Tropical vacations are unlike any other &mdash the combination of the exotic lands, fresh air and sand between your toes — there's nothing else quite like the experience. Another great way to set a tropical vacation apart from the rest is to rethink your accommodations a little bit. Instead of being stuck in a high-rise with a tiny balcony overlooking just a portion of the ocean &mdash maybe a cabana on the beach would better suit your needs.
The only experience we've ever had with cabanas has been seeing them in movies that take place in a far off land. But we're realizing it doesn't have to be that way, and that beautiful beach cabanas are located all over the world. The best time to go if you're on a budget &mdash the off season (September-December)!
&bull Costa Alegre Beach Hotel
&bull Hotel Fazenda da Lagoa
&bull Alila Villas Uluwatu
&bull Fazenda São Francisco do Corumbau
&bull Foster's West Bay Resort
Have you always dreamt of staying in a beach cabana?
(Images 2 & 3: Mr & Mrs Smith)