Caribbean: Bahamas listed among most expensive destinations


Nassau and George Town are listed among the most expensive destinations in the Caribbean, according to a recent survey conducted by Together, they put the Bahamas in the Top 10 list twice.

The survey compared 30 popular Caribbean destinations based on their cost of lodging this February, the high season for the island region. The price for each destination’s cheapest available double room (minimum 3-star rating) was established for all such destinations and served as the basis of the comparison.

In Nassau, travelers will have to spend an average of $187 nightly to stay in the least expensive double room. That figure puts the capital city of the Bahamas eighth most expensive overall. George Town, the other Bahamas destination considered by the survey, closely follows in the ninth positon at only one dollar cheaper per night.

Most expensive overall in the Caribbean are the French Island of St. Barts and Anguilla, a British overseas territory. Average overnight rates of $324 and $285, respectively, put them in the survey’s number one and number two slots.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the Caribbean based on the average rate for their cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) during the time period spanning February 1 through 29, 2016.

1. St. Barts $324
2. Anguilla $285
3. Saint Martin $261
4. Providenciales (Caicos Islands) $247
5. Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) $212
6. Nevis (Saint Kitts and Nevis) $203
7. Le Gosier (Guadeloupe) $192
8. Nassau (Bahamas) $187
9. George Town (Bahamas) $186
10. Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda) $184