The Essentials

What You Should Know About Travel During Hurricane Season

We’re now in the middle of hurricane season in the Atlantic — and that also includes Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Florida.


It’s no surprise that it’s also the season that resorts in these destinations drop their prices as much as 60% over high season rates.


But before booking the discounted resort, ask about travel insurance that covers weather (Remember, you must buy the insurance before a storm is officially named).


Then, speak with the resort or hotel directly. A number of them, including Club Med and the Atlantis in the Bahamas, offer a hurricane protection policy that will allow you to rebook without penalty or give you a future credit.


The only intangible is the airlines. But a growing number will also offer travel waivers once a storm is named, although some will charge a change fee.