If you’re on a budget this year, then there are lots of frugal destinations that won’t cost you the world. Take advantage of some of the cheapest destinations; just because they are budget friendly, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth visiting. Some of the cheapest places to visit contain hidden gems, are less crowded, and have plenty to see and do. Here are our top picks for the best budget holiday destinations for 2017.
Bulgaria offers both a budget-friendly ski resort and beach holiday destination. A beach holiday in Bulgaria is an absolute bargain compared to some of the more popular destinations in Europe. In Bulgaria, you will stumble upon quiet deserted beaches, cities that aren’t spoiled by tourism, and charming old towns. Bulgaria is also home to Sofia, the second oldest city in Europe.
Don’t let Greece’s financial problems put you off going. Now is the ideal time to go, because everything is so cheap. Plus, by contributing to the county’s tourism business, you will be doing your bit to help get Greece back on track. Greece is absolutely stunning, and offers some of the most satisfying, tasty meals in Europe. Tour the Greek Islands or head to the mainland and enjoy a city break in Athens.
Vietnam is an underrated travel destination that deserves more attention. It’s filled with some of the most breath-taking scenery around, and it’s extremely cheap to travel from one place to another. Vietnam has it all: pristine heavenly beaches, beautiful countryside, friendly people and a rich history.
There are not many other destinations where you can travel on a budget and also eat really well for less. You get a lot for your money when eating out and about in India. Culture vultures will love colourful and vibrant Mumbai, which has some of the best food in the country.
You might not have heard of this magical city in Estonia. Tallinn is a charismatic city with amazing architecture. It’s a wonderful place to visit in the winter when the city’s buildings are lined with snow. Tallinn is cheap partly because it’s not that well known as somewhere to go for a city break, but it should definitely be on your 2017 to go to list.
Prague is one of the cheapest capital cities to visit in Europe, which may be why it’s a popular choice for stag parties. You can tuck into a filling meal and a beer for a lot less than you might think. This historical city with its vibrant nightlife is well worth a visit.
Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
This busy city has a lot to offer including a growing culinary scene, many shopping centres and fun activities. The weather here is warm all year round, and the food is extremely cheap, so you can have a fantastic holiday on a budget. Grab a hotel from £51 per night, a meal from £10.75 and a pint of beer from £3.16.
Although flights to Thailand might cost a fair bit, once you get there, everything is relatively cheap. You can eat and drink for very little, especially if you are willing to test out some of the fresh local street food. A beer in Phuket costs around £1.80 and a meal in a restaurant will set you back just over £19.
Instead of heading to the South of Spain or France, fly out to Portugal in search of a sunny break. Prices here are much more reasonable, and some areas are a little more unspoiled. In Faro, a pint of beer costs around £2.68, a meal costs around £22.83 and you can get hotels from just £38 a night.