When is the best time to go to the Dutch Antilles?

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

  • In the Netherlands Antilles, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April and June
  • The best months to go to Curaçao are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Curaçao
  • November is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Curaçao, Oranjestad, Aruba, Malmok, Noord, Palm Beach (Aruba) and Sint Nicolaas, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Curaçao

Annual weather in the Netherlands Antilles

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

January 79°F to 81°F
3 to 7 days*
February 79°F to 81°F
2 to 4 days*
March 77°F to 81°F
2 to 4 days*
April 79°F to 83°F
2 to 6 days*
May 81°F to 83°F
3 to 10 days*
June 83°F
2 to 7 days*
July 83°F
2 to 10 days*
August 85°F
3 to 11 days*
September 85°F
7 to 11 days*
October 85°F
11 to 13 days*
November 83°F to 85°F
11 to 15 days*
December 81°F to 83°F
6 to 12 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Netherlands Antilles by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in the Netherlands Antilles

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Netherlands Antilles and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Curaçao, Oranjestad, Aruba, Bonaire and Sint Eustatius (Statia), as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the Netherlands Antilles

Find out when Netherlands Antilles 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 the Netherlands Antilles

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

  • Very low season in the Netherlands Antilles: April, June, September, October and November.
  • Peak season in the Netherlands Antilles: January, February, March, May, July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Netherlands Antilles month by month

Average price for flights to the Dutch Antilles

A return flight between New York City and Aruba is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 448 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 260 more for your airline ticket to Aruba if you go in december.

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Where to go in the Netherlands Antilles?

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.
Sint Eustatius (Statia)81°F81°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F
Sint Maarten81°F79°F79°F81°F83°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F
Palm Beach (Aruba)81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F
Sint Nicolaas81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F


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What can I do in the Netherlands Antilles?

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Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


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Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Netherlands Antilles reliable?

Climate data for Netherlands Antilles has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Netherlands Antilles allows us to determine the average for each month in Curaçao, Oranjestad, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius (Statia), Sint Maarten, Malmok, Noord, and 3 other cities.

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

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