Check Out These 20 Luxurious Yet Affordable Holiday Spots

Planning a holiday is exciting and fun but it can also be really stressful. There are hundreds of things that you must plan ahead, such as the itinerary, the tours, the transport, and the accommodation. And this is even harder when you’re on a tight budget. But worry no longer, because here’s a list of 20 luxury destinations around the world that are completely affordable! Don’t miss #18, #10 and #3, they’re my personal favorites!

#20. Be Part Of The Royalty In France

Each European country offers a wide variety of accommodation options: you can go camping, share a room in a hostel or guesthouse, stay at a comfy boutique hostel, and even stay at a local family’s house by CouchSurfing. But if you want to try something completely new, we strongly suggest spending the night in a castle! In many European countries, this is becoming a new trend and it’s amazingly affordable.

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Feel like a Prince or a Princess in your next holidays by renting a three-bedroom castle only for $77 per night, or sometimes even less. In France, more than 20 castles have been completely restored and are ready to receive tourists from all over the world. In addition, most of them have giant modern pools and vast gardens, so what else can you ask for? What are you waiting to experience what it’s like to be part of the Royalty?

#19. Have Fun In Fiji

Maybe you want to have a relaxing holiday but with a little bit of adventure. In that case, I think your perfect destination is Fiji, especially if you travel during the musical national festival Your Paradise. This event is held in the Mamanuca Islands, and it is truly unique! It will offer you everything you need: great music, a clear sea, and thrilling cultural experience.

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Flying to this island is not complicated nor expensive. Through the festival’s website, you can get tickets from $1,999 onwards, and this price includes a flight from Sydney, Melbourne or Los Angeles to Suva, Fiji’s capital city, and then a second flight to Mamanuca. The package includes 5-night accommodation, land and sea transport, and access to all billed artists. Be part of one of the best music festivals in the world!

#18. La Belle Paris

Nowadays, there are many websites and agencies that offer plenty of budget trips and tours to all sorts of cities, but there’s nothing like Paris Perfect. This tour company offers some of the best and most affordable options to visit and explore the “City Of Lights”. So if you want to wake up each morning with the Eiffel Tower outside your window, then don’t doubt contacting this company!

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According to recent guests, the agency provides the best accommodation options, which range from departments for solo travelers, for couples, or for entire families, all of them equipped with a kitchen, living room, and private bathrooms. In addition, the departments’ locations are perfect, since they’re at a walking distance from the city’s center. The apartment costs less than $150 per night. The agency also offers a Gourmet Food Tour and a list of Best Food Streets in Paris.

#17. Relax In Costa Rica

There’s nothing like a clear warm sea, the sun, and a spa, all three combined together, right? If you are looking for a super relaxing holiday and want to escape from the noise and chaos of the city, take a flight to Costa Rica and stay in the W Hotel in Guanacaste. This hotel chain is quite new in the country and they offer everything you ever dreamt of.

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This hotel has 151 rooms, specialized restaurants, a bar, an immense pool, and a spa. You also have private access to the beach. If you want to leave the hotel’s premises, you can explore the beautiful city of Guanacaste and try the local dishes. You can also try the Whatever/Whenever premium service: the hotel will give you whatever you need and wherever you need it!

#16. Go Glamping

If you are looking for some adventure and want to be in contact with nature, maybe glamping is your perfect plan for a trip. And for your information, glamping is becoming popular in almost every city in the world! Glamping is a new eco-touristic trend which offers you the possibility of being in the middle of nature while at the same time enjoying the best amenities.

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The tents used in glamping camps are simple, and many of the glamping camps offer organic food, a jacuzzi or spa, and plenty of activities to choose from. Glamping is quite cheap compared to hotels since you can stay in a camp for only $80 while enjoying certain commodities.

#15. Fly With JetSuiteX

Each time you go on vacation, besides choosing a good hotel, you need to choose the airline you will travel in. We know that simple decision can sometimes be really stressful as it involves analyzing and comparing prices, times of flight and durations of layovers. But if you want to travel through the U.S., JetSuiteX has fixed that for you!

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This airline offers you access to a private terminal, and you only need to be there 15 minutes before your flight leaves! For people who are always late for flights (and for everywhere else), this is the perfect option because you won’t need to stress out and worry about arriving three hours early. The bad news is that the airline only covers the cities located in or near the West Coast.

