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Affordable Caribbean Destinations for a Weekend Away

I have been thinking about a weekend away in a Caribbean destination for the past few weeks. Sometimes it’s great idea to have a quick getaway to give your body and mind a mini relaxation boost. The affordability of the destination will determine whether or not you visit.

But if for some lucky reason, you come across travel deals to the Caribbean, take advantage of them! You’re already saving on the airfare, so all you need now are nicely priced accommodation; tasty yet cheap food; and value for money activities.

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Here are some affordable Caribbean destinations for a weekend getaway (Prices are quoted in United States dollars):

1. Grenada

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Image Credit: The Grenada Tourism Authority

Grenada tops this list because it’s one of my favourite islands to visit. Grand Anse is the area of choice because it has a gorgeous beach and it’s close to the lively capital city of St. George’s.

Average cost for a three-night stay: $159 | Suggestion: Spiceisle Mint (via Airbnb)
Average cost of breakfast for two: $40 | Suggestion: Mocha Spoke (Container Park)
Average cost of two glasses of rum punch: $10 | Suggestion: Umbrellas Beach Bar
Average cost of a meal for two: $90 | Suggestion: The Aquarium Restaurant
Average cost of a day trip for two to Carriacou: $62 | Suggestion: Osprey Lines

2. St. Lucia

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Image Credit: The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

St. Lucia is a gorgeous island that is perhaps best known for its Pitons. However, a valuable travel tip that I learned several years ago is that St. Lucia is one of the most affordable Caribbean destinations for a weekend away.

Average cost for a three-night stay: $185 | Suggestion: Omega Apartment (via Airbnb)
Average cost of breakfast for two: $22 | Suggestion: Blue Monkey Cafe
Average cost of two bottles of Piton beer: $5 | Suggestion: Rum Therapy Bar and Treatment Centre
Average cost of a meal for two: $40 | Suggestion: Jambe De Bois
Average cost of a full day sailing tour for two: $250 | Suggestion: Tout Bagay Soufriere Catamaran Day Tour (Sea Spray Cruises)

3. St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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Image Credit: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority

The island of Saint Vincent is known for its gorgeous black sand beaches, whilst the beaches on the islands of the Grenadines have fine, white, sparkling sand. These islands are laid back, peaceful and perfect for weekend relaxation.

Average cost for a three-night stay: $170 | Suggestion: Next to Tanty Pearl Restaurant (via Airbnb)
Average cost of breakfast for two: $20 | Suggestion: Café Soleil 
Average cost of two passion fruit mojitos: $12 | Suggestion: Jack’s Beach Bar 
Average cost of a meal for two: $50 | Suggestion: Flow Wine Bar and Kitchen 
Average cost of a day trip for two to Bequia: $80 | Suggestion: Bequia Express

4. Dominica

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Dominica is a lush and tropical island that is an ideal destination for a nature-filled weekend away from the day to day rush. The island is filled with waterfalls, hot springs, natural lakes and pools and tropical rain forests.

Average cost for a three-night stay: $240 | Suggestion: The AnSwin Apartment (via Airbnb)
Average cost of breakfast for two: $20 | Suggestion: Strawberry Restaurant
Average cost of two glasses of Dominican coconut rum punch: $16 | Suggestion: Escape Bar and Grill
Average cost of a meal for two: $40| Suggestion: Pearl’s Cuisine
Average cost of a whale watching tour for two: $140 | Suggestion: Dive Dominica

4. Tobago

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Image Credit: Tobago Division of Tourism

Tobago can easily remembered as the sister island to Trinidad. Located to the north east of Trinidad, the island is individually famous for picturesque beaches, tropical landscapes. historical architecture and laid back atmosphere.

Average cost for a three-night stay: $243 | Suggestion: Voga Premium Suite (via Airbnb)
Average cost of breakfast for two: $20 | Suggestion: Tobago’s Original House of Pancakes 
Average cost of two Tobago mudslides: $20 | Suggestion: Waves Restaurant and Bar 
Average cost of a meal for two: $65 | Suggestion: La Tartaruga 
Average cost of a snorkelling tour and beach BBQ for two: $200 | Suggestion: Coastline Snorkeling Tour and Beach BBQ (Tobago island Tours) 

5. Barbados

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Although I live in Barbados, my ideal weekend getaway would be at a beach house or property on the eastern coast of the island. That side of the island is very peaceful and benefits from cool Atlantic Ocean breezes.

Average cost for a three-night stay: $188 | Suggestion: Atlantic Ocean Breeze (via Airbnb)
Average cost of breakfast for two: $30 | Suggestion: Round House
Average cost of two bottles of Banks Beer: $6 | Suggestion: Dina’s Bar & Café
Average cost of a meal for two: $90 | Suggestion: The Atlantis
Average cost of an island tour for two: $190 | Suggestion: Glory Tours (Explore and Discover Barbados tour)