THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS


Caribbean weather is renowned for having arguably the most desirable climate on the planet, with beautiful temperatures 75-85°F year round. The best time to visit the Caribbean is typically considered to be December to April, when it’s slightly cooler (particularly in the northern Caribbean), drier and less humid, and visitors come to escape the northern winters. May to November can be rainy, with potential hurricane threats from June to October - though these are rare in the far south.

Within this, though, the best time to visit the Caribbean depends on your personal travel style, your budget, your tolerance of crowds (or aversion to them), and the island you are looking to visit. From crowded resorts in the winter to the threat of hurricanes in the summer and fall, the decision can be tricky. If you have flexibility with your schedule, every month brings unique events and festivals that you'll want to factor into your trip planning. Read on for your ultimate guide to help you plan the best time for your Caribbean vacation.

Hurricane Season: Each year, an average of 13 tropical storms whirl through the Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 through November 30.