9 Best Caribbean Islands in August For A Family Trip!

March 14, 2023

Best Caribbean Islands in August

If school vacation is rolling around, you and your family are probably itching for a fun-filled summer trip. The Caribbean is a magical place to spend it, but figuring out the best Caribbean island in August can be tricky.

August is off-season in the Caribbean. Americans have warm weather at home, and so aren’t always looking to head south. Plus, the dreaded hurricane season is in full swing in the Caribbean in August, which often discourages travelers from heading to the region. 

Nevertheless, we’re huge fans of visiting the Caribbean in July/August. The off-season offers a chance to see a quieter side of the islands, with lower price tags a huge bonus too. And if you know where to go, you don’t need to let hurricane season scare you away. 

From the best weather and local events to reasonable off-season prices and crowds, we’re going to share the best Caribbean destinations in August. So slather on the sunscreen and start packing your bags! 

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Caribbean Family Travel Resources

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Now, pour yourself a mojito and start planning your summer trip to the Caribbean… 

Best Caribbean Islands in August
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Top Reasons to Consider a Summer Caribbean Trip

Here at Mango Tree Travel, we love summer Caribbean travel. It feels like we’ve discovered a secret way to see the authentic side of the islands. 

We’ve found some of our favorite destinations in August, including Bequia Beach Hotel in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the magical beaches of Bonaire

There are spectacular but often overlooked benefits of being in the Caribbean during the summer months. With the off-season in the Caribbean islands comes:

  • Lighter crowds
  • More affordable prices on accommodations 
  • Guaranteed hot weather, even if a bit of rain comes along with it 
  • The opportunity for a longer trip, with your kids on summer break! 

If you’re contemplating an island vacation in August, we encourage you to go for it! 

Caribbean Weather in August

You probably want to know what kind of weather to expect when visiting the Caribbean in summer. 

No matter which Caribbean island you choose to visit in July or August, you can expect warm, humid days, in the 80s on average, and often up into the 90s.  It’s the hottest and wettest time of year on most islands.

The rainy season in the Caribbean runs from roughly June through November. In most Caribbean destinations in the summer, that means occasional tropical storms and afternoon showers. It rarely means full-day rain, so you should not let rain in the forecast scare you off. 

Caribbean Hurricane Season

According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane season in the Caribbeans runs from June to October. But what’s often miscommunicated to families thinking about heading to the tropics for their summer vacation is that most islands are unaffected by hurricanes each year. 

Many islands in the southern Caribbean Sea are outside or right on the edge of the hurricane belt, which really targets the northern Caribbean islands, Bahamas, and parts of Florida.  August is not the best time to visit Key West, for example, but would be a great time to visit Tobago at the far end of the Caribbean chain.  

Southern islands will provide the most reliable weather in the Caribbean in August, though others should not be written off.  (For the same reason, we also think the Caribbean is a sleeper hit for a fall break destination in October.

If you don’t want to limit yourself to the southern Caribbean, certain islands in the rest of the region offer a better probability of good weather in August.

We recommend considering the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, and Montego Bay, Jamaica as potential August Caribbean destinations. Even though technically fall in the hurricane belt, they tend to be less impacted by the region’s rain and storms than other destinations.

Mango Tree Travel Tip: 

If you want to travel to the Caribbean in August, don’t let hurricane season deter you. But be sure to purchase good travel insurance that includes hurricane coverage!   

We recommend getting a quote from IMG Global. Travel interruption benefits are triggered under most IMG Global plans by a NOAA hurricane watch or warning at your destination. 

Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in August

Best Caribbean Destinations in August 

For all the reasons above, the best Caribbean island to visit in August is one outside the hurricane belt. As the weather is warm and sunny for much of the southern Caribbean, it’s hard to choose just one.

The best Caribbean destinations in August include: 

  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curacao
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Grenada
  • Barbados
  • Panama
  • Cartagena 

These aren’t all islands, of course. But some of the best tropical weather and beach vibes, in our experience, can be found in Central and South American countries with Caribbean coastal regions. 

We love these destinations so much for tropical travel – especially in the summer — that we had to include them on the list. 

Aruba in August

1. Aruba

Aruba is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations for families, with picturesque beaches, warm weather, and tons of family activities and entertainment. It’s also known as one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean.  

It’s a little built up for some travelers’ tastes, but if you’re looking for an easy, kid-friendly place, with some of the best August weather, she’s your gal.  

August Weather in aruba

August in Aruba is typically warm and sunny, with little rainfall. The average temps during the day are around 88°F (31°C), and can drop to the upper 70s at night. Humidity levels are relatively low. 

The ocean will also be nice and warm for fun water activities, averaging at about 84°F (29°C). Expect a chance of occasional rain showers and thunderstorms, which pass pretty quickly. 

Things to do in Aruba in August

August is a quiet month in Aruba, as far as special events go. But the natural attractions and beaches are enough. Aruba has so many unique wildlife experiences that kids will love, especially animal encounters at the Butterfly FarmDonkey Sanctuary, or Ostrich Farm.  Not to mention horseback riding to natural hot springs, and spotting flamingos. 

To explore the great outdoors, wander the trails of Arikok National Park or have some fun in the sand at Palm Beach or Eagle Beach.

Where to Stay in Aruba with Kids

Aruba is known for large hotels and inclusive resorts.  Most families choose to stay at a hotel on either Palm Beach or Eagle Beach, Aruba’s two most popular stretches of white sand.  Popular choices include the 400-room Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and the 350-room Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino (both of which have kids’ clubs and casinos, an excellent combination).

It’s no secret that we prefer small, more unique hotels, though. (And frankly, for that reason, Aruba is not our top-choice of the Dutch Islands.) But those exist in Aruba too!

If your kids are over age 12, consider the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba, an intimate 46-room hotel just off Palm Beach with grills, hammocks, and pastel-colored casitas. 

Or, for something in between a boutique hotel and a massive resort, try Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort on Eagle Beach. Its 72 rooms include two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, and there’s a dedicated kids’ pool. Plus, it has more charm than the average big resort in Aruba. 

Bonaire in August

2. Bonaire

If you want similar weather to Aruba, but in a smaller off-the-beaten path island setting, head to her sister island, Bonaire.  It’s one of our favorite vacation spots in August for families. You and your kids will have epic opportunities for snorkeling in one of the world’s most biodiverse marine environments.  If you’re interest is piqued, learn more about why we can’t stop raving about Bonaire as a family destination. 

August Weather in bonaire 

August in Bonaire is warm and sunny, with little rainfall. The average daytime temps hover around 88°F (31°C), and can drop to the upper 70s at night. 

With ocean temperatures in the mid-80s, your family can enjoy perfect swimming, diving, and snorkeling conditions. 

Expect a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms passing through, but they don’t last long and shouldn’t interfere much in your vacation. 

Things to Do in Bonaire in August

You can enjoy the Taste of Bonaire Food Festival in August. This is a great way to sample mouthwatering local cuisine and enjoy cultural performances. 

The best way to experience Bonaire, though, is to rent a car and explore the local beaches. Never leave your snorkeling gear behind, and always be prepared to get in the water.  You can also go kayaking, windsurfing, birdwatching, or hiking in the stunning Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Where to Stay in Bonaire With Kids

We recommend four hotels when in Bonaire with kids, depending on what you’re looking for. Check out our full hotel profiles of the first three for all the details. 

First, we love Harbour Village Beach Club for a laid-back, family-friendly vibe with well-appointed rooms and a beach you can’t wait to return home to at the end of each day.  

Second, Delfins Beach Resort is the right choice for families looking for a lively atmosphere, a great pool, and delicious food.  

Third, Bellafonte Bonaire is our recommended choice for families traveling with older kids looking for a mix between a luxury boutique hotel and a self-catering apartment.

And finally, there’s Buddy Dive Resort. If you’re looking for one of the Caribbean’s best resorts for scuba diving, Buddy Dive tops every list. This hotel is all about diving – but they make it easy for parents to get underwater. They have suites with multiple bedrooms, seasonal kids’  camps, and offer babysitting.

No matter the hotel or activities you choose for your family trip, you simply can’t go wrong in Bonaire.

Curacao in August

3. Curacao

The third island in the ABC Dutch islands presents yet another option for an August family getaway.  Our ABC island guide will help you decide which of our top three August Caribbean destinations are for you. 

