Mr TTR & I are semi retired, so we travel a lot.
Atlantic Hurricane Season is actually June 1st to November 30th…
Altho the greatest number and biggest storms happen typically in the months of August – September – and October.
Even if your Island doesn’t get hit by a Hurricane, if there is one nearby (in that they are HUGE Weather Phenomena) chances are HIGH that it will effect your island too… Rain, Wind, maybe the Electricity going out etc.
Not exactly my idea of a romantic / happy time. (Less so if I am not in a 1st World Country)
As for heat…
July in the Caribbean will be HOT… HOT AS HADES as they say !!
As you are getting much closer to the Equator than say The Carolinas or Florida, and those places are pretty much unbearable come July !!
Very muggy, very humid… generally not all that pleasant.
If I was planning a Honeymoon for the Caribbean it would be for wintertime… when the area is at its best… December thru March.
Is there any way you can post pone your Honeymoon ? Or maybe look at somewhere less Humid for the timeframe you are considering… New England – or ANYWHERE in Canada is awesome in July.
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As for the Domincan Republic… well that is a whole other ball of wax…
I personally won’t be going back there anytime soon… it has HUGE Issues as a 3rd World Country (Political – Social – Economic – Safety – Drinking Water – Disease – Medical etc)
You can read more by looking at my posts in some of these previous topics here on the Honeymoon Board:
What’s In The Water = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/whats-in-the-water#axzz2lMQb9u63
All Inclusive? Help ! = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/all-inclusive-help-1#axzz2lMQb9u63
If this leads you confused or overwhelmed (I can understand that), know you can certainly post again and ask more questions.
Hope this helps,