Dodging Hurricanes - Grenada
We are extremely lucky to avoid being hit by hurricanes due to our location in the Caribbean.
Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, and although summer’s all but over the Caribbean’s discounted rates during shoulder-season (now, until high season starts in mid-December) are making an eleventh-hour getaway look mighty tempting. But with three full months of storm season left, you’ll want to narrow your choices to destinations to hurricane-proof destinations.
Why choose Grenada?
Almost parallel to the ABC Islands but further east, Grenada (and sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique) usually dodge storm systems, and took their last hurricane hit from Ivan in 2004.
Why go now: With average temperatures of between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit and a coast ringed by sugary sand beaches, it’s hard to come up with a reason not to visit the 133-square-mile territory known as the Spice Isle (it produces a third of the world’s nutmeg supply). And with three new non-stop JetBlue flights from JFK International Airport in New York and a new Sandals resort on the idyllic sounding Pink Gin Beach, there’s no time like the present. But whenever you visit, don’t go back home without a bar (or three) of organic local chocolate.