Almost any season of the year in Barbados will provide you with excellent beaches, duty-free shopping, cultural events, and tropical weather. Temperatures on the island remain stable throughout the year, despite the fact that there is a peak and low season for travelers. Barbados has a short hurricane season due to its location in the eastern Caribbean. The island was last hit by a big storm in 1955.

From the afternoon tea customs to the sugar cane fields and the world-famous reggae music, the Caribbean island reflects a fusion of British and West African influences. Crane Beach, Carlisle Bay, and Bathsheba Beach are just a few of the beautiful beaches on the island, which are also a major appeal.

You’ll want to plan your trip to Barbados around when the weather is at its best and when the best rates and availability are available, as well as when you’ll be able to enjoy the best events and festivals.

 

When is the best time to visit Barbados?

The ideal time to visit Barbados depends on your own interests, therefore there isn’t a singular best time to go. You may anticipate excellent weather if you travel during peak season, but it will be more crowded and your trip will cost more.

Visiting during the off-season might be calmer and less expensive, but you also run the risk of being rained on. There are also a few off-seasons where you may enjoy the best of both worlds.

Read on for our month by month guide

 

Barbados in January


The greatest time to visit Barbados in terms of weather is from the middle of January to the middle of April. It’s a tad colder than other times of the year, but there are still 9 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures that top out at 82 degrees Fahrenheit. There are no hurricanes in January since it is outside of the hurricane season.

Through January, the evenings are cooler and the humidity is lower, but temperatures seldom fall below 73 degrees Fahrenheit, so going out isn’t a problem. January is peak season in Barbados, which means the island will be more crowded and flights and lodging will be more expensive.

Barbados in February

The lovely mild weather continues into February. Swimming and water sports may be enjoyed in the sea, which is warm and inviting. It’s still the dry season, so you won’t have to worry about rain, and the humidity is low enough that you won’t overheat.

The daytime highs and nightly lows are about the same as they were in January. Even though February is still high season, you may escape the crowds and higher rates by not traveling during the half-term week in the middle of the month.

There are a lot of great activities in Holetown in February, so be sure to check them out.

 

Barbados in March


For the most part, March is often the last month before temperatures and humidity truly begin to rise towards summer. As the hurricane season is still months away, visitors to Barbados need not be concerned about the weather. March, which is normally dry, is one of the finest months to visit.

Expect daytime temperatures of roughly 82 degrees Fahrenheit if you go to Barbados in the month of March. Make sure you bring a lot of high-factor sunscreen because the UV index is greater. In terms of school vacations, there are the UK Easter and Spring Break breaks to take into account. For a few weeks in mid-March, you should expect to pay a premium because of these events.

The Oistin’s Fish Festival, which takes place around Easter, is one of the most popular events in March.

Barbados in April

Barbados’ peak and off-seasons coincide in April, making it an ideal time to visit. This is the first shoulder season of the year, when the busiest peak time finishes but the low season hasn’t yet begun. Consequently, this time of year is ideal for visiting Barbados because of the pleasant weather and reduced prices.

In April, the daytime temperatures rise to roughly 84F, but the cooling northeast trade breezes keep the weather bearable. Even though the months of April and May are less expensive for tourism, costs drop even more after hurricane season begins.

Barbados in May


May is the final month of the spring shoulder season, which means that the cost of lodging and flights continues to decline. The weather is still wonderful. You may enjoy the calmer beaches and resorts, as well as the hotter (albeit slightly wetter) weather, during this time of year.

If you want to do some sightseeing or laze around in the sun without being too hot, come to Barbados in May. However, strong cooling breezes help to keep the temperature from being unbearably high. There are no hurricanes in Barbados yet in May, therefore it’s the last month of the dry season and a great time to visit the beaches. Even while prices rise somewhat in late May, they’re still less expensive than the Christmas, Easter, or summer vacations.

