Mood soured by the financial crisis and economic slowdown? To soften the blow to our wallets, Caribbean hotels have slashed their prices
in an effort to entice travelers to their island shores. In fact, this could be the best time to splurge on a beach vacation, as we're seeing some of the best deals we've seen in years.
Case in point: The drop-dead-gorgeous Turks and Caicos Club
, its 21 suites unaffected by Hurricane Ike, has rates for just $247.50 per night until November 9, 2008- a 50 percent discount from the same period last year. Nestled on the picture-perfect beaches of Grace Bay on Providenciales island, the award-winning resort is housed in a Caribbean-colonial mansion. Each of the 21 suites boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, large private porch facing the sea, Internet access, and cable TV. It's like your own private apartment- only you get all the great amenities and service provided by a luxury resort (like twice-daily maid service). Lucky guests can enjoy the island's best snorkeling reef just offshore. You can enjoy the complimentary use of non-motorized water-sports equipment including HobieCats, windsurfers, sea kayaks, and snorkeling equipment.