Finding paradise doesn’t have to be expensive.
With flights and packages becoming more affordable, more people are able to find cheap tropical getaways. Lying on sandy beaches and drinking fruity drinks can easily become a reality with the right planning. Whether it’s a family vacation or a romantic getaway, all this can be affordably done.
Saving Money is Easy
One of the best money saving tools at your disposal is traveling with an all-inclusive package.
All inclusive packages often include air fare, transfers, accommodations, meals plus drinks, open bars and snacks at certain times, and sports activities. Before making a purchase, it would be good to check to see what each company offers because an all-inclusive package sometimes varies from company to company.
Here is a list of the five best cheap tropical getaways.
Jamaica is perfect tropical getaway for sandy beaches, interesting culture and great food. With over one million visitors coming every year, one million people couldn’t be wrong.
Place to go: Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica, and is also the most popular resort and vacation city. Due to its popularity, it’s fairly easy to find a cheap price on a packaged deal to Montego Bay.
Depending on where you fly in from, you can get an all-inclusive vacation package for 7 nights at four-star hotels, starting as low as $800 through different online websites.
Activities: There are stretches of sandy beaches, warm water and sun. It’s perfect for lying around, swimming, and other activities. An all-inclusive package often doesn’t include excursions and spa visits, but they are other things you can do.
Christopher Columbus, after sailing for months, landed on the Dominican Republic and proclaimed “There is no island that is more beautiful in the world.”
With its stretches of beautiful sandy beaches and its unique culture that is influenced by Europe, Africa and native Taino, the Dominican Republic is a unique experience and a great place for cheap tropical getaways.
Where to go: The majority of the tourism occurs in the Punta Cana region. About half of the visitors go there, and often through all-inclusive vacation packages.
Depending on where you fly in from, you can find all-inclusive packages that start as low as $400 dollars for 7 nights.
Activities: There are many public beaches, and also private and secluded beaches that are reserved for hotel guests. It’s very popular to go surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling and playing beach volleyball.
Mexico has always been a popular destination because of its blend of sandy beaches, Mexican culture and tasty food.
Where to go: The Mayan Riviera is a great place to go on cheap tropical getaways in Cancun, and there are many all-inclusive packages that are in close proximity to the beaches.
Depending on where you fly in from, an all inclusive for 3 nights can start at $400 while 7 nights can start at $800.
Activities: There are many sandy beaches where you can perfect your suntan and simply forget about your worries. The Mayan Riviera is also rich in culture, so you can go take a tour through the Mayan ruins and see the different archeological sites.
Located in the Caribbean, Aruba is a member of the Kingdome of the Netherlands and is perfect place to find cheap tropical getaways.
The weather is consistently warm and a gentle Caribbean breeze soothes its visitors. Located 18 miles from Venezuela, Aruba also used to be a Spanish colony. Its culture is an interesting mix of Caribbean and European.
Where to go: Aruba is about 19 miles long and 5 miles wide. When taking an all-inclusive package to Aruba, you can find yourself anywhere on this island. The best thing is to look for a great deal with a 4 star hotel or resort.
Staying in Aruba for 7 nights starts at $900. This of course depends on where you fly in from.
Activities: In addition to spending time on the beaches, you can try your hand at windsurfing and kite surfing. Aruba is also well known for its lively nightlife and there is also Stellaris Casino. It’s a Vegas styled casino with over 28 gaming tables and is open 24 hours.
Located in the West Indies, Antigua’s 365 beaches are 365 reasons why it’s a great place for cheap tropical getaways.
Antigua is one of two twin islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda, which used to be one of several British colonies. Antigua and Barbuda became independent in 1981. Traces of British influence can still be seen today in its government, language and culture.
Where to go: This depends on how much you want to spend and what you’re looking to do. Cocobay is more of a plantation style setting and is very popular for honeymooners. The Verandah Resort is eco-friendly and gives a village feel. St James’ Club has four swimming pools, six tennis courts and lots of water sports, making it ideal for families.
The price for an all-inclusive package for 7 nights in Antigua depends on where you fly in from and which resort you choose. They generally start at $800.
Activities: Many of the resorts have access to tennis courts and there is an 18-hole and 9-hole golf course. The British influence on Antigua is obvious in their love for boating. Due to this, there are lots of boats for rent.
Of course, you can simply relax on the beach and wind down.
Cheap Tropical Getaways: Montego Bay
Cheap Tropical Getaways: Dominican Republic
Cheap Tropical Getaways: Cancun/ Mayan Riviera
Cheap Tropical Getaways: Aruba
Cheap Tropical Getaways: Antigua