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Cheapest Caribbean Islands: 32 destinations by price in 2023

Extremely popular with both North Americans and Europeans during the winter months, the Caribbean is filled with islands and destinations that range from cheap & basic to posh & exclusive. You’ll also find islands where English dominates, but also where Spanish, French, or Dutch are far more common.

Ranking Caribbean islands and destinations by price is challenging for a variety of reasons, so we simplified it by including only a cheaper 3-star hotel room for a week and two cheap flights from New York City. Generally speaking, islands with cheaper hotels will also have cheaper meals and diving etc. Many of the best deals in the Caribbean are at its 400 or so all-inclusive resorts. If that sounds interesting also check out our list of the cheapest Caribbean islands for all-inclusive resorts, which lists 17 destinations from cheapest to most expensive.

Updates for 2022

COVID-19 situation

As of September, 2022, most Caribbean islands have no COVID or vaccination restrictions or require just a negative test or proof of vaccination. Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica have removed all restrictions so you can travel freely.

We have the COVID rules and guidelines for visitors for some countries in this article, and a more complete list can be found at the link below.

Best cheap Caribbean destinations for all kinds of trips – All-inclusives, nightlife, culture, chill-out, super-cheap, and more.

Updates for 2023

All hotels rates and airfares have been updated for the 2023 high season as of September, 2022.

The last time we updated this list it was for stays in the Omicron times. Airfares were low and hotel prices were pretty reasonable as well. Now for stays in January, 2023, airfares are up about 30% on average to the highest fares we have seen since we began tracking them in 2012. Booking early is usually the best way to get a good deal because last-minute bargains are pretty much a thing of the past.

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Below are the 32 most popular Caribbean destinations (some with a few per island, plus Mexico) ranked from cheapest to most expensive. Those not sure if they can afford a trip at all will obviously choose from the ones near the top, while those who would rather avoid people who aren’t sure if they can afford a trip or not will find better choices further down the list.

Criteria for the index below

  • Hotel rates are the average of the 4-cheapest 3-star (and up) hotels in high season for two people, including all taxes and fees. Hotels that don’t get very good or better reviews are not counted.
  • Airfare for the cheapest round-trip high-season flight available from NYC
  • 7-nights + Flight Index is 7 nights hotel for two plus two round-trip airfares from NYC, including all taxes

Caribbean islands and destinations ranked by price

(prices are for high-season winter travel)

1 – Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, Mexico

By far the busiest destination in the Caribbean, Cancun is obviously not an island so it might not count for some people. But Greater Cancun also consists of Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya area as well as the nearby island of Cozumel, so it’s a huge cluster of resort areas all served by one busy airport.

With cheap flights from almost everywhere and hotels starting at suspiciously low prices, Cancun is easily the cheapest Caribbean destination and a great choice for the Spring Break crowd as well. It’s worth noting that the cheapest hotels in Cancun won’t be within walking distance of the beach, although most will have a pool. The 3-star Cancun hotels in these low price ranges are located in the Downtown Cancun area and it’ll cost at least triple these prices to stay on the beach or in the Hotel Zone. The Downtown area still has great weather along with cheap restaurants and bars, so it’s a decent choice compared to staying home. There are 7 major areas around here so we have done a guide for choosing where to stay in the Cancun area.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $39
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $356
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,036 for two people
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, budget travelers from all over Europe, Spring Breakers

Mexico COVID-19 rules: No vaccination or testing requirement at all.

2 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana has some modestly priced hotels that include breakfast, but it’s much better known as the best and cheapest place for luxury all-inclusive resorts at amazing rates. In fact, some of these all-inclusives only cost a bit more than the ones that only include breakfast. There are really good air+hotel packages available that can keep prices down and offer fantastic value for the Caribbean. The modern nearby airport is the busiest in the DR, and the roads in this area are in good shape as well.

As you might expect, the 3-star hotels in these price ranges will not be on the beach, but they are mostly quite close and also have their own pool. Again, if your options are staying home or staying in one of these places, it’s a pretty easy decision. That said, spending more for one of the cheapest all-inclusives on the beach is probably money well spent. Punta Cana is also our top pick for Caribbean islands for families with kids, by the way.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $44
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $388
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,139
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, French, Germans, Spanish, Belgians, Dutch, Swiss, Portuguese, Russians

3 – Samana, Dominican Republic

Samana has quite a few posh and expensive resorts, but it’s also got a nice mix of more affordable simple hotels near the beach. This is a newer resort area that is expanding at a fast clip, with a new airport with increasing services as well. Samaná is the whale-watching capital of the DR, with some very nice beaches to boot. They do have a small airport nearby, but most visitors fly into the large Santo Domingo Airport and take a one-hour taxi or shuttle ride.

Once again, the Samana hotels in this price range will not be beach resorts, but they do have excellent weather and provide very good value for those on smaller budgets.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $61
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $325
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,152
  • Popular with: Canadians, Brits, Italians, Portuguese, Swedish

4 – La Romana, Dominican Republic

La Romana does have just enough inexpensive hotels to make it this high on the list, but the area is mostly known for larger upscale resorts. The famous Casa de Campo Resort started the trend, and it’s still almost exclusively a package resort area for the upscale crowd. La Romana is often included in the Punta Cana market when you search for hotels, so you can fly into that airport if it’s cheaper, and take a shuttle to your resort on the brand-new highways between them. In fact, flights into Punta Cana Airport are almost always cheaper so that is what we used for this entry.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $74
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $388
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,387
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, French, Italians, Spanish

5A – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata includes several clusters of resort beaches along the northern shore of the Dominican Republic. The hotels here are among the cheapest in the Caribbean, and this area is also known for very affordable all-inclusive packages. The diving and snorkeling aren’t top-notch, but at least it’s good value otherwise. Flights to the nearby airport aren’t as cheap as they used to be, and the Santiago Airport a bit further south is 90 minutes away by road. Those looking for a luxury all-inclusive at an appealing price would probably be happier in Punta Cana (see above).

