Beach Resorts for $150 or Less
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Beach Resorts for $150 or Less
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A beach getaway doesn't have to cost a small fortune. There are plenty of hotels and resorts around the country and the globe for that matter where prices are $150 a night or less — if you know where to look and what time of year to visit. Here are some places to spend a few days watching the waves roll in and out without completely emptying your wallet. All prices were researched in December and are based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. (If a cruise is more your speed, check out these Romantic Cruise Deals for Less Than $150 a Night.)

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, FL
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Plaza Resort & Spa

Daytona Beach, Florida
Famous for being a spring break getaway, Daytona Beach offers abundant sun and sand. Depending on the season, rates can drop as low as $109 a night at the 3½-star Plaza Resort & Spa. The resort features suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Halifax River. There are also three onsite dining venues, a full-service spa to pamper yourself, and a heated pool that's open year-round.

White Sands Negril in Jamaica
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White Sands Negril

Jamaica
One of the top budget-friendly resorts recommended by TravelPirates, White Sands Negril is an intimate resort ideal for travelers in search of low-key, family-owned beachfront property. It's on world-famous Negril Beach and is within walking distance to nearby popular restaurants, bars, and water activities. Standard gardenside rooms are $60 to $88 per night while standard beachside rooms are just $65 to $95.

Manta Raya Hotel in Costa Chica, Mexico
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Manta Raya Hotel

Costa Chica, Mexico
The chic, modern Manta Raya Hotel is on Costa Chica's nearly deserted Salchi Beach, the only white-sand beach in the region. At this boutique property with just seven rooms, guests can spend days disconnecting, hanging out poolside or at the beach. There's also horseback riding, fishing, and local plantations that are open for tours. Double rooms start at $85. But even king suites are budget friendly here, starting at $110 per night. The property's luxury suites are available for $135 per night.

CostaBaja Resort & Spa in La Paz, Mexico
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Costabaja Resort & Spa

La Paz, Mexico
The alluring capital of Baja California Sur, La Paz is a place to stroll along the seafront promenade while taking in the beach, parks, and artwork by Mexican and international artists. CostaBaja Resort & Spa is the first and only luxury hotel and spa in the city. Located about 15 minutes from downtown, the 115-room boutique hotel offers a variety of gourmet dining options and two pools, including a beach club. A nearby marina provides access to various sea sports and activities on the Sea of Cortez. Starting in late February, prices at CostaBaja Resort drop to about $124 per night. And from late March until November, prices are about $113 per night.

The Colonial at Jaguar Reef
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The Colonial at Jaguar Reef

Hopkins, Belize
A Central American destination famous for being home to the Belize Barrier Reef and hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, Belize is the ultimate beach and fun-in-the-sun getaway. The Colonial at Jaguar Reef offers comfortable, affordable rooms ranging from one-bedroom beachfront suites to seaview rooms. Guests can also take part in a variety of local activities from the hotel such as sport fishing, bioluminescence tours and cave explorations. Depending on when you visit and the room style you choose, rates at The Colonial can be found for less than $150. Summer rates (April 20 through Dec. 19) range from $129 to $149.

Bahari Beach Bungalows in Costa Rica
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Bahari Beach Bungalows

Costa Rica
A luxury tent resort in a nature preserve by the beach, Bahari Beach Bungalows offer a truly unique tropical getaway. The bungalows are scattered around a pool, and there's also a Jacuzzi surrounded by a garden. From your bungalow, you can hear the surf and birds singing in the preserve. Don't miss horseback riding through the rainforest to see nearby waterfalls, or just ride along the beach. The most budget-friendly room rates range from $90 to $140 per night depending on when you visit and whether you are booking a single, double, or triple room.

Bahari Beach Bungalows in Costa Rica
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Mango Beach Inn

St. Lucia
The Mango Beach Inn is a great way to visit the stunning island of St. Lucia without busting a budget. Courtyard suites start at $135 for two people during high season and drop to $90 to $120 per night during low season (May 1 through Dec. 14). An eastern Caribbean island, St. Lucia is known as a lush, unspoiled destination that is breathtakingly beautiful.

