Barbados is a year-round destination with temperatures averaging 24°C-30°C, usually tempered by the cooling trade winds. The winter months between January and April are the most popular, characterised by warm, generally dry days, whilst the summer months between June and October tend to be hotter and more humid, with regular showers and the possibility of tropical storms; visitors during these months will often benefit from quieter beaches and excellent offers at many hotels. As Barbados is a highly sought-after destination, we recommend booking at least a year in advance for the best availability, particularly during the busy school holiday periods.
During these months expect lengthy periods of sunshine and cooling trade winds, characteristics of the region’s dry season. These months are also classed as 'peak season' in Barbados when demand for the best hotels, rooms and flights is high, so if you want to travel in January or February we strongly advise you to book early. In-the-know repeat traveller's to Barbados tend to book 12 months in advance.
As February is a popular month for travellers to Barbados, during February half term there are only a few 5 star properties on the island that allow young children, please talk to one of our experts to find out where. Cricket is the national sport of Barbados and matches also start in January and run through to March, if you would like tickets for a match our concierge can organise these for you.
Visiting Barbados during Easter sees the island at the height of its popular dry season, renowned for up to eight-hour periods of uninterrupted sunshine. The array of beautiful shorelines available on the island makes April an ideal time for a tropical beach getaway.
The properties in Barbados excel at welcoming families during this time with a wide selection hotels offering dedicated programmes and activities for the younger travellers. Parents are pampered and children are pandered to, featuring some of the best kids' clubs on the island with activities from sailing and outdoor movie nights, to mocktail making and teenage dinner parties.
Visiting the island between May and June will often see an enticing reduction in flight and accommodation prices due to the period bookending high season. The continuation of high temperatures and only marginally increasing rainfall, you can still leave any winter warmers at home.
Despite the prevalence of wet season, long periods of sunshine are still apparent well into June, making this an ideal time for a couples beach getaway at exceptional value.
The months of November through December arrive at the culmination of Barbados’ wet season, verging into the prime weather conditions of high season. With almost as much sunshine as you would expect during the dry season, reduced prices for flights and accommodation just before the rush of the festive period can be especially appealing.
If you want to experience why Barbados is the culinary capital of the Caribbean, visit in November when the Barbados Food & Rum Festival showcases the delights the island has to offer.
CHRISTMAS - Over the festive period and new year, luxury hotels in Barbados are highly sought-after, with many having a waiting list for these dates. Make plans at least 12 months in advance, register your requirements with us and we can hold flight seats and rooms as soon as they become available for you.
Coinciding with the climax of Barbados’ hurricane season, planning a stay on the island during this time is generally not advised.
This is predominantly due to the increased likelihood of localised tropical storms, while many hotels, restaurants, and visitor attractions are either closed for refurbishment, or limited to reduced opening hours out of peak season.
The period of July and August is extremely popular with families during the summer school holidays. You can expect an increase in rainfall during the summer months, although this will rarely have a negative impact on your travels to Barbados. Plenty of sunshine still pervades the island, as showers are generally short and within minutes everything is dry again.
Families are well catered for; choose from fully-serviced two and three bedroom residences, family-friendly excursions to explore the island, complimentary watersports for teenagers and much more.
Watersports enthusiasts will welcome the refreshingly warm sea temperatures, regularly attracting some of the world’s top surfers to the island.