Where to go on cheap Caribbean holidays
Dreaming of a holiday to somewhere exotic and far flung? The Caribbean is top of many people's travel bucket lists. And, believe it or not, the Caribbean is not only for honeymooners and wealthy travellers - it's possible to find cheap Caribbean holidays if you know where to look. Here are some of the best budget travel destinations...
If you want to experience some culture and excitement on your cheap Caribbean holidays, Cuba is a definite contender. As well as beautiful beaches and scenic coastline, you can enjoy the faded grandeur of Havana, visit a cigar factory and, after a busy day of exploring, kick back with a Cuba Libre. Bliss! Virgin Holidays offer packages to Cuba from around £800 per person per week.
There's more to Jamaica than sun, sea and reggae - but with such great sun, sea and reggae on offer, you couldn't be blamed for not venturing much further! Jamaica is the perfect place to chill out, and with week long packages starting from jusy £795 with Thomas Cook, there'll be no worries about the budget either. Top of our Jamaican to-do list is the Bob Marley Museum and gorgeous Dunn River Falls.
The Caribbean isn't all about island nations - Costa Rica's Caribbean coast offers all of the beauty of the islands plus some of the most bio-diverse rainforest on the planet. Costa Rica has gradually built up the reputation as an eco tourism paradise, so if you want to explore beyond the palm fringes of a golden beach, it could be a great option for you.
Travel agent or independent?
As the Caribbean is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Britons, plenty of travel agents sell package deals on cheap Caribbean holidays. However, the region is very accessible to independent travellers - and although direct bookings may work out slightly more expensive than package deals, you'll be able to tailor your own itinerary to suit your interests.