If you think a tropical vacation is way out of reach, you might feel differently with these affordable Caribbean destinations. Gorgeous tropical islands are always going to have some whiff of the expensive about them – that’s part of their mystique and attraction – but if you are not clever about your choices, you not only end up paying dearly for flights and accommodation, but all your food and fun too. Not so with these affordable Caribbean destinations!
1. St. Thomas
If you’re looking for a fabulous shopping destination coupled with fun in the sun, St. Thomas is one of the most affordable Caribbean destinations with both on offer. With a high duty-free allowance of $1,600, the U.S. Virgin Islands, in general, are the islands to hop. And St. Thomas offers the most variety and volume, with fabulous deals on electronics, jewelry and perfume, often 30-60 percent cheaper than average U.S. prices. To make your trip even more affordable, take advantage of the Virgin Islands Saver coupon book. The book has deals and coupons for practically every activity you can imagine. Buy it online for $30, and you can save $50 on zip-line tours, $150 on boat trips and much, much more.