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Must-Know Hacks For A Successful Caribbean Vacation

By Sanjay Surana


When it comes to the Caribbean, some islands are better for certain budgets and activities. Visitors must decide what they want from their trip and find a suitable island.
Hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June through November, so avoid visiting then if you want the best weather. However, you can find cheaper hotels at this time.
Whatever time of year you choose, remember that special events occur across the islands. If you visit during one, you might struggle to get a hotel room or find cheap flights.
The affordability between the different nations and territories of the Caribbean varies. Understanding what you can spend will help you plan your trip.
Generally, all-inclusive resorts are more expensive than other hotels, and more expensive islands include Barbados, the Caymans, Antigua, St. Barts, and the British Virgin Islands.
Go Local
Deciding the kind of Caribbean vacation you want is essential. If you stay in a resort, the vacation will center more on cocooning yourself away and taking a break.
Alternatively, you can travel independently and stay in a rental to have an authentically local trip, whether in a small house among cacti in Aruba or a Creole home in Guadeloupe.
If you want to snorkel, bring your own gear — a tried-and-tested mask will improve your experience. You should also bring the proper hiking gear, sunblock, and bug spray.