Where is the best Caribbean vacation spot, bang-for-the-buck-wise?
Well I am not sure how much airfare would be especially since you seem to be talking about the Winter season. http://www.hotwire.com/ and http://www.expedia.com/default.asp seem to have good deals though and as it relates to an island to visit try Barbados.
Barbados is a beautiful island. Lots of lovely scenery and so much to do, morning noon and night. You can never get bored because there is something for every type of person to take part in. Barbados is also romatic. Activites for kids and older ones…you will not regret visiting! The island has great beaches and is wonderful for shopping too! In Barbados you can also swim with Turtles. Why not make this your destination.
See the link below for stuff to do in Barbados:
As it relates to accommodation, there is a lovely resort in Barbados called The Barbados Beach Club. This is along the South Coast and has a lovely beach view.
The Barbados Beach Club is an all inclusive resort which offers breakfast, lunch, after noon tea, dinner, unlimited drinks, an exercise room (gym), pool aerobics, snorkeling, scuba diving lessons, windsurfing, Hobie cat cruises, beach volley ball, games room, free shuttle service to and from the main town and soooo much more. The activities that are included in this all-inclusive package are astounding.
The Barbados beach club has 3 restaurants on site and one of them is buffet the other two are a la carte. The two a la carte are seafood and the other is Italian.
This is a wonderful resort in a wonderful island; you should come and explore it for yourself my friend.
They also have a special that started December 16, 2009 and ends April 14, 2010 where you get 25% discount off the all inclusive rate:
For more information about the price for the time period you are looking at or any other questions you may have then contact them below:
Have a look at the links that I gave you.
Hope I helped!
P.S This is a really nice hotel in a great island and I have stayed at the hotel twice so I can tell you that it is a great and affordable beach resort!