Extremely popular with both North Americans and Europeans during the winter months, the Caribbean is filled with islands and destinations that range from cheap & basic to posh & exclusive. You’ll also find islands where English dominates, but also where Spanish, French, or Dutch are far more common. This list has been totally updated for 2016 to include changing hotel rates and airfare differences.
Ranking Caribbean islands and destinations by price is challenging for a variety of reasons, so we simplified it by including only a cheaper 3-star hotel room for a week and two cheap flights from New York City. Generally speaking, islands with cheaper hotels will also have cheaper meals and diving etc.
Updated for 2016
We’ve completed re-run the numbers and have updated all of the information below in late 2015, just in time for the start of the busy early 2016 season in the Caribbean. As some large new resorts open up in some places, the rates at the other places sometimes come down. The list below should be accurate through all of 2016. Click to read more