#14. Cartagena City

One of the must-visit places in South America is the beautiful and colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia. If you’re one of those people who enjoy a bit of luxury, we strongly suggest staying in Conrad Cartagena, since out of all the 4 or 5-star hotels, it’s the one that offers the best prices. Spending a night in the hotel costs around $130 per person and the amenities are unique. You will have access to a spa and a salon, an 18-hole golf course, and beachfront swimming pools!

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In addition, the hotel is located quite near to Cartagena’s port. Don’t forget that the historical center of this Caribbean city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city features outstanding places to visit, such as fortresses, monuments, and colorful colonial architecture. If you want to go out at night, there are many salsa clubs, and don’t forget to try the local dishes too!

#13. Try Zanzibar’s Resorts

If you want to visit a new place full of historical sites as well as mesmerizing beaches with clear sea and white sand, then fly to Zanzibar and stay in The Ramada Resort in Jangwani beach. This beachfront hotel offers luxury accommodation, great amenities, countless outdoor activities, and great local food. But, of course, nothing compares to the private access to the beach where you can swim in the Indian ocean. And it only costs $148 per night!

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The hotel is located in Zanzibar City, which is the island’s capital. So if you grow tired of the beach, you can take a cab or a bus all the way to Stone Town, the historical center of Zanzibar City. In Stone Town, you’ll be able to discover the rich cultural heritage of the island and learn about its tumultuous history.

#12. Discover New York

New York is one of the few cities that is on everyone’s travel bucket list. It’s a magnificent city, but the bad part is that everything is quite expensive there, especially if you stay in areas like Manhattan. If you’re looking for a cheap place in “The Big Apple”, we highly recommend you to rent an apartment in the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, far from the towering skyscrapers and chaos of Manhattan.

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From Brooklyn, you will still have access to the most touristic areas of New York and at a reasonable price. Also, if you want to do cheap things in the city, we recommend you to visit the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden and go to the Bell House, which are both free. Then, you can visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum for only $5, and attend a concert in Carnegie Hall for only $10. So if you’re on a tight budget, there are tons of options for you!

#11. Go Sailing

Cities like New York aren’t for everyone. Some people just prefer to be surrounded by nature, especially when going on vacations. If you’re one of those people, we’ve got a perfect idea for you: take a holiday-cruise with Windstar Cruises. The cost per night ranges from $225 to $335 per person. You’ll be surrounded by the ocean’s blue waters, beautiful beaches, and even rocky mountains. What else can you ask for?

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Going on a cruise will let you see the world through a different perspective, as well as explore hidden places. Apart from visiting endless amounts of beaches, you’ll also meet a lot of new people, who will practically become part of your family as you share your days with them. Most cruises offer plenty of activities and amenities, such as yoga, swimming pools, gyms, and parties.

#10. Discover Thailand

Are you interested in learning a new culture, a new religion, and new food? If that is the case, we recommend traveling to Thailand, a once in a lifetime experience! Besides, Southeast Asia is one of the cheapest places on Earth. Even the international bus and plane tickets are cheap! What is more, Friendly Planet offers you a whole vacation package for $178 per person per day.

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Trough 10 days, you will have enough time to visit the most amazing places in Thailand, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya. Friendly Planets offers you guided tours in the city, accommodation and countless amenities. Don’t miss the opportunity and book your package!

#9. Aquascape In Philippines

As we said, some people aren’t too fond of big urban centers and prefer to be surrounded by some nature instead. If that’s the case, we strongly suggest visiting Aquascape in Lake Caliraya, in The Philippines. Located only two hours from Metro Manila, this place is the perfect scenery for a short vacation.

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The houses are suspended out on the water and each of them has a capacity of six people. They are well equipped with modern kitchens, a minibar, a living area, and a dining room. They are perfect for a group of friends! Each of them is motorized, so you can use the floating cottages as a boat too. The price is quite accessible because it’s less than $200 per night.

#8. Stay In The Convento Of Amalfi

Amalfi is one of the most visited places in Italy. These mountainous coasts are located between Naples and Salerno, in West Italy. Amalfi is one of the most beautiful towns in the region and as a result, it is often packed with tourists. You will fall in love with the multi-colored houses and shops which face the coast. Two of its most amazing landmarks include its cathedral and The Piazza Del Duomo.

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The cheapest accommodation options include guesthouses and family houses, but if you want to have a unique experience we recommend the Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel. This hotel used to be a 13th-century monastery and is now one of the most beautiful and affordable hotels in Amalfi. All the terraces have a special view of the sea and the building has been beautifully restored.

