Cheapest flights to Caribbean islands from Europe

St Maartin Beach AirportAs winter is approaching and the Western World dreams of flying on down to the Caribbean for a week or two, we are sorting out which are the best-value islands and which are better for those with bankrolls that allow them to avoid the riff-raff.

Recently we broke down the airfare market for Americans by listing the cheapest flights to the Caribbean by island and destination. For that one we used New York City as the starting point for all of them since it's by far the largest market for winter Caribbean flights and it's also the cheapest starting point for many islands. Those starting elsewhere will still find that list to be helpful because the order will stay more or less the same, with flights costing a bit more for most, depending on starting city. Click to read more

Cheapest flights to the Caribbean by island and destination

St Martin Airport BeachAs we are starting a series of articles that will concentrate on Caribbean islands to help winter travelers figure out which is the best for their budget and their style, we thought we'd start out by breaking things down by the price of the flights themselves.

It's definitely true that many of the best deals to the Caribbean are part of package holidays where the flight and the hotel (sometimes an all-inclusive hotel) are bundled together into an unbeatable deal. Have a look at our list of the cheapest Caribbean islands and destinations to see where your travel money goes furthest. We'll be sorting through those deals in the coming weeks as well, but in the meantime we'll start by ranking each island and destination by the cost of the flight itself, which will also generally translate into the cost of an entire vacation package. Also consider looking into your choices for the cheapest Caribbean cruise, as those can also be great bargains. Click to read more

19 Cheap and warm Easter & Spring Break beach destinations for 2017

By the time Easter rolls around, usually in early to mid April, everybody who lives in the north is so sick of the cold that they are dreaming of spending a week on a warm beach. Fortunately, there are warm beaches all over the Tropics, and many of them are very affordable even during peak travel weeks such as Easter and Spring Break.

The busiest week is usually the week that leads up to Easter Sunday, but some American universities take earlier weeks as their Spring Break. Families usually go in that popular week as well, so booking early is wise if you can do it. Hotels are often available at the last minute, but the cheaper flights will sell out well in advance, especially for weekend flights. Click to read more

22 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in April

Phuket Beach Chairs PatongApril is the perfect month for cheap vacations in much of the world because most people prefer tropical holidays in the months ending in March, so you can still find perfect weather combined with lower hotel prices in many fantastic destinations.

Much of Latin America has ideal weather this month, while April is (weirdly) the single hottest month in most of Southeast Asia, so that budget-traveler hot spot is really better avoided until autumn.

Those looking for a cheap beach vacation will have many really good options because even places with scorching weather can be quite bearable if all you are doing is sitting under an oversized umbrella sipping cocktails all day long, with breezes always rolling in. Click to read more

26 Cheapest overwater bungalow resorts in the world in 2017

Show a person a photo of an overwater bungalow or water villa and suddenly they have a new goal in life. Unfortunately, most of the 163 or so resorts that feature overwater rooms are quite expensive, usually well over US$600 per night, even in the off season.

Well, there is a bit of good news then as it turns out that not all of them are priced only for the super-rich. Thanks to the overwater bungalows and water villas guide, which lists every overwater resort in the world, we know that there are some affordable options out there.

Updated for 2017

The list of 26 resorts below has been totally updated for 2017, and all room rates are current for this year. Some resorts only have one rate, while most of the larger resorts offer the lowest rates only to those who book well in advance. Click to read more

Best Cancun all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more

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Noted as one of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations, Cancun serves as a tropical paradise for those seeking an endless amount of fun in the sun as well as a dose of luxurious relaxation. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula and looking out into the Caribbean sea, Cancun has long been a fan favorite with beautiful high rise resorts and hotels, shopping, white sand beaches and dining options.

Due to its large fan base, including many visitors traveling from the United States, Cancun has adapted its resort market to fit the numerous different types of visitors seeking a more luxury based accommodation option. This means that many of the resorts cater toward one type of traveler over another, such as adult only resorts and those who offer family friendly activities alongside their usual activities. Among these resorts, you'll find that several of them are operated on an all-inclusive status, allowing you access to food and drink plans within your nightly rate. To help you on your way to your favorite Cancun vacation, we've decoded hours of research to bring you the best of the best in each of the popular amenity categories, below.

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Best Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more

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An increasingly popular Dominican Republic destination, Punta Cana serves as a beautiful location with white sand beaches, palm trees and impressively clear ocean waters. Known as the Coconut Coast, Punta Cana serves as an all-star presentation of luxury all-inclusive resorts that impress time and time again.

Those of you who are seeking an all-inclusive resort for your Punta Cana vacation will find a few really nice options to select from. In order to help you select your option in the quickest manner possible while bypassing hours of research, we've complied a list below outlining the best resort for each of their respected categories.

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Best Montego Bay all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more

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Though the entire island of Jamaica is beautiful, the north coast of the island is known especially so for its stunning white sand beaches tastefully lined with palm trees, shops and luxury resorts. It's also known for its diving, snorkeling, nightlife and close proximity to golf courses and other fun island activities. Montego Bay, easily one of the most popular and well known parts of the north shore, is no exception. Here you'll find pretty much everything you could seek in a Jamaican vacation.

Because of its popularity, numerous high class resorts have popped up over the years, including a few great all-inclusive options. To help you quickly sort through the maze of research and get on your way with planning your dream vacation, we've complied a list of the best of the best in each respected category, below.

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22 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in February

Phuket Beach TreesBy the time February rolls around in the Northern Hemisphere, nearly everyone is so sick of the cold weather that they are willing to pay almost anything just to get out of it for a week or two. Fortunately, the world is actually filled with cheap and warm areas that are waiting for your February visit.

The one complication for many people is that the flight itself might be quite long and fairly expensive to get to Southeast Asia or Latin America, but you'll see fare sales and low prices popping up in December and January so don't give up if they look too expensive at first glance. Booking as early as possible is usually wise, though plenty of the places on this list will have a wide range of available resorts even if you book closer to the last minute. Click to read more

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more

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A well known port town on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is a Caribbean destination visited by both cruise ship passengers and those flying in. Its famous beach is a hot spot for locals and tourists, making it an extremely busy area to visit. This also means that there are lots of accommodation options right on the beach as well as near by.

If you're looking for an all-inclusive option, you'll find plenty of great choices to select from. To make things a bit easier, we've selected the best of the best in different categories and listed them below.

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