Yes, I agree, I am spoiled with the deals I am able to find to the Caribbean, so everything else seems expensive. I guess its all relative. But I can travel cheaper to Cuba for a week,eat, drinks and enjoy the besach for a week, than just what I would pay for a flight back home to Nfld........so go figure.
I haven't looked much into the travelling by renting house/casa etc and fending for myself when it comes to meals, booze etc. I travel mostly solo these days, so I guess I enjoy the conveience of having everything in the one place for me and hassle free.
I visited the Bahamas last year on a cruise(just Nassau for the day) and enjoyed it. I am heading back this Jan for another cruise and will be spending a day in Nassau again. I enjoyed visiting Nassau, different feel and vibe to what I am used to. But once I looked into the cost of a week there(close to $3000) I realize this wont be happening anytime soon.
Will have to make the most of my 16hrs there this Jan I guess!