Curacao is a rich cultural and beach destination that will satisfy everyone in your family. The island boasts warm, sunny weather in August, several sandy beaches, and a plethora of historic sites, restaurants, and museums to uncover. 

You definitely can’t go wrong in choosing Curacao for your August family getaway (even if you do not know how to pronounce it).  Our Curacao overview will be sure to get you excited to book your flights. 

August weather in curacao

The weather in Curacao in August is quite warm and sunny, with little rainfall. Average highs during the day are 91°F (31°C). At night, temps will drop to an average of 79°F (26°C). 

The ocean is also very warm for incredible swims and watersports, at an average of 84°F. 

Luckily, you won’t have to worry too much about rain except for the occasional shower or thunderstorm. And humidity is relatively low during August as well.

Things to Do in Curacao in August 

Curacao is always bursting with both indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained all vacation long. You won’t be lacking for things to do on this bustling island.

Explore the island’s rich cultural heritage in pastel-colored Willemstad. You can take a historic walking tour, visit the Kura Hulanda Museum, Serena’s Art Factory, stroll across Queen Emma Bridge, or go shopping at Mambo Beach. 

For outdoor fun, swim or snorkel at Cas Abao Beach, wander the Hato Caves, or explore the magical coastal inlets of Shete Boka National park. 

In short, there are endless ways to take in Curacao’s natural and cultural beauty.

Where to Stay in Curacao with Kids

The hotel choices in Curacao range from stylish boutique hotels in town to eco-lodges to the highest-end luxury. There’s something for every family, so read our full hotel profiles to get all the details. 

If you want true luxury on the beach, head to Baoase Luxury Resort. The beach setting hereis spectacular, unlike anything we’ve experienced. You’ll eat your gourmet dinner with your feet in the sand and relax on plush loungers on a pink-tinted beach with stunning views.

For more of an eclectic, in-town boutique hotel experience, consider the colorful oceanfront hotel, Scuba Lodge. It sits in the center of the Pietermaai district, offering easy access to the city’s cozy cafes and fine-dining – but with views of the Caribbbean sea and a plunge pool that’s just big enough to really unwind.

Finally, for a more traditional beach resort, with pools, restaurants, and easy beach access, all for a very affordable price, we think Avila Beach Hotel is a great choice for families. On top of the family-focused amenities, it’s walkable to the Pietermaai district – a location that’s hard to beat.

Tobago in August

4. Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is a unique, underrated Caribbean destination for families – especially the island oasis of Tobago.  While Trinidad is a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination, Tobago offers the slow, beach vibes that most families dream of when concocting a Caribbean getaway. The fact that English is the official language of this Caribbean gem makes it an easy destination on the ground, too. 

Being outside the hurricane belt, Tobago could very well be the best Caribbean island to visit in July and August. Enjoy picturesque beaches, warm weather for watersports, and truly get away from it all before school picks back up again in the fall.

August Weather in trinidad and tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, August is warm and humid, with average daytime temps around 90°F (32°C). At night, temps drop to an average of around 75°F (24°C). 

You can expect regular rainfall in August, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. These storms can be heavy but don’t last long! There’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had in Trinidad and Tobago in August.

Things to Do in Trinidad and Tobago in august

August is a fun time to visit Trinidad and Tobago, as there are a few culturally significant annual events taking place. 

Emancipation Day culminates on August 1st, commemorating the historic slavery emancipation. 

And Independence Day on August 31st commemorates independence from Britain. Both offer live music, traditional performances, food stalls, and parades.

Aside from local events, there are always lots of outdoor activities to choose from. 

Like many other islands, you’ll find beautiful beaches in Trinidad and Tobago, from cooling off in the ocean at Maracas Bay, to snorkeling and sunbathing at Pigeon Point Beach.

Or consider exploring the lush rainforest on a guided tour or trail walk. Find recommendations and guided activities at the Asa Wright Nature Centre or Caroni Bird Sanctuary. You’ll see monkeys, butterflies, tropical birds, and tons of unique plant life. 

Where to stay in trinidad and tobago with kids 

Our full collection of hotels in Trinidad and Tobago is coming in 2023.  But for now, let us just say that we’re itching to stay at Castrara Retreats in Tobago, with hillside cabins and a stunning backdrop.  

