A vacation in the Caribbean is a dream holiday for many of us, but not everyone is able to turn this dream into reality due to the prohibitive costs of travel.
But it is possible to fulfill your dream of a Caribbean holiday, if you can plan your budget very carefully and make judicious choices. Here, let us try to offer some practical and wise money-saver trips to the would-be travelers to the Caribbean:
EVALUATE AIRFARE OFFERS AND DISCOUNT SCHEMES
There is heated competition among various travel agencies and airlines for some of the popular Caribbean destinations. Whenever an attractive offer for a particular hotspot destination comes up, you should be able to take a quick decision and grab the opportunity.
CHOOSE A REASONABLE ACCOMODATION
At many places in the Caribbean, it is possible to stay in a low-cost, cheap resort for the night, while spending the day at a luxury resort by paying a small fee for using its facilities for daytime. Some excellent resorts sell day-passes at very cheap rates. Also you may check out where there is a cluster of resorts adjacent to each other, so that you can spend the night at the cheapest one, while enjoying the day at the expensive ones by paying the day charges.
VISIT DURING THE OFF-PEAK SEASON
You can enjoy the best facilities within a tight budget if you travel during the non-peak periods. You will face lesser crowds, and also end up saving a lot of money.
TALK TO THE LOCALS AND DISCOVER CHEAP EATERIES
If you try to find out where the locals go out for eating, you can usually discover some of the most original ethnic food, and that too at very low prices.
CONSIDER THE CHEAPER ISLANDS TO STAY
If you are happy to discover the unexploited and pristine beaches, instead of the commercialized popular resorts, you can experience some of the real magic of the Caribbean at very cheap costs.
OPT FOR A PACKAGE DEAL
Many times a negotiated package deal, which combines air travel, accommodation and food, can work out to be the cheapest, and it also saves you the responsibility of chalking out the whole trip on your own.
LOOK FOR SMALLER PROPERTIES
If you are not keen on five star frills like a gym or a spa or a fancy fine-dining restaurant of some big hotels and resorts, you can opt for the smaller hotels which are equally safe and comfortable, and can be found as alternative accommodations in every popular destination in the Caribbean.
MAKE USE OF THE TOURISM BUREAU RESOURCES IN YOUR COUNTRY
As they say, sometimes information is money. So try to gather as much information as possible to draw comparisons between various deals and packages on offer from different travel agencies and resorts all over the Caribbean. This entire information can be available under one roof at the Tourism Bureau office in your home country itself.