January and February are often considered the best months to visit Tobago as there’s minimal rain and consistently high temperatures without stifling humidity. However, be aware that with the weather brings the crowds and the pre lent carnival in February also increases competition for bed and beach space - although this will be far busier in Trinidad than in tranquil Tobago.
March is a great time to visit Tobago if you want to catch the start of sea turtle hatching season as well as the tail end of migrating species of North American birds.
April and May are the hottest months of the year and perfect for lazy days at the beach with the occasional afternoon shower or refreshing dip in the ocean all that’s required to help you cool off.
June signals the start of Tobago’s rainy season and although you might well get caught out, things clear up very quickly so don’t let this put you off.
Even though July and August are mid-wet season in Tobago there are still plenty of families, both local and foreign, taking a break in the school vacations with Pigeon Point and Buccoo getting most of the custom, particularly over weekends.
September is still thought of as Tobago’s rainy or ‘low’ season but in truth it’s not a bad time to visit as there’s often a let up in the heavier rains (known as Petit Careme) offering an affordable window of opportunity for those seeking bargains without the brolly.
Although it will still be raining well into October and November you’ll find an abundance of tropical flowers and foliage that more than make up for a few soggy afternoons.
December finds the return of salty trade winds across Tobago and if you’re hoping to sail, windsurf or kite surf over Christmas then this is one of the Caribbean’s best spots to do so.