Going on a Caribbean vacation will never be cheap. But there are always ways to stretch your dollar as far as possible. Here are the top five ways to save money while on vacation in the Bahamas.
- Eat local. Stay away from the tourist places as much as possible to save money and experience the local culture. There are many native spots to eat featuring the local fare such as the outdoor fish fry at Outrigger’s at Smith’s Point, just east of Lucaya. Delicacies native to the region include many types of seafood like the conch, rock lobster, and land crabs. Being an island destination, the seafood supply is abundant and fresh, making it much less expensive than some other types of food.
- Keep it laid back. Don’t try to do everything possible the island offers as there are way too many treasures for one trip. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the beautiful PGA rated courses or take a drive to the west end to see and appreciate this historic town. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty the island has to offer. Laying on the beach and enjoying nature is the cheapest thing you can do on vacation.
- Plan ahead. Plan as far ahead as possible in order to get the best deal on travel, hotel, and transportation. Many travel agencies offer packages with reduced rates compared to purchasing everything a la carte. There are many different parts of the island that are very spread apart so keep in mind taxi fair or a rental car. It could be beneficial and end up costing you much less than some of the other attractions.
- Consider staying in a hostel. Hostels are a wallet friendly way to travel and allow you to meet other travelers from all over the world. The cost will be a fraction of what the hotels will cost, but the amenities will not be up to par either. This is not recommended if you are traveling with children or need special accommodations.
- Travel during less desirable times. During times of inclement weather such as hurricane season or summer, many travelers will stay away from the gorgeous island. This can be a perfect opportunity to get a great rate on a Bahama vacation with all of the amenities. College kids on spring break will begin to hit the beaches in March and April, which will lead to an increase in prices and a shift in the laid back atmosphere of the island. Avoiding the peak times will save you money, and will likely be less crowded and stressful.
If you have any questions about your next Bahama vacations, don’t hesitate to call TripVista and let one of our travel experts help you.