When is the best time to go to Barbados?

When is the best time to go to Barbados? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Barbados, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, June and December
  • The best months to go to Bridgetown are January, February, March, April, May, June and December
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Bridgetown
  • The rainiest months in this city are August and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Bridgetown, Bathsheba, Holetown, Oistins, Saint James, Hastings and Speightstown, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Bridgetown

Annual weather in Barbados

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Barbados for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 83°F
2 days
February 81°F
1 days
March 81°F
2 days
April 83°F
4 days
May 85°F
6 days
June 85°F
8 days
July 85°F
12 days
August 85°F
15 days
September 86°F
12 days
October 86°F
12 days
November 85°F
9 days
December 83°F
4 days

Best time to travel to Barbados by cities

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Climate and Weather in Barbados

The Barbados is a Caribbean island located just east of Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as north of Venezuela and Guyana. Its capital is Bridgetown and other important cities in the area are Speightstown, Holetown and Charnocks.

Barbados: Bottom Bay

The climate in the Barbados is tropical and therefore there are only two seasons: a rainy season and a dry season. Temperatures vary very little during the year and rainfall is important, especially on the hillsides and in the center. The coast on the other hand faces less rainfall. Although cyclones are common between the months of June and November in the Caribbean Sea, they rarely hit the island of Barbados.

Between June and December, the weather in Barbados is both warm and very humid as this is otherwise known as the rainy season. The temperatures are very high and rainfall is very important. August is also the hottest and the wettest month of the year. Dirt roads turn into mud, making the exploration of nature rather difficult.

The climate of Barbados is more lenient during the dry season, which occurs between January and May. The temperatures are quite high and rainfall is generally moderate. Thus, this is the ideal time to explore the island and its natural wonders. Earlier in the year, Barbados offers a perfect time to forget the winter raging away in Europe.

Temperatures and rainfall in Barbados

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Barbados and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Bridgetown, Bathsheba, Holetown, Oistins and Saint James, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Barbados

Find out when Barbados has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Barbados

The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Barbados is high in: January, February, March, November and December.

  • Very low season in Barbados: June, September and October.
  • Low season in Barbados: April, May, July and August.
  • High season in Barbados: March and November.
  • Peak season in Barbados: January, February and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Barbados month by month

Average price for flights to Barbados

A return flight between London and Bridgetown is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 672 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 580 more for your airline ticket to Bridgetown if you go in august.

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Where to go in Barbados?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Saint James83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

About Barbados

What can I do in Barbados?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Barbados reliable?

Climate data for Barbados has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Barbados allows us to determine the average for each month in Bridgetown, Bathsheba, Holetown, Oistins, Saint James, Hastings and Speightstown.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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