Hi @caiteliz23: Your WBee Profile lists your Wedding Date as June 28, 2014… is that correct ?
Because Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th… not the best time to make a trip to the Caribbean (also the HOTTEST & MOST HUMID Months)
If that is the case, I’d be saving my Caribbean Getaway for the Winter Months, when it is absolute FABULOUS in the Caribbean (December thru May).
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Hurricanes are most frequent / intense usually in August, September & October… but they can & do happen in July.
They are less likely to occur if you are in the most southern Islands… so The Grenadines and below. The further south the better… the ABC Dutch Antilles Islands (Aruba – Bonaire – and Curacao rarely see Hurricanes at all)
The downside is these are also very expensive Destinations… as they are also farther away from North America (airfare costs)
The cheapest Destinations in the Caribbean are always… the countries that have the biggest issues Economically, Politically, and Socially (Health & Safety) Problems (countries that are 3rd World… or far down the 2nd World list)… so Cuba – the Dominican Republic – Jamaica – and Mexico. And honestly I would not want to be in any of these countries if a Hurricane came along (especially the DR… which along with Haiti next door and the other surrounding Islands in the Greater Antilles get hit frequently !!)
Taking shelter, getting basic needs like food & water, or medical assistance, or being evacuated are all quite problematic as a Tourist in a 2nd or 3rd World Country at the time of a disaster (trust me… THIS IS NOT THE USA / CANADA… even a small Hurricane could look like Katrina in these circumstances)
And as much as I LOVE to cruise, Hurricanes are also the reason I won’t cruise in the Summer & Fall… think bathtub water… movement at one end, still makes for problems at the other end !! Rough seas are not fun.
July is a GORGEOUS month for the greatest part of North America… and you can go pretty far on your budget.
What other options have you looked at ?
I’d be seriously considering places NORTH of the 37th Parallel Latitude… anything below that is going to be HOT for sure