Best Times to Visit Antigua

The best time to visit Antigua is from May to November, the island's offseason. Rates are cheapest at this time, and although there is a slight threat of hurricanes, the weather rarely escapes 80 degrees. You'll encounter less rain between December and April, but rates are more expensive and crowds are abundant.

Weather in Antigua

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Average Temperature (°F)
82.8
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Average Precipitation (in)
2.24
1.48
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2.66
4.43
1.95
3.41
3.96
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5.15
5.31
3.44
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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December-February

The dry season begins in January, and though there are sometimes droughts, the sunshine creates one of the most pleasant climates in the Caribbean. But you'll have to make flight and hotel reservations several months in advance – this is the peak tourist season.

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March-April

Antigua is often overlooked by spring break vacationers, so it's perfect for dodging coeds. However, the cruise crowds won't taper off until the end of April, meaning that hotel rates remain relatively high.

Key Events:

  • Antigua Sailing Week (Late April-Early May)
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Kite Festival (Late March-Early April)
May-November

Hotels tend to offer bargain rates any time after April, especially on package deals. But many of the smaller hotels close for at least part of the time between August and October. June to November is also hurricane season, and although Antigua doesn't see too much rain, you should pack your umbrellas to be safe. Keep in mind that this area of the Caribbean has unfortunately not been spared from hurricanes in the past: In September 2017, Barbuda suffered severe damage from Hurricane Irma.

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Popular Times to Visit Antigua

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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