Best late-summer beach bargains named

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CHICAGO, Ill. – Seaside getaways such as the Bahamas, Myrtle Beach and Fort Lauderdale are among popular beach destinations offering the best hotel rates for late summer, according to the latest Orbitz Insider Index released today.

“Hotels are offering great rates to entice consumers to get in one more vacation before Labor Day,” said Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Travel Editor for Orbitz.com. “Because deals are being offered in various regions, travelers can save big on their end of summer getaway by finding a beach that’s within driving distance, or just a short flight away.”

Best Late-Summer Beach Bargains (U.S. and Caribbean)

The Beach Bargains Insider Index includes destinations offering the best value for hotel bookings made in August based on average daily hotel rates on Orbitz.com. Along with naming the top 10 beach deals nationwide, the Index also lists the best bargains by region. Highlights of the best regional average daily hotel rates (ADR) for late summer vacations are:

East – Wilmington, N. C. at $87 per night
South – Clearwater Beach, Fla. at $100 per night
Caribbean – Bonaire at $129 per night
West – Monterey, Calif. at $165 per night

Best Beach Bargain Destinations:

Rank
Destination
ADR

1
Wilmington, N.C.
$87

2
Clearwater Beach, Fla.
$100

3
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
$104

4
Panama City Beach, Fla.
$105

5
Daytona Beach, Fla.
$113

6
Bonaire
$129

7
St. Lucia
$131

8
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
$133

9
San Juan, P.R.
$140

10
The Bahamas
$151

Best Beach Bargains: Caribbean

Rank
Destination
ADR

1
Bonaire
$129

2
St. Lucia
$131

3
San Juan, P.R.
$140

4
The Bahamas
$151

Best Beach Bargains: East

Rank
Destination
ADR

1
Wilmington, N.C.
$87

2
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
$133

3
Virginia Beach, Va.
$171

4
Hilton Head, S.C.
$199

Best Beach Bargains: South

Rank
Destination
ADR

1
Clearwater Beach, Fla.
$100

2
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
$104

3
Panama City Beach, Fla.
$105

4
Daytona Beach, Fla.
$113

Best Beach Bargains: West

Rank
Destination
ADR

1
Monterey, Calif.
$165

2
San Diego, Calif.
$169

3
Oahu, Hawaii
$176

4
Laguna Beach, Calif.
$177