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When to go to Guadeloupe?

Dry season or wet season? Find out when to go to Guadeloupe, for an unforgettable stay in ideal weather!

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Février 2020

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When to go to Guadeloupe?

Guadeloupe is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the French West Indies.

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Choose the best dates for a sporting, cultural or relaxing stay in the tropics of the Caribbean Sea!

Guadeloupe climat

Guadeloupe, a Caribbean island with a tropical climate

The islands of Guadeloupe are located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, in the northern hemisphere. They are subject to a tropical climate, which combines warm temperatures and high rainfall. The trade winds blow over the archipelago, providing a constant and refreshing breeze that is particularly pleasant.

Temperatures are softened by the Indian Ocean and by the trade winds, which blow regularly in the regions close to the equator. The year is divided into two main periods of six months:

  • The wet season runs from June to November
  • The dry season lasts from December to May

The dry season is a very popular period. However, going during the wet season allows you to make the most of attractive offers and to benefit from less tourist traffic.

You can go on holiday in Guadeloupe all year round, and enjoy the beach and nature activities in all seasons. 

Going to Guadeloupe during the dry season

From December to May, the dry season offers ideal weather conditions. The average temperature is between 27°C and 30°C, and the dry weather contributes to a feeling of well-being. There is plenty of sunshine, especially in February and March. Showers can occur, but these rainy episodes are rare and short-lived. 

The dry season lends itself to many outdoor activities. You can go to Guadeloupe between December and May to swim, sunbathe, scuba dive, hike, or visit Guadeloupean villages and towns.

If you go to Guadeloupe between December and May, you will be in the middle of the most touristic season.
 

Guadeloupe Saison sèche
Guadeloupe saison humide

Travelling to Guadeloupe during the wet season

From June to November, the wet season is characterised by increased rainfall. The temperature is warmer, on average between 30°C and 32°C, and the air becomes more humid. Rainfall is more prevalent, especially in the evenings, and you can enjoy beautiful sunny days between showers.  The wet season is also the cyclone season, which runs from June to November with a higher risk in October.

Many activities can be enjoyed during the wet season. You can enjoy the beaches, especially during the day, and go scuba diving or snorkelling. Hiking is less enjoyable during this period, as rain can surprise you on the trails.

By travelling to Guadeloupe between June and November, you can also benefit from lower prices and a less crowded destination.

 

When to go for a seaside holiday?

The water temperature is constant, between 26°C and 29°C in all seasons.

Would you like to spend a holiday in the sun? You can go in February or March, the two least rainy months of the year with respectively 9 and 8 days of rain.

Are you going to Guadeloupe for a diving course? You can discover the Caribbean Sea in all seasons, from January to December!

Guadeloupe plongée
Guadeloupe Randonnée

When to go for a stay close to nature?

Would you like to discover the sumptuous landscapes of Guadeloupe, climb volcanoes, walk through lush vegetation or follow the coastal paths?

The dry season is particularly suitable for hiking. December, January, February and March offer the mildest temperatures, while January, February, March and April have the fewest rainy days.