You've got the time off work. You know you want to spend your vacation in some hot, tropical corner of the world, where the water is clear and the sand is endless. But you only have so much money. We know—we get it. You need a deal. And that's why we've compiled these 6 amazing beach vacations with starting rates under $600.
A few notes: Keep in mind that price listed are just for hotel prices. These prices were found for fall 2021, and are subject to change. We've chosen deals under $400, though, so with the right flight deal you can still find yourself under $600.
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1. $345+ Dominican Republic: 4 Nights at Riu Naiboa All-Inclusive Resort
The Dominican Republic is known for its year-round balmy temperatures and coastlines packed with gorgeous beaches. For those looking to maximize the savings, check outthe Riu Naiboa All Inclusive, which includes a wide range of entertainment for both adults and children, a pool and a water park, multiple restaurants, and vast and abundant gardens. It's the perfect place for getting the full island experience on a budget.
2. $315+ Riviera Maya/Tulum: 5 Nights at Xcacel Dreams
If you're not in tune with Tulum, let us wise you up: it's a low-key beach resort area known for eco-friendly establishments, a laid-back vibe, and majestic Mayan ruins towering over the coastline. For the ultimate in beach serenity, choose this 5-night boutique hotel deal. Secluded and tranquil, this serene getaway includes a pool and roof garden, and is only 10 minutes from the beach.
3. $359+ U.S. Virgin Islands: 2 Nights in St. Thomas - No Passport Needed
OK, so those of you without a passport might be feeling a little glum about the two previous deals. This one's just for you: 2 nights at the Emerald Beach Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Skip the whole passport route and just get to the beach as quick as you can.
No meals are included in this deal, but the property has an oceanside Caribbean restaurant with terrace dining, and breakfast is available at a surcharge.
4. $159+ Bahamas Weekend Cruise: 3-Nights to Nassau from Port Canaveral
Here's an idea. Skip work on Thursday and Friday and take a long weekend cruise to dreamy Nassau, the largest city in the Bahamas and one of its most popular cruise ports. The best rates for this Carnival cruise can be found for January departures, so you have some time to figure out how you'll get to Port Canaveral near Orlando, the ship's departure point.
5. $150+ Ensenada, Mexico: 3-Night Cruise from Los Angeles
If you've got three nights available, consider this 3-night Mexico cruise to Ensenada from Los Angeles. Located in Baja California, Ensenada is a coastal town known for mild weather, vineyards and a mountainous backdrop. You'll spend an entire day in port exploring this charming town.
6. $210+ Cozumel: 4-Night Mexico Cruise from Galveston
This 4-night Mexico cruise from Galveston will take you to Cozumel, surrounded by the clear waters of the Caribbean sea. The perfect time to go is in the winter, just about the time when most of us are fed up with frigid temperatures.