beautiful Barbados beach

Besides being the hometown of Rihanna, Barbados is also known for being the home of legendary rum, perfectly-blue waters, and adorable wildlife. The tropical island is basically a dream-vacation-come-true, and now you can visit the Caribbean paradise for a fraction of the usual cost.

American Airlines has released fares for as low as $173 from Boston to Grantley Adams International Airport, with available dates in mid-May, late August, December, January 2018, and early March 2018. The only caveat is that tickets must be purchased three days in advance of departure, and certain dates include an overnight layover in Miami.

To check, search for your preferred combination of dates in Google's ITA Software, then book your selection through Priceline. Note that the fares stated here are subject to availability and won't last long – so act fast, and make sure to sign up for VIVA's newsletter to get the best flight deals delivered straight into your inbox every week.

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