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Budget Beach Getaways (Slideshow)

Budget Beach Getaways (Slideshow)


From Thailand to Florida, here are 8 destinations to cure the winter blues without breaking the bank

The Beach House Resort — Hilton Head, South Carolina

The Beach House Resort on Hilton Head Island is one of the newest hotels on the island. Located just steps away from the island’s Coligny Beach area, guests can also enjoy activities like bicycling, paddle boarding, boating or kayaking, or exploring miles of paved trails on foot. The Beach House is located along the most enviable strip of South Carolina shore and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. With rooms available under the $200 price point, the Beach House Resort is a great option for a quick beach vacation.

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale — Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Out of season, Fort Lauderdale is a perfect place to seek solace for a beach vacation. Rooms in the low season start at $159 per night with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. B’stro on the Beach is one of the hotel’s signature dining options, offering light fare with items such as the rock shrimp cobb salad, grilled mahi sandwich, and French onion soup — all reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

The Amarya Shamiyana — Goa, India

The Amarya is a group of lifestyle hotels that have several different properties. The Shamiyana property is anchored on Goa's northern shores of trendy Asvem Beach and offers accommodations under $200 per night. The rooms are actually tented suites that are designed for a modern-day Maharaja (or Maharani). For delicious local food in the area that won’t break the budget, try La Plage restaurant showcasing French cuisine right on the beach, where guests can take in beautiful views while enjoying sunset cocktails.

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel — Hawaii

This property is located on the quiet "Gold Coast" of Waikiki, and close to all of the great restaurants in Honolulu offering a range of cost effective dining options. Rooms at the hotel are mostly under $200 per night, and for on-property dining, the hotel has options like the Japanese restaurant Miyako, and the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant, featuring Pacific Rim cuisine. The Sunset Lanai Lounge offers small bites and sandwiches for those looking for quick, cheap eats.

B-Lay Tony Tong Resort — