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The best time to visit Turks & Caicos is April and May, a sweet spot featuring lower prices and fewer crowds. The weather is pleasant year-round with average highs that hover in the 80s, but these islands do experience a rainy season, and the threat of hurricanes lingers from June to November. Statistically, hurricanes are most likely to disrupt the island’s tranquility between mid-August and September. Similar to other destinations in the Caribbean, Turks & Caicos’ peak travel period lasts from December to March. 

Crowds, as well as the price tags on flights and hotels, skyrocket during this peak season. In fact, rates for accommodations and activities can increase as much as 30 to 50 percent this time of year. With drier air and slightly milder temperatures, this season offers the Caribbean weather that attracts so many looking to escape the cold. If this season is best for you to make the trek to TCI, you’ll see fewer crowds and traveling families by avoiding holiday times and school vacations. Keep in mind that March is considered the start of spring break. Though Turks and Caicos doesn’t welcome nearly as many spring breakers as other islands, it can cause an influx in prices.

Key Events:

Junkanoo Jump Up (January)
Valentine’s Day Cup (February)
This shoulder season is perfect for the budget traveler who doesn’t mind the occasional rain shower. Since it’s not at the height of the tourist season nor the peak of hurricane season, you’ll likely hit the sweet spot of affordability and good weather. And you won’t have the beach crowds to battle for spots in the sand.

Key Events:

Turks and Caicos Kite Flying Competition (April)
South Caicos Regatta (May)

You might want to visit during the quieter summer months to find up to 40 percent off on hotels. Just keep an eye on the weather report – this is the rainy season and there’s a slight chance of hurricanes. Keep in mind that the rainy season can also mean more mosquitoes and no-see-ums, both of which can put a big damper on your vacation (particularly in August, September and October). When you pack your bug spray, grab your sunblock too. The afternoon sun of the summer months can get extra hot. Be sure to spend some time retreating in the shade during this season.

Key Events:

Fools Regatta (June)
Caicos Classic Billfish Release Tournament (July)
Turks and Caicos Conch Festival (November)
Museum Day (November)