5 ways to help you save on a Caribbean vacation

No matter what type of vacation you are looking for, a Caribbean vacation deal is the right way to go. Rain forest, luxury hotels, snorkeling, lively nightlife and great vacation offers, it has everything you could want. That being said, maybe you are on a very tight budget this time around and in that case, we are here to help you find the best deal on Hotels Etc.

Here are 5 ways to save money on your Caribbean vacation:

Flight to caribbean


1.Pick the right island
Buying a flight to the Caribbean can sometimes be the most expensive part of your vacation and truth is, it can be cheaper to travel to some islands as opposed to others. In order to find the lowest airfare on any given date, you need to look at the low cost airlines such as JetBlue or Spirit. Although in saying that, our vacation packages will usually make it easier for you and just as cheap.
2.Have you considered the cost of living?
Many people book a vacation thinking it will be a cheap holiday but then arrive only to find out the destination is hugely expensive. Do some research, we can tell you Cancun can be affordable and somewhere such as the Dominican Republic is less developed but great value. Also, many destinations which are not fully developed are expensive to reach in terms of airfare but once you arrive, you will find very low prices.
3.What about a Caribbean cruise?

Maybe you want to see more than one island? Not only is a cruise vacation one of the best value options in the market right now but they also allow you to see more, for less. In fact, a cruise can cost as little as $150 per person and if you live close to a departure city you can even drive there to save even further on costs.
4.Pick the right time of year
Peak season is the most expensive and we all know it. Do you really have to travel at a certain time of year or maybe it’s worth holding out until the shoulder months? As a rule, the fall and summer are usually cheaper to travel to the Caribbean although with the exception of Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao, you need to be aware that hurricane season is between June and November.

Beach time
5.Exactly what is included?

Despite there being some fantastic rates out there, many hotels or resorts will not include important costs in the price up front. It is always a good idea to check before you book that activities or facilities are included should you need to avail of them. For this reason, we always recommend an all inclusive resort as they tend to give you everything packaged together.

After that, it really is your decision and please, if you want to save on vacations to the Caribbean or receive hotel discounts, let us do the work for you at Hotels Etc – the largest and best travel membership club in North America.

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