(Closed) Honeymoons & Hurricanes: Is it influencing your destination?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you honeymoon in the "hurricane belt"?
    No way, way too risky!! : (17 votes)
    46 %
    Sure, the chances of one actually hitting are slim : (20 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    This wasn’t a honeymoon, but a couple of years ago my Fiance and I were in Antigua when a hurricane hit.  It took about a day or two for the resort to get back on track but the resort staff were very accomodating.  What I thought was funny is a lot of guests rolled up their sleeves and helped with the cleaning (a lot of the resort staff could not get to work because roads were closed), and it was really fun hanging out with all of the guests.  I think we all realized the quicker the resort is cleaned, the quicker we could get our vacation back.  The resort also kept the open bar stocked throughout, so that may have helped a bit πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, as experienced as I am with hurricanes, I’m not sure I would take the chance again unless the deal on the trip was very good.  I’m more worried about being delayed in returning home and having to take more time off work; I work at a small office and we really have to plan ahead with vacations.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We thought about letting it deter us but we figured we’d just purchase insurance for the trip & stop stressin it! We are traveling to Isla Mujeres, off the coast of Cancun, in early to mid July. We both felt a little better knowing it was right at the beginning of the season and historically not much happens then & even if it did the odds of it hitting Cancun are pretty low… My fiance lived in Florida for a while though so I suspect that was the reason he wasn’t too concerned. 

    Also, due to our location Mexico was the cheapest option for us. We looked into Hawaii due to hurricane fears but it just wasn’t priced as well or as convenient.  

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We did consider hurricane season and we moved our date to JULY 20th. Just a hair outside of hurricane season, and I feel better about it. Of course, it’s the hottest month of the year down there, but whatever – we’ll have fans and drinks at the wedding ceremony. (We’re getting married in St. Thomas).

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We considered honeymooning in the Caribbean because we both love it there, but we didn’t want to deal with a potential hurricane. The places we were considering are little out islands with limited transportation options and issues with electricity even on good days. I didn’t want to spend part or all of my honeymoon without air conditioning, drinking water problems, and possibly being temporarily trapped in paradise (though that part doesn’t sound horrible, ha).

     

    @elletiger:  Just FYI, Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 – October 31. I believe Pacific hurricane season is the same (for others reading this thread). I don’t know if that matters, but I wouldn’t want the two of you to forgo traveler’s insurance.

     

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We looked into Hurricane Season when picking our wedding date.  I definitely wanted fall, so we went with November 2nd.  It’s just out of Hurricane Season and I have been to the Caribbean this time of year before and it was so beautiful and not nearly as humid as the summer.

    We’re going to Secrets Maroma Beach in Cancun Mexico.  So excited!!!  I actually need a vacation so bad I may be more excited for the honeymoon than the wedding!!!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    will definitely do that!

     

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    @idolina:  Even if there isn’t a hurricane, the weather can still be crappy during hurricane season. I personally wouldn’t risk traveling to the Caribbean during that time. We are waiting until rainy/hurricane season is over for our weddingmoon.

    I’ve heard Aruba has never had a hurricane before, so you could always consider there πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The chances of a hurricane may be slim, but hurricane season is also the hot, humid, rainy, buggy season. The Caribbean’s not a super-nice place to be that time of year even if there is no major storm.

    If you really want a beach honeymoon, maybe Hawaii – it’s a little hotter that time of year, but not miserable.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our honeymoon is Sept 14.. so definitely still hurricane season. We are staying at a resort about 20 min south of Cancun. We figured our chances were lower there vs jamaica or the bahamas. We did travel insurance though just in case! We would’ve loved Hawaii, but it just wasn’t in our price range.

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