Many parts of the Caribbean are still trying to recover after Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on them in 2017. Puerto Rico has made the news in recent months after it was revealed that 50% of the island was still without electricity. Other islands in the region were also greatly damaged, while more than a few were left practically unscathed. If you thought this was the worst time to book a tropical vacation, you’ll probably be happy to hear that at least 70% of the Caribbean wasn’t damaged by the hurricanes, and these island nations are eagerly waiting for tourists to help stimulate the economy.
Since hurricane season officially ends on November 30, it’s about time you start planning your winter getaway, don’t you think? Here are 10 Caribbean islands that had minimal damage and are open for business.
There was absolute devastation when Hurricane Irma hit Antigua and Burbuda. Since Aruba was lucky enough to be outside of her path, the Caribbean island was one of the first to send Dutch navy ships from its ports to help out Irma’s victims. Since it’s located south of the hurricane belt, it’s usually a safe destination to visit during the hurricane season and beyond. The last time the island was hit by a hurricane was back in 2007 when the Category 2 Hurricane Felix left behind minor damage.
Those who travel to this island off the coast of Venezuela can expect year-round gorgeous weather, white sand beaches, and a host of friendly natives.