When you think of a beach vacation, do you dream of sandy white shores and turquoise blue waters set under a balmy veil of palm trees? Maybe you’re thinking that a beach vacation of this type would be way out of your price range. Well, think again!
St. Thomas is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since it is part of the U.S. territory, U.S. citizens don’t need a passport to go there for an idyllic and affordable (yes, affordable!) vacation. Set amidst lush tropical foliage, this set of islands is a beach lover’s paradise. And, despite its beauty and luxury, it isn’t hard to find some really good deals that make it an affordable getaway for virtually every budget.
If you book your travel reservations through a travel agency or an online website such as Priceline or Expedia, consider looking into all-inclusive packages. For instance, flight cost and hotel stay all rolled into one flat rate can save you 20%, or sometimes even more.
You can also save yourself a few bucks by traveling at non-peak hours, and planning your vacation during the off season. For St. Thomas, the off season runs from mid-April to mid-December. Many times however, you can find a good deal in late January when travel seems to slow down for a period of time; so it pays to do your research if you’d really like to escape the winter weather on the mainland for a little while!
And who says you have to stay in a 5 star hotel? When in St. Thomas, do as the locals do – stay in a beachfront cabana! Or how about a glorified tent right down on the sand? It can’t get more beachy or romantic than that. And the best part is, oftentimes these accommodations are far cheaper than those stuffy hotel rooms can be.
St. Thomas is a lovely beach island offering many fun and exciting things to do. From walking along the shores collecting seashells, to dancing and drinking fancy drinks out of coconuts, to riding a bike and taking in the sights… there is something for everyone here.
So why not treat yourself to a beautiful and luxurious beach vacation on a budget? You deserve it!