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $68
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $415
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,392
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Irish, Brits, Northern Europeans

Dominican Republic COVID-19 rules: No vaccination or testing requirement at all.

5B – Varadero, Cuba

For a couple years Americans were allowed visits to Cuba for “cultural tourism”, and cruise ships started coming as well. But Americans still can’t legally sun themselves in Varadero or any other Cuban resort city and that doesn’t look ready to change in the coming months into 2023.

Still, Canadians and Europeans are very fond of this commercialized stretch of beach out on a restricted peninsula. You’ll find mostly larger all-inclusive resorts here built specifically for the package crowds. Varadero is relatively cheap and good value for the Caribbean, and quality in its beachfront resort hotels is fairly high. Once Americans can visit Cuba solely for leisure, things are bound to change quite a bit.

(included as a service to Canadians and Europeans who wonder where Cuba stacks up from a price standpoint)

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: *
  • Cheapest RT airfare from Toronto: *
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: US$1,469 for two people ALL INCLUSIVE!
  • Popular with: Canadians, Europeans including Russians, almost no Americans…yet

6 – Curaçao

Officially part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao has excellent diving and some of the cheaper hotels in the southern part of the Caribbean. It also has a large and busy airport which helps keep airfares reasonable from North America and several key European cities.

Curaçao is also seldom in the path of hurricanes, so autumn trips are a great value here and come with greater peace of mind. Airfares aren’t quite as cheap as they were in early 2022, but they are still very good value compared to nearly all of the islands farther down this list.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $90
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $373
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,494
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Dutch, Germans, Italians, scuba divers from all over

7 – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cheap and direct flights from many cities help make San Juan a good budget choice, even if hotel prices here start higher than other destinations near the top of this list. The Old San Juan area is gorgeous and there are many surprisingly affordable eating and sleeping options there. Starting just next door you’ll find a long string of tourist-oriented areas with some of the best city beaches in the world.

There are virtually no all-inclusive resorts on Puerto Rico, so this is a pay-as-you-go destination. If you want a bit of culture and don’t need nonstop buffets, then San Juan might be the best option in the Caribbean at a modest price. San Juan can also be a great choice for trips of only a few days because airfares are low even if hotels aren’t quite so cheap.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $124
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $296
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,534
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans, Spanish

8 – Negril, Jamaica

Negril, which is about 90-minutes from Montego Bay Airport by road, has a beautiful west-facing (sunset) beach and an abundance of cheaper 2-star and 3-star hotels, making it among the Caribbean’s best value destinations for hotels that are actually on the sand. In fact, Negril may have the cheapest actual beach hotels in the Caribbean because the cheaper ones in the places above tend to be at least a couple blocks from the water.

There are also many all-inclusives and upscale & pricey 4-stars, so it’s a good mix rather than just all down-market. The gorgeous area along 7-Mile Beach is lined with smaller hotels and a few larger ones plus a few all-inclusives. THIS is where you want to go in Jamaica if you want to visit the country rather than just visiting the grounds of a hotel.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $104
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $383
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,569
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italians

Jamaica COVID-19 rules: No vaccination or testing requirement at all.

9 – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica’s busiest airport is near the heart of Montego Bay so visitors can be checked-in sooner here than if they went to Negril or Ocho Rios nearby. This is a very well developed and touristy area along Jamaica’s north shore, with plenty of large all-inclusive resorts all the way up the price scale.

All along the north shore you’ll find a string of large hotels (many all-inclusive), and there are a few good activities as well. But the actual town of Montego Bay, centered along the so-called “Hip Strip” is disappointing. In other words, if you want to stay in an independent hotel and try many nearby restaurants and bars, go to Negril. Montego Bay is really only good for its larger resorts.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $124
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $383
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,725
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italians
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10 – Rincon, Puerto Rico

If you are a serious surfer and want to give it a try in the Caribbean then come to Rincon, on Puerto Rico’s west coast. Others are probably better off in the more developed San Juan area, but surfers love it here and often rent local houses rather than staying in the somewhat pricey hotels. Flights to the local airport are reasonable, and the sometimes-cheaper San Juan airport is also an easy drive.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $153
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $296
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,742
  • Popular with: Americans, Spanish, surfers from everywhere

11 – St. Maarten/St. Martin

Famously divided with a French half in the north (Sint Martin) and a Dutch half in the south (Saint Maarten), this island otherwise treats itself as one destination.

Almost all (cheap) flights are into the airport in the Dutch area, and hotels are grouped together as well, with both halves being mid-range choices with almost nothing in the low-budget category. Unsurprisingly, the food tends to be better in the French part, but it’s quite easy to go back and forth. The island also has some casinos so if that is something you enjoy while on vacation this could be an even better choice.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $144
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $377
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,835
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, French, Dutch

12 – Barbados

While it’s a bit farther than other cheap Caribbean destinations, there are sometimes good airfares from the US to Barbados. This island has many good-value 3-star beach resorts towards the south, and a long line of exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts in what might best be described as the Beverly Hills of the Caribbean.

