Many tour operators and even guide books are pretty casual about recommending best beaches in any season, reasoning that during the rainy season it only pours down for a short time. This is true, but unfortunately there are other side effects to wet season weather that can change a great beach holiday into a dismal waste of time and money. e. g.
* High winds can make seas choppy, inter-island travel and fishing trips unpleasant, snorkelling waters murky with drifting sand and windsurfing or sailing impractical for all except pros. Even swimming becomes an exercise in battling muddy blue waves rather than floating tranquilly in clear turquoise waters. Furthermore, flotsam, jetsam and seaweed blown onto shores makes even the best beaches look grubby and unattractive.
* Constant clouds ruin the sunny seaside ambience, sunbathing possibilities shrink and photos look dull and dreary.
* High humidity creates an uncomfortably damp environment in rooms that are not well air-conditioned.
* Stagnant pools of water create the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, though high winds may prevent them from flying.
* Not often but occasionally it will rain for several days at a time, and then your beach paradise is really down the tubes and your bed, book or a bar are the only solution.
So, the moral is to check the best/worst seasons before you book your expensive trip and pay attention to the information!
Check the Best Beaches calendar recommendations on the Bug’s Destination Finder, don’t risk the rainy season on the world’s best beaches unless you have no choice!