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Caribbean Islands OUTSIDE of the "Hurricane Belt"?!?!

Caribbean Islands OUTSIDE of the "Hurricane Belt"?!?!

Old May 3rd, 2004, 01:18 PM
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Caribbean Islands OUTSIDE of the "Hurricane Belt"?!?!

Hi there,

So, my fiance and I have never been to the Caribbean and we would like to go this October (i.e., "Hurricane Season").

Is it true that there are some islands (besides Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao) outside of the "Hurricane Belt". Grenada???

Is it too much of a risk for a rainy or worse honeymoon?

Last question, tropical October destination without a hurricane in sight?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 01:40 PM
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Nothing is guaranteed but I am sure you know that. That being said I think the further south one goes the better the chances are. Barbados comes to mind as does Margarita island. The latter is a Venezulean property and as such requires a trip to Caracas first for customs/immigration so getting there takes a bit of time.
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You might want to look at Tobago, which hasn't had a hurricane in quite a few decades. It's a lush, friendly, beautiful (away from Crown Point), quiet island, but you will get some rain in October.
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Here's a map that shows the risk in the month of October of a hurricane or tropical storm strike:
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/ns_prob_oct.gif

Aruba and Bonaire are in the 2-4% range, Barbados 4-5%, the Bahamas stretch across the 10-14% range, southern tip of Florida is 18%.
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