When to visit Trinidad and Tobago

by SmarterTravel Staff

With consistent warm weather, Trinidad and Tobago is pleasant year-round. The most popular times are during the holiday season in December, Carnival in February, and the summer months when natives living abroad return to visit the island. Other times are less busy, but can offer lower prices.

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  • high season: December, February, June to August
  • low season: March to May, January, September to November

Weather Information

Trinidad and Tobago's weather is generally pleasant year-round with two main seasons: a dry season that runs from January through May, and a wet or rainy season from June through December. Daytime temperatures average 82 degrees with little humidity, while nights are cooler. The dry season is mostly sunny, with occasional light showers, making it ideal for vacationing.

It rains considerably from June through October, which is the least favorable time to visit. However, rain typically falls only during the afternoon, while mornings are usually sunny and nights are fair. Also, during mid-September to mid-October, rainfall can be interrupted by stretches of sunshine, a climatic phenomenon referred to as Petit Carême. Hurricane season does not affect Trinidad and Tobago, as the islands technically lie outside the hurricane belt.

Crowd Information

Trinidad and Tobago experiences more crowds during the summer high season. Carnival and Christmas are also busy.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and other venues remain open year-round.

When to Save

Airfare and accommodations prices are higher for travel during Carnival and Christmas. The low season is the cheapest.

When to Book

Book up to a year in advance for travel during Christmas, Carnival, or summer.

Information provided by Trinidad and Tobago Tourism.

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