Modern Life can be unforgiving, dashing from one place to place there’s no time to savor the simple pleasures in life.
Join us on a quest to discover 8 affordable Caribbean destinations you need to visit.
The Dominican Republic has some of the best beaches on earth. It is also one of the top kite-surfing destinations. You can get off-season flights from as little as $100 US. Apartments and hotels in the Dominican Republic are available for as low as $20 USD per night.
Belize is an English-speaking country famous for amazing scuba diving. It boasts the second largest coral reef in the world. Belize is a biodiversity paradise with a myriad of birds and fish and other wildlife. Flights from the United States are less than $150 US, fresh lobster is only $12 US, and you can grab a beer for just $2 US. Accommodations on Ambergris Caye Island in Belize start as low as $30 US, sometimes even lower.
Curaçao is the most serene of the Caribbean islands. It is off the beaten track and the sole island in the Caribbean with both Dutch and African influences offering a diverse food scene. Curacao offers great scuba diving and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. The vibrant building colours will lift your spirits. Another bonus – Curaçao is outside of the hurricane track. Flights start at $214 US. Guest House rooms on Curacao Island start as low as $40 US and Hotels for as low as $70 US per night.
Puerto Rico is one of the biggest rum producing countries in the world and home to the world-famous pina colada. It is likewise known as the Island of Enchantment. Beachfront hotels are available from just $50 US per night. You can find flights to Puerto Rico for under $125 US. Decent rooms in an apartment and hostels in San Juan, Puerto Rico start around $50 US. Hotels start at about $90 US per night.
We know Grenada as The Spice Island. The scent of nutmeg drifts across the island from the huge plantations. You can explore Rain Forests and unwind in Hot Springs. Renowned for the beauty of her flowers, Grenada has earned over 100 gold medals at the Chelsea flower show. Fights go for under $200 US between January and May. Accommodations in Grenada start around $50 US per night, but the number of properties is limited making it important to book ahead.
Jamaica is a popular destination for snowbirds to catch the winter sun. It is famous for its jerk seasoning and Raggae music scene. The Blue Mountain Coffee is also recommended. In Jamaica you can count on plenty of good food, good drink, and fun times. The cheapest flights are between November and January and cost around $200 US. Accommodation in Jamaica can be as low as $20 US per night for an apartment room and $50 for a hotel.
Honduras is one of the most unspoiled countries in the world. Like Belize, Honduras is situated on the world’s second-largest coral reef. There are spectacular Maya ruins to discover. Over 40% of the country is a protected land and nature reserve. Fresh fruit and vegetables are cheap and plentiful. Honduras is one of the most budget-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. You can get flights to Honduras for under $150 US. Apartments on Roatan Island in Honduras start around $40 US a night. Decent hotels start in the $60 US per night range.
Cuba is recognized for its colourful colonial architecture, vintage cars, fine cigars and rum and an active music scene. There are dazzling white tropical beaches galore and your vacation dollar will travel far. Hotels in Cuba start as low as $35 US per night.
If you are looking to elude lousy weather or the stresses of workaday life, consider a Caribbean Vacation. It can be surprisingly cheap.