If you don’t want to cost too much on accommodation, you can choose a cheaper resorts. These all-inclusive affordable resorts is perfect for your holiday.
Pelican Beach ResortBelize
Location, location, location: 15-acre South Water Caye is one of the few islands directly on top of the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere. The resort’s five wooden Belizean-style cottages—on stilts, with verandas on the east and west sides to capture the trade winds—and five large lodge guest rooms are designed with lots of windows for views of the waves breaking over the massive reef.
Sapibenega – The Kuna LodgePanama
On this two-and-a-half-acre island in the San Blas archipelago on the northeast side of Panama, hammocks swing gently on the verandas of 13 thatched-roofed bungalows set on stilts over the clear Caribbean. Inside, bamboo walls complement simple but colorful furnishings. The lodge restaurant serves local in-season seafood (including lobster and crab), as well as traditional Kuna Indian dishes such as tulemasi, a soup made with plantains, coconut, fish, hot peppers, and lime. Guests dine by candlelight under the stars.
Caye Chapel Island ResortBelize
With only seven luxury villas, 12 smaller casita suites, and a maximum of 50 guests at the 250-acre resort, visitors will find plenty of privacy on the island’s more than two miles of soft sand beaches. Casitas have white wicker furniture and chaise lounges, plus all the modern conveniences: satellite TV’s, DVD players, ceiling fans, and even stocked refrigerators. There’s also a fitness center, spa, computer center, and a restaurant specializing in creative Belizean and Caribbean cuisine. For dessert, order the broiled fresh pineapple, served over white-chocolate shavings and sprinkled with a “macadamia nut halo.”
Robinson Crusoe IslandFiji
Located in an estuary along the Coral Coast of the main Fijian island of Viti Levu, 26-acre, palm-covered Likuri Island caters to intrepid party-loving travelers, with basic dormitories and small private thatched-roofed bures, or huts. The five bures have lots of windows, but the décor, though colorful, is sparse, with only the essentials. Note: Island Lodge is the only bure with a private bathroom. Meals are inspired by local ingredients, leaning heavily on curries, seafood, and tropical fruit, like payapaya, breadfruit, and noni; Happy hour starts each evening at 5:30 p.m. in the open-sided Wreck Bar.
Lissenung Island ResortPapua New Guinea
The island nation of Papua New Guinea has some of the world’s greatest oceanic biodiversity; more than 175 species of fish alone surround 10-acre Lissenung Island, located 400 miles northwest of the main island. The resort’s four simple bungalows accommodate no more than 14 and are built in the local traditional style—on stilts, with thatched roofs and bamboo woven walls; each has a large veranda with comfortable chairs. A shallow reef—where guests have reported seeing all manner of sea life, from clown fish and pygmy sea horses to barracuda—spreads out in front of the dive shop. Chile mud crabs, a local specialty made with a savory stew of tomatoes, onion, and of course, chiles, is a popular dish at the restaurant; if you can’t get past the name “mud crab,” try the fresh tuna tataki, seared tuna fillets garnished with spring onions, ginger, soy sauce, and fresh lemon.