The start of the main peak season. The prices are reduced from the highs of the Christmas/New Year period on approx 10th January and there is a chance of a last minute deal if villas have some availability.
The peak season is in full swing with restaurants and beaches busy especially around the February half term dates (approx February 12th until February 22nd). Very little rainfall at this time of year and if there is it will be over before you have even noticed!
Out of school holidays the owners may consider discounts during March but it is a popular time for all adult groups as there are no school holidays, flights can be cheaper and perfect weather.
Peak season changes half way through the month so if you are looking for a good deal look from after 16th April. Make sure you pre-book activities and restaurants during the Easter holidays.
A popular time for those looking for a good deal. Owners will start offering summer discounts and although there may be slightly more rainfall, it will normally be short sharp showers and often early in the morning.
The humidity starts to rise from June but like May a great time to visit as the weather is great, excursions are easy to book and you have your choice of restaurants.
It is the start of the school holiday season and discounts are still readily available on those villas in Barbados that have availability. Humidity is higher than during the peak season and there is more rainfall but temperatures remain consistent all year round at approx 28-30 degrees Celsius.
It is Crop Over Season in Barbados, so lots of parades and parties going on at the beginning of August. It is worth noting that some villas do put their prices up over the crop over period so watch out for these. You can get some rainy days in August but equally you can have 7 days of pure sunshine. Mosquitoes can be out in force so be sure to take repellent with you.
This is the quiet month in Barbados. Many restaurants close to complete annual maintenance and villas and hotels will also use this time to carry out any works so there can be some disturbance especially on the beach-side. Temperatures are still locked in around the late twenties mark but it is the month for storms so please be aware of this when booking. It is worth noting that Barbados hasn't had a direct hit by a hurricane since the 1960's.
Barbados starts getting busy towards the end of October with two weeks of school holidays but a good month for deals as most villa owners will be open to discounted rates.
A popular month for American guests especially towards the end of the month when they come to celebrate their thanksgiving. It is still a great month to visit Barbados, if you prefer it on the quieter side and deals on Barbados holiday rentals are there to be had.
The Christmas season starts from approx the 15th December and carries through into early January. Prices are at the highest and can often be double or even triple the peak season rates, as guests want to spend the holiday season soaking up the sun on the beach. Villas get booked up very earlier over this period so well worth starting your search in January for next Christmas. If you intend to eat out (especially New Year's Eve) then you will need to book at least 1 or 2 months in advance. Having said that it is a great time to experience Barbados and the atmosphere over the whole island is fantastic.