Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels
Aruba: Arubiana Inn
$75 The Arubiana Inn couldn’t be more different from the high-rise hotels down the road. The cheerful Dutch innkeeper Marjan Snoeij personally welcomes you to the low-slung property, where the 18 cozy rooms are spotless, with tiled floors, big, soft beds, and mini fridges filled with complimentary drinks. The hotel is a short walk to Eagle Beach, perfect for easy afternoons in the sun. At night, guests mingle around the hammock-and-palm-tree-lined swimming pool in the courtyard.
T+L Tip: Aruba has virtually no street signs and can be difficult to navigate; Snoeij will give you impeccable directions to Marina Pirata, a seafood restaurant in Spaans Lagune, where you can sit on a dock while mullet swim in circles below.