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10 Must Visit Hurricane-Free Caribbean Islands”

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Hurricanes are a real threat to the Caribbean, especially in the summer months between June and November. If you’re looking to visit a Caribbean island but aren’t interested in the risk of getting caught in the path of a hurricane, these 10 islands should fit the bill nicely!

Each of these islands enjoys year-round sunshine and warm weather but experience very few, if any, hurricanes. The lack of hurricanes makes these islands ideal for travelers looking to get away from it all and enjoy carefree tropical vacations.

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10. Bonaire

Bonaire is located in Northern South America and has a population of about 22,000 people. Bonaire’s safety is derived from its location; it is surrounded by deep waters, which makes it less of a target for storm activity.

Tourists enjoy Bonaire because of its volcanic landscapes and wildlife, which include flamingos, pelicans and sea turtles. Also accessible from Bonaire are Klein Bonaire (also known as Little Bonaire) and Curacao.

The airport on Bonaire has nonstop flights to Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia (ATL), Miami International Airport in Miami (MIA) and Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City (SLC).

9. Dominica

Dominica is a small island nation with few natural disasters. Even though it lies in a hurricane alley, Dominica has very little risk of hurricanes, as well as volcanoes and earthquakes.

The coastline is composed mainly of coral reefs, so tsunamis are not a huge threat to Dominica either.

The low crime rate and English-speaking populace also make Dominica an appealing place to live and raise a family.

8. Barbados

The sun shines nearly every day in Barbados, making it a popular destination among people who want to kick back and relax. Water sports are a particularly common pastime on Barbados, with many visitors enjoying sailing, windsurfing and other aquatic activities.

Beaches also abound around Barbados; seven of them have earned a coveted place on Condé Nast Traveler’s World’s Best Beaches list. Two of those seven—Cottage and Crane—are protected by coral reefs that make them less susceptible to storm damage than many Caribbean islands.

However, storms can happen, so be sure to check weather forecasts before you visit Barbados during hurricane season (June 1 through Nov. 30).

7. Sint Maarten

While Sint Maarten is vulnerable to hurricanes, it lies north of a protective barrier. It’s one of only two Dutch-owned islands in the region (Curacao being the other) and tends to get fewer hurricanes than other islands in The Netherlands Antilles.

Its capital, Philipsburg, has been described as Disneyland on steroids and offers well-preserved colonial architecture with stunning views of surrounding mountains. Popular beaches here include Maho Beach and Oyster Pond, both located near Philipsburg.

If you’re looking for more adventure during your vacation, check out nearby attractions like Dune 45 and Le Galion casino in Simpson Bay or explore wilderness areas such as Boven National Park or Juliana Beach where there are hiking trails through nature reserves.

6. Curacao

A Curacao beach photo will make you believe in life after hurricanes. The Dutch Caribbean island has a population of 150,000 and an area of 170 square miles. Though Curacao is considered a high-risk hurricane zone, its location has made it relatively safe from major hurricanes since 1960.

In other words, your chance of being hit by a hurricane while on Curacao is 0 percent. That said, as we’ve seen with Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, even faraway islands aren’t immune to devastating storms when they reach tropical storm or hurricane strength.

So even if you choose to vacation here during hurricane season — which runs from June 1 through November 30 — be sure to do everything possible to stay safe if a storm approaches.

5. Jamaica

Jamaica is a major tourist destination in the Caribbean. Many travelers visit Jamaica for its beaches, waterfalls, and pristine rainforests. Jamaica is one of just a few islands with an official tropical rainforest climate.

The beautiful beaches are lined with palm trees and strewn with seashells, which are formed from limestone from undersea volcanoes.

However, Jamaica isn’t hurricane-free; hurricanes have hit several times during recorded history. The most recent hurricane was Category 1 Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015.

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4. Aruba

Aruba is a small, low-lying island in the southern Caribbean. Located north of Venezuela and south of Bonaire, it’s a popular winter destination for Canadians looking to escape snow and cold weather.

In addition to being mostly hurricane free, Aruba is extremely safe—violent crime rates are practically non-existent. The best way to explore Aruba is with a scooter, which you can rent all over Oranjestad and spend your time exploring what most people miss: nature, some of which is protected by UNESCO World Heritage status.

Aruba also offers plenty of luxury resorts if that’s more your speed; try Divi Little Bay Beach Resort or Blauwberg Beach Club on Palm Beach.

3. Bermuda

Bermuda is arguably one of the safest destinations in all of North America, let alone its gorgeous surroundings. This low-lying archipelago lies 400 miles off shore from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and features an epic collection of beaches and coral reefs.

This Emerald Isle may not be as tropical as some other islands on our list but Bermuda features a tropical climate with warm temperatures year round thanks to its location near The Gulf Stream.

What’s more, it’s home to spectacular beaches and many offer amenities including water sports like diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and parasailing.

2. Cayman Islands

With a population of around 56,000, Cayman is an idyllic place to spend your days on white sand beaches or learning to scuba dive. With no hurricanes at all in 2017, it’s a good place to get away from tropical storms as well.

It has four islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac as well as Cayman Trench. The islands are perfect for exploring nature in addition to miles of sandy beaches along with steep mountains and forests.

Besides sunny days that bring about temperatures hovering around 80 degrees year round, residents enjoy water sports like snorkeling and deep sea fishing in addition to tennis courts and golf courses nearby.

1. Bahamas

The Bahamas are considered one of the lowest hurricane risk areas on Earth. This isn’t to say that tropical storms and hurricanes don’t happen—because they do, frequently—but if you’re looking for a safe place to vacation or relocate, The Bahamas should be at or near top of your list.

Water temperatures average between 75 and 80 degrees year round, with air temperatures ranging from 70 to 90 degrees depending on where you are in The Bahamas.

In most parts of The Bahamas, it only rains during rain season (July through October), making summertime weather ideal for water sports and exploration along golden shores.

As said in the beginning each of these islands enjoys year-round sunshine and warm weather but experience very few, if any, hurricanes. The lack of hurricanes makes these islands ideal for travelers looking to get away from it all and enjoy carefree tropical vacations.

Anyone of these locations would make for the perfect getaway for any occasion, whether it be honeymoon or just to get away. Consider one of these paradise locations for your next adventure,

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