28 Cheapest overwater bungalow resorts in the world in 2018

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 180 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. Click to read more

17 Cheapest Caribbean islands in 2018 for all-inclusive resorts

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As of late 2017 there are around 400 all-inclusive resorts spread around the Caribbean, with more being constructed every year. More than 100 of those are in the Dominican Republic, with nearly 70 others in Jamaica. The Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Cozumel area has more than 100, and the rest are spread among other islands. When researching Caribbean vacations, you'll find the cheapest all-inclusive deals are clearly on the islands with the most resorts.

With so much competition it's getting more clear that the Dominican Republic is the cheap vacations value leader and the best choice for most people. The Punta Cana area is home to dozens of newer resorts that have a thousand or more room each, and the new airport and new highways make it the easiest and most efficient place to reach as well. But those looking for something smaller and more exclusive also have choices, so we track all of the islands that have more than a few all-inclusive resorts. In other words, the best all-inclusive resorts are often on islands with only a dozen or so. Click to read more

Cheapest Caribbean Islands: 32 destinations by price in 2018

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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 2018 and it includes the results of the devastating 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria. The hardest hit islands are at the bottom of the list because nearly all cheaper hotels are still rebuilding while the expensive ones reopened quickly.

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. Click to read more

Caribbean destinations with no hurricane damage in 2017

In late summer of 2017, the Caribbean and United States were hit by several hurricanes that famously tore apart at least a few islands. Watching the images it's easy to conclude that the entire region was devastated. While several islands did receive horrendous damage, the majority of them (including all of the most popular destinations) were never affected.

It's a confusing time to start planning a winter 2017/2018 holiday and many people are asking which destinations are fine and which should be avoided. After getting these questions I decided to put together a comprehensive list of all of the most popular Caribbean destinations with their current status for potential visitors. Click to read more

24 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

Things to do in Grand Bahama: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, fishing, shopping

Noted as the island situated the farest north within the island chain known as The Bahamas, Grand Bahama is a long slender island that is well visited by those traveling from the United States and the rest of the world. With stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear near and off shore waters, a thriving seafood scene, duty-free shopping and lots of tours and excursions to choose from, Grand Bahama Island is a great choice for both those looking to relax and those looking for days filled with high action adventure.

When planning a visit to the island, you'll want to first look at how long you'll be staying. If you're planning on visiting for a week or two (which is very common) then you'll find that you can easily get away with booking half day fishing and scuba diving tours. If you're only visiting for a long weekend or during a cruise stop, then you'll want to focus on taking a scuba diving or snorkeling tour and visiting one of the many impressive beaches.

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Things to do in Cozumel: Best excursions, attractions, beaches and ruins

A popular island destination situated in the Caribbean sea and off of the coast of Mexico, Cozumel attracts visitors with the promise of sunny days, gorgeous beaches, great Mexican food and scuba diving opportunities that will make you fall in love with the ocean all over again. Because of all of this, many people have come to make Cozumel a yearly retreat, which in turns allows them the time to see each and every attraction, even though they are spread years apart.

If you're just planning to make Cozumel a one time visit, or you're stopping by on a cruise, you'll find that time is more limited. Because of this, you'll want to be a little more careful with what you decide to do during your stay. To help you out, we've gone ahead and selected the highest rated attractions, excursions, beaches and ruins.

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Things to do in St. Thomas: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, nightlife, shopping

A Caribbean destination that attracts visitors by both air and sea, the island of St. Thomas is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is characterized by stunning beaches, a rich underwater environment and attractions that will take your breath away. Because of the variety of things to do and see, you'll quickly note that planning your dream vacation is actually quite easy and fun. Cruise ship passengers will enjoy the attractions and excursions that only take a small part of the day while those who are staying on the island for a week or so will enjoy the attractions that last longer, as well as the shorter ones. If you're looking for some great duty-free shopping, you'll find plenty of that here as well.

If you're planning to visit the island during Carnival, then you'll quickly notice that the attractions, excursions and beaches fill up very fast. Because of this, you'll be smart to reserve your tour spot early.

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25 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in January

Vagator Beach, Goa, IndiaAs January approaches it seems like half of the Northern Hemisphere is looking for a place to escape the cold. The good news is that there are dozens of great options in the Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics, so it's just a matter of finding the one that suits you best.

Those who live in North America and Europe should start by considering the Caribbean, as it's far faster and easier to reach than the cheaper options in Southeast Asia that appear lower on this list. Best of all, the Caribbean comes in all price ranges, at least once you pay for your flight. Particularly in the Dominican Republic, you can find all-inclusive resorts that offer amazing value, even in high season like this. Click to read more

Things to do in St. Lucia: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, shopping

A small island made notable partly because of two small mountains, the Caribbean destination of St. Lucia is a crowd pleaser that attracts hoards of cruise ship passengers each and every year. In addition to the stunning natural landscape, visitors will also find lots of excursions, attractions and shopping opportunities throughout the entire island. The beaches here are stunning in their own right, often requiring visitors to take a few dozen pictures before they leave.

Whether you're visiting from your cruise ship or you have flown in, you'll find that there are lots of options available, some that only take an hour or so and others that take half a day or longer. Because of this variety, you should have no problem planning your days on the island. With that said however, it should be noted that not all of the excursions, tours and attractions are worth your time. To avoid wasting your time and money on a less than ideal adventure, you'll want to stick with the options listed below.

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