Peak Season & Off Season in The Caribbean Explained
Be honest, you've contacted your travel professional and requested an all-inclusive during peak season for two at a 4-5 star hotel to Antigua for $2000. You know you're guilty of this carnage. And while we travel professionals put up with much, it's time you understand a basic rule. When are the peak & off seasons, or high & low seasons in the Caribbean? Have you ever wondered WHY that hotel is priced? Remember this: -
- Peak Season or high season is the time between Mid-December to Mid-April. This is the season where hotels charge their highest rates. This is also usually the driest time and the most miserable time in North America/Canada. (now, not to say that you may find that awesome deal, but typically, you will spend more during this time)
- Off Season or low season is the time between Mid-April to Mid-December, one big summer sale! Online travel agencies are driving you crazy with all of those amazing deals and offers.
The Caribbean does have one iddy-biddy problem, hurricane season, which officially is from June 1 to November 30. Due your diligence when booking, and remain informed.
Now that you know this bit of information, be kind to your travel professional the next time you request:
- A Caribbean destination
- During peak season
- 4-5 star accommodations
- $2000 for two adults with taxes included
NOT GONNA HAPPEN!
Now that you understand, let's be kind to our travel professionals ok! And know that if you want the 4-5 star hotel with the all-inclusive perks, you're gonna have to dig deeper, just a little-iddby-bit more :).
Happy Travels :)