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5 of the Best Budget Destinations

Contrary to popular belief, it is indeed possible to enjoy the delights of an exotic vacation without spending an arm and a leg. Even better, you can do so without compromising on your comfort. There are several destinations that are renowned for offering value for money. Here are a few of them.


Located in the South Pacific Ocean, these lovely islands do have expensive resorts, however, for the budget-conscious, there is also a profusion of reasonably priced, comfortable guesthouses, hostels, Airbnb options, 2 and 3-star hotels. There are countless activities to be enjoyed, such as surfing and whitewater rafting. Plan an excursion to the Colo-i-Suva forest reserve for hiking, swimming, and bird-watching. Enjoy the sight of waterfalls set in the jungle, a truly memorable sight.


A beautiful country rich in culture and history, Cambodia is a great budget destination due to its reasonably priced food and accommodation that offer value for money. Accommodation is available in local guesthouses, good standard low-cost hotels, and Airbnb properties. The food is cheap and very good. Places of interest to visit include the Khmer City of Angkor and the Angkor sites. Less known are the beautiful beaches and island resorts; these are also waiting to be explored.


This is a country that is larger than life. India is packed with adventure and culture. The possibility of exotic places to visit is endless, ranging from the beaches of Goa to Jaipur, the pink city. It is however possible to explore such treasures on a shoestring budget. Cheap accommodation is available in hostels and guesthouses, street food is readily available, and rail travel is kind on the wallet.


A warm vibrant country, Poland is an excellent choice for a budget holiday. It offers old historic cities, lovely coastlines and National parks. Possibilities of budget accommodation are numerous, ranging from low cost-dorm rooms, hostels, comfortable budget hotels, and self-catering facilities. In addition, there are numerous campgrounds and local food is reasonably priced.


Also located in Eastern Europe, Hungary is another gem waiting to be discovered. Budapest, the capital of Hungary is a charming city, full of history. Accommodation is affordable here, with numerous high rated hostels to choose from. Also available are bed and breakfasts, and private apartments. Traditional Hungarian food is available at low prices.

Go on a walking tour of Budapest, a picturesque city built along the Danube River. The city has grand city squares and seamlessly combines the old and the new. Plan a visit to the Museum of Fine Art; take a cruise on the Danube for memorable views of the city landmarks.

If you check out available offers and schedule travel during off-peak months, it is possible to travel cheaply without sacrificing comfort and to obtain value for your money.