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Where to Stay on Island can make or break your vacation! Here are some Tips on Selecting Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Private Villas, Youth Hostels, Marinas, Boatyards and their Coupons & Specials

Where to Stay in Barbados

6,600 rooms, 67% occupancy Overview Most of the luxury hotels are on the so-called Platinum West Coast, but there are villas and inns around the south coast where prices are more reasonable, and close to St. Lawrence Gap for bars and restaurants. Deals Shop around at the guest houses on the South Coast off season, but expect to book well …

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Where to Stay in Antigua and Barbuda

4,500 rooms, 55% Overview A host of relatively new luxury resorts such as Jumby Bay and Blue Waters, sit alongside mid-range resorts typically clustered around Dickenson Bay in the north and English Harbour on the south coast. Things really tone down over summer, when it might be harder to find accommodation in a guest house or small inn. Deals The …

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Where to Stay in St. Maarten

3,500 rooms, 55% Overview Still waiting for a planned luxury hotel, the Dutch side of the island is mainly timeshare resorts, but the all-inclusive Sonesta Maho and Sonesta Great Bay are the main resorts, with the Westin on Dawn Beach a relatively recent arrival. Most of the hotels are near the airport, with not much going on in the capital …

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Where to Stay in the BVI

2,000 rooms, 67% Overview Spans the full range from local guesthouses on the more remote islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke to luxury private islands such as Necker and Little Thatch Island Deals Check BVI Tourism for a large list of local inns and guest houses where rooms rarely pass the $100/night barrier. Highlights Peter Island has five private …

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Where to Stay in the USVI

5,000 rooms, 57% occupancy. Overview Some top resorts in St. Thomas, mainly around Charlotte Amalie and East End, close to the best beaches, with plenty on offer for families with kids. The Marriot and Ritz Carlton are the flagship resorts, but there are plenty of guest houses and villas for rent. In St. John, most of the hotels are low-impact, …

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Where to Stay in Puerto Rico

13,000 rooms, 65% occupancy. Overview Plenty of brand-name resorts around San Juan, including the Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Hilton, Wyndham, Sheraton, and InterContinental mean visitors can enjoy impeccable standards of dining and services on some of the best beaches. Deals Look out for resorts which offer free accommodation for children staying in the parents’ room, and scour the booking websites for last-minute …

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Where to Stay in the Dominican Republic

67,000 rooms, 66% occupancy. Overview The DR is all-inclusive, budget beach heaven, with Secrets, Barcelo, Dreams and Iberostar fighting it out with some great offerings in Punta Cana on the south coast and Puerto Plata on the north coast. Deals Nearly all the tourism arrivals to the DR come on package deals, with flights and accommodation included. Booked online, these …

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Where to Stay in Jamaica

More than 30,000 rooms with 60% occupancy. Overview Jamaica has some great guest houses and apartments, but the real action is at the big resorts in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. Beaches, Couples, Sandals and Jewels are the dominant names on the island, with resorts for couples-only, adults-only and the whole family, occupying the best spots on Montego Bay …

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Where to Stay in The Bahamas

More than 15,000 rooms with a 49% occupancy rate. Overview The Bahamas covers all the options from small guest houses to big, brand-name all-inclusives. Deals Come during the off-season, from after Easter to mid-December, and hotel rates can be up to 50 percent lower than during high season. All-inclusives offer the biggest savings, with Sandals and Club Med the big …

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Antigua Inks New $120million RESORT Deal with UAE

Image of yachts taken at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina at Night

Antigua inks HUGE investment with a member of the Ruling Family of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates. According to www.arabianbusiness.com, Al Caribi Development signed an agreement to “jointly develop” the property with the Antiguan Government. Part of the deal includes a contribution of the five acres of current Antigua National Park land for development of the resort. The total resort size …

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