Best Beach Destinations to Visit During Hurricane Season

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While hurricane season varies from year to year, this particular hurricane season has been overwhelmingly devastating, especially for islands in the Caribbean. I'm not a meteorologist so I won't go into super detailed specifics about how hurricanes are formed, etc., but typically the Atlantic hurricane season is from June to November, with September being one of the most active months for hurricane-like weather.

The Caribbean is very popular to travel to during hurricane season mainly because its the end of summer vacation and prices are typically cheaper. But because you never really know what hurricane season will be like when you plan ahead, here are some alternative beach destinations that will allow you to still get your beach fix without the increased threat of damaging weather.


Aruba is high on the list because while it is still a Caribbean island, it sits at the southern edge of the hurricane belt allowing the island to dodge most storms and hurricanes that roll through. The water is warm most of the time and the beaches are BEAUTIFUL. 

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Riu Palace Aruba


Costa Rica

Like Aruba, Costa Rica is also situated below the hurricane belt. While there is a rainy season, the country tends to dodge major storms and hurricanes. Guanacaste in particular has a desert-like climate year round, nice beaches and tons of areas to explore.

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Riu Palace Costa Rica



Barbados is a beautiful island with long coastlines and tons to do. Though located in the Caribbean, its eastern position means that it normally escapes direct hits. 

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Spain - Majorca and Ibiza

If you don't mind traveling a bit farther, Spain is a great destination to travel to at the end of August/Early September. The summer break crowds are gone and the temperature is still warm enough for you to get plenty of beach time.

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Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza



Beyond popular Waikiki, the island of Oahu is full of adventure and tons of beautiful beaches to explore. While chances of rain increase as it gets closer to the winter months, Honolulu is a great place to visit during the most active months of hurricane season.

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Turtle Bay Resort


Hilton Hawaiian Village


If you do plan to travel to the Caribbean during Hurricane Season, it's always important to make sure you know the cancellation policies for your airline and resort, and when in doubt, purchase travel insurance!

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