We’re also intrigued by the tiny Acajou Hotel in a fishing village on Trinidad’s northern coast that’s one of the largest nesting sites for Leatherback turtles. 

Bequia in August

5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Considering St. Vincent and the Grenadines? This Caribbean destination is a great family vacation spot in August!  We know from personal experience, as our Caribbean trip to Bequia Beach Hotel was one of the inspirations for Mango Tree. 

The islands of the Grendines – Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, the Tobago Keys – have been a haven for yachters and cruisers for years.  But if you can brave the journey to get there, the Grenadines are a paradise for families as well, with secluded beaches, chill vibes, and simply stunning, seemingly untouched scenery.

August Weather in the Grenadines

August in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is quite warm and humid, with average daytime temps of around 88°F (31°C). At night, temps drop to an average of around 77°F (25°C). 

Expect frequent rainfall in August, with occasional rain showers and thunderstorms. These are heavy but typically brief. Humidity is relatively high, but the trade winds cool off the island to make it more comfortable.

Things to Do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

On Saint Vincent, you can explore the lush tropical plants at St. Vincent’s Botanical Garden, or take a hike around La Soufriere Volcano for panoramic views. 

But the true treat of this tropical nation is the outer islands beyond the capital.  

We wholeheartedly recommend that families make the island of Bequia their home base. Just an hour ferry ride from the main island of Saint Vincent, this small island exudes charm, and is perfect for a laid-back vacation.

From boat trips in the crystal clear waters, to beach days in glittering sand, Bequia sings a song of the untouched Caribbean of years past. Check out our complete Bequia guide for all the details you need on what to do on your family trip.

Where to Stay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with kids

Call Bequia Beach Hotel home while you explore the gorgeous white-sand beaches and you’ll be counting down the days until lyour return.

If ultimate barefoot luxury is what you’re after, learn why the ultra all-inclusive private island escape of Petit St. Vincent should be on your radar. There are only 22 cottages on the entire island, with beaches and water everywhere you look.

Barbados in August

6. Barbados

In Barbados, you’ll find the classic Caribbean vibes with a sophisticated edge. This former English colony offers up an array of attractions, activities, and sights that are sure to make your trip unforgettable. 

The island’s west coast, facing the Caribbean Sea, is renowned for its beautiful beaches that offer wonderful opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, or simply basking in the sunshine.  

Barbados is a popular destination, especially among Brits, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.  What makes it one of the best Caribbean destinations in August is the low season, where you’ll find significantly fewer crowds than in peak winter months, with more affordable prices too. 

August Weather in Barbados

August in Barbados is quite warm and humid, with average daytime temps of around 88°F (31°C). At night, temps generally drop to around 77°F (25°C). 

Expect rainfall in August, with occasional rain showers and thunderstorms. The good news is, these rarely last for long and won’t stop you from having outdoor fun! Barbados is also less likely to get hit by a hurricane in August than many of its Caribbean counterparts.  

Things to Do in Barbados in August

August is an exciting month for cultural festivals and events in Barbados! Don’t miss Crop Over Festival, a traditional and colorful harvest festival that’s been celebrated on the island for centuries. This week-long carnival celebration offers family-friendly activities, live music, the Bridgetown Market, and delicious local delicacies.

Year round, Barbados is beloved for its gorgeous beaches, especially along the Caribbean Sea on the island’s west coast. Whenever you make the journey to Barbados, take advantage of sunbathing, swimming, or snorkeling at Bathsheba Beach or Crane Beach.  

There are also a plethora of incredible wildlife preserves to explore. Witness native animals and plants at the Flower Forest or Barbados Wildlife Reserve.

Where to stay in Barbados with kids

Barbados gets lots of British visitors and has a relatively well-developed tourism infrastructure. With dozens of resorts, there’s something for all budgets here. 

Our full recommendations are coming soon, but in the meantime we’ve got our eyes on the following hotels:

For a luxury stay, start your search with Cobbler’s Cove or Coral Reef Club.

For spacious suites in a charming boutique hotel a little off the beaten path, with great beachfront snorkeling and a top Barbados restaurant on site, Little Good Harbour has caught our eye. 

For families on a budget, the mid-range, family-focused Bougainvillea Barbados is a solid choice. 

