Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in November

Visiting the Caribbean in November

When everything gets to be too much, an escape to a tropical island may be in order. The lapping waves, gentle breezes, alabaster sands and pleasant sunshine is enough to rejuvenate even the most tired soul. Many people plan vacations to the Caribbean in summer or spring, but you can travel there anytime, such as in the fall.

Caribbean vacations in November allow you to avoid the crowds and soak up the sun. However, you might be wary of traveling to the Caribbean in November because of hurricane season. Learn more about the weather in the Caribbean, the best Caribbean destinations in November and how you can stay safe when traveling.

What’s the Weather Like in November?

Atlantic hurricane season, which includes the Caribbean Sea, is from June 1 to November 30 yearly. The Caribbean has abundant sunshine and warm temperatures all year, but since November is at the end of hurricane season, it can be more rainy than other months.

As with any vacation, you must plan accordingly by:

  • Keeping a watch on the weather so you know if any storms are developing that would impact your destination.
  • Remaining flexible in your dates so you can adjust your departure date to avoid bad weather.
  • Knowing your airline and hotel’s policies for last-minute cancellations and changes due to bad weather.

Top 10 best Caribbean islands to visit in November

10 Best Caribbean Islands in November

Bad weather can happen at any time, not just during hurricane season. You could plan a vacation to Belize in April and a hurricane could form. Meteorologists can predict the weather, but they can’t prevent it. So, instead of fretting about “what ifs,” go ahead and plan one of the top November Caribbean vacations for yourself. By traveling in November, you can benefit from lower travel costs and fewer crowds. Here are the top ten Caribbean Islands to visit in November.

1. Bonaire

Bonaire might be the best Caribbean Island to visit in November because its beaches are largely undeveloped. The island’s strategic development preserves nature, making it the perfect destination when you want to disconnect from society. At Bonaire, you can snorkel or dive in tropical coral reefs, explore caves or take a photography tour to view the island’s majestic natural landmarks.

2. Grenada

Grenada is, “the Spice of the Caribbean,” renowned for its organic chocolate and aromatic spices. This tri-island state — Grenada, Petite Martinique and Carriacou — is in the eastern Caribbean. You can tour chocolate factories and rum distilleries, explore the Bianca C shipwreck or the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park, view stunning waterfalls, visit historical forts, sample spices and more.

3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent is the best Caribbean Island in November for nature enthusiasts. It’s the largest volcanic island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. You can enjoy the black, volcanic sands on St. Vincent’s beaches, the mountains, rainforests, reefs, shipwrecks and waterfalls or hike to the top of La Soufrière volcano.

4. Turks and Caicos

Dashing off to Turks and Caicos on a private jet is the meaning of living life luxuriously. Not only can you leave on your time, but you reap all the benefits of first-class travel with enhanced safety and comfort.

Turks and Caicos is the perfect easy-to-get-to escape destination. The islands have a rich heritage of seafaring, farming and salt raking that lingers today. Visitors can take a whale-watching or scuba-diving tour, snorkel at Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef, the third largest in the world or attend an Island Fish Fry — a weekly event that brings together vendors, restaurants and performers to create a fun, family-friendly evening.

5. Montserrat

Montserrat has some of the most stunning views. This island is one of the United Kingdom’s overseas territories and has a small population of 5,000, so the island fosters a strong community. You can hike to the petroglyphs, visit the buried city of Plymouth, which was the island’s capital until the volcanic eruption in 1995, learn some of the island’s history on a Soufrière Hills boat cruise or enjoy a picnic on one of the gorgeous beaches.

6. Nevis

Nevis is a mountainous island full of easy-going locals and one-of-a-kind excursions. Cycling is popular on Nevis because the island is only 36 square miles, so you enjoy easy and challenging mountain biking trails during your stay. Other notable activities include hiking, especially the Nevis Peak Climb, the sea turtle experience, horseback riding, shopping at Nevis Artisan Village and touring various historical sites.

7. Belize

Belize is an island for the curious and adventurous. You can explore ancient Mayan temples and sites, dive at the 10,000-year-old Belize Barrier Reef — the second largest barrier reef in the world, birdwatch, canoe through the jungle, learn about Belize’s history while checking out a farm or explore the cave systems used by the Maya.

8. Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an archipelago of five islands — La Desirade, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes and Basse-Terre — between Antigua and Dominica. It’s an excellent choice for island hopping that combines its Caribbean heritage with modern French architecture. You can visit the “Death in Paradise” filming location, tour a sugar cane plantation, learn about the culture and history on the trail Roches Gravées site, soak in a natural hot spring or participate in a medicinal plants workshop.

9. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico blends the old with the new — it’s the best island for getting away without leaving too much modernization behind. You can kayak at the bioluminescent bays, experience the beauty of El Yunque — the only tropical rainforest in the United States, explore Ciales, a town home to caverns, coffee plantations and waterfalls, zipline at Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park or take a cave-tubing tour on the Tanamá River.

10. St. Barts

This small French island in the Caribbean, St. Barts, might be your dream destination. The island welcomes tourists with countless activities. You can relax on the mesmerizing beaches, refresh yourself at a luxurious spa, go on a jet ski tour or view the wonders under the sea in the comfort and safety of the semi-submersible Yellow Submarine.

Fly REVA keeps you safe on your Caribbean vacation

REVA Will Keep You Safe Wherever You Are

When you’re vacationing abroad, you never know when an illness or injury will strike. Just as you should prepare for the weather, you should also prepare for medical emergencies. The difference between 10 and 20 minutes could save lives.

With over 30 years of experience, REVA’s air ambulance team is dedicated to keeping you safe while you’re overseas. We partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways so we can reach you wherever you are, such as on a yacht, at the beach, on a cruise ship or some other remote location. This partnership allows us to reach you quickly so you can receive medical care sooner.

Request a free air ambulance quote for your next vacation or become an ARREVA Advantage member so you can be prepared for any vacation.