The Caribbean, India’s Golden Triangle, safari in southern Africa and other holiday favourites – The Times

Posted: October 20, 2019 at 9:58 pm

We reveal the sweet spots when the weathers decent, the costs are low and the crowds nonexistent

Low season is for losers, right? Not quite. The marked increase in overtourism has prompted the thoughtful traveller to question priorities and reappraise the notion of seasonality. None of us wants to be part of the herd, after all. But nor do we wish to be stuck in monsoon misery, with only shuttered restaurants for company. Which brings me to secret season: that strange time of the year when discounted prices coincide with decent weather and reduced visitor numbers. All offer great value for money and that most coveted travel quality: room to breathe.

Caribbean in summer

The word hurricane puts people off, but the truth is a little more nuanced. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, but data from the US

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