Should you base your honeymoon around hurricane season?

aruba signMy Vacation Lady has heard that September and October is the new June for weddings which would then mean that those months are going to be very busy honeymoon months.  2013 is proving that to be true.  We have lots and lots of honeymoons booked for September and October and many of these honeymooners are going to destinations that might be considered “in the hurricane belt”.

During the months of September and October, My Vacation Lady’s honeymooners are traveling to:

  1. the Riviera Maya and Cancun
  2. Hawaii
  3. Jamaica
  4. Fiji
  5. St Lucia
  6. Barbados
  7. Spain
  8. The Cook Islands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Tahiti

Let’s talk about where you might go to avoid hurricanes:

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are out of the hurricane zone.

Saint Lucia. Barbardos, the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago typically have a lower chance of being hit by a hurricane.  So does Hawaii, Europe and the Azores.

But lets say that your honeymoon dream is the Riviera Maya or Jamaica or the Dominican Republic.  Should you go else where for your honeymoon?  OR if you decide to go to your dream honeymoon destination, how can you protect yourself in case of a hurricane?

First, check out this blog on where to find the best weather for the months you will be honeymooning.

Second, consider travel insurance to protect your honeymoon investment.  There are a number of different types of travel insurance that can help you if a hurricane is predicted to come or if you are stuck in a hurricane.  My Vacation Lady can offer many different options from cancel for any reason (on select packages) to ones that will allow you to cancel if your flight is cancelled due to a hurricane (time restrictions may apply) to those that will offer coverage in case you are delayed in returning due to a storm.

Third, if you are very concerned about hurricanes, and you definitely want to visit a location that gets hit pretty frequently, consider taking a mini honeymoon locally and then wait until hurricane season is over to take your dream honeymoon.  No one says that your honeymoon must be taken right after the wedding.

My Vacation Lady is the top honeymoon specialist located in New Jersey according to the brides on both Wedding Wire and the Knots’ Wedding Channel.  We take the personal approach to honeymoon planning.  Don’t you deserve the best, when it comes to your honeymoon?


About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.