Montego Bay Weather August Averages, Jamaica
What's the Weather Like in Montego Bay in August
Temperature and Rain
The final official month of summer is almost as hot as the month before, with an average temperature reaching 29°C, with a high of 33°C. The afternoon breezes blowing off the Caribbean Sea can be very welcome indeed, especially so due to constant humidity.
Montego Bay experiences an average precipitation during August of 80mm, or 12 days seeing some rain throughout the month; again, you might actually welcome this. It's worth bearing in mind that rainfall occurs in sharp, short bursts, meaning that brilliant sunshine resumes after a downpour as the rain evaporates quickly.
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
The sun will shine in August for an average of 10 hours per day, giving you plenty of time to enjoy whatever you pack your day with, and if you do indulge in water-based fun then you can expect an average sea temperature of a very warm 29°C.
Montego Bay Hotels in August
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
11 kilometres away from the main resort area of Montego Bay, the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an adults-only accommodation designed for those who want all the conveniences in a relaxing and secluded setting. With a range of rooms and suites to choose from, you'll be spoiled rotten at this lovely hotel, where facilities are many and include a number of restaurants and bars, private beach, pool area, gym, spa and live entertainment. With complimentary airport shuttles, meals and drinks as part of the package, this hotel offers good value for money.
Iberostar Rose Hall
Named after the nearby country house, the Iberostar Rose Hall is another luxury accommodation that you will want to consider when booking a holiday to the Montego Bay area. Set on a sandy beachfront overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the hotel consists of glamorous rooms and suites which come with round-the-clock room service. Even the fussiest of diners can't complain at the choice of 5 onsite restaurants, and other facilities include 3 outdoor pools (one with a swim-up bar), a spa and gym. Water sports rental and entertainment for younger guests is also provided.
Montego Bay Beach for August
Head westwards to Negril to spend a day at Bloody Bay, a celebrated Jamaica Beach that's within easy reach of Montego Bay. Known for its azure blue waters, white sands and tropical palms, this is a genuine unspoiled corner of tropical paradise where you can forget about all your worldly worries. If you're feeling a bit more energetic than just lazing about on the beach, there is a range of water sports available at the beach.
Bars and Restaurants
Seahorse Grill Restaurant and Bar
With more than 35 years of experience under his belt, Robbie Joseph brings culinary excellence to Montego Bay at the Seahorse Grill Restaurant and Bar. Located on the promontory overlooking the resort, this is a relaxed spot which offers superb views over Montego Bay and the sea, while the food is similarly impeccable. Fresh seafood is the menu's biggest draw, although there are also soups, burgers, salads, steaks and sandwiches available too, meaning there is something for everyone.
Hard Rock Cafe
For familiar fare in a lively environment, holidaymakers also have the choice of dining at the Hard Rock Cafe, which operates a beachfront establishment across the road from Robbie Joseph's restaurant. Known for its energetic vibes, this rock'n'roll-style establishment serves a range of burgers and American favourites and makes the perfect lunch or dinner option for families.
MoBay Proper Bar and Grill
Like its name would suggest, the MoBay Proper Bar and Grill is a casual establishment in the centre of Montego Bay which serves a number of local dishes in a friendly and unpretentious environment. Whether you're looking to sample some jerk chicken, snapper fish or goat curry, you'll find all the local favourites at this straightforward restaurant.
Things to do in Montego Bay in August
History buffs will enjoy Fort Montego, one of the original fortifications of the island which was built in the 1700s by the British to guard against Spanish invaders. Located off the main strip of Gloucester Avenue, this relatively unassuming fortification is worth the visit and adds some historical context to the local area.
Fern Tree Spa
Montego Bay has countless spas which are certainly up there with the world's best and many rate the Fern Tree Spa at the Half Moon Resort to be one of the best on the island, with a countless range of body treatments on offer including facials, body massages and yoga sessions. Golfing fanatics will appreciate the resort's onsite facilities, which make the ideal place for a game, by all accounts.
Barney's Hummingbird Garden
Jamaica is home to a number of tropical gardens and animal sanctuaries, most of which are in easy reach of Montego Bay. Head to Negril to explore Barney's Hummingbird Garden, which hosts the country's national bird along with a range of manicured tropical flora, while Ocho Rios is home to the Turtle River Park, a peaceful and relaxing garden that's known for its fish and resident turtles.