything this part of the ocean has to offer. You can complete your diving certification here also, and the cave descends down to around 40ft.
Dunns River Falls, Montego Bay
Of course, you don't have to go too far with your snorkelling experience to enjoy some of the marine-life in the Caribbean, and a boat trip with a simple stop off to stick your head under the water will show you some of the wonders. Dreamer Catamaran Cruises are a great idea for a day out in the sun, enjoying the ocean and checking out the bay from a different view-point.
If music is your thing then you need to be heading to nearby Ocho Rios and enjoying the start of the Jazz Festival which June is home to. Native performers and international guests visit the resort throughout the summer from this point onwards, so check out events nearer to the time of this musical extravaganza.
Hit the beach
Around 25 miles away from Montego Bay you will find Falmouth, a pretty resort in its own right, however tucked away you will stumble upon the picturesque, very secluded, and downright beautiful Burwood Beach. This is a public beach, but it is generally only residents who go there, because it is a little bit of a hidden gem. This is a popular spot for honeymooners however, because it's so quiet and secluded.
If you want to get away from the growing crowds, then this is the place to head, and not too far from Ocho Rios, so you could make it a road trip to remember.
Beautiful Doctors Cave Beach, Montego Bay
Where to eat & drink
If you've spent the day on the beach and you're hungry for some food to fill your belly then Sand at Doctor's Cave Beach is within easy stumbling range. The carnival, bright, laid-back atmosphere fits the bill perfectly, with delicious and very fresh seafood, as well as a jerk sampler which lets you try one of Jamaica's most popular dishes.
Biggs BBQ Restaurant & Bar is also a popular choice, with huge portions of American BBQ food, with a bit of a Jamaican twist throw in for good measure. The potato and bacon salad is to die for, and the ribs are huge in portion. Another laid-back kind of restaurant, one you don't necessarily need to dress up for, perfect for your return from the beach with a hungry stomach.
Alternatively however, if you want something a little more upmarket then head to the Sky Beach Bar & Restaurant, and request a private table on the beach. Jerk fish is recommended here, in a private and romantic setting.