Barbados has a well developed hotel scene so it won’t feel as exotic as some of the smaller islands nearby. Some of the diving here is excellent so it can be great value for the scuba set. Flights from the US are had become quite expensive in early 2021, but they are fairly reasonable again late in 2022 and into 2023. Since Barbados is also home to a huge chunk of the luxury market in the Caribbean, it’s also popular with rich Europeans and South Americans as well.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $138
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $428
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,896
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans

13 – Guadeloupe

Still an official part of France, Guadeloupe is very unusual in that it’s sometimes actually cheaper to reach by air from Paris than from New York. During our tests for early 2023, we found very reasonable flights from New York to Guadeloupe, so that doesn’t always hold true.

In other words, this is a very French island that caters nicely to budget and mid-range Europeans, but it can be expensive and difficult to reach from North America if you aren’t starting in the right city. Hotels here can be good value if you can get an airfare bargain.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $185
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $288
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $1,999
  • Popular with: French Canadians, French

14 – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

About 90-minutes east of Montego Bay Airport on Jamaica’s northern shore, Ocho Rios is similar in price to Montego Bay and Negril (see above). It’s also a very popular cruise port, so the local waterfalls and other attractions can be jammed or nearly empty depending on the day.

There are large and impressive resorts all along the north shore between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, including many all-inclusives. But similar to Montego Bay, the actual town of Ocho Rios is underdeveloped, unimpressive, and somewhat annoying, filled mostly with nearly identical souvenir shops and a few jewelry malls. If you want to stay in a small hotel and try different restaurants and bars along a beach, go to Negril and stay clear of Ocho Rios. Another way of saying it is that the only reason that Ocho Rios is lower on this list is that it has fewer cheap hotels than Montego Bay or Negril, not that it’s actually a nicer place to visit.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $163
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $383
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,023
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italians

15 – Grenada

Known for its beautiful volcanic views and for not being overly developed, Grenada is a good choice for English-speaking folks looking to get away from the package crowds. Prices at the resorts are mostly in the middle range, but a few top-end places are here as well. Flights can sometimes be cheap, though be sure to check hotel prices before you book the airfare.

The island of Grenada is not very well developed so don’t expect too much in the way of shopping or culture. The scenery here is some of the best in the Caribbean, but most visitors are happy to stay in their hotels for most or all of their visit.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $157
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $422
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,139
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits

16 – Martinique

A favorite of French-speakers from Canada and Europe, Martinique has a relatively large population without a great number of resorts, so it doesn’t feel as touristy as many other islands. You’ll find great cuisine here, and quite a few budget hotel options as well.

Norwegian Air used to fly into Martinique as of a few years ago and their fares were as amazing as they were unsustainable. Flights in 2023 are much more expensive so this island isn’t a great choice for most people.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $109
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $763
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,181
  • Popular with: French Canadians, French

17 – Aruba

Almost completely flat, Aruba is another Dutch island without a striking volcano at its center. Still, it has a well developed tourist infrastructure and a busy airport with cheap flights from Europe, so it’s a popular choice for northern Europeans as well as Americans.

Most hotels on Aruba are in the mid-range and upper end, but there are enough affordable places that get good reviews to make it pretty high on this list. Aruba is another (along with Bonaire and Curacao) that is just north of Venezuela and hasn’t had a hurricane come near it in decades. This makes it one of the better choices for an autumn vacation when so many other islands are potentially in the crosshairs of storms.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $159
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $400
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,193
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Dutch

Aruba COVID-19 rules: Aruba requires a negative test from any visitor over 15 years old, or a test upon arrival. Citizens from quite a few US states also require “additional testing” and information is on the website linked below. You must also purchase Aruba visitors insurance from them, which runs about US$10 per day for most people.

18 – Trinidad and Tobago

About 95% of the population lives on Trinidad, but about half the resorts are on Tobago and usually people just visit one island or the other since they aren’t close together. Slightly cheaper flights go into Trinidad, but we are using data for Tobago here since it’s more popular with resort-goers.

The hotel markets are listed separately as well, but prices and the overall range are quite similar and both offer good value. In other words, if you are considering a first visit, it’s probably best to book on Tobago unless you want to specifically explore the culture (and oil fields) of Trinidad.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $179
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $540
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,460
  • Popular with: Americans, Brits, Germans

19 – Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua is one of the more accessible Caribbean islands that is known as a playground for the rich and famous. It’s a beautiful place and flight deals are often available, but resorts here range from moderate on up to shockingly expensive.

Several celebrities have homes on the island, which tells you something about the crowd that books here. Still, there are some modestly priced hotels that get very good reviews, so it’s a possibility for budget visitors. Similar to Trinidad and Tobago, these islands aren’t close together so you’ll want to choose just one. And in the 2017 hurricanes, almost all of the hotels on Barbuda were wiped out, so at this point it’s all about Antigua itself.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $208
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $342
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,462
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans, Italians

20 – St. Lucia

Arguably the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is an interesting mix of options with some surprisingly good deals at hotels combined with rather expensive airfares. Flights aren’t always expensive though, so this is a good island to put in an airfare alert and pounce when a bargain appears.

This is a popular stop for cruise ships and there is also a great mix of upscale resorts, so St. Lucia is justifiably popular for many different groups. If you’ve seen a photo of gorgeous twin mountains on St. Lucia they are called the Pitons are are located on the western coast towards the south. Not many hotels have a view of them, but there are ways to explore and even climb them for those with enough energy. St. Lucia also makes our list of the best Caribbean islands for honeymooners, by the way.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $201
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $452
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,590
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Germans

21 – Bonaire

You wouldn’t come to Bonaire for the beaches, because this small and mostly-flat island isn’t blessed with sandy shores like most of the Caribbean, but it does have excellent diving and wind surfing as well. This all contributes to more of an informal atmosphere on Bonaire, with a nice selection of cheap hotels available.