Bocas Del Toro in August

7. Panamá (Bocas del Toro)

Bocas del Toro, on Panama’s Caribbean coast, is an awesome destination in August. The shoulder season will let you experience the region with the right balance of low prices, fewer crowds, and rainfall to bring the sublime natural beauty of the rainforest to life. 

Panama offers a unique blend of outdoor adventures like snorkeling and zip-lining, as well as diverse cultural experiences to enjoy.

August Weather in Bocas del Toro

August in Bocas del Toro, Panama is warm and relatively humid, with a range of daytime temps from 75°F (24°C) to 85°F (29°C). At night, temps drop to around 70°F (21°C). 

Expect rainfall in August as it falls at the end of Panama’s rainy season. (There’s much more rain and surf in July, though.) There is a high chance of thunderstorms through the month, but these are usually during the afternoon or evening, with sunny mornings.  The rainstorms cause ocean swell, which makes August a good surfing month. That said, things start to dry out by the end of August, and conditions begin to calm. 

Things to Do in Bocas del Toro 

Waterfalls are at their fullest during this time, so be sure to prioritize time for waterfall hikes and rainforest exploration during your summer trip to Panama.  

Your kids, in particular, might love a zip-lining adventure through the rainforest canopy this time of year. Immerse yourself in the pristine jungle; keep your eyes peeled for wild sloths, monkeys, and colorful birds. 

At the end of August, as sea conditions calm, you can also enjoy snorkeling in Admiral Bay, and the untouched beaches of Bastimentos and Cristobal. 

Bocas del Toro highlights the island’s rich Afro-Caribbean culture. Experience it fully with a history tour, or try traditional dishes like plantains, rice and beans, and fish stew.

Where to stay in Bocas del toro

Our comprehensive Bocas del Toro hotel recommendations are coming soon. Based on our research, we are most excited to check out the following family friendly hotels:

Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge

Al Natural Resort

La Loma Jungle Lodge (age 8+ only)

Cartagena in August

8. Cartagena 

Cartagena, Columbia is one of our favorite destinations for a family trip.  Many travelers don’t think of heading to Cartagena with kids, but the vibrant colors, live music, carriage rides through the center of this Spanish-speaking city, and delicious food will keep the whole family entertained. 

August Weather in Cartagena

August in Cartagena is hot,. Daytime temps average out at around 82°F (28°C) but can get up above 90 degrees year round. At night, temps drop slightly to around 79°F (26°C).  

You can expect occasional rainfall in Cartagena in August. Fortunately, the rains are usually short, limited to the afternoon – a perfect time for a nap – and you can expect mostly sunny days!

Things to Do in Cartagena in August

There are many ways to spend a family getaway in Cartagena.  We recommend a mix of time in the historic, colonial city center and time exploring the Caribbean islands and beaches just outside. 

For the beach, you’ve got options, like Playa Blanca, Rosario Islands, and Bocagrande. Or take a day trip to nearby mud volcanoes. Check out our full guide to planning a beach vacation in Cartagena.

Want to enjoy Cartagena’s rich culture and history? The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress is fascinating to explore. Or wander the vividly colored streets of Old City and sample local foods. 

The cuisine here is a delicious fusion of Spanish and African influences. So try all the arepas, ceviche, empanadas, and fresh seafood.

Where to stay in and around cartagena with kids

Cartagena is full of small boutique hotels offering a totally unique experience. Picture historic mansions turned cozy hotels, oozing colonial charm and comfort, with couryard pools peeking out from behind ivy-trimmed brick walls. 

Read our full review of our favorite Cartagena hotel, Casa San Agustin, a luxury boutique hotel that’s the complete package—central location, delicious food, lush beds, and an inviting courtyard pool.

If that’s not the one for you, learn why we also recommend the following Cartagena hotels for families: 

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Bastion Luxury Hotel

Casa Claver Loft Boutique Hotel

Hotel Capellan de Getsemani

 

If you want to escape the city for some time at the beach, dont miss our detailed profile of Hotel Las Islas on Isla Baru, a beachfront island escape with thatched roof bungalows and touches of luxury throughout. 

Grenada in August

9. Grenada

Finally, we have arguably saved the best for last! Grenada is our original Caribbean love – and we discovered the island during hurricane season.  We learned from the book that inspired the name for Mango Tree Travel that, because Grenada sits outside the hurricane belt, it’s a popular destination for the summer and fall months.

