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7 Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands

Yes, you can (and should) still visit these Caribbean islands during hurricane season.

People often think Caribbean islands are off-limits during hurricane season, June 1-Nov. 30. Nope. Just head south. These seven destinations offer little to no risk of Category 5’s.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Aruba

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Aruba

Located outside of the hurricane belt, Aruba is always a safe bet. Plus, the island offers refreshing trade winds, low humidity, and the most sunny days per year of any Caribbean island.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Barbados

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Barbados

Barbados, the easternmost of the West Indies, is sometimes called "Little England" for its resolutely British character. Hurricane Janet was the last storm to hit the home of Rihanna and Mount Gay Rum. The year: 1955.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago

While Trinidad is the granddaddy of all Carnival celebrations in the Caribbean, you’ll miss the crowds with a visit during hurricane season. Enjoy the quiet beaches, a beautiful rainforest and a bake and shark (fish sandwich on steroids) at Richard’s.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Bocas del Toro, Panama

Dreaming of an off-the-beaten-path, tropical escape? Put Bocas del Toro on your radar. On these undeveloped islands, eco-lodges and frequent power outages take you off the grid — literally.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Bonaire

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Bonaire

More than 55 percent of travelers to Bonaire are repeat visitors. Maybe it’s the prime snorkeling and diving available, right off the beach. Or maybe it’s the lack of Category 5’s.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Curacao

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Curacao

Visitors to the Caribbean island of Curacao come for the combination of beaches (about 40 of them) and the amenities (fine dining, sophisticated shopping, museums, a casino-driven nightlife) of a cosmopolitan capital. Don’t leave the island without riding one of the bipedal fowl at the Curacao Ostrich Farm. Insider tip: Buy it dinner first.

Hurricane-free Caribbean Islands: Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island, Venezuela

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Margarita Island, Venezuela

Just 25 miles offshore of mainland Venezuela, Margarita Island is easily accessible by air or ferry. We recommend a horseback ride out to Macanao peninsula ... through the water.

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