Small, intimate hotels with lots of personality are often difficult to come by in the Caribbean. But we found three unique properties, each with their own sense of style, that represent what the islands are all about — and they're affordable! Check out these tips for Caribbean getaways on a budget, too.
Food lovers flock to St. Martin for its French Caribbean charm. Le Petite Hotel in Grand Case is a 10-room beachside inn with hints of the French and Mexican Riviera and a touch of Bali. Rooms are outfitted in teak, terraces open up to the beach, and delicious French pastries await you in the morning.
Perch yourself on a hilltop overlooking the bay in Martinique at Hôtel Plein Soleil. The brightly colored villas are surrounded by lush gardens and the 16 rooms, some bi-level with their own plunge pools, provide modern amenities alongside the natural beauty of the landscape.
Away from the crowds and development of Punta Cana sits a nature lover's paradise in the Dominican Republic. Natura Cabanas are beachfront bungalows located on the north shore and central to world-class kite and windsurfing beaches. The rustic-chic huts offer plenty of creature comforts including a spa and an open-air restaurant serving fresh fish and locally grown vegetables from the garden. (Photo courtesy of Natura Cabanas)