Flights to Bonaire are rarely cheap, especially when compared to nearby Aruba and Curaçao, so those tend to be more popular among the budget travel crowd. And once again, the three ABC islands are in the far south of the Caribbean and haven’t had a hurricane come anywhere near them in decades, so they could be a good choice during the season (June through December) if that is something that worries you.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $188
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $614
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,743
  • Popular with: Americans, Dutch, scuba divers, wind-surfers

22 – Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau is another very popular stop for cruise passengers, and it’s also well known for Paradise Island just over the bridge, which is home to the famous Atlantis Resort and Casino complex. Flights are cheap from most places, but hotels in the Nassau area start in the mid range and go way up from there. There’s great shopping and nightlife here, at least for the Caribbean.

Partly because it’s so popular with cruise ships, Nassau has a fairly well developed town center lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. This isn’t true of many Caribbean islands and it can be a fun place to hang out if you enjoy the Senor Frogs-type vibe. Since hotels are not so cheap, this can still be an affordable place for a long weekend trip because flights are affordable and shorter than most of the others on this list.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $224
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $341
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,851
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits

23 – St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Larger than nearby St. Thomas, the island of St. Croix is also harder to reach, with very few direct flights from far away. There are also fewer cruise ships stopping in St. Croix, so it really does have a bit more of a remote and isolated feeling, for better or for worse.

Hotels are quite expensive in general, though flight deals are sometimes available. The US Virgin Islands were hit pretty hard in the 2017 hurricanes and it took a few years before most of the better places opened back up again. Quite a few of them never reopened, but many that did are now refurbished, so there’s that.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $234
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $451
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $2,952
  • Popular with: Americans, Danish

24 – Turks & Caicos

A bit north of the real Caribbean, Turks & Caicos has a drier climate than most other islands, giving it a longer in-season range. In other words, November, June, and July can be pretty wet in most of the Caribbean islands in the actual Caribbean, but Turks and Caicos stays dryer and can be a good choice during the shoulder seasons.

There are some extremely posh resorts here, including some all-inclusives, but there are some modestly priced hotels as well, making it a mid-range option overall. The cheap flights often available make it good for late-season or shorter stays.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $312
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $325
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $3,269
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits

25 – Bermuda

Though it’s technically a long way from the Caribbean, Bermuda gets included here because it’s a good alternative, especially from April through June when it’s warm enough.

This is a very British island still, and quite expensive as well, with not a single cheap hotel available online. Flights from the US can be cheap though, so it’s still a decent budget option for a short visit. Check the weather forecast before you book because Bermuda has almost opposite seasons of the rest of the islands on this list, and that can be a really good thing in summer.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $306
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $368
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $3,556
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians, Brits

26 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tourism in the British Virgin Islands is mostly restricted to 2 islands, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. They are beautiful and very low key, partly because there are no long-haul flights coming in so everyone has to change planes at least once. Hotels here start quite high and go up from there, so it’s only a good choice for well-heeled folks escaping the crowds elsewhere.

Tortola completed its cruise port in 2015 and visitors by day-trippers had obviously increased exponentially. But then it was hit pretty hard in the 2017 hurricanes. Most of the bigger resorts are back and better than ever. Don’t expect much from Road Town, which is where the cruise ships dock.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $323
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $480
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $3,675
  • Popular with: Americans, Brits

27 – St. Kitts and Nevis

The twin islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are among the smaller and more modest tourist markets, and this can make them ideal for those not interested in crowds and shopping centers. In fact, even the more populous St. Kitts feels mostly empty with wide-open land, with Nevis even more empty.

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There are almost no cheap hotels on either island though. Scuba diving is very good here, with some notable shipwrecks and underwater caves. Flights are a bit pricey too, so this is a good choice for scuba visits for upmarket guests. For the record, St. Kitts is probably my favorite Caribbean island because it’s covered so much in grass instead of thick bush like most of the others.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $299
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $624
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $3,806
  • Popular with: Americans, Brits

28 – Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Freeport is the second-largest city in the Bahamas and its location on the island of Grand Bahama is also the second-busiest tourist destination in the island chain. While popular as a cruise destination, hotels here are mostly in the mid-range for the Caribbean, and it’s a common short getaway for those coming from nearby Florida.

The main problem with Grand Bahama is that somehow the flights here are incredibly expensive, especially considering the modest distance from the United States. It’s definitely worth checking the airfares before doing much hotel research because there are probably better choices somewhere else.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $300
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $689
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $4,047
  • Popular with: Americans and cruise-ship passengers

29 – Grand Cayman, Cayman

If you’ve heard of the Cayman Islands then you might be a banker because this territory of the UK has nearly as many banks as it has people. It’s also a fairly luxurious resort island that is geographically off on its own a bit, with prices starting in the mid-range and going way up from there. Cheap flights are often available so package deals might be good value.

Just like in Negril, Jamaica, the highlight here is Seven Mile Beach, which is where most of the island’s hotels and resorts are located. It has been voted as the best beach in the Caribbean a few times, and that is one reason why it has so many upscale resorts and higher prices.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $459
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $325
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $4,377
  • Popular with: Americans, Brits

30 – Anguilla

Only a few miles off St. Martin, Anguilla is a small and beautiful island that is near the upper end of the price scale for all of the Caribbean.

Flights are expensive, though you can get here by ferry from St. Martin, but hotels are all very expensive as well. A few of the resorts here are among the priciest in all of the Caribbean.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $506
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $508
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $4,698
  • Popular with: Rich Americans and Brits

31 – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Known largely as a stop for cruise ships and a Caribbean shopping mecca for inexpensive jewelry, St. Thomas also has great scuba diving and all the usual water sports available. Hotels here are quite expensive compared to others higher on this list, but sometimes it’s possible to get a cheap flight.

