Antigua Travel Info

A practical set of guides helping you make the best of your travel to and from Antigua.

When to visit Antigua?
When to visit Antigua?

Antigua should be seen as a year round destination, despite hurricanes (such as Irma September 2017) devastating Barbuda and disturbing Antigua. You would be very unlucky to get caught in a Caribbean hurricane. Read on to learn about the seasons for Antigua and Barbuda.

High Season

November to April

The high season in Antigua runs from late November to the end of April thanks to Antigua Sailing week extending it. It is also more expensive to visit during this peak season.The season falls outside of hurricane season but perhaps more importantly coincides with the northern hemisphere winter. Canadians and Americans fed up with the snow and harsh winters like to take a Caribbean Holiday and Antigua is well served by flights and operators such as Sunwing are opening up the island to more new value routes.

Low Season

May June July and August

An expensive to travel blip occurs for Carnival each Summer time regarding flight prices.  It's a celebratory time and feels good to hit the island for many. It is also a great time for the school holidays because Antigua also excells at family holidays. When European prices skyrocket due to the kids being off school Antigua prices are lower.

Hurricane Season

August September and October

These months carry the greatest risk of hurricane however historically the island isn't frequently hit despite Irma in 2017.


The high season is slightly cooler than in summer and has less rainfall. If you want more detail then look here. Average temperatires are good year round and out of season you might like the odd cloud and rain shower. You will normally still get enough sun daily for a nice holiday experience.

To Note

Some parts of the island almost shut down fully in the Summer (low season into hurricane season) however; and if you like to party you will need to find the local nightlife. Jolly Harbour has the best all round nighlife in terms of places staying open. The normally rambunctious Falmouth and English Harbour shuts down outside of the high season. Vacation and flight prices drop but never really low and prices will never compare to the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico.