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Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

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To help you find the right island for the right price, U.S. News ranked the best affordable Caribbean vacations based on top recommendations from industry experts and everyday travelers. Many of these hot spots can be experienced on a budget thanks to perks like free beach access and frequent deals on airfare and hotels. Vote for your ideal bargain Caribbean getaway below, and consult these rankings to guide you to your next sandy retreat. Use the money you saved to treat yourself to some umbrella drinks.

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Curacao

#1 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: With optimal scuba diving conditions and protected coral reefs, Curaçao is an aquatic-lover's paradise. But the island also appeals to nature lovers with impressive flora and fauna. Getting here can be pricey but if you visit between May and November, you'll find steeply reduced hotel rates. Read More

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Puerto Rico

#2 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: Puerto Rico allows travelers to experience the Caribbean without the hassle of international travel. Plus, more low-cost American airlines now offer nonstop flights to San Juan, making it easier to enjoy the powdery sands, clear waters, boutique shopping and delectable seafood. Read More

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Jamaica

#3 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: Jamaica has long been a prime destination for tourists thanks to its laid-back culture, impressive scenery and varied attractions. You may spend more than you would in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic, but budget-oriented travelers can nab flight and hotel deals. Read More

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Barbados

#4 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: Finding a bargain in Barbados will require patience, especially if you plan to visit in winter. Warm temperatures and lively festivals draw visitors in droves. If you can wait until mid-April to experience the island, you'll find much more agreeable rates. Read More

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Punta Cana

#5 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: Thanks to a wealth of all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is an affordable haven for sun-worshippers. This resort town offers everything from pristine beaches and turquoise water to challenging golf courses and top-notch cuisine. Read More

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Puerto Plata

#6 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: This Dominican Republic beach town offers plenty for those seeking off-resort activities. Here, you can enjoy water sports in Cabarete and jaw-dropping sights like the Damajaqua Cascades. And with daily nonstop flights from the U.S., getting to Puerto Plata is a cinch. Read More

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Grenada

#7 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: Grenada is often overlooked, meaning that those who do visit can experience the island's white-sand beaches and laid-back vibes without burning through their savings. Late fall and early winter are perfect times to visit: deals on lodging and flights abound and crowds are scarce. Read More

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Dominica

#8 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: Dominica's landscape has been preserved by a lack of development, which means lodging options are limited and often pricier than those in other Caribbean destinations. But this island's jaw-dropping natural attractions are free of charge. Read More

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U.S. Virgin Islands

#9 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: If you plan far enough in advance – at least a few months – you have a good chance of scoring a great hotel deal in USVI. Just steer clear of the ports of call; the Virgin Islands are a popular stopping point for cruises and prices around the docks are often inflated. Read More

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Turks & Caicos

#10 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Why go: With a handful of all-inclusive resorts and stunning beaches you can access for free, Turks & Caicos is a great choice for those on a budget. Plus, many resorts in this Caribbean hot spot allow travelers to enjoy water sports equipment for free. Read More

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