Best Times to Visit Antigua
The best time to visit Antigua is from May to November, the island's off-season. Rates are cheapest, and although there is a slight threat of hurricanes, the weather rarely escapes 80 degrees. December to May sees less rain, but rates are expensive and crowds are abundant.
The dry season begins in January, and though there are sometimes droughts, the sunshine creates one of the most pleasant climates in the Caribbean. To visit you'll have to book early: This is the peak tourist season.
Antigua is one of the least-visited islands for Spring Break, so it's perfect for dodging co-eds. Keep in mind that rates are still pretty high and the cruise crowds won't taper off until the end of April.
Hotels tend to offer bargain rates any time after April, especially on air/hotel package deals. It's necessary to note that most of the smaller hotels close for at least part of the time between August and October. July to November is also hurricane season, and although Antigua doesn't get too much rain, you should pack your umbrellas to be safe.