Weather in the Caribbean

When travelling, you need to find that sweet spot where you have great weather at the best prices. To help you make the most out of your trip to the Caribbean, read our tips below:

Weather in the Caribbean is relatively stable, with gorgeous weather and high temperatures available year-round. The only thing you need to be careful of is the hurricanes. Even though most do break up over the ocean, they can still have devastating consequences.

Hurricane season in the Caribbean generally runs from the start of June to the end of November, though hurricanes themselves are unpredictable. If you want to be extra secure in your booking period, choose a time outside of those months and keep an eye on the weather before you leave. It's also wise to buy the appropriate travel insurance before you go, in case a hurricane leads to cancellations. Holiday Extras also offer a specialised natural disaster cover add-on which can provide you with extra financial protection in the event of a natural disaster. You can add this to your policy when making a quote.

Seasonal activities in the Caribbean

The Caribbean, located close to the equator, does not have much variety regarding the seasonal change. This means you can enjoy sunbathing on their white sand beaches any time of the year. What does change, however, are festivals. In the Bahamas, there is the Junkanoo Festival, which occurs late in December.

If you want to enjoy a unique fusion of African and European cultures, try to visit your chosen destination when they are hosting one of their seasonal festivals.

What time is the cheapest time to travel to the Caribbean

The low season in the Caribbean in the Caribbean runs from mid-April to mid-December, though there are many ways you can make your trip more budget-friendly.

  • Best time to visit: June – August
  • Best time for a cruise: October – November
  • Best time for a flight: August
  • Best time for accommodation: December & May

Other ways you can lower your cost when on holiday is to choose an all-inclusive resort. Prices vary, of course, but if you book at the right time you can get some excellent deals.

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