If you are wanting to take a vacation in the Caribbean, but you are on a strict budget, staying at a hostel would be your best bet. Hostels are typically where backpackers lodge, and they provide a sense of community that you will not always find in other types of lodging. If you do not mind sharing a bathroom and using a communal kitchen, as well as possibly sleeping in dorm type rooms with strangers, then a hostel would be ideal for you.
Tourists who are coming from Canada will enjoy the many features that are available at the best hostels in the Caribbean. First, it is necessary to have your documentation put in order, especially if you are planning on staying for an extended period of time. Immigration issues should be the least of your worries, so having it all taken care of properly before you get onto a plane is important.
This 18 room hostel is located in the colonial zone of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Guests will enjoy the luxurious colonial style patio, as well as the antiques and paintings throughout the place. Take in all the breathtaking sites and have extra spending money when you take advantage of their excellent rates.
This hostel is located a mere seven minute walk from Surfer's Beach. It is located in Gregory Town in the Bahamas. Guests may take advantage of one of the mini-tour specials, or even rent masks/snorkels, surfboards, and mountain bikes from Surfer's Haven. The apartment room features a full bathroom, queen bed, kitchen, and a balcony. Studio One features a queen bed, and Studio Two features two single beds. Studio One and Two share a bathroom, and open onto the largest deck of the place. Also, there is the Surf Shack available for $30 per night and $200 per week.
Located on the East Coast of the island of St. Lucia, this hostel is modeled after a country house. It is remote enough so that there are very few dining and shopping opportunities close by, though the Fox Grove Inn is wonderful if you are not keen on eating at the hostel. Most meals are self catered, besides the complimentary breakfast on the morning after you arrive. Take advantage of a hiking tour by a private guide who will show you the double waterfall and bring you along the coast. Horseback riding and ATVs are other activities that you can enjoy there.