Barbados in June

It’s rainy season in June, but there’s still plenty of blazing sunshine to go around. Barbados is experiencing a hot and humid summer, with highs in the 80s during the day. However, the occasional afternoon rain shower helps to cool things down a bit. As the first month of the hurricane season, the chances of a storm are low, especially so early in the year

However, the possibility of poor weather exists. Please check with your travel insurance provider to see if they provide storm-related coverage if you’re concerned about storms While there is a minor danger, June is still a great time to visit Barbados because most hotels and villas offer significantly reduced prices in June. Rain or shine, there are lots of things to do. Also, the Crop Over Festival, which begins in June and lasts until the first Monday in August, will be right on your heels.

Barbados in July

It’s summer in Barbados all year long, but July through November is the greatest time to visit the island. It’s true that this is rainy season, but showers usually last only a few minutes before the sun returns. Even though it is hurricane season, the chances of a storm during the summer are quite low.

July is a great month if you’re a fan of hot weather, with afternoon highs of roughly 86F. It’s a good idea to bring all of your tropical holiday necessities, as the weather can grow much hotter. Flights and lodging can be slashed significantly if you arrive before the school break. Last-minute bargains may be found even during the summer and winter breaks.

Barbados in August


Barbados experiences its hottest and most humid month in August, so be prepared. Visitors who like to relax on the beach rather than engage in rigorous activities like trekking and cycling may find this time of year ideal. Even though hurricane season is still in full swing, rain and storms are still possible, but they’re more likely to occur in the afternoon and evening, so they won’t ruin your vacation.

Prices will be higher in August, but not as expensive as they would be during the winter peak season. When visiting Barbados in August, bring lots of sunscreen, hats, and water bottles to keep yourself hydrated. Known as Grand Kadooment Day, the Crop Over Festival reaches its pinnacle on August 1st during the first Monday of the month.

Barbados in September

In Barbados, September is the peak of hurricane season. This is also one of the wettest months of the year. Even if storms aren’t expected, it’s safe to say that rain will fall. As long as you take use of the duty-free stores and other indoor attractions like museums and art galleries, it’s doubtful that rain will ruin your vacation. In September, vacation rates are at their lowest, which many consider to be the greatest time to visit Barbados.

If you travel in September, you’ll save a lot of money because the weather is generally perfect, with bright warm days and mild seas. Any time after the first week of school is a nice time to come if you like a more peaceful atmosphere. Hotels, restaurants, and pubs may be closed in September and October due to low business.

Barbados in October


In October, Barbados enjoys temperatures of higher than 84F on a regular basis. It’s the wettest month of the year and the height of hurricane season, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to visit. There are just a few days a year when it rains all day, and most days get at least eight hours of sunshine, so you can count on some quality time in the sun.

Although hurricanes are more likely to hit Barbados in October, you shouldn’t be too alarmed because the island of Barbados seldom experiences major storms. You should expect costs to be at their lowest at this time of year, but they may rise somewhat over the half-term holidays.

Barbados in November

After the hurricane season ends in November, the rainy season begins to wind down in Barbados, although you may expect a few light rains here and there while you’re there. Even as winter approaches, there are still eight hours of daylight each day and highs of about 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

November is a great time to visit Barbados since it marks the conclusion of the fall shoulder season. Prices will be at their lowest since the heat and humidity of the previous months have begun to subside. Many tourists claim that November is the finest time to visit Barbados.

Barbados in December

According to surveys, December is the greatest time to visit Barbados, as the Caribbean’s peak season begins. Compared to October and November, it’s significantly drier this month, and the dry season officially begins in January. In December, you may anticipate clear skies and temperatures about 82 degrees Fahrenheit, although it will be a little chilly.

To have the best of both worlds, plan a trip in early December and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve on a tropical beach! Since hurricanes aren’t expected in December, you don’t have to be concerned about your trip being ruined by one. Consider that this is one of the most popular seasons to visit Barbados, so expect to see a lot of traffic.