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Bermuda named eighth most affordable Caribbean destination

Bermuda has been named the eighth most affordable Caribbean destination for US travellers between the months of March and April this year by the world's largest travel website, TripAdvisor.

The online travel agency has also announced its readers voted Horse Shoe Beach the sixth out of the 25 best beaches in the Caribbean.

A cost-comparison for a family or group for four travelling to 20 of the most popular Caribbean destinations for US residents took into account travel expenses, including the average round-trip airfare from the continental US, a seven-night hotel stay, dinner for six nights and a half-day snorkelling excursion for four.

Though the cost-comparison ranked Bermuda as the eighth-cheapest destination, the average hotel cost was the highest out of the nine other destinations at $2,577.82, while the average costs of a round-trip flight for four to Bermuda was the second cheapest at $2,067.64.

Dining was also the most expensive in Bermuda, costing an average of $1,158.84, while the average cost of a snorkel trip was the fifth cheapest in Bermuda at $260.

The average cost for a one-week trip for a family or group of four travelling to Bermuda during the spring travel period is $6,064.30, compared to an average of $7,152 for all other Caribbean destinations.

The average cost for round-trip flights throughout the Caribbean is $3,253 and $2,772 for one week in a hotel.

The average nightly rate for a Caribbean hotel during March-April is $396, compared to $368.26 in Bermuda.

The costliest stays are in St. Bart's, where the average nightly rate of $844 is more than two times the average for the region.

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Published March 20, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm)

Bermuda named eighth most affordable Caribbean destination

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