For most people the leaves changing color from green to bright reds, oranges, and yellows represents the start of fall, but for millions of American and Canadian tourists this represents the start of vacation season. Many of which have a favorite warm weather destinations they migrate to every year.
Last week Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean leaving a trail of destruction and creating uncertainty for those looking for some fun in the sun.
Several of the worst hit areas are amongst the most popular vacation destinations – Cuba, St. Maarten, The Bahamas, and Florida and even though many hotels and resorts in these areas are confirmed to be operational it will more than likely take several months before the damage left by Hurricane Irma has been fully amended.
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For those looking for alternate vacation destinations post Hurricane Irma and are itching to book now, reflect on these alternative hot spots.
With three popular vacation destinations: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril – Jamaica offers a plethora of options that will satisfy the needs of virtually any traveller. If you are just looking to sit poolside and sip on your favorite cocktail as staff beckon to your every calling or if you are looking to explore the island from mountains, to waterfalls, to the sea you can do it all on this sun soaked island.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Los Cabos is a great alternative to more popular Mexican destinations. Known for its stunning landscapes and dry dessert climate every travel should experience what this southern Baja Peninsula sunny destination has to offer. From world class golf courses to deep sea marlin fishing your day will be filled with adventure and excitement.
Cruise ships range from super luxurious to more affordable family friendly selections that offer all the staples of a relaxing vacation getaway.
If you haven’t taken a cruise before there a plenty of activities available on board to meet the needs of any traveler. As well the opportunity to see many different destinations in the Caribbean. As the cruise ship docks on local islands you have the choice to explore and take in the local culture (and possible inject some much needed tourism dollars into a recovering tourism dependent region), or just unwind and enjoy the amenities the ship has to offer.
Perhaps you can take this opportunity for a complete change of pace and enjoy the North West. Both British Columbia and Alaska have thousands of tourists visiting their nature rich regions at this time of year. With plenty of luxury hotels, and lodges booking up fast this could be an experience of a life time. If you are looking to be one with nature you can take in bear viewings, follow the Caribou on their autumn migration, and enjoy kayaking, and hiking. If you are looking for a little pampering there are an abundance of spas that will make you feel like royalty.
With all the options available for you post Hurricane Irma, don’t let it deter you from enjoying your vacation this fall/winter and don’t be afraid to try what could be your new favorite vacation destination.
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