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10 Budget Caribbean Islands (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/29/10 07:24 AM ET   Updated: 09/19/11 06:19 PM ET

The Caribbean isn't exactly known to be cheap, but you can stretch your dollar pretty far on certain islands - even when traveling during the winter high season. Popular hot spots like the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and others offer great value in terms of easy access and well-priced lodging and dining options. But some off-the-beaten-path islands, from Montserrat to Tobago, are also worth seeking out for the extraordinary bang for the buck that they provide. Check out's picks for budget Caribbean islands, guaranteed to leave you with enough cash left over to dole out on those frothy, beachfront piña coladas once you touch down! Adapted from "Top 10 Budget Caribbean Islands."

Text, captions and photos courtesy of Sherman's Travel.

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It's no surprise that this Dutch-owned island is a popular destination for package holidays – sun-kissed and chockablock with sparkly casinos and pretty beaches, Arubareceives frequent direct flights from the U.S. and has a plethora of all-inclusive options. You’ll find great value on this budget Caribbean island in the form of spa resorts, private villas, and brand-name hotels like Marriott and the Hyatt Regency.

Great Value Hotel:Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa: This excellent-value beach boutique hotel is set on a pristine stretch of sand with a first-rate spa and rooms with fine Indonesian-style furniture, private patios or balconies, and flat-screen TVs. Rates from $169/night.

Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa
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