Whether you’re visiting laid-back Cuba, lively Mexico or upmarket Dominicana, the Caribbean has something to suit all tastes. Delicious Caribbean food, some of the world’s best beaches and stunning scenery lie around every corner, and sunshine is practically guaranteed. With our Caribbean travel advice, you’ll be ready for the holiday of a lifetime.
The Caribbean’s tropical climate means the weather is hot and humid all year round, with distinct wet and dry seasons. Peak season (also the dry season) runs from December to April, with cooler temperatures making sightseeing and activities pleasant. Rainy season for most of the Caribbean islands runs from the middle of June until mid-November. It’s worth noting that hurricane season is from September to October, so check the weather forecast before your trip, although storms rarely make landfall.
The wettest weather for most islands occurs between August to November. Downpours are not uncommon, but luckily these are generally short and sharp, with plenty of sunshine for the rest of the day. If you’re planning a beach break, come to the Caribbean between June and September, when temperatures average 28°C.
The Caribbean is a popular destination for a winter sun break, but you will find prices are higher and the islands are at their busiest from December to April. If you don’t mind the crowds and want dry, sunny weather guaranteed, a winter break to the Caribbean is your best bet.