Some might think that this tropical paradise is just good to visit during for summertime, but the fact is, traveling to the Caribbean can be a year round affair. Here are the top things that you can do in the Caribbean Islands every month of the year.
January – February
Sunshine and warm weather can still be experienced in the Caribbean especially in the Bahamas and Bermuda. It is a great destination when you want to escape the snowy New Year and where you can spend the month a Caribbean way. The Caribbean is well-reputed for throwing great New Year especially in St. Louis. Kitts and Bahamas, and hosting carnival celebrations and parades like in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Aruba and Curacao.
Spellbound with the love bug, the Caribbean is also a favorite place for lovers in the month of February whether you are on a date, a honeymoon or just a romantic trip. Such is a period when romantics warm-up in Bermuda for the International Love Festival, the resorts offer romantic packages to woo couples, streets romped with jump-ups, shops packed with extravaganzas and concerts infected with the love fever. This is also the time of the year when the Caribbean celebrates the frenzy Mardi Gras, a dreamy yet glorious affair of masquerade balls, carnivals and parades of costumed merrymakers.
March – April
With the warm and dry weather of the Caribbean, March and April are the most preferred months of the year by many Spring Break and off-work vacationers. Many of these visitors enjoy the leisure of frat-party atmosphere especially in Cozumel, Cancun, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. At this time of the year, island-spiced St. Patrick and Easter celebrations are also held, almost a hundred films are shown in the Bermuda International Film Festival and many resorts are getting packed up with water lovers. Boat races and other sporting events are also most loved during this period even though rains are experienced in some areas.
May – June
May to June is the Caribbean period when many hotels and shops offer lower prices than in the previous months. Many hotels often lower their rates just to fill-up the rooms and many shops give away last-minute bargains.
Even though this period has fewer tourists than the previous periods, the month of May is the time of the year when beaches and resorts are most-fun to visit. The daily temperatures during this month is not baking hot, so swimming and other beach activities are great.
June is the start of the trade winds in the Caribbean Islands. Thus, many windsurfers from around the world pack the Islands specifically in Aruba to compete, join the premiere sports events and event the water adventure spree in the sea. Sports fishing and kite boarding are also most favorite during these months. Other events also include calypso and soca music competitions and beauty pageants are also held during this month.
July – August
July to August is period most enticing to visitors because of its low-season rates. Plus, the daily temperatures in the Caribbean Islands are mostly warm and summer humid.
The summer humidity levels in the month of July in the islands are mostly great. This is why the season is still good for many water activities. July is also the height of the season in Bermuda where fishing tournaments and cricket festivals are annually held.
August travel is still splendid for various water activities. Festivals are still held in many islands including the Anguilla Sumfest. These festivals annually hold regattas, carnivals and concerts that are especially featured with calypso and soca music, j'ouvert and costumes. Also Boat racing, on the other hand, is most loved in Grenada during this month.
September – October
The daily temperatures during these months are still mostly warm when many water activities are fun but hurricanes and tropical storms sometimes hinder travels. It is a good thing though that traveling routes to the Dutch Islands or Trinidad and Tobago are available.
Typically, September is a quiet month in the Caribbean Islands but a handful of events are still on during October when exciting music festivals, sailing regattas and fishing tournaments are held.
November – December
November temperatures in the Caribbean are still generally warm with the Bermuda having cooler temperatures and the northern parts experiencing colder conditions. Better yet, off-season prices are enticing features of this month in the Islands when renting villas are prime options for families, airfare deals are great offers to many travelers and special cruise line packages are great preferences by the sea adventurers. Much more to this, film festivals, regattas and triathlons are often held during this month. Even the week-long Pirates Week in the Cayman Islands is celebrated during this time.
During December, the temperatures in the Caribbean are the coolest all the temperatures of the year but they are still warm enough for vacation in the highs of 70 Fahrenheit. Many people visit the Islands during this time especially those who wants to spend their Christmas vacation on a beach. This is a prime time when many Caribbean traditions are most delightful to experience like the Jon Vost Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, the St. Louis. Nicholas Day in Dutch Caribbean areas, the Junkanoo dancing in the Bahamas and numerous festivals in almost all areas of the Caribbean Islands.