This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11 p.m. Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Yes the fall foliage is beautiful, but who’s going to complain about Caribbean blue waters?!
Fights to the Caribbean Islands from various US cities are starting at $235 round-trip. We’re seeing these fares available on JetBlue, Delta and American Airlines as soon as September and into April 2020.
Availability varies by city, so you may have to play around with the dates on Google flights. Additionally, these fares are in basic economy which means extra baggage, seat selection and ticket changes will come with an additional fee (or not be allowed at all). But who needs a checked bag when all you need is a carry-on full of swim suits?!
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Airline: JetBlue, Delta, American
Routes: ATL/AUS/BWI/CHS/FLL/MIA/BNA/MSY/JFK/LGA/EWR/MCO/DCA/IAD/RIC/RDU/BUF to NAS/STT
Cost: $235+ round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: September 2019-May 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to Nassau (NAS) for $235 round-trip on American:
Orlando (MCO) to Nassau (NAS) for $249 round-trip on JetBlue:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to St. Thomas (STT) for $257 round-trip on JetBlue:
Washington DC (DCA) to Nassau (NAS) for $278 round-trip on American:
New York (JFK) to Saint Thomas (STT) for $285 round-trip nonstop on Delta:
New York (JFK) to Nassau (NAS) for $299 round-trip on Delta:
Charleston (CHS) to Nassau (NAS) for $310 round-trip when booked separately American and JetBlue:
Atlanta (ATL) to Nassau (NAS) for $321 round-trip on JetBlue:
Nashville (BNA) to Nassau (NAS) for $334 round-trip on American:
Austin (AUS) to Nassau (NAS) for $351 round-trip on Delta:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
Featured photo by Pola Damonte/ Getty Images
Know before you go.
News and deals straight to your inbox every day.
NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel