5 Caribbean Hotel Deals That Aren’t Too Expensive
It’s that time of year when people use up their vacation days and overspend on plane tickets. The end-of-year celebrations also signal the start of the Caribbean’s high season, which begins in mid-December and is prohibitively pricey for a few days at a hotel. However, if you book a week or two ahead of time towards the tail end of low season, you may be able to avoid paying peak-season prices entirely.
We assessed the average daily rate of five-night stays between December 10-15 and December 24-29 to determine how much money was saved. What is the pricing difference between the high and low seasons? You could easily save 25% to 70% per night, which would have you packing your beach towels and heading to the beach.
Curacao: Save 50% in Caribbean
It’s that time of year when people use up their vacation days and overspend on plane tickets. The end-of-year celebrations also signal the beginning of the Caribbean’s Curaçao: 50 percent off
Known for: A thriving arts community, diving that’s worth the risk, and a cosmopolitan heritage as colourful as the bottled liquor that bears its name.
Low Season (Sept. 9-Dec. 16): $189 per night in a garden-view accommodation at Breezes, Curaçao’s only all-inclusive resort
$380 per room per night during high season (Dec. 17-29).
Savings: $191 per night per room (or 50 percent )
St. Barts: Save 40% in Caribbean
Known for: Its star-studded glitz, cocktail and caviar culture, villa-filled slopes, and crescent-shaped beaches.
Low Season (April 16-Dec. 16): $189 per night in a regular room at the boutique hotel Le Village St.-Jean
High Season (December 17 to April 15): $315 per night per room
Savings: $126 per night per room (or 40 percent )
St. Maarten: Save 51% in Caribbean
Known for: Duty-free shopping, high-rolling casinos, and cosmopolitan nightlife (due to the French and the Dutch).
Low Season (May 1-Dec. 22): $135 per night in a beachfront double deluxe room at the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort High Season (Dec. 23-April 30): $175 per night in a beachfront double deluxe suite at the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort $275 per night per room
Savings: $140 per night per room (or 51 percent )
St. Lucia: Save 43%
The renowned Piton peaks, windsurfing bays, scuba diving, climbing, volcanic rock beaches, and delectable Creole food are just a few of the attractions (curries and pepperpot stews)
Low season (April 16-December 20): $276 per night at the all-inclusive beachfront Almond Morgan Bay High season (December 21-April 15): $482 per night at the all-inclusive beachfront Almond Morgan Bay
Savings: $206 per night per room (or 43 percent )
Dominican Republic: Save 67%
Sprawling all-inclusive resorts, adventure sports (kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing), and dancing locals grooving to meringue and bachata rhythms
Low Season (September 9 to December 22): $128 per night in a superior room at the all-inclusive Barceló Punta Cana beachfront resort.
High Season (December 23 to April 7): $389 per night per room
Savings: $261 per night per room (or 67 percent )
Save 34% in Puerto Rico.
Known for: Being both a city and an island paradise; there are just as many shopping malls, flashy casinos, and chic restaurants as there are tropical rain forests, unspoiled beaches, and offshore coral reefs.
Low Season (September 1-December 20): $331 per night in a garden-view junior suite at the all-inclusive Gran Meliá Golf Resort in Rio Grande, on the northeastern coast of the country.
High Season (December 22 to April 30): $504 per night per room
Savings: $173 per night per room (or 34 percent )
A royal junior suite with a view of the ocean at the Gran Melá Golf Resort in Puerto Rico.