Anguilla and St.Barts Listed as Caribbean’s Most Expensive Travel Destinations

The survey was carried out in 30 of the Caribbean’s most popular island destinations


St. Barthélemy (St. Barts for short) and Anguilla have just been named the Caribbean’s two most expensive destinations. The French island and British overseas territory took the number one and two spots on the latest survey from In coming up with the rankings, the survey established the average lodging cost for 30 of the Caribbean’s most popular island destinations. The survey specifically focused on the month of February, which represents the region’s high season. For comparative purposes, the survey determined the cost for each destination’s cheapest available double room. Only hotels and resorts with at least a 3-star rating were considered. To stay overnight in St. Barts’ least expensive double room, a guest can expect to spend an average of $324 nightly this February. The locale’s white sandy beaches may have helped catapult it to the top of the survey. Trailing marginally in the second spot is Anguilla. An average overnight rate of $285 puts it at position number two. Another French overseas collectivity, Saint Martin, takes the third slot on the survey with an average cost of $261 per night. A British overseas territory like Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands secured the title of the Caribbean’s fourth most expensive destination. Coming in at the bottom of the survey is the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo. Averaging a mere $43 nightly, it ranks as the Caribbean’s least expensive locale. Joining it in the affordability department are Punta Cana, Saint Vincent and Curacao. All three of these destinations averaged significantly under $100 per night this February. The following table compares 30 destinations in the Caribbean based on the average rate for their cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) during the time period spanning February 1 through 29, 2016.


  1. St Barts $324
  2. Anguilla $285
  3. Saint Martin $261
  4. Providenciales (Caicos Islands) $247
  5. Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) $212
  6. Nevis (Saint Kitts and Nevis) $203
  7. Le Gosier (Guadeloupe) $192
  8. Nassau (Bahamas) $185
  9. Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda) $184
  10. Georgetown (Bahamas) $184
  11. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) $176
  12. Vadadero (Cuba) $176
  13. Sint Maarten $174
  14. Tortola (British Virgin Islands) $153
  15. Port of Spain, Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) $146
  16. Dominica $142 17. Aruba $138
  17. Ocho Rios (Jamaica) $137
  18. San Juan (Puerto Rico) $131
  19. Havana (Cuba) $128

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