A young happy couple loving the idea of a fall vacation

Why you should think about Fall in the Summer.

What are you doing reading the Funjet Insider blog? You should be out enjoying summer! But wait—as long as you’re here, let’s start talking about fall. Yes, we know you’d rather be basking in the sun than thinking about autumn. But fall’s a great time to travel, and now’s the perfect time to plan a fall vacation.

Extend your summer

Happy woman lie down on the beach

First off, the weather. Just when a chill starts creeping in at home, the heat and humidity of a tropical summer fades away, leaving Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean sunny and temperate. The rainy season in Cancun and Riviera Maya is almost over, so everything will still be green, but they’ll be less chance of getting caught in an evening rain shower. Fall sees hurricane season taper off as well.

No crowds

Man receiving a lei around his neck on the beach

Traveling in fall means you’ll also avoid the high prices of peak travel season of December through January. From Punta Cana to Hawaii, more tourists mean higher rates for flights, tours, and accommodations, and less space to spread out on the beach. (Oh, one caveat on Hawaii: thousands travel to the Big Island every October for the Ironman World Championships, so unless you’re a triathlete looking for inspiration, we recommend heading to Maui, Oahu, or Kauai. Bonus: The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival takes place from October 22nd through November 5th).

 

Unique festivities

The 40th anniversary of the Cayman Islands' National Pirates Week Festival

Kids are preparing for school and fewer families will be traveling in the fall, giving you the chance to let your inner child come out and play. The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be held from August 31st to November 13th this year, proving the most magical place on earth isn’t just for kids. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Cayman Islands’ National Pirates Week Festival. Get your costume inspiration from the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Highly recommend, by the way. On Grand Cayman, festivities begin November 9th and wrap up on the 13th. Expect traditional food and drinks, music, street dances, competitions, games, parades, sporting events, fireworks, and a pirate invasion in George Town harbor. This is a great event for the whole family or any pirate enthusiast.

Get ahead of the game

Utter relaxation

So we’re all on the same page—fall is a great time to travel. But when it comes to fall travel, summer is the best time to book. Not only will you have a better selection of hotel rooms and flights, many resorts offer early booking bonus deals, so they don’t have to scramble to fill rooms later. Flights tend to be cheapest around 8-12 weeks before departure.

And not to brag, but there’s even more reasons to book early when you travel with Funjet. Our low deposit payment plans, you can book a fall vacation package—that’s flight and hotel—for as little as $100 per person, or $50 when you add All-in-One Travel Protection to your reservation. Adding travel protection also gives you the benefit of our Best Price Guarantee. That means if the price of your hotel does drop, you can still get the lower price.

So what are you waiting for? Book with us then get out and enjoy summer!

Updated: July 2017

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