Montego Bay Weather October Averages, Jamaica
What's the Weather Like in Montego Bay in October
October is the wettest month of the year in Jamaica, with an average of 130mm of rain throughout the month, or 15 days seeing some sign of the wet stuff; this can be a downpour which is torrential and lasts for a few minutes, or it can be continual rain for a few hours, however it will leave behind blue skies, so this need not ruin your holiday if you're planning on visiting Montego Bay during this time.
Of course, we are still in the Atlantic Hurricane Season at this time, coming towards the end of it, so you may experience a passing storm, however as before, this is unlikely to cause major disruption.
Average Sea Temperature
You can easily get out and enjoy water-sports and swimming fun in the warm waters of the Caribbean during October, with an average sea temperature of 29°C.
Temperature and Average Sunshine Hours
Meanwhile, land temperatures sit at around 30°C, although evening temperatures dip a little, hitting a low of a pleasant 24°C, however the air temperature can spike to an average high during the day of 30°C, showing little difference throughout the year. The sun still shines in abundance, with an average of 8 hours per day over the month.
Montego Bay Hotels in October
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Located a mere 7 kilometres away from the main town of Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean is an exclusive resort that's designed for holidaymakers who want all the comforts and conveniences provided during their trip. Plush bedrooms offer 4-poster beds and TVs, while upgraded rooms come with their own balconies, whirlpool tubs, sea views and butler service. Villas with infinity pools are available, for true rest and relaxation, and complimentary meals and drinks are provided at a range of onsite restaurants and bars.
Royalton White Sands Resort
Overlooking the White Bay Beach, Royalton White Sands Resort is a family-friendly hotel which promises to take the hassle out of your holiday. Each of the hotel's upscale rooms comes with rainfall showers, TV and coffee-making facilities. With a range of free drinks and meals provided as part of the package here, this hotel offers considerable value for money, while the choice of 3 swimming pools, gardens, water sports rental, kids' club, gym and a private beach leaves you truly spoilt for choice.
Montego Bay Beach for October
James Bond Beach
Easily one of the most famous beaches on the island, James Bond Beach takes its name from being the spot where Ian Fleming wrote his famous series of novels. Despite its legacy, the beach remains relatively unspoiled and provides a lovely place to swim, bathe in the sun or snorkel. There are onsite shower and changing facilities along with a casual seafood restaurant.
Bars and Restaurants
One of Jamaica's finest beachfront restaurants, Bamboo Blu does a roaring trade thanks to its subdued ambiance, friendly service and sophisticated-yet-simple dining. With the choice of a casual bar menu and a restaurant list which combines European cooking with modern Caribbean twists, you can't go wrong with this lovely beach dining spot.
Moonraker Bar & Restaurant
Taking its name from one of Ian Fleming's famous novels, Moonraker Bar & Restaurant is a fine establishment on James Bond Beach which deserves a visit if you're in the Ocho Rios vicinity. Boasting a seating area which offers fabulous views across the bay and its main draw is freshly-caught local seafood, which comes highly recommended. There are also other options available on the menu, along with a well-stocked bar which buzzes throughout the evening with locals and holidaymakers.
If you're looking for a lively place to catch the game of an evening, then it's worth visiting D'Rehab Lounge, which is known for its upbeat atmosphere thanks to the reggae music which is the mainstay of this friendly bar. Pool games are available and there is a good selection of beers and spirits.
Things to do in Montego Bay in October
Both the birthplace and resting ground of one of Jamaica's most famous citizens, Bob Marley, the village of Nine Mile offers insight into local culture and heritage and shouldn't be missed during your visit. Visit his childhood home, which includes a tour from Rastafarian guides, filled with memorabilia, which is rounded off with a visit to the Bob Marley Mausoleum. Naturally, this is a place of pilgrimage for lovers of the reggae music genre.
Cranbrook Flower Forest
Famous for its scenic gardens and much, much more is the Cranbrook Flower Forest, which provides a fun-packed day out for visitors young and old. Featuring an extensive garden and nursery, visitors are free to hike along its river path, ride the donkeys, take a dip in the natural pool, or for the more adventure-hungry, zipline across the treetops of the rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident peacocks wandering the grounds!
One of the oldest attractions in Jamaica are the Hope Gardens, which date back to the 1870s and house a fabulous array of endemic and exotic botanical life. Located on the other end of the island, these are still within easy reach of Montego Bay and make a good excursion if you're really looking to explore other corners of Jamaica. The gardens are open daily from 6am to 6pm.