14 Tips to Enjoy An Affordable Caribbean Vacation

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Most of us dream of visiting the Caribbean, but it can be costly. Well, only if you don’t follow these expert tips. Read out the 14 best tips to visit the Caribbean without breaking the bank:

Avoid peak travel season

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Most Caribbean tourists visit from November through April, so most destinations jack up the prices and make traveling incredibly costly. Visit during the off-season (but avoid the super rainy months) to enjoy discounted prices on everything.

Eating locally

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You don’t have to try every fancy restaurant you visit; stick to local cuisine and try street food. Most local eateries are cheaper, tastier, and offer greater diversity than high-end eateries. It’ll also save you hundreds of dollars.

Enjoy free local events

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Many Caribbean destinations host free concerts and live events; you must know when they happen. Keep up-to-date with local events and enjoy Caribbean charm without racking up the bills.

Use local transport

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Most tourists think this applies to mainstream European spots, but following this will save you lots of money in the Caribbean. Take the local transport where possible – check safety first – or get an all-day transit pass to travel cheaply.

Pick the right resort

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Don’t go for exclusive, luxurious resorts. Choose an all-inclusive resort so you won’t have to pay for exclusive luxuries. All-inclusive resorts mainly come with access to private beaches, which you otherwise have to pay to enter.

Sustainable transport

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Although local transport is excellent, it’s even better to ditch them and choose sustainable transport because it’s much cheaper. Rent a bike to explore the city or ditch vehicles together and walk.

Look for cheap flights

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Although you’ll find many deals year-round, don’t choose the ones offered around peak season or when an important event is happening. From the United States, you can find cheap flights to locations that are close to a country, such as Turks and Caicos, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas.

Skip the luxury

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It’s natural to want a luxurious vacation, but you don’t have to look for it everywhere. Skip high-end islands, resorts, and eateries and stick to smaller, mid-level options to enjoy comfort without getting a hefty bill.

Get day passes

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Get day passes for any destination, resort with beach access, or even a museum. Day passes will save you tons of money and allow you to visit popular tourist attractions without denting your wallet.

Discounts on hotels

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High-end resorts or even hotels offer discounted deals, especially in off-peak seasons. You can enjoy amazing discounts if you keep looking or book months in advance. Also, look for deals that offer free meals, activities, and even room upgrades.

Going digital

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Getting a tour guide and chauffeur can cost a lot, so go digital and download walkable routes and city guides for help. You can explore the destinations at your pace, travel a little off-the-beaten-path, and enjoy perks most tourists wouldn’t know.

Free beach access

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In the Caribbean, there are many beautiful outdoor places to visit. While you’ve got to pay to access certain beaches, many allow free entrance, where you can just throw your blanket on the sand and soak up the sun and views.

Travel with a group

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Traveling with a group can save you a lot of money. Sharing the cost of accommodations and transportation with friends or family can make your Caribbean vacation more affordable and enjoyable.

Less touristy spots

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Instead of visiting popular spots like the Bahamas or Saint Lucia, explore less touristy destinations such as Dominica or Grenada. These places often offer better deals and a more authentic Caribbean experience.

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This article was inspired by Lonely Planet and first appeared on Rbitaliablog.

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