Ocho Rios Weather December Averages, Jamaica
What's the weather like in Ocho Rios in December
What better place to spend the festive season in Jamaica, then at Ocho Rios!? The beginning of what is considered 'winter' in Ocho Rios, December has slightly lower average temperatures and is significantly drier than previous months.
It also marks the beginning of the busy tourist season in the resort town. During the day, the average high temperature reaches an impressive 29°C, with night-time temperatures dropping to a comparative more comfortable 24°C. This gives an overall average temperature of 27°C expected throughout the month.
Spending time in the warm tropical temperatures, it is important to try and stay hydrated, remember to keep drinking throughout the day and try to limit sun exposure by using sunblock or remaining in the shade during the hottest parts of the day.
As the month goes on you can expect the temperature to reduce as the season inches closer to middle-of-winter time. The first half of the month sees average temperatures approximating 28°C for the majority of the time, whilst later in the month, this average temperature reduces to 27°C. The average rainfall expected during December is just 42mm falling during an average 9 days. If you prefer to have cooler, drier days, it is best to visit the resort during the latter half of the month. Late December is also closer to the busy-tourist season, and therefore it is important to book your accommodation in advance to ensure your resort has your requested room(s) available.
Sea temperatures expected during December, on average are 28°C. As compared to the rest of the year this temperature is fairly median. Most resorts and beach areas in and around Ocho Rios offer a variety of activities for guests both on the water and off, this is an ideal month to make good use of those activities.
A 55% chance of a sunny day is expected during the average 8 hours of sunshine each day this month. Conversely, a 24% chance of rain is expected to fall during a 5% chance of cloudy days. Overall, the conditions this month are perfect for those looking to spend a week or two in a tropical island paradise, making the most of the beautiful ocean and all the natural attractions Ocho Rios has to offer, or, for those quite content to spend their day in the resort pool, relaxing in the shade of a pool bar listening to some of the best reggae beats available.
Ocho Rios Hotels in December
Couples Tower Isle is an exclusive resort complete with shimmering white sand beach and own private island. The resort features 220 rooms and suites, 6 restaurants and 4 bars, 4 Jacuzzis and 4 pools. The most basic room comes with amenities including; private balcony, mini bar, coffee/tea facilities, air conditioning, TV and safety deposit box. The resort also has its own spa offering specialty treatments. Outdoor activities include tennis, golf, or simply lounging in a chair by the sea. All great outdoor activities well suited to the weather expected at this time of year!
Offering good value for money, and perhaps suited to the more budget conscious traveller, The Pineapple Court is a comfortable and affordable Hotel. Located just outside of central Ocho Rios, guests can experience the vibrant town area, whilst also having semi seclusion. Room amenities include TV, en-suite baths, fridge, microwave and in-room safes. The hotel has a fresh water pool and a children's playground. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available to guests and airport shuttles can be arranged at extra charge.
A resort for all ages, Beaches Ocho Rios will keep the whole family entertained (or relaxed) for hours! The resort features it's our own private white sand beach, several restaurants, golf for all ages, 3 pools, 6 bars and its own action-adventure water park. All rooms are air conditioned and feature the following amenities; TV, en-suite bathroom, mini fridge, microwave and private balcony. If you grow tired of spending your day at the water park, the resort also offers access to unlimited scuba diving and water sports. Several options for land based sports/activities are also available.
Ocho Rios Beaches for December
If you are fortunate enough to book your stay at Couples Tower Isle, you can't miss the private beach that is a feature of the hotel. Offering plenty of amenities for guests, including restaurants, bars and restrooms. The resort also offers a wide selection of water based activities including powered (Jet skis, skiing etc.) and non-powered (kayaks, paddleboards). Beach activities can be arranged such as volleyball, or if you prefer, relaxing on a beach chair with a cold drink and absorbing the beautiful view or reading your book in peace.
Bars and Restaurants
What better way to cool down than with some delicious ice-cream? Devon House I Scream, located in the Island Village Shopping centre offers a wide variety of tasty ice cream, including some unique Jamaican flavours! Conveniently located close to Island Village Beach, what perfect way to spend the warm afternoon then with an ice cream on the beach.
Ocho Rios is a coastal resort; therefore, great tasting seafood dishes are expected. Anglers Restaurant and Sports Bar is highly rated and considered one of the best places in Ocho Rios to get your seafood fix. Whilst specializing in seafood, there are also non-seafood options available. A DJ provides live music on Fridays, so you can get your dance on before/after enjoying your meal.
Things to do in Ocho Rios in December
Ocho Rios is home to the largest natural dolphin lagoon in the world. Dolphin Cove is a natural formation surrounded by 5 acres of tropical rainforest. Here visitors can interact, feed and even swim with the dolphins, who love the attention they get and enjoy playing with humans. In addition to getting to know the dolphins, you can also rent your own mini boat and explore the coastline, snorkel with stingrays, take a glass-bottomed kayak and watch the comedy shark show.
The Enchanted Gardens is a 20-acre garden that includes 14 waterfalls and an impressive nature walk. There is an admission fee permitting access to the grounds, and a tour of the surrounds. The large garden area can be booked and is suitable for weddings and special events. A pool with a swim up bar is also on site, as is restaurant offering snacks.
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