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5 Frugal Tips to Get Your Dream Caribbean Vacation:

Your Dream Luxury Caribbean Vacation

Five Tips to Get It

While it is difficult to put a price tag on paradise, no one would want to spend beyond what they can on a Caribbean vacation. Following is a guide that will give you tips on how to make your Caribbean getaway more cost effective and economic with sales, deals, specials and bargains so that you don’t have to waste your vacation worrying about the cost instead of enjoying on the beach.

1. Travel off-season:
Choosing a time when vacation demand in the Caribbean is the lowest is one of the best ways to save money on your trip. Pick a date between May and mid-December as this is the off-season when you can get discounts up to about 40% on resorts and hotels. You can get the best prices in the June-August period. However, do not forget to consider the August to October hurricane season.

2. Choose destinations where you get cheap airfare:
Keep in mind that the Caribbean airfare prices are based on the fundamental competitive laws, which means that you will get cheapest tickets to destinations where there are multiple carriers. Some examples of destinations to which you can find cheaper airfare include Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Aruba and Peurto Rico. Saving on airfare can drastically reduce the overall cost of your trip.

3. Book in advance and look for tourism packages:
A number of deals and discounts on airfare apply when you book way in advance. This also works for a number of resorts and hotels where you can save greatly, up to even 60% on booking much before your trip. However, consider this as an option only if you are sure about your trip while booking as changing plans would involve cancellation and re-booking, which would turn out to be much more expensive and ruin your attempts to make a frugal vacation. Also, you can choose to hire travel agents to arrange the entire trip for you as a package that will include your airline tickets, your accommodation in the Caribbean, food and beverages and all the other miscellaneous expenses on travel. These work out as the cheaper option as opposed to booking separately, especially during the high season

4. Look for travel deals online:
Visit travel websites and search for discounts, sales and deals that work to your advantage. There are a number of hotel chains that promise great rates on their websites and opting for these can be highly money-saving for you. It’s all about putting in a little extra time and effort into doing some research online. Also, don’t just settle for any and every deal you find. Do a little comparison of the offers made by different websites and accordingly choose the deals you want to go with.

5. Use public transport instead of renting your own car:
Do consider that renting limos and taxis in the Caribbean is highly expensive. So if you are looking for frugal tips, then opt for local transport. You can choose to travel by buses as they are cheap and reliable or even go for the commuter railroad in San Juan.

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