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Deal alert: Miami to various Caribbean islands starting at $180

Feb. 04, 2022
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American Airlines is offering some serious deals from Miami (MIA) to the Caribbean starting at $180 round-trip. Destinations include Aruba, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands.

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Secret Flying alerted us to this deal. This offer is available for travel from February to April.

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Deal basics

Airline: American Airlines.
Routes: MIA to AUA/MBJ/PLS/POS/PTP/PUJ/SXM.
How to book: Directly through the airline or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: February-April.

Related: These are the best times to visit the Caribbean

Sample flights

The deals below are for basic economy tickets on American, which include a standard seat and carry-on. A checked bag, seat selection and changes will cost extra. All of the deals below are for nonstop flights under $300 round-trip.

The cheapest deal we found was from Miami (MIA) to Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA), for $180 round-trip at the end of March. Deals at this price are widely available.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

For a couple of bucks more, you can book a trip from Miami to St. Martin (SXM) for $182 round-trip from the end of February to the beginning of March. The offer at this price was limited in availability.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are not too many options to go to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ), at the price of $256 round-trip. The deal that we found was from the middle to the end of February. Also, be mindful of the long layover in Charlotte (CLT) on the return flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If the vibrant vibes of Carnival are calling your name, then flying from Miami to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS), is a must. Throughout March and April there are round-trip flights available at $257.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

At less than two hours, one of the shortest discounted flights we found is from Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ). It is priced at $259 round-trip from the end of March to the beginning of April.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If you want to head to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP), there are limited options from Miami throughout February and March at the price of $298 round-trip. The deal we found was from the middle to the end of March. According to Google Flights, this price is $114 less than the normal rate for these dates.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

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The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

If you’re thinking about planespotting in St. Martin, drinking ice-cold sorrel in Trinidad and Tobago, having some jerk chicken in Jamaica or relaxing on soft sand beaches in any of these destinations, book a trip before the deals end.

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases