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April in the Caribbean

Monthly Caribbean Travel Guide

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Pigeon Point, Tobago
John Harper/Stockbyte/Getty Images Big costumes on parade at the Trinidad & Tobago annual Children's Carnival celebration

Big costumes on parade at the Trinidad & Tobago annual Children's Carnival celebration

© Bob Curley April in the Caribbean

The Bequia Easter Regatta in the Grenadines.

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April Weather in the Caribbean

Depending on the island, April temperatures in the Caribbean vary from daytime highs in the upper 80s to evening lows in the 70s. It rains an average of 7.4 days in April with total rainfall of about 2.7 inches.

Because the climate on individual islands varies, please check the weather forecast before you go.

Visiting the Caribbean in April: Pros

As far as weather goes, April is a fantastic time to travel to the Caribbean. You’ll have mostly sunny days and comfortable, moderate temperatures. If you can wait until the end of the month (the “shoulder season”) to book your trip, you’ll also save money and avoid the Spring Break crowds.

Visiting the Caribbean in April: Cons

The Caribbean high season spans mid-December to mid-April. Expect crowds and high prices at popular destinations, especially during spring break in the early part of the month.

What to Wear and What to Pack

Loose-fitting cotton layers will keep you cool during the day, while a light sweater and slacks will be just right for the cooler evenings. Don’t forget a swimsuit, plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.

You’ll want dressier clothes for visiting nice restaurants or clubs -- and bring more formal footwear than just flip-flops and sneakers.
More Tips on Packing for Your Caribbean Trip

April Events and Festivals

April in the Caribbean brings Easter celebrations, Carnival, boat races, sporting events and more. For details, check out my article on Top April Caribbean Events.

 

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