When you think about taking a Caribbean vacation, your wallet probably starts to hurt. No doubt, getting a taste for that island life is going to set you back a pretty penny. However, if you know where to go – the places where things aren’t quite as expensive as they are elsewhere – you can get far more for your vacation dollar than you might expect. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the 11 least expensive Caribbean destinations for 2017. (And if you’re expecting this to be a list of places you’ve never heard of before, then think again…)
With most people here speaking English, you’ll find it incredibly easy to get around. It’s also incredibly easy to reach too, although that ease of access is sometimes reflected in rates for resorts and hotels.
2. Puerto Rico
As a territory of the United States, you’re already saving a bit of money by not having to travel ‘internationally’. Also it’s possible to find quality accommodations for less than $200 a night.
3. Trinidad & Tobago
It’s easy to catch a flight here from NYC or Miami, and the hotels – while not the cheapest – definitely offer a great value for your vacation dollar.
Things do get pricey here during the winter months, but even at a higher price point than others on this list, you’ll feel like you’re getting your money’s worth here.
You may be nursing that idea of Costa Rica, but trust us when we say that you can get the exact same experience at a fraction of the cost in Nicaragua.
With the barriers between the U.S. and Cuba rapidly crumbling, now is definitely the time to get a flavor for this island nation… Soon the secret will be out!
Offering the opportunity for nightlife, hiking and sunning, Martinique is an ideal Caribbean destination.
8. Dominican Republic
Incredibly easy to reach, you can find resort and hotel accommodations here that are appropriate for all budgets. That makes the D.R. a Caribbean vacation win-win.
9. St. Martin
Great nightlife, incredible beaches, two cultures for the price of one… What’s not to love about St. Martin, especially when it’s so affordable these days?
During the winter months, there can be some incredible deals one can find in Curacao. Cast a wide net, as many of the resorts and hotels here are top notch.
Here you can get up close and personal with an active volcano and enjoy the sand and surf.