Guadeloupe Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Guadeloupe

The best time to visit Guadeloupe is from December to May, when the weather remains warm and dry and daily highs rest in the mid-80s. Though pleasant temperatures last year-round, August and September's hurricane season can threaten your travel plans. And June, July, October, and November's frequent showers and high humidity can put a damper on sightseeing. That said, if you don't mind the rain, you're likely to find significantly reduced room rates and fewer tourists at the end of November as the showers start to subside.

Weather in Guadeloupe

Switch to Celsius/MM
Average Temperature (°F)
84.4
67.8
84.4
67.8
84.9
68.7
86.2
71.1
87.3
73.6
88.3
74.8
88.7
74.8
88.9
74.7
88.7
73.9
88.2
73.2
86.9
71.8
85.3
69.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
3.31
2.52
2.87
4.84
5.83
4.65
5.91
7.8
9.29
8.98
8.66
5.39
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

December-May

This is Guadeloupe's peak tourism season, meaning hotel prices spike and sun-seekers crowd the island's powdery shores. Basse-Terre stays a few degrees cooler than its adjoining island, Grande-Terre, but both areas flaunt dry conditions that are superb for exploration. At night, temperatures dip into the 60s and low 70s on both Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, so be sure to bring a jacket.  Also, keep in mind that visitors flock to Guadeloupe during December and January, so you'll want to book your hotel reservations several months in advance to ensure availability.

Key Events:

  • Carnival (February)
  • Festival of the Fish and Sea (April)

June-November

During this quiet season, you should prepare for frequent showers and stay alert for hurricane warnings (especially during August and September). However, if you can brave high humidity and damp conditions, you'll encounter fewer tourists and snag reduced hotel rates. November—which is ideally sandwiched between the end of the rainy season and the start of the tourist season—makes for a particularly splendid time to visit.

Key Events

Popular Times to Visit Guadeloupe

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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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