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Best Time to Visit Turks and Caicos (For Best Weather & Most Fun)

Nicole Abbott

Nicole Abbott, Updated September 22, 2022

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Turks and Caicos are one of the top island travel destinations for tourists. If you want to experience crystal blue waters and pristine white sandy beaches, you’ll want to check out this Caribbean destination. There’s so much to discover that you will truly feel like you are living in paradise.

The best time to visit Turks and Caicos are during the months of February, March, and April. This makes it the perfect spring break getaway, especially for families with younger children. Lucky for you, you won’t need to worry about crazy parties in other locations. Turks and Caicos is a strictly family-friendly Caribbean destination that everyone will enjoy.

When traveling to a destination such as this one, you’ll want to weigh the factors that help you know when to plan your vacation. Let’s dive into the best time to visit Turks and Caicos.

Worst Time to Travel to Turks and Caicos

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Let’s face it, the majority of travelers pick this destination because they’re looking for a beach getaway. The worst time to travel to Turks and Caicos is during November. The rainy season lasts from late August to early December.

According to the NCDC (National Climate Data Center), the rainiest month is November, receiving almost four inches of rain. If you have your heart set on the beach, you may want to skip planning your trip around this month. Even during the rainy season, Turks and Caicos receive the least amount of rain on the islands.

During this time, the islands only receive one rainy day every nine days. Even in its rainiest time, there’s only an average of five to six rainy days per month. With that being said, even if you plan your trip during the rainy season, except for November, you have a high chance of experiencing sunny skies during your trip.

When is the Cheapest Time to Go to Turks and Caicos?

According to travel sites, the cheapest time to go to the Turks and Caicos Islands is the month of February. Many people try to schedule their vacation during the cheapest time of year because they can score budget-friendly accommodation rates. During this time, you can expect warm temperatures, with rain occurring from time to time.

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In February, you can find flights as low as $365. On average, the best time you can score a budget-friendly flight is when you book at least 40 days in advance. The closer you book your flight to your departure date, the more money you will end up paying.

As for the day, you can find cheaper flights typically on a Thursday. When scheduling your trip, you’ll also want to avoid booking in the mornings, as those flights will be more expensive. To score a better deal, try making your flight for the evening.

What Time of Year is the Best Weather in Turks and Caicos?

When planning your vacation to the Turks and Caicos Islands, you’ll want to go when the weather is permitting and deals are at their lowest. Below, we discuss the weather by month so that you can choose the best time to visit for you and your family.

January: Junkanoo

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Temperatures average 82 degrees during January in Turks and Caicos
. During January, rain falls for eleven days and has a sea temperature of 79 degrees, making it the perfect temperature for swimming. The average humidity on the islands is 76%.

If you plan on traveling during this month, you should know that it is still moderately hot. When packing, pack your essential beach items, sunscreen, and plenty of lightweight clothing. If going out at night, the average low temperature stays around 76 degrees, so you may just want to pack a light sweater for dining in cooler areas.

Junkanoo is one of the public holidays celebrated in the Caribbean. With these celebrations, groups compete for the craziest costumes, best drummers, and more!

  • Junkanoo
  • New Years Day

February: Valentine’s Day Cup

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Temperatures average 77 degrees during February in Turks and Caicos
. During this month, rain falls for nine days. The average humidity stays around 76%.

If you’re traveling during this month, you’ll want to pack lightweight natural fabrics, a sweater, swimwear, and daytime essentials. During this month, Turks and Caicos have the Valentine’s Day Cup. This is a sailboat race that has trophies and other prizes, followed by music, food, and festivities.

  • Valentine’s Day Cup
  • Chocolate Lover’s Showcase
  • Thursday Fish Fry

March: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

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Temperatures average 77 degrees during March in Turks and Caicos
. During this month, rain falls for around twelve days. The average humidity stays around 76%.

If you’re planning to travel during this month, you’ll want to pack lightweight clothing, swim essentials, anti-itch cream for bugs, and your snorkel gear. In March, Turks and Caicos have their St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. This pub crawl starts at the tiki hut and ends at Danny’s Buoys.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
  • Wine Cellar Fishing and Golfing Tournament

April: Annual Kite Flying Competition

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Temperatures average 78 degrees during April in Turks and Caicos
. During this month, rain falls for around twelve days. The average humidity stays around 78%.

If you’re planning to travel during this month, you’ll want to pack swim essentials and lightweight clothing since this is one of the hottest months on the island. In April, the islands have their Annual Kite Flying Competition. This is particularly held during this month because of consistent wind speeds.

  • Annual Kite Flying Competition
  • Fool’s Regatta

May: Big South Regatta

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Temperatures average 80 degrees during May in Turks and Caicos
. During this month, the islands will see about two inches of rainfall. In May, the average humidity is 79%.

