Caribbean Islands NOT in the Hurricane Belt

Caribbean Islands NOT in the Hurricane Belt

People ask me all the time, “Where can I go in the Caribbean during summer time that isn’t in the hurricane belt?”

Good question! What is the hurricane belt and which Caribbean islands does it affect, and which are not in the hurricane belt?

The hurricane belt is a part of the Atlantic Ocean, which includes the northern part of the Caribbean Sea as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Other areas affected are Florida and the Florida Keys.

***The hurricane season officially kicks off June 1 through November 30, although hurricanes have hit the northern Atlantic as early as May.

The Caribbean islands not in the hurricane belt are Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and southern most islands off the coast of Venezuela– Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, Providencia Island, San Andrés.

These islands can be hit by hurricanes, although it is a rare occurrence.

Follow the old mariner’s poem:

June- too soon.
July– stand by!
August– look out you must.
September– remember.
October, all over.

If you choose to book one of these fabulous destinations during hurricane season, my #1 suggestion is: make sure you book along with your travel itinerary, some kind of hurricane insurance in the off chance you might need to cancel your trip.