Summer vacation is just around the corner and many vacationers are still wondering where they should go. Vacation spots are usually expensive, but don’t worry! We have compiled a list of vacation spots that are both affordable and open for visitors during the pandemic. Below are some of the best places to visit if you’re looking for a budget-friendly and enjoyable vacation spot.
1- Montego Bay, Jamaica
Located in Jamaica’s Northwest corner, Montego Bay is one of the most popular vacation spots. It has the Caribbean’s best beaches and resorts.. The days there in July can get quite warm, but it will feel more like summertime when you’re surrounded by ocean breezes day and night!
The best news is that rates at the largest resorts, including all-inclusive hotels and restaurants, are near their annual lows. In fact, an all-inclusive resort here may be one of the cheapest options on this whole list; you can really live it up here for very little if that’s what summer travel is like to you.
Jamaica is currently open. However, international travelers who are 12 years of age or over, will be required to present a COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test that has been authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or meets the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), to the airline representative at check in. The date of the test sample collection must be less than 3 days from the date of travel. They also have to gain travel authorization, which requires them to submit personal, health and intended stay in Jamaica information
3-Star hotels start from $70 per night for 2 people.
4-Star hotels start from $141 per night for 2 people.
2- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana’s natural beauty and isolation makes it an ideal destination for anyone looking to get away from the stress of daily life. With its gorgeous beaches, resorts, and golf courses- you’ll have no problem finding something that will suit your needs! A lot of people might not know that they don’t need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. In fact, airports and other ports will perform quick aleatory breath tests on passengers randomly when arriving in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is easily one of the most picturesque destinations in all of North America. The warm, dry breezes of the ocean make it a perfect place to spend your vacation in July. You’ll find over 100 resorts that offer an assortment of comforts and accommodations for all budgets!
3-star hotels start from $200 per night for 2 people.
4-star hotels start from $350 per night for 2 people.
3- San Juan, Puerto Rico
While a bit closer to home for anyone in the States, Puerto Rico has an exotic tropical environment that is affordable and doesn’t require a passport. With long stretches of beaches and modern casinos, San Juan also offers traditional Spanish buildings with old fortresses as well!
Take a horseback ride through the rainforest or take some time out by one of many waterfalls while you search for beautiful birds from around the world! Roundtrip flights can be found under $250 per person if booked early enough so book your vacation today before prices go up again!
Puerto Rico is open for all visitors. If you enter the island on an international flight or unless your fully vaccinated, then make sure to upload proof of a negative PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test from up to 72 hours prior and complete the travel declaration form.
3-star hotels start from $800 per night for 2 people.
4-star hotels start from $1000 per night for 2 people.
4- Koh Rong, Cambodia
As a country with an ancient and rich culture, Cambodia still has plenty to offer tourists. Visitors can explore the ruins of Angkor Wat or head out into nature for some tropical adventure. It’s safe to visit Koh Rong during Covid-19 and the only requirement is a negative COVID-19 status within 72 hours prior to the date of departure.
Koh Rong has the most developed beaches in Cambodia, with crystal clear water and white sand. The island is perfect for a relaxing day at the beach or an exciting speedboat tour over those sparkling waters. Despite its many offerings, Koh Rong costs a fraction of what a tropical beach vacation in Thailand or Malaysia would cost. For less than the price of one movie back home you can hop on a boat for a full-day tour with lunch at a local restaurant along with all the rental equipment needed for snorkeling!
3-star hotels start from $116 per night for 2 people.
4-star hotels start from $150 per night for 2 people.
Aruba might sound like a destination for the rich and famous only, but this island in the southern Caribbean Sea can be great for budget beach vacations too. The key to keeping your trip cheap is timing: September and October are usually very inexpensive months because the island’s trade winds die down, and the temperatures go up.
At Aruba, you can have a great vacation without spending too much. There are plenty of supermarkets for stocking up on snacks and other necessities to reduce your out-of-pocket costs at restaurants, beach resorts or anywhere else. As for the pandemic situation, the island is open for visitors from all over the world. All visitors, 15 years and older, traveling to Aruba must take one Molecular COVID-19 test within 72 to 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.
3-star hotels cost less than $900 per night for 2 people
4-star hotels start from $1000 per night for 2 people.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best vacation spots to visit this summer. All these places are open and ready for tourists. So let us know in the comment below which city, state or country will you be visiting?