If you’re planning to travel in May, you’ll want to pack shorts, t-shirts, sundresses, swim essentials, and other lightweight items. In May, the islands have the Big South Regatta. It is the biggest boat race of the year followed by concerts and dancing.

  • Big South Regatta

June: Caicos Classic IGFA Billfish Release Tournament

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Temperatures average 81 degrees during June in Turks and Caicos
. During this month, the islands will see about one inch of rain. The average humidity in June is 80%.

If you’re planning to travel in June, you’ll want to pack lightweight clothing as this is one of the most humid months of the year. In June, the islands have the Caicos Classic IGFA Billfish Release Tournament. In this tournament, the rotary club sponsors one of the fishing competitions.

  • Caicos Classic IGFA Billfish Release Tournament
  • Father’s Day Promotions

July: Caribbean House Evolution Boat Party

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Temperatures average 82 degrees during July in Turks and Caicos
. As for rainfall, this month sees two inches of rain. The average humidity for July stays around 79%.

If you’re planning to travel in July, pack shorts, t-shirts, sundresses, swim essentials, and maybe a light sweater if it gets cooler at night. In July, the islands has its Caribbean House Evolution Boat Party. This is a three-day event in which over fifty boats come together for a big beach party.

  • Caribbean House Evolution Boat Party
  • TGE Weekend

August: Middle Caicos Day

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Temperatures average 84 degrees during August in Turks and Caicos
. As for rainfall, this month sees two inches of rain. The average humidity in August stays around 100%

If you’re planning on traveling during this month, August is the hottest month on the islands, so pack your swim essentials and light, natural fabrics. In August, the islands have Middle Caicos Day. Middle Caicos Day has beauty pageants, parades, music, bonfires, and straw weaving competitions.

  • Middle Caicos Day
  • Emancipation Day

September: National Youth Day

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Temperatures average 84 degrees during September in Turks and Caicos
. As for rainfall, September is the month with the most rain, dropping almost three inches. The average humidity during this month is 77%.

If you’re planning to travel during this month, just know that this is the rainiest month of the year. You’ll want to pack your swim essentials, lightweight clothing, rain gear, and a light jacket for cooler evenings. In September, the islands have National Youth Day, which celebrates the youth of the islands.

  • National Youth Day
  • World Cleanup Day

October: Columbus Day

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Temperatures average 83 degrees during October in Turks and Caicos
. As for rainfall, it is still the rainy season dropping almost two and a half inches of rain. The average humidity during this month is 77%.

If you’re planning to travel during October, you’ll want to pack lightweight clothing and rainy day times such as a jacket and poncho. In October, the island celebrates Columbus Day. Some people believe that the explorer first came ashore at Grand Turk.

  • Columbus Day
  • Annual Fish Fry

November: Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

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Temperatures average 81 degrees during November in Turks and Caicos
. As for rainfall, this month sees around two inches of rain. The average humidity in November is 75%.

If you’re planning to travel in November, you’ll want to pack shorts, t-shirts, sundresses, swim essentials, sandals, and a light jacket for cooler evenings. During this month, the island have their Caribbean Food and Wine Festival. This is a three day event that has a food fair and gourmet meals in restaurants.

  • Caribbean Food and Wine Festival
  • Conch Festival
  • Turks and Caicos Unity Festival

December: Maskanoo

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Temperatures average 79 degrees during December in Turks and Caicos
. As for rainfall, this month sees around one inch of rain. The average humidity during this month is 76%.

If you’re traveling during this time, you’ll want to pack shorts, sunglasses, a hat, t-shirts, sundresses, swim essentials, and a light sweater for cooler evenings. During this month, the islands celebrate Maskanoo. Maskanoo is an annual street festival that has music, parades, and other musical acts on stage.

  • Maskanoo
  • Christmas

What is the Best Time to Visit Turks and Caicos With Family?

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Have you been thinking about wanting to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands, but are hesitant to bring the kids along? Not only is traveling to Turks and Caicos with family possible but there are many activities and adventures you can take. The best time to visit Turks and Caicos with family is February, March, and April
.

During this time, temperatures stay at a comfortable temperature making this more family-friendly especially if you have young children. Traveling during hotter months is not ideal for small children. Even with this being the busiest time of year, the islands are a family-friendly destination where you don’t need to worry about parties.

When is Hurricane Season in Turks and Caicos?

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In Turks and Caicos, hurricane season occurs between June and November
. The risk of a hurricane on the islands will peak around September, with other hurricanes happening between August and October. Storms can occur almost anywhere in the Caribbean.

On average, there are around twelve storms in the Caribbean region. Of the twelve storms, three will become major hurricanes. Even with the amount of hurricane potential, most do not fall on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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