A new survey has found out that based on lodging costs, Dominica ranked 13 among 20 of the most expensive Caribbean destinations.
CheapHotels.org said they compared the various Caribbean destinations for the period spanning January to April 2013, which represents the high season for travel to the Caribbean.
Only resorts and hotels with a minimum of a 3-star rating were considered.
Based on the results, Dominica, where travelers had to spend US$165 per night for the most affordable room, ranked at 13.
In comparison, travelers to Virgin Gorda had to spend a whopping US$321 per night, making it the most expensive destination in the Caribbean.
Coming in second and third most expensive were Anguilla and St. Barts, which averaged US$315 and US$295 respectively.
French neighbour to the south, Martinique, was ranked the least expensive destination in the survey with rooms as low as US$144 per night.
The release of the survey comes at a time when tourism officials say Dominica must increase its stay over visitors to 90,000 by 2015 if it is to remain sustainable in the tourism industry.
“Collectively, destination Dominica needs to be moving in one direction and that direction is for 90,000 stay over visitors by 2015. That requires us to grow by 7 percent per year, which is a tough target…” Director of Tourism, Colin Piper, said at a recently held tourism conference.
Below is the list of The Caribbean’s Most Expensive Destinations
1. Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands) US$321
2. Anguilla US$315
3. St. Barts US$295
4. Nevis (Saint Kitts and Nevis) US$254
5. St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) US$224
6. Tortola (British Virgin Islands) US$217
7. Eleuthera (Bahamas) US$214
8. Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) US$197
9. Paradise Island (Bahamas) US$195
10. Runaway Bay (Jamaica) US$187
11. Exuma Islands $180
12. Sint Marteen $174
13. Dominica $165
14. St. Martin $164
15. St. Thomas $159
16. San Juan $157
17. Palm Beach (Aruba) $154
18. Guadeloupe $149
19. Trinidad $146
20. Martinique $144