Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in January

By: Leah Shoup


Escape to warm weather in Aruba, where you can find sites like Flamingo Beach, Arikok National Park, and the famous Eagle Beach.


This Caribbean island seamlessly blends European and Caribbean cultures, offering pristine beaches and exceptional dive sites.


Travel here in January for clear skies, with average highs at 85°F (29°C) and lows at 76°F (24°C), marking the end of the rainy season.


It's one of our favorite Caribbean islands, offering lush landscapes, an underwater snorkel park, and white sand beaches in the West Indies.


Head to Barbados in January 2024 for rich cultural and culinary offerings plus nine hours of daily sunshine!

St. Lucia

Thanks to perfect weather, January is a very popular time to visit! So, book hotels and car rentals early to avoid peak pricing.

St. Maarten

With around 2 inches of rainfall and 10 to 11 hours of daily sunshine, it's an ideal time of year to tour this island.

Grand Cayman

January here boasts reliable weather, with average highs around 83°F (28°C) and the beginning of the dry season, ensuring minimal rainfall.

Dominican Republic

Most travelers have heard of the beautiful Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata or Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana–some of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches.


For a beach retreat, snowbirds favor the powdery sands of Negril's Seven Mile Beach or Montego Bay's Doctor's Cave Beach.