5 Tropical Vacations you can actually afford

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Who doesn’t dream of those perfect Tropical Vacations, little getaway to the beach and soak in the sun, coffee mornings, a game of volleyball by the ocean and just feeling alive and free? With a sudden surge of travelers and bloggers flooding social media accounts with their travel pictures and stories, it is getting increasingly difficult to put those dreams on hold or not be impulsive.

For those who dream of an international vacation but want to go easy on their pockets, here is a list of 5 places that are ideal for a beach vacation yet won’t pinch your pockets.

1. Jamaica
Jamaica is a Caribbean island nation that boasts of a beautiful lush mountain topography, rainforests, and reef-lined beaches. Jamaica is also famous as the place of origin of reggae music and is home to the Bob Marley Museum. Jamaica has all-inclusive resorts clustered in Montego Bay and the British colonial architecture can leave you in awe. Negril, an area in Jamaica, is popular for its diving and snorkeling sites. In addition to the beautiful beaches, the Caribbean island is famous for outdoor activities such as hiking, cliff diving, and even zips lining. The current exchange rate is 1 USD being equal to 92.63 Jamaican dollars.

2. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is another popular Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It is famous for its rainforests, savannah and highlands and Pico Duarte, the tallest mountain in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate with its all-inclusive new resorts and beaches and golfing.

3. Puerto Rico
For those living in the US and wanting a quick getaway, without the hassle of a long flight, Puerto Rico is just the place. It is a Caribbean Island and an unincorporated territory in the U.S. It is famous for its landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and tropical rainforests. San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico is famous for its colorful Spanish colonial building and has a range of budget inns to all-inclusive resorts.

4. Maui, Hawaii
Known for some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, Maui is a place right out of your fantasy. It offers an amazing opportunity to hike Haleakala Crater, the dormant volcano which is also the highest point of Maui. It offers a great range of activities, right from snorkeling to windsurfing. The place offers a range of budget hotels near gorgeous state parks and restaurants run by the locals.

5. Saint John, Virgin Islands
Saint John is an island that is for everyone. Right from its famous world-class resorts where famous celebrities and business tycoons land in their private jets to the budget-friendly, moderate options, there is a place for everyone. Maho Bay, a calm stretch on the North shore of the island, is famous for its long, serene beaches, where there are opportunities in galore for outdoor, adventurous enthusiast. It is a place for a true earth lover.

If a beach vacation is what you are craving for, well, book a ticket, pack up, leave. And come back a happier and shinier person.