St. Thomas was pretty badly hit during the 2017 hurricanes and they wiped out pretty much all of the cheaper beach hotels. Being so far down this list you might expect St. Thomas to be a really wonderful and luxurious island, but honestly it’s not all that nice and the reason it’s so far down the page is that the cheap hotels were wiped out and only the expensive ones remain. I wouldn’t really recommend it.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $456
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $499
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $4,892
  • Popular with: Americans, Canadians

32 – Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy (AKA St. Barts) is an outlier because it’s not only the most expensive Caribbean island, it also has only a handful of small hotels, and most guests rent villas and condos instead.

St. Barts has lived at the bottom of this “cheapest Caribbean islands” list since we began publishing it over 10 years ago. It used to be that there were only a handful of hotels (since rich guests stayed in condos and private rentals), but this year there is exactly one hotel available and it charges US$1,333 per night in January, including taxes, so that is also the ‘average’ for the 2023 list as well.

  • Cheap 3-star hotel average: $1,333
  • Cheapest RT airfare from NYC: $957
  • 7-nights + Flight Index: $13,298
  • Popular with: Celebrities, the idle rich, the working rich, French-speakers

Notes on the Caribbean Destination Index

  • Many destinations have some cheaper hotels with mostly-negative reviews, and these were not included in the Index. Just as elsewhere, Caribbean hotels that seem suspiciously cheap are often poorly maintained or located, and not good value.
  • Airfares from New York were used because they are often cheaper than from even south Florida, and they are a good gauge of prices from connecting airports. Flights from dominated airports such as Atlanta and Charlotte are usually higher even though they are much closer.
  • All the prices researched are for high-season rates, from early January through March, but not “peak-season” rates in late December.

All-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean are even better value

The prices listed above are mostly for hotels that are not all-inclusive, but the cheapest all-inclusive resorts are often only a bit more expensive than the others so they can be excellent value. All-inclusive deals including airfare are often the best deals anywhere, but still the order of islands and destinations will be similar for those as well.

Cheapest flights only

If you are looking for a rental or will be staying in a cheap lodge in a city then you might only be interested in cheap airfare alone. We’ve compiled two lists for you, one with cheapest Caribbean island airfares from North America, and another with the cheapest Caribbean destinations from Europe.

Cities in the Caribbean Islands: Travel Cost Rankings

What are the cheapest cities to visit in the Caribbean Islands?

The following travel cost rankings for cities in the Caribbean Islands are calculated based on the travel budgets of real travelers. Also referred to as a Travel Cost Index, or a Backpacker Index, the cities below are in order from least to most expensive by their average daily travel price, per person, per day

Havana

Havana, Cuba

The city of Havana is at the top of most peoples’ bucket list – mostly because of the allure of a forbidden land. Before the Communist revolution, Cuba was a popular tourist destination. Since it has reopened in the 1990s, it has drawn tourists from all over the world (except the US). This capital city is a land trapped in the past. With 50 years of neglect, when you step.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica

As with most places around the tropical oasis of Jamaica, Montego Bay (or “MoBay”) is an ideal place to visit for a Caribbean getaway. It is Jamaica’s second largest city and the capital of St. James parish on the northern coast. Montego Bay is considered to be the tourist capital of the country and is where the largest airport is located, bringing in many international travelers.

Saint Thomas

St. Thomas, USVI

Saint Thomas is a beautiful island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together with St. John, St. Croix, and Water Island, it forms the unincorporated territory of the United States. The island is also home to the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. The island’s population is just over 50,000, which is slightly less than half of the territory’s total population. Saint Thomas’s temperature is relatively consistent throughout the year.

Saint Croix

St. Croix

Sometimes all you want out of a vacation is the warmth of the sun, the sound of the waves and the taste of a cold drink. No more. No less. That’s exactly what you can expect in St. Croix. The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is a place of our leisure and relaxation. It’s a bit of an expensive lifestyle for its 50,000 residents and daily visitors.

The Cheapest Cities for Other Regions
Country Rankings for Other Regions
What are the cheapest cities to visit in the Caribbean Islands?

The most affordable cities for travel in the Caribbean Islands are currently Havana (Cuba), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Mandeville (Jamaica), Kingston (Jamaica), and Terre-de-Haut (Guadeloupe).

Affordable Travel in the Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean is one of those places that should be on everyone’s bucket list. The blue seas, the white sand beaches and alluring winter sun experience may seem like an unbelievably expensive holiday. Saint Barthelemy is one of the most expensive Caribbean island, and it has only a handful of small hotels, because most guests rent villas and condos instead. In reality, there are a few cheaper hotels here, but in-season this is really a scene best suited for those who are not on a budget. Flights are also expensive because you have to change planes nearby just to reach Saint Barthelemy. Only a few miles off St. Martin, Anguilla is a small and beautiful island that is near the upper end of the price scale for all of the Caribbean. Flights are expensive, though you can get here by ferry from St. Martin, but hotels are all very expensive as well. A few of the resorts here and in St Martin are among the priciest in all of the Caribbean. The Bahamas along with the British Virgin Islands (Tortola) and the US Virgin Islands (St Thomas, St Croix) are also not recommended for budget travellers.

