Ocho Rios Weather March Averages, Jamaica
What's the weather like in Ocho Rios in March
If you are a fan of water sports such as kiteboarding and sailing, March is a great month to visit Ocho Rios. The resort receives a good balance of sun, surf and wind this month, ideal conditions!
The beginning of what is considered summer, March expects an average temperatures of 27°C, slightly warmer than the winter months (December - February) but rainfall amounts are still low.
At this time of year, it is advisable to try and stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day to avoid heatstroke and sunburn. High temperatures of 29°C are expected just after midday. Conversely, low temperatures of 24°C are expected during the evenings. The cooler evenings are perfect if you wish to spend your evening at an open air restaurant or watching one of the many evening entertainment options/shows available in Ocho Rios.
The cooler days of the month expected throughout March occur during the first half, thereafter, the daily average temperature fluctuates between 27°C and 28°C briefly, before increasing to a steady 28°C for the last 8 days of the month. Therefore, it could be said that if you wished to visit a Ocho Rios during the cooler time of the month, you should visit during the first half of March.
The average sea temperature for Ocho Rios is very predictable throughout the year as it remains fairly consistent. During March it is 27°C which, when compared to the rest of the year, is 2°C colder than the average sea temperature expected during the peak summer months and is the 'coolest' sea temperature experienced year round.
Very little rainfall is expected during the month of March. An average 23mm is expected to fall during 7 rain days. The low averages mean there is only a 1% chance of a cloudy day occurring during the month, and a 21% chance of rain each day.
These are perfect conditions for those planning to get out and about, and wishing to spend the day sunbathing or exploring the great outdoors which can be done during the average lovely 8 hours of sunshine per day.
Ocho Rios Hotels in March
Claiming to be Jamaica's newest all-inclusive resort, the Club Hotel Riu Ocho Rios features a staggering 846 rooms. Each room comes equipped with a mini bar and some rooms with massage tubs and Jacuzzis. Being an all-inclusive resort, guests are treated to unlimited dining at any of the 7 in-hotel restaurants, drinks at any of the 6 bars, and access to numerous hotel activities all included in the daily room rate. All rooms have air conditioning, TV, phone, in-room safe and a balcony.
If you would rather prepare your own meals and drinks, Sandcastles Resort offers guests self-contained apartments in the heart of Ocho Rios. 174 resort apartments ranging in styles from studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom options available. There are also 20 2-story apartments with turreted bedrooms to create a castle-like aura. Room features available include; air conditioning, TV, balcony with garden, pool and ocean view. The resort can help you organize day trips to various attractions that are nearby.
Overlooking the ocean, and walking distance from the beach and major amenities, you'll find Marine View Hotel. A family-owned hotel in a very central location, Marine View Hotel offers guests impressive views of the ocean and surrounding landscape. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, balconies, and a kitchenette. A swimming pool is available for guest use as is a games room. The hotel has a restaurant and bar that is open to guests and the public, and will cater to events including weddings, parties, family reunions, conferences and banquets.
Ocho Rios Beaches for March
As part of the Bamboo Beach Club you are given access to a 1-mile stretch of paradise. Cliffs at either end of the beach means access to the beach is exclusively through the Beach Club, therefore the beach is not overly busy and semi-private. Don't forget your sunscreen, camera and most importantly; bathers.
Bars and Restaurants
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are sorted if visiting Mongoose Jamaica Restaurant, located on main street. Specializing in Jamaican style cuisine, the restaurant offers a large selection of local favourite dishes as well as some more traditional favourites. Breakfasts range from; pancakes and bacon to ackee and saltfish. Lunches; from pizza to Jamaican jerk. Dinner; Lobster, steak or perhaps some southern fried chicken? There's something to tantalize everyone's taste buds!
Make the most of a Friday night and be sure to pop into John Crows Tavern. Locals and visitors mix in a very casual atmosphere, enjoying a drink and laugh in a central location (located on main street, Ocho Rios). Open from afternoon until late night, the tavern offers a variety of drinks and some basic meal options. This is traditionally a sports bar, so if you were hoping to have a quiet, romantic evening perhaps you might like to consider visiting one of other nearby restaurants. There is a DJ spinning the records on Friday nights, so have your dancing shoes ready.
Things to do in Ocho Rios in March
A short bus ride out of town, you'll find Stingray City. Offering you the opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures, staff at Stingray City will give you a brief demonstration on the correct way to interact with the rays, before allowing you to spend up to 45 minutes in the water with them. Afterwards, a bar and grill offers a selection of food and drinks and a gift shop sells handicrafts and souvenirs.
If you enjoy flowers (particularly Orchids), the Jamaican Orchid Society show is on in March. An explosion of natural colours and species of orchids, locals present their plants to a panel of judges who decide on a winner. The competition is held indoors, making this the perfect attraction to escape the midday heat or the rare shower!
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