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dvdtalk Jun 13th, 2010 06:59 AM

Which island is best that is not affected much by Hurriances, good for kids
We have been to Grand Cayman and it was great as well as USVI, Aruba, etc... I am also interested to know of rain frequency on these places like Grand Cayman, Negril. Thanks

blamona Jun 13th, 2010 09:32 AM

While some statiscally get hit more than others, ALL of them have a chance to be hit.

Some will tell you Aruba, etc, is out of the hurricane belt, it is not.

This year seems rainier than usual already, including the islands known for generally being dry.

You can check out for each island's past history, and history of hurricanes.

My best advice? Go where you want to go, but get travel insurance. In general, you usually have 5-7 days before the hurricanes hit (a rare occassional hurricane has drummed up quickly, but usually you have days of warning.)

As for rain, in general again, the flat scrubby islands tend to not get as much rain as the hilly islands, or tends to pass quickly and not have days of washout.

unfortunaitely the weathermen are wrong in VA, so Caribbean tends to be less able to forcast-can only tell you what's passed. I've traveled to many islands all the months and had bad weather, but most of the time had the most terrific incredible weather.

Wish I could predict it--I'd make a living off of it! ;-)

RoamsAround Jun 13th, 2010 05:31 PM

You can also find lots of data showing the frequency of hurricanes striking a particular island by using the "Climatology" link at

Rosa23 Jun 14th, 2010 02:17 PM

We like Curacao. Pretty island.

Carrybean Jun 14th, 2010 03:03 PM

This could be a bad year for hurricanes due to a very hot winter which kept the water warm. Warm water early on can spell lots of hurricane activity so wherever you go, take out trip insurance.

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