When to Go

High Season (Dec–Apr)

  • People fleeing the northern winter arrive in droves and prices peak.
  • The region’s driest time.
  • Can be cold in the northern Caribbean from Cuba to the Bahamas.

Shoulder (May, Jun & Nov)

  • The weather is good, rains are moderate.
  • Warm temperatures elsewhere reduce visitor numbers.
  • Best mix of affordable rates and good weather.

Low Season (Jul–Oct)

  • Hurricane season; odds of being caught are small, but tropical storms are like clockwork.
  • Good for eastern Caribbean’s surf beaches eg Barbados.
  • Room prices can be half or less than in high season.