Best affordable beach resorts in the Caribbean for 2018
A beachfront hotel in Barbados for $150 a night? Your own Jamaican oasis with white sand and aqua waters for $100? Believe it or not, it’s not too good to be true; prime beachfront real estate in the Caribbean need not equal prohibitively high hotel rates. It’s time to move that Caribbean beach vacation from daydream territory to reality with a stay at one of these eight affordable beach resorts. Rates for all properties are around $200 or less per night, based on June 2018 dates.
Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel & Spa, Dominican Republic
Unlike the thumping pool scenes and crowded nightclubs found in many mega-resorts throughout the Dominican Republic, Natura Cabana is a small sanctuary of calm (picture a lush, serene setting, with sounds of chirping birds and the surf just yards away). The hotel has its own tranquil beach, where guests — a mix of expats and tourists — can be found swimming or seeking shade under a tree. In addition to whiling away the hours on the sand, guests can take yoga classes, stroll in the garden (which grows its own ingredients used in the property’s restaurants), unwind at the spa, or catch up on reading by the small pool. Those looking for more action can go on excursions to nearby waterfalls or horseback riding (both can be arranged by the hotel). Keep in mind there’s no AC or TV in the eco-friendly bungalows here, but that’s precisely the point.
Best beaches in the Caribbean, 2018 edition
Most of Puerto Rico’s beaches are open, including all of the sandy slivers in San Juan and Condado, the stylishtree-lined suburb just over the bridge from Old San Juan. Puerto Rico Tourism Company