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There really are no “seasons” in Martinique, because temperatures change only about 5 degrees from summer to winter. However, there is definitely an artificially created tourist season. The vast majority of tourists escape to Martinique during the winter to enjoy 80-degree temperatures, warm tropical waters and Caribbean hospitality. These are the months the hotels pull out all the stops: from December to April, you and your fellow sun-seekers can expect to be pampered.
However, you'll have to pay top dollar for the true tropical experience. Prices can be exorbitant during the winter, a direct result of all the celebrities and socialites who have made Martinique their winter playground. To save money on accommodations and airfare, try visiting May through August; it will be hot, but the trade winds ensure that it won't be boiling. It does tend to rain in Martinique year-round, but as the showers are neither cold nor heavy, you should be fine with an umbrella.
Summer and fall are considered to be hurricane seasons in the Caribbean. Hurricanes are rare but potentially devastating; it’s a good idea to check the Hurricane Watch Net if you plan on visiting during any of these months. For general weather conditions, use the National Weather Service’s information on Le Lamentin, Martinique.