Montego Bay Weather July Averages, Jamaica
What's the Weather Like in Montego Bay in July
July is the hottest month of the year in Jamaica, and the beaches and swimming pools of Montego Bay are packed during this time. Humidity and heat are both high during the peak summer months, so if you don't deal well with either then perhaps this isn't the best time for you to visit!
The average July temperature sits at around 29°C, reaching an average high of 33°C and sometimes above during an occasional heatwave. There isn't much respite from the Caribbean heat during the evening hours either, with the temperature only dipping down to an average low of 24°C.
Average Sunshine Hours and Rain
Of course heat means sun, and this is the month when the sun makes its biggest appearance, at a huge 11 hours, the most all year around, yet rain could still temporarily make an appearance, with an average of 60mm, or 10 days showing signs of precipitation, throughout the month.
Average Sea Temperature
Any rain you experience may be a welcome event, to cool down in this heat, however swimming is also a good go-to, with an average July sea temperature of 29°C.
Montego Bay Hotels in July
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
A short trip away from Montego Bay is where you'll find the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. Set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea, this friendly and fashionable hotel features rooms with TVs, iPod docks and sitting areas; suites comprise whirlpool tubs and separate living areas. As far as drinking and dining are concerned, you're truly spoiled for choice here with no fewer than 10 onsite restaurants and 8 bars. Work out in the fitness centre, laze by the pool or be pampered at the spa.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Set on a former sugar cane plantation, Round Hill Hotel and Villas is an elegant beachside resort which offers rooms with amazing views and modern luxuries. The hotel's Ralph Lauren-designed bedrooms come with 4-poster beds, power showers, WiFi, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgrade to a villa for family accommodation with private pools. The resort also has its own restaurant, bar, spa, outdoor pool, gym, tennis courts, water sports facilities and yoga classes. What more could you want in a hotel?
Montego Bay Beach for July
Head outside the main resort of Montego Bay to Puerto Seco in Saint Ann Parish for a quintessential West Indies beach experience. Forming part of Discovery Bay, this simple-but-satisfying beach has all the amenities you could ever need, such as a playground, jetty, family restaurant and a bar for adults. Snorkeling equipment is also available for hire.
Montego Bay Restaurants in July
Holidaymakers in search of authentic, tasty Jamaican jerk food should head straight to MVP Smokehouse for a casual dining experience like no other. Using only the freshest natural ingredients, the restaurant's owners perfect the process of cooking meet between logs and corrugated tin to retain the heat and smoke. There's also a tasty selection of seafood on the menu.
Mystic Thai deserves its reputation as one of the finest Southeast Asian eateries in the Montego Bay area and certainly deserves a visit if you're after some fragrant, spicy cooking. With a variety of Eastern favourites on the menu, including dim sum and sushi, there's something for everyone at this friendly and welcoming restaurant. There's also a range of dishes available for vegetarian eaters.
Sky Beach Bar and Grill
Visit Hopewell's Sky Beach Bar and Grill for relaxed, informal dining and classic Caribbean cocktails in a subdued-but-friendly setting. Occupying a lovely shoreline spot, this hidden gem serves a succulent selection of local seafood and drinks such as rum punch.
Things to do in Montego Bay in July
It's no secret that Jamaica is abundant in waterfalls and Mayfield Falls near Negril counts as one of the country's finest natural attractions. Making up 21 small but widely-spaced cascades, it's well worth venturing beyond the resort of Montego Bay to experience the natural beauty of this site. The site is also home to dozens of mineral pools, all of which you can explore with the help of a friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide.
July is the month of music, with the Reggae Sumfest celebrating the life and music of iconic musician and activist Bob Marley, as well as the reggae music genre as a whole. The festival begins with a beach party on the Friday night and basically continues with musical fun throughout the weekend, with plenty of rum thrown in for good measure.
The Mount Zion Hill Walk
Once you've recovered from musical party fun, heading into nature could be a great way to escape some of the July heat, with shaded trails giving you the ideal way to explore the countryside. The Mount Zion Hill Walk may sound challenging, but this two hour trip can be taken at your own pace, with beautiful scenery to check out along the way, including the famous old church at Mount Zion, built in 1861.