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5 Best Caribbean Islands To Visit In July 2024 (No Seaweed & No Hurricanes)

Summer vacation is a tradition that many people rely on for their annual chance to relax in the sun. After a full year of hard work, you deserve a little fun! If your vacation is set for July 2024, no doubt you are looking for the perfect place to set up your beach chair, umbrella, and icy drink with a tiny umbrella of it’s own. 

You know that you want to escape to a balmy Caribbean Island. However, as an experienced (or well-researched) vacationer, you also know that choosing the right island really matters. In a year set to have half-again as many hurricanes as usual and after a few seasons of sargassum seaweed cluttering all the wrong beaches, planning ahead is the best way to make sure your vacation is the relaxing experience you deserve.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of calm, pristine Caribbean beaches where you can soak up the sun in peace and luxury. Join us as we explore the top 5 best Caribbean Islands to visit in July 2024.

What Makes a Great Caribbean Destination in July?

  • Low Risk of Hurricanes
    • The natural currents and weather patterns over the Atlantic and into the Caribbean Sea put some islands at greater or lesser risk than others. The “Hurricane Belt” tends to target islands further north in the Caribbean Sea, while southern islands tend to be safer from storms – some not having seen a major storm in over 100 years.
  • Beaches Without Sargassum Seaweed
    • Most beaches have a little seaweed on the shore. Sargassum Seaweed, however, is a variant that builds up in large piles and becomes toxic as it decays. Fortunately, it only occurs in high density in some places. These Caribbean islands are low on Sargassum so your beaches will look their best.

1) Curacao

Curacao is a picturesque Caribbean island that is part of the Leeward Antilles. This gorgeous destination has 35 beautiful white sand beaches and a vibrant coral reef for diving. The island is home to several national parks for nature explorations, plus a fantastic historic downtown rich with street art and a live music nightlife.

Curacao is also considered one of the most affordable Caribbean islands. But most importantly, it is south of the Hurricane belt and hasn’t seen a hurricane in over 130 years.

2) Aruba

Aruba is one of the premier Caribbean vacation destinations known for it’s glittering white sand beaches and crystalline tirquiose waters. The island is bejeweled with resorts, casinos, and vacation activity venues  with a vibrant selection of endless water sports. There are many opportunities for adventure as the island is riddled with natural caves, nature trails, and tide pools as well as the rich Dutch history of  Oranjestad.

Aruba also has not experienced a hurricane landfall in nearly 1.5 centuries due to it’s location below the Hurricane belt.

3) Bonaire

Bonaire is one of the lesser known Caribbean islands, making it the perfect destination for a quiet vacation of beach naps and nature walks. Bonair is known for it’s miles of unspoiled beaches, highlighting the legendary 1000 Steps Beach known for beautiful walks along the coastline. 

The coral reef of the Bonaire National Marine Park is ppritinely preserved and one of the world’s best shore diving destinations. It also features ao 14,000 acre national park on the island with rock formations, caves, and blowholes to explore. Not to mention the local population of native pink flamingos and Caribbean turtles.

Bonaire is in a uniquely sheltered location and has been historically safe from storms alongside it’s other southern sister islands.

4) San Andres

San Andres, Colombia

The seven-sea color islands San Andres and Providencia are also particularly calm and have experienced only 2 hurricanes since record-keeping began. San Andres Island offers the ideal blend of relaxing white sand beaches and an exciting Reggae night life. Evenings are filled with music and cocktails while day time adventures focus on appreciation for the pristine natural features of the island, fromthe reef to the geysers.

Unlike most of the Dutch Caribbean, San Andres is a Columbian island with a cultural blend of Creole, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, and English-Caribbean to create a truly vibrant blend that will make you feel uniquely ready to unwind.

5) Providencia

The second seven-sea color island is Providencia, an island dedicated to preserving Caribbean natural ecosystems. Visitors are welcome to explore the many conservation and national park preservation areas to delight in the wonders of unspoiled Caribbean nature. Some of the peak attractions are the Mc Bean Lagoon National Natural Park, the Sea Flower Biosphere Reserve, and the Crab Cay. 

Not to mention, of course, diving and swimming in the Sea of Seven Colors. It is said that the waters there can be seen in every possible shade of blue.

An important element of Providencia’s ecosystem preservation is that severe storms like hurricanes are rare, ensuring that both the wildlife and visitors are protected from the hurricane season.

Your ideal July 2024 Caribbean vacation awaits.

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