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What is the best period to travel to Guadeloupe?

It is not easy to answer to this question! Guadeloupe is a tropical destination, so you will enjoy a warm climate throughout your stay. The average temperature is 26°C.

For travelers looking for a sunny destination in the middle of winter, the best time to travel to Guadeloupe from a climate point of view is from December to April. Humidity and rainfall levels are lower than the rest of the year. The sun shines, the weather is drier, refreshed by the trade winds. The temperature is around 28-30°C.

For those who want to enjoy the best rates both on air flights and rentals, prefer the low season. May and June are just as pleasant and the beaches are less crowded. The hurricane period in Guadeloupe starts in July and ends around mid-November. The rainfall is certainly more important but the temperatures of air and water remain pleasant. The major risk comes from the formation of storms or hurricanes but these phenomena are very rare.

Major events

The life on the island of Guadeloupe is rhythmed by several great events. In February, the carnival participants take possession of the streets. Music, dance and colorful costumes are on the program of the Carnival of Guadeloupe. If you are lucky enough to be on the island during this period, do not miss the parades in Pointe-à-Pitre or Basse-Terre on the Shrovetide. In May-June, the golf open in Saint-François (official event of the Alps tour) gathers golfers from all Europe. During the same period, in Marie-Galante, the “Terre de blues” festival is a rendez-vous that music and authenticity lovers shall not miss: great musicians, concerts and festivities during four days. In August, food lovers will for sure attend the “fête des cuisinières”. In the heart of Pointe-à-Pitre, the patron saint of the cookers – Saint-Laurent- is celebrated! In July-August, the Guadeloupe international cycling tour is a very popular and well attended event. Last but not least, every four year, the famous sailing tournament “la Route du Rhum” starts in Saint-Malo and ends in Pointe-à-Pitre for the pleasure of the inhabitants – next edition in 2018.