12/20/2012 07:38 am ET Updated Feb 19, 2013

15 Affordable Caribbean Hotels To Stay Warm At This Winter (PHOTOS)

Winter may be firmly upon us now in the Northeast, but that doesn't mean we have to write off warm weather entirely. The Caribbean isn't too far away (especially for us East Coasters), and some island hotels are featuring wonderfully affordable rates this time of year.

You may have to forgo a few luxuries to stay on budget, but designer toiletries are highly overrated, right?

So pack your bags and get ready to hit the beach for a few days -- or a few weeks! Oyster has the skinny on the Caribbean's best value stays.

--Kristina Fazzalaro,