However, in reality a trip to the Caribbean doesn’t have to cost the earth if you don’t want it too. Getting to the exotic island hub is no hassle at all since there are numerous direct flight packages offering hefty discounts and interesting perks. The Caribbean is brimming with beautiful marine life including bottlenose dolphins, coral, rays, turtles and rainbow coloured tropical fish. Festivals are very important in the Caribbean and they reflect the rich cultural diversity and history of the region. What makes this place vibrant and wow-worthy is its multi-cultural vibe and lifestyle that combines cultural elements from Chinese, African, Indian and British influences, which can be easily spot during the celebratory dance routines. As well as the beautiful scenery, the Caribbean offers a huge range of accommodation types ensuring you’ll find something that is tailor made for your needs. Whether you are looking for a family friendly place, a luxurious Caribbean resort located in an UNESCO world heritage site or a more adventurous experience on a budget. For the latter, the Tayrona National Natural Park in the Colombian northern Caribbean region rents hammocks in huts on the beach at San Juan del Cabo for around 1 pound a night. With its scintillating landscape, breathtaking locales, sandy beaches and dense rainforests, the Caribbean is easily one of the best vacation spots.

Extremely popular with both North Americans and Europeans during the winter months, the Caribbean is filled with islands and destinations that range from cheap and basic to posh and exclusive. By far the busiest destination in the Caribbean is Cancun. While it is not an island, Greater Cancun consists of Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya area as well as Cozumel, so it’s a huge cluster of resort areas all served by one busy airport. With cheap flights from almost everywhere and hotels starting at very low prices, Cancun is one of the cheapest Caribbean destination and a great choice for the Spring Break crowd as well. Varadero is relatively cheap and good value for the Caribbean. Quality in its beachfront resort hotels is fairly high. Punta Cana has some modestly priced hotels that include breakfast, but it’s much better known as the best and cheapest place for luxury all-inclusive resorts at amazing rates. There are really good air plus hotel packages available that can keep prices down and offer fantastic value for the Caribbean. Puerto Plata includes several clusters of resort beaches along the northern shore of the Dominican Republic. The hotels here are among the cheapest in the Caribbean, and this area is also known for very affordable all-inclusive packages even though flights to the nearby airport have augmented. Montego Bay is a very well developed and touristy area along Jamaica’s north shore, with plenty of large all-inclusive resorts of different prices and quality and Jamaica’s busiest airport closeby. Visitors can be checked-in sooner here than if they went to Negril or Ocho Rios nearby, but hotels can also be more expensive for that privilege. Negril, a 90-minute ride from Montego Bay Airport, has a beautiful west-facing beach and an abundance of cheap 2-star and 3-star hotels, making it one of the Caribbean’s best value destinations. Samana has a few posh and expensive resorts, but it also has a nice mix of more affordable simple hotels near the beach. Thanks to some surprisingly cheap flights from New York, Curacao can be of excellent value for some travelers. Curacao has excellent diving and some of the cheapest hotels in the southern part of the Caribbean. It also has a large and busy airport which helps keep airfares reasonable from North America and several main European cities.

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17 Safest Islands in the Caribbean in 2022

17 Safest Islands in the Caribbean in 2022

The Caribbean Sea is home to several gorgeous islands that attract millions of visitors each year. But some of these islands have higher-than-average crime rates.

We’ll show you the 17 safest islands in the Caribbean, a few things to consider before going, and things to watch out for on each one.

The 17 Safest Islands in the Caribbean in 2022

The last thing anyone wants while on vacation is to fall victim to criminal activity, so if you’re thinking of visiting an island in the Caribbean, you’ll want to choose an island with a low crime rate.

Without further ado, let’s explore the safest islands in the Caribbean!

1. St. Barts

Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, as pictured from a hilltop

The French-owned island of St. Barts (Saint-Barthélemy) is incredibly safe, with a zero-percent murder rate and a below-average property and violent crime rate. Much of this stems from the fact that St. Barts is almost exclusively designed to cater to the needs of high-income visitors.

Sun exposure and mosquitoes pose more significant risks to visitors than local criminals, making St. Barts an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy a crime-free experience in the Caribbean.

However, this island is one of the priciest, with the average per-night hotel room rate averaging more than $200 per night. In fact, many of the safest islands in the Caribbean have a higher-than-average cost of living, including Anguilla.

2. Anguilla

High ground photo of a beach in Anguilla, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean

The U.S. Department of State rates Anguilla as one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean, with a threat level of one (the lowest possible number).

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While petty theft does occur, visitors who leave their valuables at home (or in their hotel room) aren’t likely to fall victim to this crime. But like St. Barts, Anguilla is a relatively costly Caribbean destination.

The average hotel room on this island costs about $250, and living expenses (groceries, rent, utilities) are higher than in other Caribbean territories and nations.

Fortunately, you can keep travel costs low by purchasing groceries (instead of dining out at restaurants) and visiting during the off-peak months (typically June to August).

3. The Cayman Islands

Road in George Town in the Cayman Islands, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean

The Cayman Islands has some of the strictest gun laws of any Caribbean territory or nation. For example, fewer than 1,000 licensed gun owners live in the Cayman Islands (and more than 65,000 residents).

This lack of firearms makes the trio of islands that comprise the Cayman Islands some of the safest in the Caribbean Sea.

While property crime (like theft) is somewhat common due to the high number of international visitors, violent crimes, corruption, and drug-related crimes are far more uncommon.

Still, the Cayman Islands attracts wealthy travelers, making it one of the most expensive Caribbean destinations. For example, a standard hotel room in a three-star hotel in Grand Cayman (the largest of the Cayman Islands) goes for between $120 and $250 per night.

4. The Virgin Islands

View from the top of the road in one of the safest Caribbean Islands, St Thomas

Did you know that the Virgin Islands are split between the United States and the United Kingdom? But while these islands are divided, their cultures, cost of living, and crime rates are remarkably similar.

If you’re planning on visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands, you’ll be glad to know that the most common type of crime is petty theft.

As such, staying safe during your visit is often as simple as leaving your most expensive items at home and avoiding crowded areas. Unfortunately, sexual assault does occur, and women can experience sexual harassment.

