If you want to save money on your vacation, you should choose a cheap destination. Which countries are cheap, yet still provide exciting tourist attractions and well developed tourist facilities? In this article you'll read about the top three cheap vacation spots. Here they are:
1. Ko Samui, Thailand
Ko Samui is one of the biggest Thai islands. It's located in the Gulf of Thailand and attracts more than 1.5 million tourists per year. It's famous for white sandy beaches, blue and turquoise water, coral reefs and coconut trees. Ko Samui is the second most developed tourist area in Thailand and it's popular not only with tourists, but also with retirees and expats who come here to enjoy the climate, natural surroundings and the slow lifestyle.
What about prices in Ko Samui? Expect to pay approximately 30 US dollars for a nice double room or bungalow. Street food is very cheap and delicious – you can get a nice meal for $ 2.
2. Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riviera Maya is a tourism area which covers the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It's unquestionably one of the best cheap vacation spots close to the United States. Riviera Maya is home to fabulous beaches, world-class diving sites, cenotes, archeological sites such as Mayan ruins and numerous international class beach resorts.
In most places, a basic double room should cost you around $ 40-50 a night. However, Riviera Maya offers a very wide choice of accommodation and in some places you can get a comfortable room even for less than that. A decent meal in a local eatery will cost you about 10 US dollars.
If you want to go on a cheap vacation to the South Pacific Ocean, consider Fiji. It's one of the cheapest destinations in this expensive region and has well developed tourism infrastructure. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are the largest Fijian islands. Nadi, located on the western side of the island of Viti Levu, is the tourist hub of the country.
Fiji is a perfect destination for beach lovers, scuba divers, snorkelers and people who enjoy adventure travel (the country has great whitewater rafting spots).
Expect to pay about $ 30 for a decent double room. If you want to enjoy more privacy and tranquility, consider more expensive resort islands.
Going to a cheap destination is one of the best ways to save money on your vacation. To save even more, choose a budget hotel (use Google to read opinions and pick the best one), eat like a local (restaurants in tourists areas are usually very overpriced) and fly with a cheap airline. Have fun and enjoy your vacation!