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November in the Caribbean

Monthly Caribbean Travel Guide


November in the Caribbean

Thanksgiving turkey.

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November Weather in the Caribbean

Average temperatures in the Caribbean range from 77ºF to 87ºF during November, while in Bermuda you'll find cooler weather (67ºF to 75ºF), and the weather in the Bahamas also is a lit more variable given their more northerly location (70ºF to 81ºF is the average range in Nassau in November). The Caribbean hurricane season officially ends on Nov. 30, but as with the season's early months, storms tend to be less likely to hit at this time of year.

Visiting the Caribbean in November: Pros

November visitors will enjoy off-season prices, uncrowded resorts and beaches, and generally great weather. This is also generally a good time for airfare deals. Renting a villa in the Caribbean has become a popular option for Thanksgiving celebratons by far-flung families, and cruise lines also offer special Thanksgiving cruises.

Visiting the Caribbean in November: Cons

There's still a small risk of tropical storms or hurricanes dampening your vacation, and some travelers find the region a bit too quiet this time of year. There are fewer events, and while there are a handful authentic Thanksgiving celebrations in the Caribbean -- notable in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands -- you might find turkey on the menu at some resorts that cater to Americans.

What to Wear and What to Pack

If you're heading to Bermuda, you'll certainly want a jacket or sweatshirt for the November evenings. Otherwise, bring the lightweight clothing and beachwear for the daytime and cotton or linen eveningwear. And don't forget the sunscreen: November in the Caribbean is still like summer up north!

More Tips on Packing for Your Caribbean Trip

November Events and Festivals

Film festivals, regattas, and triathalons are among the annual events in the Caribbean in November. You can learn more in my list of Top November Events, which also includes links to other event calendars.

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