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Antigua remains mostly warm and dry throughout the year, but mid December to mid April is considered its dry season. The driest months of all are February to April, when humidity is low and temperatures are warm without being stifling.
We love Antigua in the cooler, drier months of mid December to mid April, the peak tourist season, when the island experiences less rain, heat, and humidity. The cold weather at home makes Antigua the perfect destination for winter sun.
Mid April to late November sees increased temperatures and rainfall, usually brief showers lasting less than 15 minutes. July and August see most rain, on average around eight days a month, which can make the climate more humid.
Aruba generally boasts great weather at any time of year. The hottest months are May to October, with slightly cooler days from December to March. With trade winds throughout the year, even the highest temperatures are not unbearable.
Any time is a good time to visit Aruba, with year round good weather. The high season (December to mid April) offers more in terms of excursions and nightlife, but the island is far from lifeless during the low season.
The drier months of December to April see less rain, a milder climate, and a pleasant breeze thanks to the Bahamas’ proximity to North America. Being high season, there’s a great choice of things to do and a feel-good holiday atmosphere.
A perfect escape from the cold weather back home, our favourite time to visit the Bahamas is in the drier months of December to April, when the islands enjoy the most comfortable temperatures without being too hot.
The Bahamas’ rainy season coincides with its hottest temperatures, meaning the short, sharp showers from May to October are actually a welcome relief from the heat and humidity. The hurricane season stretches from June to November, but storms are usually detected early.
As the easternmost Caribbean island, the weather in Barbados is sunnier and drier than many of the other islands. The driest, and most popular, time to visit Barbados is from December to April.
With a tempting 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, Barbados is a great year round destination. Our favourite time to go is from December and June, when the island experiences less rain and around 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day.
The Dominican Republic boasts a year-round tropical climate, but the dry season runs from December to April. This is the most popular time to go thanks to cooler, more comfortable temperatures and plentiful sunshine–perfect holiday weather.
Our favourite time to visit the Dominican Republic is in the drier months of mid December to April. The island will be slightly busier at this time, but that also means more options in terms of activities, nightlife, and excursions.
May to November is the hottest, wettest, most humid time of year, but you can still enjoy good weather. Heavy downpours pass quickly, making way for the sun. The island is most at risk from hurricanes in August and September.
Like most other Caribbean islands, Grenada’s driest months run from December to April. And if you really don’t want to get caught in a shower, April is statistically the driest month of all.
We love Grenada in peak season, during the drier months of mid December to mid April. This time of year is often slightly cooler too, making it a pleasant temperature for enjoying activities, excursions, and the buzz of island life.
Grenada is most likely to see rain from June to December, when the island encounters short, sharp showers often accompanied by strong trade winds. The hurricane season runs from June to November but hurricane threats are usually rare.
The wettest months are usually May to June and September to November. When it does rain, showers tend to be short and followed by sunshine. Hurricane season runs from July to October, but direct hits on Jamaica are very rare.
We love visiting Jamaica during the slightly cooler, drier months of December to April. The weather’s great, the island buzzes with holiday atmosphere, and there are plenty of tours, excursions, and things to do.
Jamaica’s tropical climate means it's always warm, and the sun shines most of the time. January to April is the driest time to visit if you really don’t want to give up a moment of time in the sun.
St Vincent and the Grenadines boasts a warm tropical climate year round. But visit the islands from December to May for less chance of rainfall, and slightly cooler, more comfortable temperatures. Less rain means the islands are less humid, too.
Our favourite time to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines is during the slightly cooler, drier months of December to May. This is peak season, so the islands are slightly busier but, unlike other Caribbean islands, they are rarely overcrowded.
With short, sharp showers and increased humidity, June to November’s rainy season coincides with the hottest months (June to September) and hurricane season (June to October). Storms generally pass north of the Grenadines so a direct hit is rare.
The beauty of holidays in Turks and Caicos is that the islands stay pretty dry all year round. The only real difference is that temperatures are more comfortable from December to June, with the hottest months from July to November.
On average Turks and Caicos is blessed with 350 sunny days a year, but our favourite time to go is December to June, when temperatures are slightly cooler. December to April is peak season, with more people and things to do.
Trinidad and Tobago enjoys less rainfall from December to May, along with pleasant temperatures cooled by trade winds. But with good weather for much of the year, the wet and dry seasons are less distinct here than on many Caribbean islands.
We love visiting Trinidad and Tobago in the drier months of December to May; escaping the cold weather back home, enjoying the buzz of peak season, and making the most of all the activities, trips, and tours on offer.
June to November is historically the rainy season, when the islands encounter more clouds, rain, and humidity. This is also when Trinidad and Tobago experiences the hottest weather and highest risk of hurricanes, although the islands are rarely hit.
We love Bermuda holidays best from May to October, when temperatures are at their highest. This is when the tourist season is in full swing, with plenty of activities and a fun, relaxed atmosphere across the island.
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