Searching for a tropical paradise? Well, Business Insider recently picked the top 25 islands in the Caribbean. Many are just a few hours from Canada, offer an astonishing array of activities and most are pretty affordable.
The rankings are based on the average cost of hotel rooms, accessibility, the number of activities available and the amount of coastline per square kilometre. All prices are in USD. Good luck picking one!
25. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Prices are low, with a hotel room averaging just $107. Haiti doesn’t have as many beaches as its neighbours, but your visit will help the island’s continuing recovery.
The average hotel room cost is $206 and there are 158 activities for visitors to choose from.
19. British Virgin Islands
18. Turks and Caicos
17. Trinidad and Tobago
16. St. Lucia
14. Antigua and Barbuda
And you can save money by lounging in a hammock with a good book.
The average cost of a hotel room is just $132 per night.
10. St. Kitts and Nevis
Hotel rooms average $257 per night and if you want a quieter holiday, head for Nevis.
9. US Virgin Islands
The average hotel room costs $246 per night.
8. Cayman Islands
If you’re a hiker or diver, Cayman Brac may be better suited. And Little Cayman offers world-class diving and a quieter experience. The average hotel room cost is $281 per night.
7. Saint Barthelemy
There are 763 activities on offer, but Business Insider says the one thing you must do is visit the iconic Rick’s Cafe in Negril to watch the sunset. Plenty of package tours are available, otherwise expect to pay an average of $220 per night for a hotel room.
5. The Bahamas
Resort prices are more affordable and Business Insider points out that you’ll have more than 700 activities, like diving, to choose from.
There are more than 250 other activities to take advantage of. The average hotel room cost is $171 per night.
3. Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten
Together, you’ve got the perfect two-in-one holiday. The average hotel room cost, for both sides, is about $202 per night.
2. Dominican Republic
There are more than 1,000 activities to choose from and the average hotel room will cost you about $184 per night.
1. Puerto Rico
The island is affordable, with rooms averaging $183 per night. Business Insider counted 1,056 activities on offer, so you may have to visit several times to take full advantage!