A Caribbean vacation is a priceless experience -- but there's no need to overpay. High season or low, there are good values to be had on island resorts and package deals that combine airfare and accommodations for one discounted price. Plus, more resorts than ever are offering free nights on extended stays, and destination-wide deals often include discounts on dining and activities that can cut down on the cost of your trip even further.
Here's our top picks of the current Caribbean travel deals you can take advantage of right now!
Now through Nov. 15, travelers who book a Breezes vacation through the end of the year (including Christmas and New Years weeks), will instantly save 40 percent on stays. Plus, now through Oct. 31, guests who book three nights receive $100 in Breezes Bucks (per room), and those staying four nights or more receive $150 in Breezes Bucks (per room). Breezes Bucks can be used for services or merchandise at the spa, gift shop, cabana rentals, late check-out and room upgrades. Rates start at $129 per person, per night, double occupancy.
A la carte costs have always been a wild card at Atlantis: even when you can get a good room deal, spending on activities and meals can quickly add up. While it ain't cheap, the all-inclusive experience being offered on stays at the Royal Towers and Beach Tower at least give you some cost-certainty when planning a visit to Paradise Island.
The All-Inclusive Experience starts at $299 per person per night ($99 per night for kids) and includes your room, meals, activities, gratuities, surcharges and resort fees, resort taxes on rooms, basic Wi-Fi, and cover charges at bars and lounges. The offer can be booked through Dec. 20, 2016 for travel through June 16, 2017.
Not quite what you're looking for? Consider the Atlantis' Early Bird Special, which combines off-season rates with resort credits of up to $450 on stays between Dec. 26, 2016 and June 21, 2017. Guests who stay three or four nights at the Royal Towers receive $200 resort credit; those who stay at The Cove will receive $250. For a stay of five nights or more, receive $300 resort credit when staying at Royal Towers or $450 at The Cove. Starting rates are $239 per room per night.
The Comfort Suites Paradise Island is famous for its proximity to the Atlantis resort and for offering guests complimentary access to Atlantis’s Aquaventure and other amenities, including signing privileges at restaurants -- all for rates starting at $124 per night. It's a great deal made even sweeter for families who take advantage of the hotel's Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free Offer, which lets you bring along two kids gratis, including meals at the hotel's Robinson Crusoe restaurant. The offer is available to book through Dec. 22, 2016.
Book four nights at Anguilla's stylish Cap Juluca resort on Maundays Bay and you'll get a fifth night free. The offer is good on stays between Nov. 1 and Dec. 18; choose from beachfront superior, premium, and luxury rooms.
El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, the two Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Puerto Rico, are discounting rooms rates up to 40% on stays between Aug. 1 and Dec. 22: the “Soar into Savings” package includes a $200 air credit (one credit per room) and $150 resort credit, while the “Family Escape” package offers free meals for kids under the age of 12, daily breakfast buffet for four (two adults and two kids), and $150 in resort credit. Rates start at $199 nightly at the El Conquistador Resort and $219 per night at Las Casitas Village, based on a three-night minimum stay. The packages must be booked by Nov. 30.
The all-suite Grand Residences Riviera Cancun has a Premium Bed & Breakfast package deal that includes 35% off room rates, daily breakfast for two, airport pick up and drop off, a complimentary bottle of tequila upon arrival, and daily fresh fruit. The package is available for booking and stays now through Dec. 31, with no minimum stay. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the resort’s website.
A 20% discount on room rates means you can stay at the twin Ocean Club Resorts on Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos for as little as $192 per night now through Dec. 20. The offer is good on all suites except the three-bedroom variety, and can only be booked via the hotel website or by calling 800-457-8787.
Tobago's 106-room Grafton Beach Resort is offering 55% off garden-view rooms on stays between Sept. 30 and Dec. 20, starting at $99 per night. Price includes return transfers to the airport and a complimentary dessert at Waves Restaurant & Bar with the purchase of a dinner for two. Book directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (868) 639-0191 using the promo code GRWD for Grafton.
The Rovanel’s Resort & Conference Centre also is offering 40% off for guests who stay from Sept. 1 thru Dec. 31, 2016, discounting rates as low as $99 per night including daily breakfast for two, Wi-Fi and taxes. To book, email email@example.com or call 1-868-639-9666 using promo code R056.
The Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa start is running a fall sale with half-off prices, meaning you can stay at a beach resort in beautiful St. Lucia for as little as $80 per night. Book by Oct. 31 for travel through Dec. 19.