Post # 1
Are you afraid of a hurricane hitting when you’re on your honeymoon? I am because my brother went to St. Lucia last Oct. for his honeymoon. Hurricane Tomas hit when he was there and it ruined his honeymoon. Therefore, for my late Sept wedding, we are honeymooning outside of the hurricane belt. Those of you who are afraid of one hitting, are you taking precautions and if so what?
Post # 3
You can buy hurricane insurance. I’m not too worried b/c my honeymoon is techinically hurricane season (June/July) but it’s rare that one hits during that time.
EDIT- During peak season (August/September) I wouldn’t go to the tropics without hurricane insurance.
Post # 4
We went to Belize in September during hurricane season. I was a bit nervous, but Belize is pretty protected from hurricanes. Our second last day there, we were hit with a tropical storm. I was pretty scared when the owner of the island told us there was a tropical storm coming and gave us the option to leave if we wanted, but kept telling us it would be fine. We decided to stay since it likely wouldn’t impact our flights, etc the next day, and honestly, I was worried for nothing. It rained a bit at night (which it always did), then it got really windy for a couple hours, big swells in the ocean, but we had lunch and a nap, and then it was all over and we went swimming. Really not such a big deal and it was actually fun to play in the wind on the beach!
Post # 5
When is hurricane season? I was planning a trip to the islands in July.
Post # 6
We went to Jamaica in August during hurricane season. We had hurricane insurance through CheapCaribbean and I wasnt too worried. It only rained one of the days that we were there for a few hours.
Post # 7
We’re cruising to Bermuda for our HM during hurricane season but we’re not too concerned. While Bermuda is technically part of the Caribbean, it’s so far north that it rarely gets hit with a hurricane (I think it’s something like once every 7-8 years). Bermuda generally gets just as much rain as the east coast does during hurricane season. I spoke with a few locals and they assured me that there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. Make sure to get insurance and you’ll be fine.
Post # 8
We got insurance but said that no matter what we would just take it as it comes. Tomas had 2 tracks… one that would affect our honeymoon… or St. Lucia… It choose St. Lucia so we were fine 🙂 Sorry about your brother though!
Post # 9
@Lindsaygooding: hurricane season is June 1 through November 30, I’d say the most active period is August and September.