So off we went.

In August in Grenada, you’re likely to encounter a community of cruisers – folks spending extended periods of time exploring the Windward Islands by boat.  Cruisers need to retreat from the hurricane zone during the season. Grenada is below the below, and also offers numerous bays for safe anchorage.  

As boaters flock to Grenada over the summer like geese in winter, the summer and fall months here are more lively than many other Caribbean islands, making it a special time to visit the island.

August Weather in Grenada 

In August, Grenada is not hot but the weather is generally sunny and dry. With an average high of 88°F (31.1°C) and low of 76°F (24.4°C), August can be a great time for families to explore all that Grenada has to offer.

In August, Grenada experiences the tail end of its rainy season. This means that you can expect to get some welcomed afternoon showers during your stay on the island. Don’t worry though – these showers are typically short-lived and they won’t put a damper on your vacation. Plus, as a bonus, they add to the lush green of the island’s forests and wildlife.

Things to do in Grenada in August

There’s so much to do in Grenada with kids that we can’t fit it all into this post – you’ll have to check out our complete Grenada travel guide to get all the details!  

And for those families interested in a truly local experience where you can connect with the island and the people who live there, prioritize the activities on our Grenada ecotourism guide.

In August in particular, though, you’ll encounter Grenada’s version of Carnival: Spicemas.  The streets fill with brightly colored costumes, calypso and steel drum music, and a general joie de vivre.  Carnival celebrations may not inherently be the most kid-friendly events, but Grenada’s Spicemas can be entertaining for all ages – at least for portions of it.

Where to stay in Grenada

The Spice Island has charming choices for every family, from budget friendly eco conscious resorts to the highest luxury. Learn why Mango Tree recommends these Grenada hotels for families: 

Mount Cinnamon Resort – An eco-friendly, family-owned, boutique beach resort on a hillside overlooking Grenada’s epic Grand Anse beach; 

Spice Island Beach Resort – All-inclusive luxury with beachfront rooms mere steps from Grand Anse beach; 

Blue Horizons Garden Resort – Affordable cottages in a lush garden setting, with access to Spice Island’s beach facilites; 

True Blue Bay Eco Resort – Bright and quirky suites and villas on a bay, in an eco-chic family-run resort with unique amenities and activities for all the family to enjoy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Caribbean island has the best weather in August?

For the best weather in the Caribbean in August, head to the islands outside the hurricane belt.  Islands in the southeastern Caribbean – Trinidad and Tobago, the Grenadines, Grenada, and Barbados – typically are spared direct hits from hurricanes.  Likewise, the Dutch ABC islands off the coast of Venezuela are considered outside the hurricane belt. 

There are also islands and coastal destinations on the Central American Caribbean coast, such as in Belize, Panama and Honduras, that are less likely to see major storms. 

And, although technically in the hurricane zone, Jamaica, Antigua, and the US Virgin Islands have very low average rainfalls in August.  

Is August a good time to visit the Caribbean? 

 Yes! The weather may not be perfect in the Caribbean in August, but if you pick the right island, you can still get long, sunny days and benefit from off-season pricing and fewer crowds. Just be sure to buy hurricane insurance to protect your trip investment.

Which Caribbean islands have festivals and events in August? 

There are some exciting annual festivals and special events happening in the Caribbean in August. They include the epic ten-day Anguilla Summer Festival, an island-wide event involves boat races, costumed parades, block parties, and live outdoor music; the national Jamaica Independence Celebrations; Spicemas in Grenada; and Crop Over Festival in Barbados. 

Protect your August Caribbean Trip

When you book travel with your kids – to the Caribbean or elsewhere – you should always make sure you have trip insurance in case things go wrong. You want to be sure you’re covered for trip delays or cancellation, medical costs, and lost luggage. 

This is especially true if you travel to the Caribbean during hurricane season. 

As mentioned above, we suggest getting a quote from IMG global. The Travel SE plan will offer sufficient coverage for most family trips. And we like it for the Caribbean in particular because, on top of having comprehensive medical, cancellation, and luggage protection, the hurricane protection is better than most. If NOAA issues a hurricane warning or watch for your destination 24-72 hours before departure, trip cancellation benefits kick-in (read the fine print for all plan details, of course).  

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