Updated: Oct 26
Let us help you decide what time of year to visit the Caribbean islands!
There’s never really a bad time of year to visit the Caribbean. The sun shines and the sea sparkles whether you’re going in December or July. But there are definitely different factors to consider when choosing when you’ll be taking that island getaway.
It all comes down to what you want out of your vacation. Are you a people person or do you want to avoid the crowds? Is there a specific festival you want to take part in, or do you just want to lay on the beach and soak up the vibes? Let’s break it down season by season with our guide to when you should visit the Caribbean.
If you want to avoid the majority of the crowds and don’t mind a little bit of rain, spring is the best time for you. The temperatures are milder, in the high 70s to low 80s, with a slight chance of showers. Do be careful, however, if you’re traveling during college Spring Break season – check the calendar to make sure you don’t get caught in a wild party (unless that’s what you’re looking for!).
Things get quieter in summer, as the rainy season sets in and the temperatures get hot, hot, hot! This shouldn’t stop you from visiting, however! The rain usually happens in short bursts, rather than an all-day deluge. If you’re looking for a peaceful time to visit, consider visiting during this off-season time of year. But be aware that this is also the beginning of hurricane season (June 1st to November 30th) – keep an eye on that weather report.
The fall months fall (ha) directly in the middle of the rainy season, as well as hurricane season. Much like in summer, this is the height of the off-season in the Caribbean, so if you’re willing to risk a bit of bad weather for the chance to have the place to yourself (and the locals), this is the time to go. A rainy day just gives you an opportunity to explore indoor activities – especially ones involving delicious Caribbean cuisine and cocktails!
This is the time of year when everyone dreams of escaping winter by heading to the islands. The temperature is the perfect antidote to a freezing winter – balmy and blissful in the high 70s to low 80s. You’ll find the most happening during these high-season months – festivals, Carnival, parties, it’s all happening. This is the best time to frolic outdoors in the Caribbean, as long as you don’t mind the crowds. Who knows – you might make a new best friend on that sunset snorkeling trip!
Any time spent in the warm embrace of the Caribbean islands is going to be a time to remember. But choosing to go at the time of year that best suits your plans can make that island escape that much sweeter. And of course, you can always go back at different times and experience the magic of the Caribbean throughout the year! Get in touch and let us help you create your perfect Caribbean getaway, whenever you decide to go!
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