High Season (Dec–Feb)

  • Extremely humid; temperatures between 25°C and 33°C (5°C cooler in the interior).
  • Peak cyclone months are January and February.
  • Christmas–New Year causes spike in prices.
  • December is among the best months for diving and snorkelling.

Shoulder (Mar, Apr, Oct & Nov)

  • Visitor numbers fewer but temperatures still high.
  • Cyclones rare but possible into April.
  • Best months for diving visibility include October, November, March and April.
  • Accommodation prices slightly lower than high season.

Low Season (May–Sep)

  • Cooler temperatures of 18°C to 25°C but still tropical.
  • The worst months for diving and snorkelling.
  • Spikes in European (particularly French) school holidays push prices up and availability down.