Crystal clear waters surround this tropical island paradise. Sun-kissed white sandy beaches lined with swaying coconut trees and incredibly stunning views are just one of the reasons that Barbados has been voted the top destination in the Caribbean. The island is known for its glorious weather with a year-round tropical climate ensuring that no matter what time of the year you visit you are guaranteed sunshine. It is often asked, when is the best time to visit Barbados?
When is the Best Time to Visit Barbados?
In short, the answer is anytime!
Grab your passport, put on your sunglasses, and I promise you no matter when you visit Barbados you won’t be disappointed.
From the moment your plane touches down in Grantley Adams International Airport you will feel you have landed in complete paradise. As soon as the plane door opens you will instantly feel the warm air brush against your skin and the excitement of knowing you are in one of the most beautiful islands in the World will soon sink in.
For those looking for glamour and sophistication, Barbados has it all. The villas in Barbados are outstanding; as are the resorts. The island is also host to many national and international events and festivals which take place year-round. Whether you are a sports fan, a music enthusiast or a foodie, there is an event on the island to suit you, and this can often determine when is the best time to visit Barbados. With direct flights from so many U.S. and Canadian cities, including direct flights to Barbados from New York city, as well as daily flights from Europe there has never been a better time to escape to this tropical island and bask in near perfect weather.
Barbados is one of the most popular islands to visit in the Caribbean and rightly so. The island is perfect for couples looking to escape to an exotic location on honeymoon or for those looking for a destination wedding; it is certainly hard to beat this island.
No matter when you decide is the best time to go to Barbados I promise you will have memories that will last a lifetime plus visitors are never be short of things to do in Barbados.
The island with endless year-round sunshine makes it one of the best climates in all of the Caribbean. You are guaranteed a warm and tropical Barbados climate with plenty of hours of sunshine each day, and due to its location, it has fewer tropical storms than other Caribbean Islands. The weather and climate can certainly determine the best time to travel to Barbados. Many of our clients prefer to travel in the high season which is from the end of November until April, however, travelling after April 15th although it is the rainy season in Barbados (low season) you can often get incredible rates on many properties and villa rentals plus there is often free nights included.
The low season offers great value for money however it does rain a bit more often. It may sound surprising to hear that it rains in Barbados but since it is a tropical Caribbean island, the rain tends to come in the afternoon and only lasts for a short time, and the sun is always just around the corner. Barbados hurricane season is mainly during the months of August until the start of November, but the island has seen few hurricanes over the last number of years so this should not affect your vacation but cannot be guaranteed since it’s a tropical island.
The Barbados climate is hard to beat as not only does it offer endless sunshine, but the island features northeast trade winds which will ensure the temperature does not get intensively hot. In fact, temperatures hardly ever exceed ninety degrees at any time of the year. Of course, at nighttime, you can experience temperatures a little bit cooler, so it is recommended to bring a sweater or cardigan when going out for dinner especially if you are dining outside in one of the many excellent restaurants in Barbados. It is also worth noting that dining in Barbados in the high season will require restaurant reservations which we can arrange for you. In comparison, the low season allows you to have a better choice of restaurants to visit, and you will rarely need a reservation during this time of the year.
Deciding when is the best time to travel to Barbados can often seem like a tricky decision, but with its wonderful year-round climate, there is never a bad time to travel to Barbados. Whether you are planning to visit Barbados in the Summer or in the Winter time you are sure to have the most amazing and memorable vacation.
The figures outlined below show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall in Barbados.
Best Time to Visit Barbados for Families
The best time to travel to Barbados for families is anytime! No matter the season or occasion there is always some fun-filled activities on the island for families to enjoy.
Barbados is not just about the beach there is much more to see and do on the island. Some of the best festivals in Barbados include the Crop Over Festival which takes place each summer and the Barbados food, rum and wine festival.
Some of the popular festivals in Barbados in 2018 include:
The crop over festival is one of the biggest events taking place in Barbados each year. In 2018 the festival will take place from the 24th of June until the 6th of August. It is by far one of the best events in Barbados. Visitors can really get a feel for the local Bajan culture and island life during crop over. The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fares.
The finale event is the Grand Kadooment Day where visitors can enjoy Masquerade Bands playing music, and street dancers dress up in costumes decorated with colourful feathers and lots of jewels. The festival is all about celebrating being Bajan with food, music and dancing.
About Linda Browne
Linda is the Marketing and Sales Executive for Exceptional Villas and has an in-depth knowledge of the travel industry. Linda's qualifications are in the area of business, marketing and tourism. Linda travels for much of the year inspecting all of our luxury villas; the majority of her time is spent in the Caribbean and Europe.