Looking for a break from winter? A short vacation in the Caribbean could be just what the doctor ordered. It’s possible to plan a beach getaway without breaking the bank: These seven guesthouses and hotels provide sunny (and budget-friendly) escapes.
Ital Rest Cottages, Jamaica
Looking to connect with nature? Head to Ital Rest in Jamaica, which features a natural, sustainable philosophy. These two cottages, available for as little as $40 per night, offer plenty of relaxation. The nearby, isolated swimming cove is another perk.
Beachcombers, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Experience the Caribbean with all the comforts of home at this family-run hotel. Visitors can sign up for some pampering at the on-site spa, which features a sauna and small selection of treatments. With rooms beginning at $65 in the low season, the affordable hotel is also just a stone’s throw from one of St. Vincent’s loveliest beaches.
Great Huts, Jamaica
For those who want to enjoy the relaxation of a Jamaican beach hut but aren’t ready to give up their Wi-Fi, Great Huts offers the perfect fusion of natural settings with modern technology. The huts, which begin at $55 per night, are wonderfully secluded, yet still close enough to enjoy the nightlife of Boston Bay.
Veranda View, Dominica
At Veranda View guesthouse, travelers will get an environmental tour of the “Nature Island.” You’ll experience lush rainforests and swim in clear rivers; the beautiful beaches are an added highlight. With off-season prices beginning at $60, these accommodations are a nature lover’s dream.
Toucan Inn, Tobago
Near popular Pigeon Point Beach, Toucan Inn puts guests in the middle of pretty-as-a-picture Tobago. Steeped in rich folk tradition, the island offers no shortage of activities, from reef diving to carnival. For $90, guests can stay in the lovely Pool Room.
The Frangipani, Bequia
This historical hotel was built by a Bequia sea captain nearly 100 years ago, and guests can still stay in one of his family’s original rooms for as little as $55 per night. The hotel’s on-site bar (rated one of the Caribbean’s best) and its famous lime meringue pie make it a worthy place to while away a few days.
Banana Shout Resort, Jamaica
This boutique resort is the perfect destination if you’re after a truly escapist vacation. There’s no TV allowed, ensuring your complete departure from the chaos of the modern world. From $80 per night, this is an accessible winter hideaway.
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