Editor’s Note: Some of the information below may be out-of-date. Anguilla and Puerto Rico were heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Please visit caribbeantravelupdate.com or the specific hotel’s website for updates.
Think you can’t afford a beachfront hotel? Think again! We crunched the numbers to find ten luxury beach resorts that offer travel packages for four (or more!) nights, all for less than $2,500. Read on to score an amazing travel deal.
Sandals Grande Antigua
With 16 all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean, from low-rise pastel bungalows to suites with their own private plunge pool, Sandals has a vacation configuration for any wish or want. If you gotta choose one, try Sandals Grande Antigua, tucked into a verdant hillside on Dickenson Bay. The resort is offering a summer deal that includes 50 percent off standard room rates, a $25 online booking discount, and a $275 air credit. The four-night total is $2,100, with only $400 down when booking.
W Retreat and Spa Vieques – Puerto Rico
Vieques is the getaway’s getaway — a spit of land east of Puerto Rico‘s mainland. Because of its low-key locale, there are only a few hotels, and the W Vieques is the sleekest among them. The Sunsational Savings travel package includes an extra night free and a $100 dining credit. The third-night-free version runs from August 6 to November 2. Rates start at $324 per night. (The ground-floor pool oasis room with patio and direct pool access for $341 is the best option.) The fourth-night-free offer is available through August 5, and again from November 3 to December 20. Same guestroom rates apply, save for a few dollars difference.
Jakes Hotel – Jamaica
The hotel’s cheerful color palette matches the vibe of the Treasure Coast, the south side of Jamaica where Jakes is located. The Family Way travel package is the simplest path to a quirky but active family vacation. It includes seven nights in a two-bedroom cottage (accommodations for up to four), and four extracurricular activities: a two-hour fishing excursion with a local guide, a guided bicycle tour, a pizza-making class, and a day at nearby Pedro Plains Farm. Look into Pedro Plains’ monthly farm-to-table dinner which takes place on the closest Saturday to the full moon. $1,705. Use promo code FAM7.
RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas – Mexico
There’s a good reason the word “palace” is in the resort’s name. The landscaping, fountains and Moorish architecture look like they were cribbed from a royal estate in Madrid. But you’re actually in Los Cabos, at the tail end of the Baja Peninsula. RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas includes the all-inclusive standards: food, drinks, bottomless mini bar in your room, etc. But the Flight and Hotel deal makes your money go even farther: four nights and airfare starting at $799 per person, which shaves roughly 55 percent from the standard room rate. Total for two: $1,600.
Plantana – Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach boasts a number of brand-name hotels including the Westin, Ritz-Carlton and Kimpton. Nestled in their midst is Plantana, the low-rise, down-tempo condo rental within walking distance of the local shops and restaurants. And the rates are much more affordable, which helps because the U.S. dollar doesn’t go as far in the Caymans. Plantana’s spring, summer and fall rates range from a garden-view condo for $305 per night to a two-bedroom suite with an ocean view for $370 per night. The tally for a five-night stay ranges from $1,525 to $1,850.
One&Only Ocean Club – Bahamas
Oceanfront golf course, Michelin-rated chef, infinity pool, and that trademark breezy, open-air Bahamian architecture are key ingredients of One&Only Ocean Club, one of Nassau’s most luxe resorts. If you’re making the quick flight from the States, stretch it as long as possible — for as little as possible. We recommend the self-explanatory Journeys Fourth Night Complimentary travel package. A four-night stay in a 450-square-foot guestroom overlooking the Versailles-inspired garden costs $2,445.
Fontainebleau Hotel – Miami Beach
While the concrete corridor of Collins Avenue can be a bit claustrophobic, the broad-shouldered, 1,504-guestroom Fontainbleau is a welcome break in the action. The property’s glitz and history (it opened in 1954, and was a Rat Pack fave in its heyday) creates the perception of high cost, but it’s surprisingly affordable. Take, for example, the Pre-Pay and Save travel package, which offers a 15 percent discount if you pay 30 days in advance of your stay. Rates begin at $299 per night (four-night minimum, $1,196 for four nights).
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa – Jamaica
Located on a former sugar plantation, the Hilton Rose Hall near Montego Bay boasts 400 acres of tropical landscape, seven restaurants, three pools, a water park and a golf course. This all-inclusive makes it easy to vacay on the cheap. During the summer, the rate for an ocean-view room with king-size bed is $459 per night ($1,836 for a four-night stay). In the fall, the same room runs $379 per night ($1,516 for four nights).
Cap Juluca – Anguilla
Don’t be confused: when Cap Juluca promotes its “Anguilla 5-0” package, they aren’t referring to the Royal Anguilla Police Force. Rather, the name refers to the island celebrating its golden anniversary in May 2017. The travel package offers a fifth night free, which gives you an extra 24 hours to stare longingly into cool, blue Maundays Bay, where the resort is situated, plus two $50 dining credits. A five-night total in a beachfront superior guestroom with king size bed is $1,980 (breakfast buffet included).
Grotto Bay Beach Resort – Bermuda
While some lump in Bermuda with the Caribbean, being located east-southeast of Savannah, Georgia, makes it very much its own region. One of Bermuda’s coziest spots is Grotto Bay, where the 11 seaside cottages and pink-sand beach are trumped only by the spa, which is located in a natural cave. The resort’s All-Inclusive Package is a great way to experience it on a budget. For an additional $109 per person per day, guests have their meals, drinks and activities (non-motorized water sports) covered. Summer rates begin at $506 per night. $2,460 for four nights.