Revenge Travel season is in full swing, and everyone’s throwing caution (read: money) to the wind in search of a long-overdue getaway. But even with flights, hotels, and virtually everything else soaring in cost, it’s still possible to score an unbelievable hotel room without breaking the bank.
Caribbean value is the name of the game this week, and we’re gifting you with some of the best sun-soaked spots (a reasonable amount) of money can buy.
Our top picks: Best value Caribbean stays
Las Terrenass, Dominican Republic
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Sublime Samana is our top pick this week. This stunning resort feels more like a beachside neighborhood, centered around an immaculate inner garden where elongated pools await. Guests inhabit spacious villas, or “casitas”, ranging from one-bedroom suites to spectacular three-bedroom villas with private terraces and balconies.
The hotel’s postcard-perfect private beach is only steps away, while the popular beach town of Las Terrenas is just ten minutes by shuttle. Some of the island’s most popular natural sights are within half an hour, placing it in the perfect position to explore if you can ever pry yourself away from the resort.
With suites starting at just $224 a night with breakfast included, Sublime is an excellent choice for Caribbean luxury without breaking the bank.
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Switching islands, our next pick is Rockhouse in Negril, Jamaica. A truly unique boutique hotel, the highlight of this property are the cliffside villas built into the rock. Each thatched-roof villa has its own private sea access in the form of a staircase carved into the bedrock, while jungle creeps around the sides of each building, generating a true sense of isolation and tranquillity.
The resort itself has several pools, three restaurants and is just minutes from an array of nightlife. Those not content with their own private piece of the ocean can hop in the shuttle for ten minutes to Negril Beach.
More exciting is the price. The most basic rooms, not on the cliff, unfortunately, run less than $100 a night. A cliffside villa runs for around $350, though the setting alone makes the price a steal.
Cocos Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotel
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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Though this couple’s resort has the word “hotel” in its name, it’s actually a set of private cottages perched on the hills of Antigua. Each of their accommodations comes with a private pool that has spectacular seaside views.
With six choices of cottages to choose from, the most basic Standard room costs $748 per couple during peak season. Meanwhile, their most expensive Sunset Pool room costs $1232 per couple. While the nightly rate might cost you a pretty penny, it does include a first-class all-inclusive meal plan.
Because Cocos is specifically curated for couples, even their activity offerings have a romantic touch. Visitors can enjoy private beach dinners under the stars or complimentary treatments at the resort spa.
Coral Reef Club
St. James, Barbados
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This elegant Barbados hotel will leave you awestruck. Nestled in 12 acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, this boutique hotel feels like paradise.
Each suite has a cozy but airy island vibe and most rooms either include a patio or a plunge pool.
Among their family-friendly amenities offerings are babysitting services and complimentary water sports for kids. For guests above teething age, they offer three golf courses, sailing, night diving in the bioluminescent waters, and so much more. The hotel even includes live entertainment, a gym, salon, boutique, and tennis courts.
Of course, a lush garden paradise of this caliber comes at a price. Rooms range from $425 to $1,610 per night depending on if you want a private plunge pool or air conditioning. We recommend booking directly through their site so you can get special discounts.
Sibonné Beach Hotel
The Bight Settlement, Turks and Caicos
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Turks and Caicos is known for its white sand beaches and bright blue waters. What better way to enjoy all that the island has to offer than by booking a hotel on Grace Bay Beach, which was voted the #1 beach in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2022 awards.
The Siboneé rooms are simple but have all your basic needs. The color scheme mimics the clear, turquoise waters and each room has air conditioning (thank goodness). Prices range $194 to $488, with the most expensive room being an ocean view suite.
It’d be nearly impossible to find a hotel this close to the best beach in the world for this great of a rate. This pick is a great choice for anyone who wants to spend all day wading in the water and laying on the beach.
St. David’s, Grenada
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Sitting pretty in pink on La Sagesse Bay, this boutique hotel is a great budget-friendly option for travelers looking to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife that Grenada has to offer.
There’s a reason La Sagesse is in Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame. Staying at this hotel means you’re a mere 30 feet from the beach and the area’s famed wildlife and hiking trails.
The hotel offers three different accommodations. They have just a few romantic cottage rooms with wrap-around verandas, an ocean building with private ocean views, and a manor house that is well suited for families.
As for food, they only serve locally caught seafood and a majority of their produce is grown in the nearby rainforest (yum)!
Rooms cost an average of $135 per night.
Coconut Court Beach Hotel
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Don’t be fooled by the two-dollar signs listed for pricing. This peaceful Barbadian hotel is a great bang for your buck.
The Coconut Court Beach Hotel gives guests the privacy they need with both spacious hotels and apartments fitted with full kitchens.
Rooms range from about $120 to $150 per night and the hotel even includes a Guest Hospitality room free for guests to use to shower or change even after they check out.
The property is situated on a pristine white sand beach and is just a stone’s throw away from the popular South Coast Boardwalk. They also offer amenities like moonlight movies on the beach, live entertainment by local musicians, and a freshwater swimming pool.
So kick back, relax, and enjoy a rum punch!