Best Time to Visit Grand Turk


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Though not technically part of the Caribbean, Grand Turk has the same weather patterns. The peak season is in winter, from mid-December to early April. Temperatures average 80 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit on land and 74 to 78 degrees in the water. Ocean visibility is exceptional during this time of year, so it’s a popular time for scuba divers. February is the height of whale-watching season, when more than 2,000 humpback whales migrate close to the shores.

As happens on most of the islands down in these parts, prices drop significantly in mid-April. Plus, spring brings some of the island’s best weather, with perfect temperatures and very little rain.

From June to October, the mercury can often reach the mid-90s. It happens to be hurricane season, too. If that doesn’t disconcert you, though, you should book in July for the annual Grand Turk Heineken Game Fishing Tournament, highlighted by local festivals.