Watch the Weather Channel for more than five minutes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and you’ll be convinced a storm is bound to sweep you away by the fall. The Caribbean? Looks like a total no–go zone. But don’t fear! The so–called “hurricane belt” doesn’t include every Caribbean island destination.
You might say finding a storm–free zone is as easy as ABC: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.
According to online database hurricanecity.com, only 22 tropical storms or hurricanes have come within 60 miles of the islands between 1871 and 2011. Compare that, for example, to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, which has had 104 brushes with hurricanes and tropical storms in the same period.
In fact, throughout the summer and fall, the climate in these parts is downright pleasant. Check a climate chart for Aruba and you’ll find nearly a straight line for temperature and precipitation stretching across the entire year. Unlike other islands, which see major seasonal fluctuations, Aruba remains dry and warm all year round—monthly high temperatures never dip above or below the mid–80s.
Best of all? The area’s high season vs. off season is not dictated by weather on the ground in Aruba. Instead, prices are based on the weather back home, where travelers are coming from. When it’s cold in America, prices rise in Aruba. When it’s warm in America, prices fall. As a result you can expect nice weather whenever you go, with prices slashed by up to 50% to fill rooms.
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Curaçao, Air, 7 Nights, From $2,296—This travel deal to Curaçao gives you a full week to relax on the beach, snorkel in the crisp blue waters, and explore the island's historic capital city.
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