Cheapest times to travel to the Caribbean and Mexico.
Don't have a ton of money in your travel account? Really want to go to a tropical destination but don't want to break the bank? Then you want to travel during what we in the industry call the "low season". The low season in the Caribbean typically spans from Mid April to Mid December. Prices drop significantly during this time of the year, compared to one of the most expensive traveling periods, Christmas. There is, however, a reason for this price drop. June 1 to November 30 is officially hurricane season. Could you maybe get stuck on an island in a storm? Possibly. However, you could also get some absolutely beautiful weather during this time as well.
If you use some of these tips you could land yourself a sunny, discounted vacation! Try to head to the Southern Caribbean; so destinations like Grenada, Panama, Costa Rica, Aruba, and Curacao. Try to stay away from the Gulf of Mexico during June and July. August and September tend to be more stormy in locations like the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Maarten, Caymen Islands, and St. Lucia. If you take a look at this from a mathematical standpoint, the chances of you getting caught in a hurricane during September, the stormiest month, is only about 8%. That's if you're in the Caribbean for a month. If your vacation only lasts for a week, the chances drop even lower, to 2%.
Another thing to think about is to take a cruise during these months. Cruise ships have impressive on board weather-monitoring technology that helps them track the storms and stay in front of them, or reroute the ships to a different port with better weather.
So break open that piggy bank and get ready to have Elegant Elephant Travel plan your next vacation!