Averages for Ocho Rios in October
October is the wettest month of the year, experiencing an average 17 rain days and 171 mm average rainfall. If you were planning on visiting Ocho Rios for a day or two, there is a possibility that it might rain the entire time you are there. However, if you were planning on being in the resort for a week or two, it is highly likely that you will have quite a few days of sunshine with spouts of rain in between (so long as you don't mind being limited t...
October is the wettest month of the year, experiencing an average 17 rain days and 171 mm average rainfall. If you were planning on visiting Ocho Rios for a day or two, there is a possibility that it might rain the entire time you are there. However, if you were planning on being in the resort for a week or two, it is highly likely that you will have quite a few days of sunshine with spouts of rain in between (so long as you don't mind being limited to indoor activities for a day or two).
Despite the rainfall, the air temperature is still sufficiently warm enough to allow you to swim during rain showers, should you choose to. The sea has an average temperature of 29°C, meaning that on some days (especially when there is rain), the sea most probably will be warmer than the average air temperature.
For the most part, average daily temperatures are fairly consistent at 29°C. Exceptions to this are during the first 10 days of the month, where there are a couple of days with temperatures averaging at 28°C. Peaks of 31°C are reached but October is the last month of the year to have average temperatures reaching 29°C, the following month (November) sees temperatures slightly reduced along with lesser rainfall. The best time to visit Ocho Rios, would be towards the end of the month. Latter days in the month can expect less rain and more sunshine as the wet season draws to a close.
An average 9 hours of sunshine hours, combined with a 34% chance of a sunny day gives you a good opportunity to do some exploring, and also work on your tan when the sun shows his face. A relatively high (40%) chance of rain is expected, and a chance of being a cloudy day is at 12%. A meagre 12% chance of a windy day, means most likely there will not be many opportunities to enjoy a nice ocean breeze, offering you some cooling.
Where to Stay
5 minutes from central Ocho Rios, you'll discover the all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort. Offering a large array of activities and fun adventures, the resort boasts 700 luxurious suites each generous views of the ocean and surrounding area. Suites come with the following amenities: air conditioning, Turndown service, mini-bar, Wi-Fi, TV, Safe, Coffee/tea facilities. Guests can enjoy a variety of all-inclusive amenities during their stay, including Spa treatments – these extra amenities may come in handy during those days when the weather may not be well suited for outdoor activities.
If you prefer a little privacy or intimacy on your holiday, consider checking into an oceanfront villa. Edgewater Villa has 4 air conditioned bedrooms, in a 2 story house. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and there are 3 balconies. The villa has numerous amenities included such as; TV, furnished, Wi-Fi, Card games, books, magazines, Telephone, and walk in wardrobes. A personal chef is available and staff will cater to your every need. Activities in the area include; Dolphin Cove, Dunn's River Falls and Chukka Adventures River Tubing Safari.
If you are a James Bond fan, Ian Fleming's historic property where he penned many novels can be found at Goldeneye Hotel and Resort. 52-acres of resort, with a private beach and 2 swimming pools, the resort caters to those seeking an exclusive escape and are willing to pay a little more for the luxury. Whilst activities outside the resort are not easily accessible because of its location, the resort does have a wealth of activities for guests on land or sea.
Things to Do
Celebrating food, Restaurant Week offers festival goers the opportunity to enjoy 3-course meals at participating restaurants looking to showcase their culinary skills and delectable food creations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available with prices varying between each. With your taste buds at the ready, be prepared to sample some of the best food Ocho Rios has to offer!
October is the wettest month of the year for Ocho Rios, therefore if you need something to keep you entertained during a downpour, head down to Island Village. A shopping centre themed as a Caribbean village, the plaza features numerous shops and restaurants, a cinema and (if the sun decides to shine) a private beach. The souvenir shops or cinema are bound to keep you busy for a few hours, in which time the rain may have ceased and you can head back to the beach.
Hit the Beach
St. Ann's Bay is located on a small cove and features a cape that has some impressive surf. Amenities are close by, however the beach is very secluded and rarely will you find many other people appreciating its beauty. It is worth noting that there are no public restrooms on the beach. Be sure to check the forecast before heading out this way, if a sunny day is expected, don't forget your snorkelling gear! The beach has some beautiful snorkelling spots not far off the beach.
Eating & Drinking Out
Claiming to be one of the longest running restaurants in Ocho Rios, Mom's Home-style Restaurant has been serving the masses since the 80's. A selection of traditional Jamaican dishes headline the menu, with breakfast, lunch and dinner options available complemented with a selection of freshly made juices also available. Seating is indoors and is air conditioned – and so offers you a good opportunity to briefly escape the summer heat.
If the words 'fine dining', 'seafood' and 'steakhouse' tickles your fancy, Spring Garden Seafood & Steakhouse might just be what you need. One of the more exclusive dining options in Ocho Rios, the restaurant has built up a reputation for its tasty seafood and mouth-watering dishes. Vegetarian meal options are also available and are equally as delicious. Three seating arrangements (Indoor, patio or lounge) allow the restaurant to offer you a seating option that suits any weather condition. Open for lunch and dinner.