Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels
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Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago: Blue Haven Hotel
$185 The sister island to Trinidad is focusing more on eco-tourism lately, but it hasn’t forgotten its star-studded past. Since the 1950’s, the 55-room Blue Haven Hotel, set on a 15-acre peninsula overlooking a pocket-size beach, has drawn celebrities—Robert Mitchum; Rita Hayworth; Deborah Kerr. It’s easy to understand why this place captivated the old-school Hollywood set when you see the rooms, decorated with four-poster beds, mahogany chaise longues, and wooden chairs on sea-facing balconies.
T+L Tip: Just offshore are the enormous brain coral heads of Angel Reef, which can be viewed in the water ($24 for a dive) or underfoot on a glass-bottom boat ($17), both arranged through the hotel.