MissTravel.com, a travel-dating website, has released its list of the “Top 10 Tropical Resort Steals” for August—a compilation of the most-popular tropical destinations with the lowest weather risk during hurricane season.
"Hurricane Season, or lack thereof, has currently been all speculation and no action (knock on wood)," MissTravel.com says. "And according to the National Hurricane Center, only four tropical storms have formed and subsided since the onset of Hurricane Season in July."
"In the past 50 years alone, weather activity has traditionally peaked on September 10. Evidently, some budget-conscious travelers are using this weather lull to their advantage," MissTravel says.
MissTravel.com, who calls itself the world’s only destination-dating website with over 300,000 members, said it experienced 20,488 trips scheduled for August, specifically in the Caribbean.
This year’s list of “Top 10 Hurricane Season Hot Spots” based on bookings and the lowest hurricane risk:
Booking Increase: 93 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 28.20 Years
Booking Increase: 76 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 20.14 Years
3.) Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Booking Increase: 81 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 12.82 Years
4.) Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
Booking Increase: 79 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 10.85 Years
5.) Jamaica (Kingston)
Booking Increase: 82 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 9.40 Years
6.) St. Thomas
Booking Increase: 53 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 8.29 Years
Booking Increase: 48 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 7.24 Years
8.) Turks & Caicos
Booking Increase: 66 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 7.05 Years
9.) St. Maarten
Booking Increase: 72 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once every 6.41 Years
10.) Bahamas (Nassau)
Booking Increase: 47 Percent
Chance of Getting Hit: Once Every 5.64 Years
“The onset of hurricane season should be viewed as an opportunity, not a detriment to travel,” says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of MissTravel.com. “Historically, inclement weather during hurricane season peaks in September. This means August is the best time to experience tropical resorts—the prices are consistently low, the weather is still beautiful, and there is little risk for hurricanes.”