When is hurricane season in the Caribbean?

Hurricane season Caribbean

Before booking your luxury vacation it’s always best to check the weather conditions, particularly when it comes to the hurricane season in the Caribbean. Windswept beaches are all very good, but hurricane winds of 111 mph+ are something else entirely!

With 17 named tropical storms predicted for 2021 alone (Colorado University), knowing more about the hurricane season has never been more important!

How long is the hurricane season in the Caribbean?

The official hurricane season is from 1 June through 30 November, but it has been known for hurricanes to strike in the western Caribbean as early as May. Hurricanes are widespread in the region by August and September, before peaking in the months of September and October. If you are drawn to the cheaper season rates of the Caribbean, it’s always best to ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Knowing the hurricane season in the Caribbean is crucial when looking to stay
This chart shows the average number of tropical storms and hurricanes by month. © 2021 Scott S. Bateman

The Caribbean Islands not in the hurricane belt

If June – November is your preferred travel time, why not pick a beautiful Caribbean Island outside of harm’s way? Choosing to stay on a Caribbean Island outside of the hurricane belt will give you extra peace-of-mind when booking your dream vacation this summer/autumn. The southern Caribbean Islands or Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba in particular are safe bets, plus there are other low-risk Islands you may want to consider.

  • Curacao
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Barbados
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Grenada
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Providencia Island
  • San Andrés
  • The islands off Venezuela

Stay with Top Villas

Whichever Top Villas Caribbean Island you stay on, you’re guaranteed a first-class service. For the ultimate indulgence, select one of many fully staffed villas. You’ll find our Guest Experience team also on hand to help enhance your stay, with a plethora of amazing travel extras.

What’s more, we make payments a breeze. Our new Affirm credit payment option* means you can spread the cost of your vacation rental over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. Simply look out for properties with the Affirm banner.

*Subject to meeting Affirm’s credit criteria. T’s & C’s apply.

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Choosing our flex homes

Many of our Caribbean villa rentals also benefit from our new flex cancellation policy. You’ll be free to cancel within the specificed time for any reason, for a full refund. Alternatively, amend your travel dates for free.

To benefit from this extra peace-of-mind, reserve a vacation home with one of the following badges:

  • Flex 14 – Cancel for a full refund or amend your dates free of charge, up to 14 days before check in.*
  • Flex 30 – Cancel for a full refund or amend dates free of charge, up to 30 days before check in.*

*T’s & C’s apply.