(CNN) — Deciding where to take that long-anticipated summer vacation can be a daunting challenge.
Consider one of the following destinations where off-season deals, fewer crowds or special events make this the right time to go. Here are 18 great places to travel in the summer of 2018:
1. St. Barts
While some of the island’s more famous hotels are still closed due to damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria (Hotel Le Toiny, Le Guanahani), about 60% of St. Barts’ villas have reopened, with some new additions.
The five-star Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa just introduced two new villas, Villa Bleu and Villa Aqua, which each offer six bedrooms, a private pool and a prime beachfront setting.
St. Barth Properties unveiled two new high-end villas, Villa Golden and Villa Neo. The former counts a heated infinity pool among its highlights, while the latter boasts a hammam, or steam bath. Both offer additional perks, too, such as waking up to French pastries.
And though the iconic Eden Rock is closed until December, its extensive villa collection has already reopened.
Plus, summer’s low-season rates make luxurious St. Barts a somewhat more affordable option….Click Here To Keep Reading