- If the winter blues have you down, booking a beach escape is possible on the cheap.
- Several deals simplify the planning and include roundtrip airfare, hotel and food for the duration of your trip.
- If you want to get adventurous and head to exotic locales, your American dollars will take you a little further thanks to a strong currency exchange rate.
With much of the country blanketed under a gray cloud of sleet and snow, you might be thinking of flying south to escape the winter chill. And swapping your snow boots for sunblock doesn’t have to come at a premium. There are plenty of destinations where you can enjoy the sun and sand without spending a fortune.
To remedy your winter blues, GOBankingRates rounded up cheap beach vacations for you and the whole family.
Mexico delivers some of the best family beach vacations and Cancun’s Riu Caribe delivers on fun for all ages. For departures now through the end of March, when the daily temperature hovers around 80 degrees, expect to pay $649 per person for four nights. The all-inclusive beachfront resort has five on-site restaurants, three pools, a supervised children’s club and offers water sports like scuba and snorkeling.
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Hilton Head Island, S.C.
This island, located right off the coast of South Carolina, attracts sun worshippers and gold fanatics alike. When you visit Hilton Head Island in the spring, you’ll beat the summer tourists and you’ll likely find great discounts on hotels. The beachfront Sonesta Resort is offering a garden-view queen room at $197 a night and guests are encouraged to hop on one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles and explore South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
The Casa Marina Reef Resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, wants you to forget about all of your cares and swim in its pools and kayak its beaches. When departing from Miami on March 17, you can get five nights at the all-inclusive resort for $659 plus taxes. Feel free to bring the family because the resort also offers supervised activities for children. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to explore the country beyond the resort, Americans wield serious spending power — one U.S. dollar is worth 50 Dominican pesos.
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