It is no secret that winter is high season for the Caribbean. It's the coldest, snowiest, iciest time of year for many places, and some folks have just had enough of it by January and February. In fact, some folks figure they'll need to 'hunker down' and wait out old man winter through March. But that doesn't mean there are no travel deals to be found to make your 'Great Winter Escape: In fact, there are plenty, and some experts believe that the best time to book your winter bargains in the romantic Caribbean is from New Years to early March, when airlines are slashing prices before the big spring-break rush.
According to Yahoo Travel, there are great deals for hot spots like Jamaica, undiscovered charmers like Bonaire, and romantic paradises like St Thomas.
So check out this list for romance in a Caribbean Paradise and start packing!
Winter bargains in The Romantic Caribbean: Dominican Republic
This ever-popular destination draws tourists from spring-breakers seeking low-cost beach thrills, to families looking to make sandcastles in the sun. A wealth of all-inclusive resorts clustered around Punta Cana offer a lot of 'bang for your travel buck' this season.
Deals and Bargains: According to Yahoo Travel, round-trip flights to the DR are unusually inexpensive this year, with flights from Chicago in the low $400s. Take advantage of cheap airfare, and consider a number of budget-friendly hotels, through April 18.
Winter bargains in The Romantic Caribbean: Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth, has it all, from golfing to gambling and from salsa dancing to surfing. Beyond San Juan's vacation condos, the island abounds with waterfalls, colonial history, and the national rainforest of El Yunque. The best part? You don't even need a passport to get there.
Deals and Bargains: According to Yahoo Travel, in late January and early February, flights are as low as $329 from New York on JetBlue or Delta. (And right now, JetBlue Getaways is offering amazing deals on four-night packages, including airfare, accommodations, and resort credits, starling at $745 per person.) Inexpensive hotel options aren't hard to spot, either Wad, with a travel professional; travel pros will probably be able to find even more deals. You will probably find the cheapest rates clustered around San Juan.