What You Should Know When Booking A Vacation During Hurricane Season


What You Should Know When Booking A Vacation During Hurricane Season

When is hurricane season?

Hurricane Season for the Atlantic Basin (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico) is scheduled from June 1 to Nov. 30th every year, but storms can occur before or after this window, however it is rare.  The peak hurricane season is around Sept. 10th with the strongest of storms peaking that this time of year, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

What are great hurricane tracking resources?

  • Check the weather forecast on multiple channels. A go-to site for locals is www.spaghettimodels.com and is a fantastic resource for combining many different charts, graphs and models so you can make an informed decision.
  • You can also check with your favorite go-to weather app.
  • Always check NOAA for the most scientific and up-to-date information.

Know your cancellation policy

  • Every rental agency and booking engine has different policies when it comes to cancellations and rescheduling. Be sure to ask before you book so you can make a well-informed decision.

Purchase Travel Insurance

  • We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance during any vacation at any time. We love the peace of mind it provides, knowing you and your loved ones are covered.  Vacations are an investment, and we want to make sure your investment and your dreams of a perfect vacation stay protected.  Here at Resort Rentals, we have partnered with Red Sky Travel Insurance and the Sun Trip Preserver Plan.  Here is a list of what you will receive for coverage:

Sun Trip Preserver:

  • Up to $100,000 reimbursement for rental costs
  • $200 per day ($750 maximum) for expenses related to trip delay such as hotel accommodations
  • Up to $25,000 medical expense coverage
  • $1000 baggage delay coverage

Sun Trip Preserver covers trip cancellation or interruption due to:

  • A named hurricane or other natural disaster
  • Uninhabitability of the destination vacation home caused by a natural disaster.
  • Uninhabitability of your primary residence or your traveling companion’s primary residence caused by natural disaster.
  • Sickness, injury or death of you, a family member, a traveling companion or a service animal

Sun Trip Preserver also provides:

  • Worldwide emergency assistance service
  • Emergency roadside assistance service

For specific coverage regarding Covid-19 and to add travel insurance to your reservation, please go to https://www.trippreserver.com/products/sun-trip-preserver/ or call the Redsky Specialists directly at 1-866-889-749.

Lastly, vacationing during hurricane season is still loads of fun!  During hurricane season, there are still many festivals, events, sporting events and eco-friendly activities to experience around the St.Pete/Clearwater area!

Speaking of sports, Babe Ruth is quoted as saying, “Don’t let the fear of striking out get in your way.” We all fear the potential for “wind activity” to ruin our best made plans.  Although we can’t predict nor control the weather, we can control our decisions to make lifetime memories together in special places, while knowing we are protected in the event something does arise.

So, what are you waiting for?  Start your vacation planning and live out your vacation dreams!  Resort Rentals has over 200 units to choose from right on the beach!  Head over to our property search to find your perfect getaway!

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