Legends in Negril, Jamaica
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Legends

Negril, Jamaica
Finding an all-inclusive beach resort under $150 a night is a rare treat. Legends in Negril, however, offers a variety of pricing options including standard garden-view rooms that range throughout the year from $112 to $131 a night. Want to make it even cheaper? Opt to book without the all-inclusive features such as food and drinks, and rates drop to $51 to $83 a night. Located along a 7-mile white sand beach, the resort also offers two freshwater pools (one oceanside and one in the gardens) and a beachfront restaurant and bar.

Colinda Cabanas in Caye Caulker, Belize
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Colinda Cabanas

Caye Caulker, Belize
A property once voted the No.1 bargain in Central America by TripAdvisor, Colinda Cabanas is perched on a quiet sandy beach on Caye Caulker's east side. This hotel, located at the edge of the world's second-largest reef, includes just 14 cabanas facing Belize's famous reef. Popular pastimes include listening to the surf, keeping your eyes peeled for the many migratory birds and reptiles, and stargazing. There's a private, 175-foot pier on the property. There's a variety of cabanas available at numerous price points starting for as little as $69 per night.

Las Brisas Ixtapa
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Las Brisas Ixtapa

Ixtapa, Mexico
Cozily nestled into the side of the mountains with exclusive beach access on the peaceful Pacific coast, Las Brisas Ixtapa provides a slice of paradise. In addition to beach time, guests can enjoy the property's tennis courts, two golf courses, and three pools. Guest rooms feature terraces offering ocean views. Room prices can be found for as low as $87 per night in May.

Las Hadas by Brisas
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Las Hadas by Brisas

Manzanillo, Mexico
A resort known for its luxuriously bright Arabian architecture, Las Hadas offers 234 guest rooms featuring private terraces or balconies and ocean views. There's also an 18-hole championship golf course and four restaurants, including a piano bar with live music. To top off all of this luxury, Las Hadas includes a private beach. While rates vary by category and time of year, deluxe rooms with double beds can be found in March at $116 per night and for about $125 per night in October.

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Oahu, Hawaii
Comfortable, affordably priced, and centrally located, the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki is ideal for travelers, especially surfers, looking to decompress while still staying on a budget. The property is just steps away from legendary Waikiki Beach. Rooms include private lanais and views of the Waikiki landscape. Rates can be found throughout February, March, April, and May for $129 to $149 per night. From October through December, it is also possible to find rates for $149 a night.

Boardwalk Beach Hotel & Convention Center
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Boardwalk Beach Hotel & Convention Center

Panama City Beach, Florida
Location, location, location — that's the key when looking for the perfect beach getaway, right? The Boardwalk Beach Hotel overlooks the largest private beach on the Florida gulf coast. Most of the guest rooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico's emerald green waters, and all are just steps away from the white-sand beach. There are also two pools, several dining options, and a boardwalk. Rates for a standard double room can be found for about $96 per night in mid-March, while gulfside rooms with a patio are about $116 per night. In late summer, rooms are available starting at $82 per night.

Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
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Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
In the Costa Rican town of Tamarindo, in Guanacaste province, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers accommodations just across the street from the town's famous beach. Tamarindo Beach is a popular place for swimming, surfing, fishing, and water sports. The hotel meanwhile is home to the popular Crazy Monkey Bar, which is tucked on the side of a hill offering views of Tamarindo and an international menu of home-cooked food. Standard room rates at the property throughout many months of the year can be found for about $100 per night.

Negril Tree House Resort
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Negril Tree House Resort

Negril, Jamaica
The Negril Tree House Resort is located at the center of Negril's 7-mile beach. The 70-room resort, which has become a well-known landmark in the area, features a pool, outdoor beach bar, restaurant, and spa services. During the summer (April 16 through July 26) garden and ocean view rooms are available for about $130 and $135.

The Caribbean Resort & Villas
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Caribbean Resort & Villas

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you're on the hunt for a beach getaway, Caribbean Resort & Villas may just be the place. In addition to being right on the miles-long beach, the property includes more than 14 pools. Yes, 14, and that includes pools with slides, a lazy river, and indoor and outdoor pools. There's also five onsite restaurants — meaning you may never have to leave this property. Ocean view rooms can be found in late March for as low as $124 per night. Come summer, rates increase but in the fall (September), they drop to as low as $64 per night.

