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Summer in The Caribbean

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#1 CorinneMurphy

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    Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:43 AM

    Hello All,
    I am truly interested in why the summer months of July through early September are not considered to be hot months for travel and DW's. My personal experience has been great weather, less crowded and less humidity (I am from the North East). Also, this is when most people take their vacations. So please explain. Thanks Corinne
    Corinne Murphy
    The Sign of the Dove Villa St Thomas USVI


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      Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

      I'm thinking a little something called hurricane season. A major catastrophe doesn't always happen, but when planning an important event like a wedding or big vacation the potential for a storm can be a deterrent and not worth the risk.

      Do you not get many guests at your villa during that time of year?

      #3 lambert13

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        Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:58 PM

        less crowded
        Because people are afraid of the possibility of 130MPH wind

        less humidity
        Than the desert yes. Less humidity than the Caribbean in the spring? No way.

        But, I am a fan of traveling in June or early July and have even gone in October. We even had our wedding on July 4th which is technically Hurricane season in Mexico. I never would have agreed to doing our wedding even a month later. I am just too paranoid.

        #4 LisaW

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          Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:59 PM

          Agreed! Defintiely due to hurricane season.

          #5 Kristy!


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            Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:16 PM

            It's considered the rainy season, so even if you don't get hurricanes, it tends to rain more.

            #6 Alyssa

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              Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:11 PM


              we were going to have our wedding on St. John but decided September 5th was too risky so off to Hawaii!

              #7 Kat81

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                Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:52 PM

                I'm having my wedding in Septemeber. It is hurricane season BUT the likeliness of it is very slim.

                #8 CorinneMurphy

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                  Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:53 PM

                  Thank you all for your thoughts and comments. It seems that many of my guests and now this forum, can really give me more insight into the world of travel and its established patterns.
                  Last August and September I had many bookings. And I too thought, I would never book in August and September because of the potential threat of Hurricanes. Which never did happen. And the biggest storm last year in the Caribbean was Olga and it did not happen until December.
                  I guess you have to weigh the differences. For just a quick trip to the Caribbean that can be cancelled and refunded with travel insurance, it may make sense to take advantage of the special rates. But a DW...all the planning...As one of you put it...you can not take the chance. Thanks again!
                  Corinne Murphy
                  The Sign of the Dove Villa St Thomas USVI


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