GrandPineapple, Antigua

Old Jul 7th, 2013, 04:28 AM
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My husb, 20 yr son, in-laws, and I are searcing for a tropic al in August. I came across, Grand Pineapple in Antigua. I"m curious of others experience here as well as my concern of this being hurricaine season.
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Old Jul 7th, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Can't comment about Grand pineapple as I've never stayed there.

Regarding August being "hurricane season" in Antigua - it's not really the most active time for storms. To put things in perspective, according to NOAA records since 1851 there have been only 17 named tropical storms/hurricanes that have affected Antigua during the month of August and all but 2 of those occurred in the latter half of the month.
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How about Aruba? It is out of the hurricane zone.
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Old Jul 8th, 2013, 05:32 AM
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I'm thinking the caribbean is in hurricane season thru Nov.
RoamsAround & OceanBreeze1, I've never been to this area. Do either of you have any suggesions?
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Although the "official" hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 the most active time for storms is between September 1 and October 15. Even at that the odds of there being a storm that affects any given island during a specific (week or so vacation) period are relatively small. For instance, the island where I live is located in the Leeward Islands - in the last 35 years we have been affected by only 14 hurricanes, 2 of which came in July, 2 came in August, 8 came in September, 1 came in October and 1 came in November.

While no Caribbean island is "hurricane free" the general rule of thumb is the further south you go the less chance there is of encountering a storm. Thus islands like Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Trinidad, Tobago are, because of their location, relatively storm free. Barbados is another island that isn't affected by storms very often because it's much further east in the Atlantic than most islands.

You can research the frequency of hurricanes for any Caribbean island at www.stormcarib.com. Use the "Climatology" link at the top left of the home page and select "Hits & Misses", scroll down and click on the island(s) you are considering. You'll be directed to a chart showing the dates for every hurricane/tropical storm that has affected that island since 1851.

While the odds of a storm striking a particular island in the Caribbean during any given period are small no one can give you any accurate predictions or guarantees. It's the risk you take traveling to the Caribbean in hurricane season.
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