#7. Have A Mojito In Acapulco

If you are looking for a beach with clear and warm waters and white sand, you have to go to Acapulco in Mexico. If you think this destination will be out of your reach, relax! Hotel Las Brisas combines luxury and great prices! These suites are perfect for couples, and the rooms feature an amazing ocean view.

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Each one of these suites has a private and semi-private balcony where you can enjoy the sunset and gaze at the crystal-clear ocean while lying in your lounge chair drinking an ice-cold mojito. These suites cost less than $200 per night but you can also buy the full package that includes a private balcony, daily breakfast, and your own swimming pool, as shown in the picture above. Keep on reading and discover the best destinations for your next holiday!

#6. Nap In A Hammock In Tulum

We know that taking a nap is always a relaxing activity, no matter the place, but what if you had the chance of taking a nap surrounded by a beautiful beach, with palms and pristine waters? If you wish to live that unique experience, you should go to Tulum, Mexico. Known for its paradisiac beaches, this town offers plenty of options where you can stay and relax.

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The Ahau Tulum Hotel, for instance, offers many activities that can meet all sorts of tastes and interests, like yoga, snorkeling, water sports, and historical tours. In the winter season, the prices are less than $100 per night. In addition, you will be near the magnificent Aztec ruins of Tulum, which have recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

#5. Rent An Apartment In Los Angeles

Enough nature! If what you really love is to visit some of the world’s most spectacular metropolitan centers, then you should definitely give Los Angeles a chance. And if you’re worried about the hotel prices, you can try renting a luxury apartment through the agency Plum Guide. This site offers affordable places not only in LA but in several American and European cities. and also in London and Paris.

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All the apartments are well equipped with kitchens, toiletries, and classy furniture. They are considered the best option as regards the quality-price ratio. In Los Angeles, the prices start off at $127 a night, quite cheaper than any 5-star hotel in the area. Look at the picture above, and don’t tell me you wouldn’t love to spend the night at those colorful and lively houses!

#4. Visit Cambodia’s Ruins

Cambodia is located in the Indochina Peninsula and every year the country receives millions of tourists from every part of the world. It’s known for its calm beaches and sleepy coastlines, but the country’s main attraction is, without a doubt, the fascinating city of Siem Reap, home to the one and only Angkor Wat Temple. And the Jaya House Riverpark is one of the best and cheapest places to stay in the city.

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The hotel is located alongside the Siem Reap River surrounded by trees and nature, but at the same time, it’s only 6 minutes away from the city’s main square. It has only 36 rooms, a spa, and two swimming pools. The prices are affordable as the cost of a room for one night is around $200. The hotel is not too far from the city’s main attraction, the beautiful ruins of the Angkor Wat.

#3. Cheap And Chic In Punta Cana

Whether you’re traveling with a group of friends, with your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend, we recommend you going to the adult-only La Romana Hilton Hotel. This resort hotel features 11 restaurants, 24-hour lounge rooms, pools, and beachside service, as well as several outdoor activities and entertainment, like parties, music and night club events. And everything for under $200 per night!

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Punta Cana is one of the most visited beaches in the Caribbean. Its unique sandy beaches together with its crystal-clear and warm sea make this place the ideal summer destination. If you want to see other places, you can go to Scape Park, Hoyo Azul, the ChocoMuseo and the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park. So, what are you waiting for?

#2. Have A Glass Of Vine In Franschhoek

If the beach is not your cup of tea, you can head towards South Africa and visit the Winelands of Franschhoek. You will be able to spend the night in some fancy hotels for only $180 per night, especially if you go during the low season, which is at the end of fall or winter. The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel is located at the base of the Franschhoek mountains and it’s really close to several restaurants, art galleries, and craft shops.

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The major attraction of the city is the scenic routes that take you to the wineries located in the surrounding areas. The hotel also offers tour packages, in case you want to visit many wineries on the same day without worrying about drinking and driving. You can do other activities in Franschhoek like mountain bike tours and walking tours. If you’re into culture, then visit the Motor Museum.

#1. Spend A Weekend In Catskill Mountains

Nothing like fresh air and commanding views. If you like the sound of that, don’t doubt visiting Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, located in the state of New York. For only $180 per night, you will be able to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in the Catskill Mountains. Many tourists and local people go to this area in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City. What are you waiting for?

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This hotel has been receiving people from different parts of the world ever since the end of the 19th century. It features 38 guest rooms and suites, a locally-inspired restaurant, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, and over 20 acres of mountainside waiting to be explored. What else can you ask for?

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