Legacy Vacation Resort Indian Shores
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Legacy Vacation Resort Indian Shores

Indian Shores, Florida
Located along the sparkling intracoastal waters, the Legacy Vacation Resort Indian Shores is a recently renovated property offering villa-style accommodations that includes kitchens, a sun deck and access to a fishing dock, barbecue area, and boat slips. The beach is just across the street. Studio accommodations, which are 400-square feet and sleep two to four guests, start at $134 per night.

South Beach Hotel & Suites
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South Beach Hotel & Suites

Biloxi, Mississippi
The only hotel directly on the beach in Biloxi, South Beach Hotel & Suites is a luxury all-suite property. The hotel features condo-style, one- or two-bedroom accommodations. All rooms include a balcony providing views of the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include a fitness center and beachside pool. Throughout August and September, it's possible to find rooms for $140 per night. From October through December, rooms are available for $129 to $149 per night.

B Ocean Resort
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B Ocean Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A property that's been a favorite spot over the years for such legendary figures as Joe DiMaggio and Robert DeNiro, B Ocean Resort is on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The property includes a private swath of beach as well as two infinity edge pools. There's also four restaurants and three bars. While you're not likely to find budget-friendly rooms here during spring break, come August and September rooms are available at about $143 per night.

Decameron Hotels & Resorts
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Decameron Hotels & Resorts

Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama
Decameron operates an extensive list of beachfront resorts, and for summer 2020, the brand is offering as much as 40% off some of its properties. For its properties in Colombia, that translates into prices starting as low as $69 per night in some locations, and in Ecuador prices are even lower, about $81 per night in some cases. Even in an upscale resort town like Los Cabos, the brand is advertising prices for less than $100 per night.

El Sitio Hotel
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El Sitio Hotel

Playa Venao, Panama
This stylish, handcrafted property is located on the sands of the Pacific along a beach that is said to have the best year-round beach break in all of Panama. The resort property includes a restaurant, lounge and bar, and unique rooms each decorated to have its own character. Activities range from surf lessons to yoga, deep-sea fishing, and hiking. Suites can be found starting at $112 per night in late April.

The Beach House Holiday Inn Resort
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The Holiday Inn Resort Beach House

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Though this property has Holiday Inn in the name, it offers a boutique property vibe and the amenities and spaciousness of a resort. Located on the island's Coligny Beach, the Holiday Inn Resort Beach House's highlights include a bar on the sand, a pool, a beach volleyball court and in the evenings, live music. Surrounding the property there are more than 60 miles of bike-friendly paths. The property offers ocean view and patio rooms. Rates start at $75 per night.

Postcard Inn on the Beach
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Postcard Inn on the Beach

St. Pete Beach, Florida
How does a property on a sugar sand beach sound? One with an enormous pool and a stylish retro-chic design? Postcard Inn on the Beach is located on a stunning barrier island that's home to a beach that TripAdvisor users named the No. 4 beach in the country in 2019. Long a haven for surfers, St. Pete Beach and Postcard Inn feature laid back, carefree fun. The property includes a beach bar and live music on weekends. Throughout June, Garden King rooms can be found for $139 per night and come September through November they drop to $119 per night.

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
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Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Beach escapes don't get much dreamier than a remote island in Fiji. The Blue Lagoon Beach Resort – Fiji is the recipient of numerous TripAdvisor awards and understandably so. Located on the picturesque and peaceful Lagoon of Nacula Bay, the property provides access to stunning white-sand beaches and crystal blue water. And while most Fiji vacations will set you back a small fortune, the Bula Lodge rooms here start at around $132 per night.

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

San Simeon, California

Located along California's legendary and much photographed seaside bluffs, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort bills itself as they only oceanfront accommodation in the central coast town of San Simeon. In addition to stunning views, the 90-room property provides access to miles of beach. There are also two oceanfront pools, a whirlpool, and sauna. As an added bonus, the famed Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark that dates back to 1919, is just 3 miles away. Throughout April and May, rooms can be found for $144 per night and in September prices drop again to between $136 and $144.