Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Climate & Best time to visit Ocho Rios

Climate in Jamaica:

Number of rainy days:

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Best time to visit Ocho Rios:

December to mid-December (Early Dry Season/High Season):

  • This brief period offers some of the best weather conditions in Jamaica. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). It's an excellent time for beach vacations, water sports, and exploring the island. Prices are high during this peak tourist season, and accommodations may fill up quickly.

Mid-December to mid-April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This is the peak tourist season in Jamaica and is often considered the best time to visit. The weather is consistently dry, with little rainfall and pleasant temperatures. It's ideal for enjoying the beaches, outdoor activities, and cultural events. Be prepared for higher prices and larger crowds.

May to early June (Late Dry Season/Shoulder Season):

  • During this period, the dry season transitions into the rainy season. The weather remains mostly dry and sunny, making it a good time to visit Jamaica with fewer crowds and slightly lower prices. Be aware that the transition to the rainy season may bring occasional brief rain showers.

Mid-June to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • This period includes the rainy season in Jamaica, characterized by increased humidity and afternoon showers. The rain showers are usually short-lived and followed by sunshine. This is the low season, offering the best prices on accommodations and fewer tourists. It's an excellent time for budget-conscious travelers. However, be prepared for occasional heavy rain, especially in September and October.

Hurricane Season (June to November):

  • Jamaica is in the hurricane-prone region, and the peak of the hurricane season is from August to October. While hurricanes are relatively rare, there's still a risk. Travelers should monitor weather updates and be prepared for potential disruptions during this period.

Money & Prices

Currency in Jamaica:

Jamaican dollar (JMD)

How expensive is a trip to Ocho Rios?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
6.60 USD
Fast food meal:
6.60 USD
Mid-range meal:
33.00 USD
Bottle of water:
1.26 USD
Soft drink:
1.30 USD
2.64 USD
Local Beer:
2.31 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.31 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.99 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Jamaica general information:

Voltage: 110 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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