THE CARIBBEAN is typically top of the list for Brits trying to catch some winter sun.

It's the perfect place to escape the cold weather in the UK – but when's the best time to go? Here's everything you need to know about planning a trip to Barbados.

When is the best time to go to Barbados?

The best time to visit Barbados depends on what you what to get out of your holiday.

In July, the island celebrates Crop Over, Barbados' most popular and colourful festival celebrating the harvest – it's one big party that lasts all the way until August!

February is also great month for cultural celebrations including the Holetown Festival, a week-long celebration showcased by street parades, folk singing and dancing.

Those looking for a laid-back holiday might prefer to visit in May or June when the crowds start to thin out but beware that's also the start of the wet season.

According to the Met Office, September and October are the worst for hurricanes due to higher sea temperatures, but it's mostly the north of the country that's affected.

Hurricane season which runs between early June until the end of October.

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When is the cheapest time to go to Barbados?

Holidaymakers should book your tickets well in advance to get a better deal on a flight.

The most expensive time to visit Barbados is during high season, when travellers from across to globe for sun, sand and sea.

It's cheapest to visit during the low season from July to October when the average flight from the UK is around £600 for a return.

Another time that is typically overlooked is shoulder season, in May, June and November where its slightly less crowded, and hotel prices are more affordable.

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When is the hottest time to go to Barbados?

Rainy season in Barbados is from June to November, but that doesn't mean its all doom, gloom and grey clouds.

The showers don't last long at all – you might even welcome the break from the hot, muggy weather.

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Ultimately, the best time to visit Barbados is during dry season between December and early April where you can soak up the endless blue skies.

Temperatures all year round in Barbados average a daytime high of around 30C – they see around 3,000 hours of sunshine each year!

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