Where to go in Sep-Nov

Feb 1st, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Where to go in Sep-Nov

So I was just speaking to a travel agent because I would realllllyyyy love to go to the Caribbean somewhere in Sept, Oct or Nov for like 2 weeks my choices would be Hawaii, Cayman Island, Bermuda, Bahamas, Aruba, Cancun, Cuba or Barbados. But I would like to know if it really is shitty weather with hurricanes and rain during this period and if so where do you suggests works for this time? I want beautiful beach and a good night life
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Feb 1st, 2012, 12:19 PM
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No one can guarantee the weather any time of the year. While the official hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, September & October are peak times for hurricanes, November less so but there's no way to predict if a major storm will come anywhere near any of those destinations the 2 weeks you will be traveling. If no storms are present the weather can be very nice. FYI - you indicated a desire to visit the Caribbean but listed Hawaii as a possibility - that island is in the Pacific not the Caribbean but I'm sure you knew that. It is, however, exposed to hurricanes during the same time period as the islands in the Caribbean.

The later you go in the year and the further south you go the better the odds will be you won't encounter a storm.

Also, Bermuda and the northern Bahamas can be cool during November and the latter part of October so that might limit your choices.

Barbados is fairly far east in the Caribbean and is often "missed" by most hurricanes. Aruba is quite far south and is considered "out of the hurricane belt" - while this is a bit of an oversimplification it is a destination where hurricanes are rare. Of those two places Aruba has the most nightlife.
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Feb 1st, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I always go to Hawaii Kohala Coast in the fall less than 1inch per month priceline.com for me last princeresortshawaii.com air car hotel $1K
konaweb.com stayhawaii.com
Go for that if you can but
Aruba Hyatt out of the storm belt or Cabo best bet closer.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 10:04 AM
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I have lived in Miami my entire life and Hurricanes are always an extremely unpredictable occurrence between the months of June and November. We have gone through seasons where no storm comes through and some where it is non stop.
Hopefully this year will be low-key like last year.
As for places to stay, I have traveled to the Bahamas dozens of times by boat and plane because it is just a couple hours away from Miami but I do highly recommend staying at Old Bahama Bay. It is a very nice resort and has great restaurants and activities.
While I'm there I spend my days kayaking, snorkeling and I am training for my scuba diving certification!
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Feb 10th, 2012, 05:11 PM
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At that time of year your chances of avoiding a hurricane are much better in Hawaii. We chose Aruba in Nov 2010 because we had always heard it isn't affected by hurricanes but that was not the case for us and it rained every day, sometimes for the better part of the day. OTOH I've been to Hawaii in Sept a couple of times and I'm going again this year. The weather in Sept has always been great.

So if you must travel at that time of year then I suggest Hawaii.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 02:35 AM
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@ RoamsAround: Thank you for your tips and yes I know Hawaii is not actually in the Caribbean 

And also thanks to everyone else for the tips! 

Ok so now I have managed to take off in Dec from 8-25 and since I am travelling all the way from Europe Hawaii is the farthest option and most expensive for me but I would still love to go there

So my new question is how would you compare Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Island and Hawaii in terms of the beaches and the night life (or in general things to do for a young couple) during the period mentioned?

Thank you all for the comments
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Feb 15th, 2012, 02:37 AM
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@ RoamsAround: Thank you for your tips and yes I know Hawaii is not actually in the Caribbean 

And also thanks to everyone else for the tips! 

Ok so now I have managed to take off in Dec from 8-25 and since I am travelling all the way from Europe Hawaii is the farthest option and most expensive for me but I would still love to go there

So my new question is how would you compare Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Island and Hawaii in terms of the beaches and the night life (or in general things to do for a young couple) during the period mentioned?

Thank you all for the comments
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Feb 15th, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Bermuda is well above the tropic line and they do have a winter so I'm not sure I would go in December. I'm not saying it's very cold but not exactly warm year round. Please see the weather stats below.

http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/w...a&units=metric

Aruba would be a good bet for night life and it is warm anytime of year.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 05:45 AM
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I have never been to Bermuda, but have been to the Grand Cayman, Hawaii and the Bahamas. In terms of beaches and nightlife of those, Grand Cayman hands down.

But,I have to agree that Aruba would probably have everything your looking for.
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