Post # 1
I was surprised with a bonus (and a raise!) at work last week…completely out of the blue! My boss is impressed with how hard I’ve been working both in the office, and on my independent studies (I am working towards obtaining my securities licenses), and wanted to reward me. He is amazing, and I am so lucky to work for such a great man!
So my question is…where are your favorite vacation spots in the Caribbean? Hubby and I went to Punta Cana last year for our honeymoon…it is the only place we’ve ever been in the Caribbean. We loved it! But we would love to explore some more destinations. Our budget is about $3k. Ideally we’d like to travel either the last week in August or the first week in October for 4 or 5 nights.
Post # 2
August through October is peak hurricane season so you might want to rethink your timing for this trip. Or look at Cabo or somewhere else on the west coast of Mexico (St Regis Punta Mita, etc) where hurricanes can hit but are less likely to interrupt your vacation plans.
The best time to go to the Carribbean is really December through April/ May.
Post # 3
dgirl715 : Thanks for the tip. Ironically enough, hubby and I both went to school for meteorology so we knew our timing really isnt ideal for hurricane season. We were thinking more October especially for hurricane season factors. We may end up waiting regardless, depending on prices. If we do go during hurricane season, we will definitely get some trip insurance just in case, haha.
Post # 4
GymnastQt009 : Grand Cayman is incredible, although I believe it is one of the pricier Carribean destinations.
For more budget, I think Dominican Republic or Jamaica are your best bet. Aruba is also outside of the hurricane belt, but I’ve heard the island is pretty much a desert. I’ve never been, but Tulum, Mexico is on FI’s and mines “up next” list. 🙂
Post # 5
Aruba is amazing and doesn’t have hurricane season!
Post # 6
Aruba…hands down (& I’ve been all over the Caribbean). It is outside of the hurricane belt so you are fine going then (we’ve gone twice in September and had amazing weather). I really recommend going, you will not be disappointed!!
And congrats on the bonus & raise – that’s awesome!
Post # 7
3kgirlsmommy1 : Thank you! =D
And I’ve heard great things about Aruba…I will definitely look into it! It looks amazing! Thanks ladies =D