Montego Bay is one of the most beautiful parts of one of the most beautiful islands in the world — Jamaica. We think of it growing up wanting to go to the Caribbean, to see the white sand, crystalline waters and blue skies from the postcards. We all go on vacation hoping to experience this; nevertheless, we can’t control the weather. The best way is to plan your vacation ahead of time. Find out when it’s generally sunny, when it’s more likely to rain, how much it rains, and how it’ll affect your vacation. Read on to learn about the Montego Bay rainy season.
The Montego Bay rainy season generally accompanies the region’s hurricane season, which runs from May to November. The rainiest months tend to be September and October, and it dies down during November and December. The temperature still tends to be reasonably hot and enjoyable, even when it rains. The rain tends to fall in the afternoon, and the weather moves quickly, so it usually doesn’t last that long. This is especially true at either end of the season, during May and November.
Advantages of Visiting during Montego Bay Rainy Season
Some of the benefits of traveling during the rainy season include less crowded hotels and attractions, and cheaper rates. There are also a number of activities that you can enjoy regardless of the weather. Most of them involve getting slightly (or very) wet! Thanks to the tropical climate and high temperatures, it’s usually very refreshing to get wet, whether by rain, sea, or waterfall.
Some of the tours that you can enjoy rain or shine include the following:
Explore the Majestic Dunn’s River Falls
This tour takes you hiking up Dunn’s River Falls, tubing down thrilling river rapids, and chilling at a beach club. The beach club offers live dancers and entertainers, as well as a fantastic relaxed atmosphere, rain or shine. The views from the top of the falls are incredible! Enjoy fabulous local cuisine during a memorable day out. If you’ve only got a part of your day free, the Dunn’s River Falls tour can also be done as a half day — you just miss out on the beach club.
Try Swimming with Dolphins on a Rainy Day
Another great choice at any time, but especially when it’s raining and you’re not bothered about getting wet, is a dolphin swim. Here you can try different activities with one or two of these incredible mammals according to the program you choose.
You don’t even need to know how to swim for the most basic encounter. The most advanced one includes the adrenaline-filled foot push activity, where you get a dolphin pushing each foot, taking you zipping along the water’s surface. Additionally, this is a great activity to try with your family!
Finally, another great choice is this incredible day trip, which takes you down the Black River to the impressive YS Falls. You’ll also visit the beautiful Appleton Estate’s rum distillery and try the region’s famous local produce. Admire stunning scenery and beautiful flora and fauna during this unforgettable day out.
As you can see, there is lots to do in Montego Bay, come rain or shine. Traveling during the months of the Montego Bay rainy season (May to November) has its benefits, in terms of savings and less people. Come and see another side of Jamaica during your upcoming vacation!