A lot of people have hesitations in visiting exotic destinations not only because they are unfamiliar, but also because of the fear that it will cost a fortune. Luckily, you can enjoy these places even without the need to spend a lot. When you’ve saved up for your dream holiday, here are some destinations that you might want to consider adding to your bucket list.
A mere mention of the Caribbean may make many budget travelers cringe thinking that it is a costly destination. In reality, it can be affordable; this ranking of the Caribbean islands by price is a handy way of deciding where about you should go. Aside from flying during off season, pick areas that are not as popular yet equally beautiful as others. Eat and drink like a local and you would be able to save a lot. Take tours that are free, such as hikes in Southern Cuba and strolls in the colorful towns of Colombia and Curacao, depending on where you are.
For sandy beaches, diverse wildlife, and a gastronomic feast, Sri Lanka is an excellent exotic destination to visit, even when on a budget. Staying in cheap guesthouses and using local transportation to get around are some of the best ways to save money. Try out small restaurants that are operated by locals, which can also offer a more authentic dining experience.
If you are looking for budget-friendly destinations, Bali should be on the list. From surfing at Canggu Beach to visiting the rice paddies of Ubud, there are lots of things to do without breaking the bank. You can rent a motorcycle or a bike to go around Bali and explore its beaches. There are many resorts with facilities that are open for day use at a minimal fee. Some beach clubs allow guests to swim in their pools in exchange of an order of any item from their menu.
When it comes to cheap destinations, Thailand is one of the best countries. No wonder it is popular amongst backpackers and people who are taking a gap year from all over the world. From the bustling capital of Bangkok to the islands in Phuket to the full moon party of Koh Phangan to the tranquil life in Chiang Mai, you will have endless places to visit, all at a price that even students can afford.
Europe may be expensive, but countries like the Czech Republic prove that it can be easy on the pocket. Prague, the capital, is one of the places that you should see, especially to enjoy cheap beers. From cobblestone streets to castles on hill crests, there are many attractions that you can visit for free. There are plenty of hostels in Prague, and a great public transport system, so there are many opportunities to keep costs down.
Depending on the exchange rate at the time of your holiday, going to Canada could potentially be a cost-effective holiday. Going skiing has an initial cost to pay for ski rentals, lift passes etc., but when you’re spending all day going up and down the slopes, you won’t be spending any money. You can stay in a self-catering apartment or chalet, and cook meals and prepare packed lunches to take with you to save money. If you really love skiing, you could always become a ski instructor, then you will get paid to ski!
If you’re looking for cheap and sunny break, this is one country that holds a lot of promise for an exotic holiday. The beaches of Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu have been repeatedly recognized as some of the best in the world, yet you can visit them on a budget. As a bonus, it is a country with friendly people. Do not be surprised if you get offered free drink or food!
If you plan your trip in advance, you can get some good deals, and enjoy Dubai without all the costs you might expect. Although there are some spectacularly luxurious and extortionately priced hotels in Dubai, there are also some more affordable ones too. If you are a woman you’ll be able to benefit from quite a few discounts, there are restaurants which on specific nights and times provide free drinks for women. If you want to check out some of Dubai’s attractions, make sure you use Groupon to get the best deals.