Most of us love tropical getaways but hate the price tag that comes along with one. While some island vacations can break the bank, others are actually very affordable, coming in at under $1500 per person — including airfare. If you’re in need of a beach retreat but don’t want to empty your savings account to get there, check out the following vacation package offers that have just as much sand and sun at a fraction of the cost.
Play and Stay in Barbados
Look no further for your next Caribbean island getaway. JetBlue offers vacation packages at special rates throughout the season and one of the top packages for this summer is a three-night stay at Ocean Two Resort and Residences starting at just $1099 per person. This package comes with perks, including airfare on JetBlue to Barbados (additional fees may apply depending on the airport you choose). This 4-star resort is located on a secluded bay at the southern end of the island, offering easy guest access for watersports and snorkeling. Head over to the pool to cool off with a cocktail at the swim up bar, and be sure to watch the sunset from the rooftop deck for panoramic views of the beach. The crystal blue waters of the Eastern Caribbean await.
Relax in the Bahamas
Explore Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, for around $1300 per person for a six-night stay and roundtrip airfare (prices vary depending on airport). American Airlines offers this package at the 4-star British Colonial Hilton hotel, which boasts luxurious amenities, including a private beach. This resort is within walking distance from must-see locations in historic downtown Nassau such as Straw Market, Junkanoo Beach, Fort Fincastle and Cabbage Beach.
Take a break from exploring and relax under a colorful cabana by the pool with sweeping views of the sea in the distance. With so much to see and do, you’ll have no trouble filling up your itinerary on New Providence Island.
This five-night, all-inclusive vacation package in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, almost sounds too good to be true. Thanks to Great Value Vacations, you can experience this port town in Northern Jamaica for just $1120 per person. This package offers excellent perks, including roundtrip airfare from Miami, or an airport of your choosing for an extra fee, and all hotel transfers and meals while staying at the beachfront Hotel Riu Ocho Rios. Also included in this package are daily fitness classes and watersports such as snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and even a cruise on a catamaran. For the explorers, don’t miss Dunn’s River Falls, a gorgeous waterfall and swimming area just a short drive from the hotel. Whether you’re a beach bum or a nature enthusiast, this trip is for you.
Take Your Hawaiian Vacation to the Next Level
Hawaiian vacations can be pricey, and with so many beautiful islands to see, it’s hard to choose just one. Now, travelers have the option of island hopping from Waikiki, Honolulu, to the island of Kauai for just under $500 per person, airfare included. Be sure to rest up the night before — this unique package features an action-packed day of guided tours. See Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the Hanapepe Valley Lookout where Jurassic Park was filmed and Opaekaa Falls, cascading twin waterfalls. End the journey with a relaxing river cruise through the tropical rainforest before heading to the airport to board your plane back to Waikiki.
This tour makes an excellent addition to any Waikiki vacation, taking the stress out of inter-island planning so that you can enjoy your day of adventure with all fees prepaid and included in the original price.
Enjoy Luxury in Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands, located just southeast of the Bahamas, are home to luxury resorts and shopping and a 14-mile barrier reef, combining the best of nature with world-class amenities. For a limited time, BookIt is offering a three-night stay at The Palms Turks and Caicos with airfare included, starting at $1109 per person. This 5-star resort is tucked away on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach and boasts multiple restaurants, bars and lounges. Enjoy poolside service while overlooking the ocean, with Caribbean-inspired cuisine and refreshing cocktails, you’ll never want to leave. With watersports, a spa, shops and a kids’ club on resort grounds, this vacation is ideal for couples, solo travelers and families alike.