These 6 Caribbean destinations are cheap (but amazing) for summer travel

Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the Caribbean is a dreamy destination — so it’s no surprise it has an $18 billion tourism industry. According to Caribbean Tourism Organization, 30 million visitors traveled here in 2017, the highest number on record.

Many parts of the Caribbean are cheaper to travel in summer when several islands go “off peak,” compared to fall and winter high-season prices. (Though hurricane season in the area is June to late November, most storms hit during its peak, between late August and October. Last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria both occurred in September.)

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Weekend Travel Guide to Saint Lucia

As my plane rounded the island, preparing for landing on Saint Lucia’s southernmost tip, I was greeted by the most breathtaking view of the Pitons—the dual volcanic mountains that are this little isle’s most famous feature.

I immediately recognized St. Lucia’s world-class appeal. The island, on the Caribbean’s eastern edge, is filled with lush greenery, a mountainous landscape, and a Creole culture that beautifully meshes together the country’s African, East Indian, French, and English heritage.

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The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean 2017

Planning a trip to the Caribbean anytime soon?

All-inclusive properties, which typically bundle all meals, alcohol and nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of activities in their rates, are as synonymous with the region as umbrella-laden drinks and turquoise-tinted waters. To help you narrow down your choices, U.S. News took into account each property

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