Women looking to avoid this issue when visiting the Virgin Islands may want to travel as part of a group. Visiting with a spouse can also help lower your risk of sexual assault.

5. St. Lucia

Woman in a red dress on a beach on one of the Caribbean

Those looking to spend some time in St. Lucia will want to exercise standard safety precautions. For example, walking around alone late at night or flaunting expensive items is heavily discouraged.

Generally, the most significant safety threat to visitors is inclement weather. For this reason, travelers will want to avoid visiting St. Lucia during the late summer and fall, especially from August through November.

It’s also worth noting that St. Lucia is one of several Caribbean countries that has outlawed same-sex relationships between men and women. As a result, LGBTQ+ visitors may want to be cautious when visiting St. Lucia and avoid displaying signs of physical affection when in public areas.

6. Martinique

Long dock walkway in Martinique Anse d

Martinique is another top-notch Caribbean destination for those looking to avoid violent crime risks.

While petty theft occurs fairly regularly (especially in Fort-de-France), visitors can lower their risks of being accosted by thieves by leaving high-priced possessions at home, avoiding large crowds, and only traveling throughout the island during the daytime.

ATM fraud is also a relatively common issue. If possible, pay for your hotel room online before arriving and use Euros (the most widely accepted form of cash in Martinique) to pay for food and activities while visiting.

7. Montserrat

Active volcano on one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, Montserrat

Montserrat is a British territory, making it one of the most popular Caribbean destinations for English-speaking visitors. This tiny island typically receives about 20,000 visitors each year, making it one of the most peaceful tropical islands.

This low number of annual visitors also makes Montserrat far safer than popular destinations like the Bahamas. As a result, violent crimes are comparatively low, with the most common crimes typically involving property theft.

However, this island is home to an active volcano (Soufrière Hills). As such, visitors should be prepared to flee Montserrat in the event of an eruption.

8. Grenada

Boats docked off the rocky coastline of one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, St George

Like many other Caribbean islands included on this list, the biggest threat to visitors staying in Grenada is petty theft.

Because this island averages about 200,000 visitors each year, opportunistic criminals are comparatively rare, as opportunities to steal from tourists are scarce. Still, walking alone late at night is discouraged.

It’s also wise to dress casually and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. These simple safety precautions can significantly reduce the risk of being targeted by thieves.

9. Turks and Caicos

Historic Duke Street in Cockburn town in Grand Turk for a piece on the safest islands in the Caribbean

The British territory of Turks and Caicos consists of 40 tiny islands, most of which are made of ancient remnants of coral.

These islands are sparsely inhabited, though Providenciales (the primary tourist destination in Turks and Caicos) has a population of about 57,000. Because most visitors arrive in Turks and Caicos via Providenciales, the highest level of petty crime occurs on this main hub island.

In addition, due to the spread-out nature of this territory, access to healthcare and police services is limited, which also contributes to crime rates.

If you plan on visiting Turks and Caicos, you’ll want to avoid leaving your resort or hotel during the night. It’s also an excellent idea to book a room at a popular hotel instead of staying in a remote villa or cabin.

10. Guadeloupe

Elevated view of Guadeloupe, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean

The French-owned collection of islands known as Guadeloupe contains some of the most stunning black-sand beaches and vibrant dark-green forests in the Caribbean.

It’s also a comparatively safe tropical destination, with petty theft as the primary source of crime.

Travelers are encouraged to practice standard safety precautions, such as not walking alone at night, avoiding isolated areas, and keeping documents locked away. Visitors may also want to avoid residential areas, as some locals aren’t particularly fond of curious tourists.

11. St. Maarten

Image of Saint Martin, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, pictured from the rocks looking at the bay

In St. Maarten (also spelled St. Martin or Sint Maarten), visitors tend to be a little safer than residents. St. Maarten is plagued by rampant illegal drug trade, with competing drug dealers often committing violent acts against one another to maintain dominance.

Most travelers staying in St. Maarten won’t be affected by this issue, especially when staying at reputable resorts and avoiding night time excursions. Still, petty theft and drug dealing are potential issues for visitors, so you’ll want to stay alert and avoid remote residential areas.

12. St. Kitts and Nevis

One of the safest Caribbean islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, pictured at the dock at dusk

St. Kitts and Nevis consist of two islands, separated by only two miles of sea. The U.S. Department of State lists this destination as minimally threatening, with the primary concern for visitors being petty theft.

But LGBTQ+ visitors may want to avoid displays of physical affection when in public areas.

St. Kitts and Nevis are part of the Caribbean nations that have outlawed homosexual relations. While tourists are unlikely to be arrested by police, locals may harass or violently assault homosexual couples.

13. Barbados

Promenade at marina of Bridgetown, Barbados, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean

Barbados is a family-friendly Caribbean destination that provides top-notch security services for its most touristic areas. However, it does experience its fair share of crime, especially around Crab Hill, Nelson Street, and Wellington Street.

Petty theft is the most common type of crime that visitors encounter, though drug dealers have also been known to harass tourists.

Traveling in groups and avoiding nighttime excursions is an excellent way to prevent these issues. Being alert and avoiding overly crowded areas can also help lower your risk of being robbed.

It’s also worth noting that homosexuality is illegal in Barbados, so LGBTQ+ visitors may need to take extra precautions before visiting (or avoid Barbados altogether).

14. Roatán

Sunset image of one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, Roatán, pictured from the dock looking into the ocean

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Roatán is a virtually unspoiled island off the coast of Honduras, and like many other Caribbean islands, it’s a relatively safe destination for visitors.

It’s also one of the most peaceful islands in the Caribbean, typically only receiving about 1 million visitors each year. This might seem like a high number, but it’s crucial to remember that other islands see millions of visitors annually.

