Best Times to Visit Martinique

The best time to visit Martinique is in May. Temperatures stay consistent in the 80s throughout the year, but there is a chance of hurricanes in summer and fall. 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.

Weather in Martinique

Switch to Celsius/MM
Average Temperature (°F)
82.9
70.5
83.1
70.3
83.8
70.7
85.1
72
86.2
74.1
86.4
75.7
86.4
75.7
86.9
75.2
87.3
73.9
86.9
73.4
85.8
72.9
84
71.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
4.74
3.51
3.45
3.76
4.85
6.68
8.03
9.91
9.29
10.64
8.83
6.24
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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 charge equally lavish rates 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

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 often available at discounted rates (when compared to the December to April season). For the best bargain, start looking for a vacation package in winter.

June-November

The definitive rainy season on the island, summer and fall are when many hotels choose to shut down. Hotels that stay open during these seasons don't lower their room rates as much as you might expect. The Atlantic hurricane season is officially over by November's end, so the island begins to re-emerge from hibernation by late autumn to prepare for peak season.

Key Events:

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

Popular Times to Visit Martinique

Average Tourist Volumes

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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