By Nan Travel Editor
News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Mar. 2, 2018: The top 5 bargain hotels in the Caribbean for 2018 are in, just in time for spring break and of course summer vacation planning to ensure you don’t break the bank or your budget. Here are the top picks as compiled by News Americas from TripAdvisor’s 2018 winners list that will cost you less than $170 per night right now.
1: Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn
Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn in Kralendijk, Bonaire has the honor of being named as the top bargain hotel for the Caribbean this year. The resort caters largely to those diving lovers who are seeking a diving vacation and offers specialized personnel throughout the resort to help with this sport including PADI certified instructors. But other guests also stay at the Inn, owned by Bruce and Liz Bowker, just to relax and enjoy Bonaire. There are only 11 units here with full kitchen and bath and rates go at around USD 169 per night.
2: Paradise Villas
Paradise Villas in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands ranked at number two. It is situated on the ocean’s edge of Little Cayman and features 12 individual private cottages that offer unobstructed ocean views and private verandas. Each villa is equipped with a kitchenette and dining area and sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Or you can grab a beach chair or a hammock and soak in the sun or let the sound of the waves soothe your soul; go for a swim or hike along the nature trails. Rates here range from USD 159 per night.
3: Brise Marine
Coming in at third on our top 5 list is Brise Marine of Sainte-Luce, Martinique. This property is 1-minute walk from the beach and just 9 miles from Les Trois-Îlets. Every room at this resort is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day and a terrace or patio outside others. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Rates start at USD 147 per night.
4: Travellers Beach Resort
Travellers Beach Resort in Negril, Jamaica takes the fourth spot on our list. This hotel is located in Negril, 30 miles from Montego Bay. It features a hot tub and a private beach area as well as an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Guests can also enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar and free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms have views of the sea or garden but all rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. There is also a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, gift shop and shops at the property. The nearest airport is Sangster Airport, 31 miles from Travellers Beach Resort. Rates per night is around USD 120.
5: Hotel Cyvadier
Hotel Cyvadier in Jacmel, Haiti rounds out the top five list of best bargain hotels in the Caribbean. This property is located on the waterfront, within 6 miles of Iron Market, Salubria Gallery and Cathedral of Saint Philippe and Saint Jacques. It features a restaurant on site, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge as well as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. All 28 rooms offer free WiFi, ceiling fans, and showers and free breakfast is included with your nightly rate which runs from around USD 72 per person.