Making the Most of Your Caribbean Vacation During Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Approaches Caribbean

Hurricane season in the Caribbean starts in June 1 through November 30. Most major hurricane happens between August and October with its peak season usually in September. The good thing about this is that the prices are relatively lower for the Caribbean beach resorts during this time. You will also have most of the resort for yourself as the beach is less crowded. So, if you want to savor the moment on your own or enjoy the lowest prices, you can go to the Caribbean during hurricane season. The question is, how can you make the most out of your vacation?

Purchase Travel Insurance

You must secure yourself trip cancellation insurance before the hurricane season; otherwise, it will be considered a pre-existing condition. Hence, make sure to buy yourself insurance the same day you are booking your trip. Most of these policies cover a trip being disrupted because of a storm when you are forced to alter your date of travel. Some travellers have to leave early or arrive late for the trip but you will be refunded only during the affected days until the resort resumes its operations. Always read the terms of your policy to ensure that you know what they will reimburse.

Choose Your Location Wisely

When going for a Caribbean vacation during hurricane season, it is best to choose the further south destinations. For instance, you can go to Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and Barbados including the islands located below them. However, hurricanes are unpredictable so you still have to be cautious when planning your trip.

Plan on a Cruise

The upside about cruises is that they can basically sail around the worst storms. Today’s ships are built extraordinarily and are safe with advanced weather tracking available. Bad weather is something they can avoid. The only disadvantage is that cruise lines always have the call to reschedule the port calls and they can easily change their itineraries for weather-related reasons. Therefore, there are still chances that you can’t go to places you wish to go.

Recently, major beach resorts and chains have started giving out a ‘hurricane guarantee’ that offers their guests a money-back for the days you lost due to bad weather. For instance, they can refund your money during unlikely event when hurricane force directly hits the resorts where in you are guest, stopping you from using all the included activities. They will offer you a free vacation in return.

If you get caught by a hurricane in the middle of your vacation in the Caribbean, try to make the most out of it. As long there is no danger imposed, you can relax indoors and focus on other activities that don’t have to be interrupted by forces of nature.