Petty theft is the most common type of crime in Roatán. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to stay in touristic centers, particularly after nightfall. Remaining alert and dressing casually can also help you avoid criminal activity during your stay in Roatán.

15. Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua island, one of the safest in the Caribbean, pictured by the harborpi

Like St. Kitts and Nevis, this Caribbean island nation consists of two distinct islands, Antigua and Barbuda. These islands are home to colorful buildings, stunning beaches, and busy ports.

But they’re also more prone to crime than other Caribbean islands. Drug dealing and corruption are significant problems in this country, and some areas can be dangerous for travelers.

Petty crime levels are moderate, and visitors are encouraged to keep their valuables locked in a hotel safe. It’s also wise to avoid wearing jewelry and luxurious accessories, and you’ll likely want to minimize the amount of cash you keep on you.

16. The Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo city center pictured for a piece on the safest islands in the Caribbean

Millions of people visit the Dominican Republic every year to see its gorgeous beaches and breathtaking waterfalls. However, the high number of annual tourists attracts opportunistic criminals, making this Caribbean island less safe than others.

Resort areas tend to be the safest spots for visitors, but armed robbery and sexual assault are significant concerns within the nation’s most populated urban areas, including Santo Domingo.

As a result, visitors will want to avoid visiting crowded areas far from tourist-friendly resorts. It’s also an excellent idea to leave precious jewelry or luxury clothing at home before visiting the Dominican Republic.

These items are attractive to thieves and could potentially increase your risk of being robbed or violently assaulted.

The U.S. Department of State currently lists the Dominican Republic as a Level 2 destination, making it slightly more dangerous than other Caribbean islands.

17. The Bahamas

Paradise Island in the Bahamas, one of the safest islands in the Caribbean

Like the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas receives millions of visitors each year. And this high number of tourists contributes to the comparatively high crime rate of this island nation.

Petty theft is widespread in the Bahamas, especially near crowded tourist hotspots and major cities (like Nassau). Unfortunately, violent crime is also common in Nassau, particularly in the Over-the-Hill community.

To stay safe while visiting the Bahamas, you’ll want to avoid walking around at night (especially if you’re alone), choose reputable water sports equipment providers, and remain alert when exploring crowded areas.

The U.S. Department of State lists the Bahamas as a Level 2 destination, making it officially safer than some Caribbean islands (including Jamaica).

Things to Consider When Visiting the Caribbean

Aerial shot of a beach in one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic

Before you travel to any of the islands in the Caribbean, you’ll want to ensure you’re adequately prepared for your trip. For example, you might want to:

  • Pack plenty of sunscreen
  • Learn a few Spanish phrases
  • Ensure you’re not visiting during hurricane season (June through November)
  • Prepare to consume plenty of bottled water
  • Acquire cash currency accepted at your destination
  • Leave luxury items at home
  • Make an itinerary for your upcoming trip

Remember, the Caribbean islands are far less developed than major cities throughout the United States. As a result, cell phone signals, WiFi, and card readers can be hit-or-miss.

Having some spending cash on you (in the currency of your chosen island destination) is an excellent way to ensure you can purchase much-needed items during your stay. Of course, bottled water is one of the most vital things you’ll want to buy after arriving.

After all, local water sources may contain harmful bacteria like E. coli (Escherichia coli) or heavy metals like lead. So it’s best to avoid drinking tap water while visiting the Caribbean.

It’s also helpful to have a basic understanding of Spanish phrases, as Spanish is the most commonly spoken language throughout the Caribbean. Dutch, French, and Haitian Creole are also spoken, but to a lesser extent.

To stay safe during your travels, you may want to leave your Louis Vuitton or Gucci products at home. Flaunting your priciest clothing or accessories can make you a target for thieves and criminals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Colorful houses in Trinidad and Tobago, one of the least safe islands in the Caribbean

Below you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the safest islands in the Caribbean. Check out these common questions before booking a flight or reserving a hotel room!

Which Caribbean Islands are not safe?

Trinidad and Tobago has the highest crime rate
of any of the Caribbean islands and is the sixth most unsafe country in the world. Jamaica’s crime rate is almost as high, followed by Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

Gangs, drugs, and government corruption might be the primary inciting causes behind the violent crimes and burglaries common throughout these Caribbean nations.

What is the friendliest Caribbean Island?

Most visitors report that the Bahamas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and Nevis are home to some of the kindest and most hospitable residents. St. Lucia, in particular, is home to one of the largest expat communities throughout the Caribbean, making it a natural destination for retirees.

What is the cheapest and safest Caribbean Island to live?

Grenada has a comparatively low crime level and enjoys some of the lowest living costs of any Caribbean island. Therefore, it could be an affordable retirement destination for those looking to spend their golden years soaking up the sunshine while lounging in a tropical paradise.

Which Caribbean Island has the best quality of life?

Barbados has a higher life expectancy than any other Caribbean island, hovering at about 79.5 years. That’s higher than the average life expectancy in the United States!

While groceries and some utilities (like WiFi or cell phone service) are pricier in Barbados than in the United States, real estate is generally more affordable, and core medical services are well developed.

What is the least touristy Caribbean Island?

Montserrat is the least-visited (and therefore least touristy) island in the Caribbean. This island only receives about 20,000 visitors each year. Compare that to the Bahamas, which typically sees more than 7 million tourists every year!

So, What Is the Safest Island in the Caribbean?

The safest island in the Caribbean is St. Barts. But Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, and the Virgin Islands are also comparatively safe Caribbean destinations.

Notably, though the Bahamas are a popular destination, it’s one of the most unsafe islands in the Caribbean. Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago also have higher-than-average crime rates.

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