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Best Times to Visit Martinique

The best time to visit Martinique is either May or June. Temperatures stay consistent in the 80s for all of the year, but there is a chance of hurricanes in summer. Planning a trip for late spring will ensure you squeeze your vacation in before the worst storms hit, and that you also avoid the crowds and marked-up prices of the island's peak season, from December to April.

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December -April

Martinique's Carnival season and the United States' generally chilly winters join forces to drive the island's tourism crowds and travel prices up. The most lavish hotels advertise day rates in the $700s and temperatures flutter in the low 80s. If you'd like to experience a Martinique Carnival, begin looking for a hotel up to three to four months ahead of time.

Key Events:

  • Carnival (Lent to Easter)
  • Schoelcher Nautical Week (March)
May-June The island is relatively quiet in late spring, and more hotels are open for business than in the storm-plagued summer. Temperatures climb into the mid 80s, and Martinique hotels are sometimes 50 percent cheaper. For the best bargain, start looking for a vacation package in winter.

July-August

The definitive rainy season on the island, summer is when many hotels choose to shut down. Those that stay open don't lower their room rates as much as you might expect. You can expect to pay around $120 a night to stay along Diamond Beach and slightly more to lodge in Ste-Luce.

Key Events:

  • Cultural Festival of Fort-de-France (July)
  • International Bicycle Race (July)
  • Yawl Boat Race (July)

September-November

The Atlantic hurricane season is officially over by September's end, so the island begins to re-emerge from hibernation. A greater selection of rooms drives hotel prices down, though not by much. 

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