Believe you will agree with me that The Caribbean is one of those places of interest for us to relax and unwind, more so on its tropical shores, right?
However, high trip prices and the large number of luxury hotels may make you put off or confronted with your intended traveling plan, perhaps! Anyway, traveling to and enjoying yourself with your loved ones to The Caribbean is not meant for the rich and famous, what follows could realize your dreams and help you save bucks for traveling to those interesting places.
Delays and flight cancellation deals. If traveling off peak season is not a problem for you, then I am sure you are able to save up to 50% of what would be spent in actual. The rational behind is that people like to put off traveling to The Caribbean fearing the risk of hurricanes season, which is roughly from June through November, being said during this period, delays and flight cancellations are very common. Frankly speaking, with the advanced of the weather forecasting system nowadays, the exposure to the risk of Hurricane is very minimal. In fact traveling off peak season has the advantage of escaping the winter crowds, while at the same time experience the many local events and festivals.
Car renting. It is not crucial to reserve a rental car prior to your arrival. Do not overlook local car renting companies as their prices are competitive compare to others.
Save money on flights related. You need to be aware that regional carriers use small aircraft with limited baggage space and with weight restrictions, hence to avoid outrageous surcharges, it is worth to pay attention to the limits imposed.
Another thing is to ask about island hopping passes, as it will be to your advantage if you are flying to more than one island, do your research to check which airlines that offers them. As the saying goes, book well in advance to secure cheaper tickets and you may find that round trips may cost less than a one way. Not to forget is to watch out for those last minute deals, i.e. usually a couple of days before your traveling to those interesting places, where you are bound to find a bargain that is provided you are flexible with your dates and brave enough to bear with the unforeseen.
It is good to know that traveling mid week or from a remote airport often help you to save bucks, a traveling tip that my travel buddy, Richer Choo shared with me. Feel free to check those budget airlines advertisements that are listed on this site for some great bargain hunting.
Shop around for great deals. A note about those all-inclusive package deals is that you are required to pay an initial outlay. But if we do the math, it is often ends up cheaper compare to take things separately. Further package deals often include extras which would be very pricey if take separately such as water sports activity or perhaps a trip to tourist attractions or so. In short, an all-inclusive package deal allows us to travel to interesting places in The Caribbean within our budget. Basically, all-inclusive vacations are great, but you will have to find out what you need before leaving for your vacation, if not you may end up to purchase something separately while you are there. The outcomes, guess you know!
Consideration on choosing accommodation. Generally smaller hotels or guesthouses or those that are with a short walk from the beach do offer pleasant accommodations that are priced considerably much lower than those larger, beachfront neighbors. Is it easy to find? Well, not that difficult, for example in Tobago, you can easily find not less than 15 this kind of hotels inland on the coast. To give you a picture of the huge difference in pricing, an ocean view room at those less expensive hotels or properties may cost an additional of perhaps $20 per room while for those larger and luxury resorts, it may easily amounting to as much as $100 or more per room!
Well, before traveling to The Caribbean, just get yourself prepare with some good repellent. Why? To ward off those tiny tiny annoying no-see-ums like mosquitoes, as well as sand flies which often appear after a rain, around sunset and near swampy ground.
My best wishes to you and hope you do enjoy and can travel like a rich and famous to interesting places in The Caribbean, cheers!