Winter Bargains in The Romantic Caribbean (I)
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 ‘till early March, when airline companies 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: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Perhaps the most budget-friendly of the three major U.S. Virgin Islands, St Thomas, boasts a wide variety of accommodations options and activities built to entice cruisers, including prime duty-free shopping. Making it even more attractive — beautiful Magens Bay, one of the top beaches in the world; you've got a complete and very romantic Caribbean winter escape.
Deals and Bargains: VisitUSVI.com is running its popular Intimate Treasures deal, which includes $100 in dining and attractions certificates and a complimentary gift bag; 14 St Thomas hotels are participating with a number of money-saving packages that include kid-friendly packages, too. For cruising at bargain basement prices, check out the seven-day sailing on Camival's Liberty with a full-day stop in St. Thomas from just $369 per person. East Coasters can fly to the USVI for on JetBlue; there are Monday-through-Monday flights in February and March from only $340 (Boston) and $431 (New York).
Winter Bargains in the Romantic Caribbean: Bonaire
The least crowded of the 'ABC Islands' (the other two are Aruba and Curacao); the small Bonaire is a diver's dream, with some of the richest population of fish from the Caribbean Sea. Here you can discover the active diving sites and settle into the peaceful, reasonable-priced lodgings ashore. There are no luxurious resorts on this isle, so crowds tend to be small, prices low, and deals abundant… and so is the romance!
Deals and Bargains: Travelers can find seven-night stays from just $1,450 per person, including six single-tank dives and a full daily breakfast. A similar deal at the PADI five-star Divi Flamingo includes seven nights with unlimited shore diving from $837 per person. Some resort vacation packages even include a four-door car rental and free taxi pickup. Contact your local travel professional for more options and savings.