The Best Time to Visit the Turks and Caicos Islands

Our family has gone to Beaches all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos three years in a row, and each time we went in May. Some family friends have also visited the island several times and they always go in April. Here is some information to help you decide when to visit Turks and Caicos.

 We’ve visited the Turks & Caicos Islands in May for three consecutive years. Nearly every day that we spent in Providenciales looked like this.

We’ve visited the Turks & Caicos Islands in May for three consecutive years. Nearly every day that we spent in Providenciales looked like this.

Crowds and Pricing

Turks and Caicos is crowded between December and March. Prices skyrocket in these winter months and a trip may cost 30% more than it would during the off season. A co-worker who went to Turks and Caicos in January complained that it was almost impossible to find a spot on Grace Bay Beach and questioned if the trip was worth the money.

People who visited Turks and Caicos between December and February were 26% more likely to leave a negative review than travelers who visited in the other nine months of the year, according to our analysis of more than 11,000 reviews posted online.

Weather

Turks and Caicos has reasonably consistent temperatures all year long. January is the coldest month with highs around 80°F and lows of 73°F. August is the hottest month with highs around 88°F and lows around 80°F. Hurricane season is technically between June and November, but history shows that storms hit most often between August and October.

Our family likes temperatures around 85°F during the day and around 75°F at night. The lower the humidity, the better for us. We wouldn't risk a trip during hurricane season because of the stress that it adds to vacation. We also like to avoid rain and the mosquitoes that it brings. We analyzed 164 years of weather data (we have a data scientist in the family) to find the sweet spot for travel.

Here are the months to travel to Turks and Caicos, ranked from best to worst by weather:

  1. March (peak season)

  2. April

  3. February (peak season)

  4. May

  5. January (peak season)

  6. December (peak season)

  7. June (hurricane season)

  8. July (hurricane season)

  9. November (hurricane season)

  10. October (hurricane season)

  11. August (hurricane season)

  12. September (hurricane season)

Holidays and School Vacations

Holidays and school breaks can lead to crowding, even in off months. We stayed in Beaches resort in May 2017 and it went from quiet to crowded during Memorial Day weekend. The trouble for families, of course, is to coordinate vacations so the kiddies don't miss school. This gets harder as kids get older and move into advanced grades.

Thankfully, Turks and Caicos is not a "hip" spot for rowdy spring breakers. You can learn even more about the island at the Visit Turks and Caicos Islands website, including a calendar of cultural events, the best times for water sports, and when traditional island foods are in and out of season.