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

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you honeymoon in the "hurricane belt"?

    No way, way too risky!!

    Sure, the chances of one actually hitting are slim

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    just make sure you buy trip insurance! My sister went to Jamaica in October for honeymoon and although there were no hurricanes, it did rain the entire time they were there. But, you really never know (or can control) what the weather will do any time of year in any location.

     

    Post # 19
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Fox Hills Golf Club & Banquet Center

    Have you checked out Aruba, Barbados or Curacao  They are still beachy but outside the hurricane belt — we’re going to Aruba in October.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    It has definitely been a consideration for us. We’ve decided to go to Britain and Ireland. Hurricane season was one reason. Also, we’ve never been to Europe together, and as much as we love relaxing beachy vacations, we do one every winter anyway. So our honeymoon will be something different. 

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @idolina:  I’m pretty excited! I’m a history buff and both of us have ancestors from that part of the world, so it’s extra special.

    I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time! There is nothing like a tropical vacation (and the cocktails are the best!). We want a vacation home in Hawaii so bad!

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2021 - Wyckoff, NJ

    @idolina:  I would definitely do Aruba!  Fiance and I went there in October 2011 and the weather was gorgeous!  It rained all of 15 minutes the whole time and it was much drier and breezier than any other Caribbean Island we went to.

    We stayed at the Occidental Grand which is a smaller resort in the Highrise section.  I would definitely check it out or the Marriot or Riu if you like bigger, grander resorts.

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yes, it has definetely changed our plans. If another Katrina or Sandy were to hit, we would be spending the end of our honeymoon evacuating πŸ™

    Since the hubby has never been to Canada, we decided to do Niagara Falls and Toronto instead πŸ™‚

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ehh. Not too worried. We r getting married on st thomas in late Oct. My planner says if there’s a hurricane approaching most vendors will evacuate in plenty of time and if vendors bail, we get refunds. I have yet to even choose some vendors, or have contracts drawn for others we have selected. We’ve only paid a couple of deposits at this point. So I just don’t feel its too much of a concern bec my planner isn’t worried at all. She has lived on island for years and years.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee

    @idolina:  We are doing on our honeymoon during the first week of September in the Southern Carribean (St. Croix, St. Thomas, Barbados) on a cruise.

    It’s hurricane season, but from what I have read, the chances are smaller in the Southern Carribean.

    We did purchase the insurance (lik $150 total) in case something were to happen, so we would be refunded 100% and could re-book. Crossing our fingers….

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @idolina:  we are going in August for ours, to St Marten.  we will have travel ins, so if thereis a storm in the area we will cancel if need be for a later date, othe wise we are going for it.

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Wrong thread, sorry. 

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m getting married in October and we purposely only looked into Aruba for the honeymoon because it’s the height of hurricane season…Aruba is one of the safest places to go to avoid storms…But it did limit us obviously…But it wasn’t worth the chance of us having horrible weather, the beach is too important lol

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