Barbados weather in November is very similar to the weather in December, with one exception. There is a higher chance of rainfall due to the hurricane season, which ends in November.
November has always been my favorite time of year to travel to Barbados. Why?
* There is no Daylight Savings Time (DST) in Barbados.
The days are warm and breezy, and the nights are very pleasant. However, the Barbados climate in November is unpredictable as it falls under the hurricane season.
That being said, I have never experienced bad weather (or even rain) in the month of November during my travels to Barbados. Maybe I’ve just been lucky.
This is Maxwell Beach on Barbados' South Coast. You will notice in this picture and the one following that the waves are a little rough. The further south and east you go, the closer you are to the Atlantic Ocean - the rough side (surf side) of the island.
Jackets are never required in the evenings unless you are planning to dine at one of Barbados’ fine restaurants.
The month of November signals the beginning of the Barbados surf season with the Independence Surf festival and the Barbados Nationals Soup Bowl competition where local and international competitors compete for the championships.
I know what’s probably going through your mind right now.
Independence Surf Festival? Seriously?
There is a festival in Barbados for almost everything you can imagine. Barbadians love to socialize, party (or fete), and they celebrate anything that moves.
One of the best times to book flights to Barbados is in the month of November, before the official start of the tourist season. Fares are quite reasonable, but please don’t wait until the last minute and expect to find a bargain.
What is considered a reasonable fare to Barbados in the month of November?
From JFK Airport in New York, between US $400 and US $450 for a round trip coach ticket including all taxes is considered a great fare. $500 (all taxes included) is reasonably good.