Where to Find the Best Travel Deals This Summer

Get ready to plan your summer vacation.

— -- The temperature may not reflect it, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Summer – and summer travel – is fast approaching.

The good news: If you’re planning to stay stateside this summer but haven’t yet booked travel, no need to stress. A new report from travel giant TripAdvisor found the best time to find a domestic hotel deal is within two months of the trip.

If, on the other hand, your travels are going to take you abroad, it’s time to get cracking. Depending on the destination, the best hotel deals are found as many as four months out.

And though summer is the most popular time of year to travel – yes, even more popular than Thanksgiving – there are still plenty of deals to be had. Here are three great deals in popular summer destinations that are bookable right now.

The Caribbean Yes it’s hot. But it’s hot everywhere. And if an island vacation is on your mind, look no further than St. Lucia, where pretty much the entire island is on sale. Luxury resort Jade Mountain is offering free nights; Coconut Bay offers up to 45 percent off room rates. Visit StLucia.org/summerrocks.