If you've been thinking about white-sand beaches and turquoise waters ever since the first Monday in January, this small island in the Caribbean could be just what's needed to shake off the .
Martinique, an overseas region of France located in the east Caribbean sea, has been named the best-value Caribbean island to travel to this spring in a report by TripAdvisor.
The research, which comes after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated parts the region last autumn, looked at destinations that are welcoming travelers and offering good values between February and April 2018.
Martinique, which offers flawless beaches, mountainous landscapes, and a fusion of Créole and French cuisine, was found to offer the lowest accommodation cost, with an average nightly hotel rate of $174. The report also noted that the week of April 30 is the least expensive time to travel to the island, when visitors can expect to finds rooms for the cheaper rate of $150 per night.
Cuba was named the second best value region, with with an average nightly hotel rate of $178. And although Barbados was found to have some of the more expensive room rates, the popular holiday spot offers the highest potential average cost saved when traveling at the end of April, when savings of up to 33% on hotel costs are available.
See TripAdvisor's Caribbean travel pricing report, along with the average nightly rate during February to April and when to save most, below.
Martinique: $174, or $149 during the week of April 30
Cuba: $178, or $161 during the week of April 30
Curacao: $188, or $164 during the week of April 30
Guadeloupe: $196, or $120 during the week of April 30
Bonaire: $200, or $178 during the week of April 23
Dominican Republic: $225, or $193 during week of April 30
Puerto Rico: $241, or $217 during the week of April 30
Grenada: $355, or $286 during the week of April 30
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: $373, or $326 during the week of April 9
Bahamas: $403, or $363 during the week of April 30
Bermuda: $418, or $362 during the week of March 1
Barbados: $434, or $293 during the week of April 30
Aruba: $438, or $363 during the week of April 30
St Lucia: $468, or $395 during the week of April 30
St. Kitts and Nevis: $612, or $461 during the week of April 30
Antigua: $615, or $489 during the week of April 30
Cayman Islands: $670, or $463 during the week of April 30
Turks and Caicos: $757, or $590 during the week of April 30
Who's up for some sunshine?!