Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels
Courtesy of Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
$159 If all you need is a palapa and a long stretch of cobalt blue water, look no further than the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. The 72 rooms have either courtyard or ocean views, though you probably won’t spend much time indoors—aside from a perfect crescent beach, there is a freshwater pool, two restaurants, and a bar with a popular happy hour.
T+L Tip: Check out the nearby Caribbean Store, one of the island’s “rum shops.” Locals gather here to sip Aruban brews, and you can pick up provisions (groceries, sunscreen) at a fraction of the price you’d pay in the resort area.