I am getting married on August 9th, 2014. I just started a new job and found it vacation time is accrued for use in the next year, which means I wouldn't have a "regular" schedule of vacation time until 2015. Thinking I would only have 2 vacation days and 1 personal day, we figured we would just push off the honeymoon until January. This opened up a lot of options for us in the Caribbean outside of Hurricane season.
We love the look of St Lucia and it is our #1 choice in the Caribbean. We figured January would be an easy time to go, but were still a little bummed about the idea of waiting 5 months for our honeymoon.
Then I found out that I can use up to 4 days from my sick leave for "discretionary leave" every year, so there is a good chance that I can still be approved for an August honeymoon.
BUT supposedly this is the rainy season, and there is a minimal risk of hurricane impact. We definitely want to spend a lot of time outdoors exploring and a fair amount of beach time, maybe scuba also. It won't ruin the trip if we have 1 or 2 rainy days out of the week, and we can tolerate a few small short lived downpours no problem, but I'd definitely hope that most of the days would be mostly sunny.
Also, does the sea breeze hold strong in August? We don't want the heat to be intolerable, and find that this usually helps a lot when there is some humidity and temps climb past the mid 80s.
So what do you think? Would you go right after the wedding or is it really worth the wait to go after hurricane season in December/January?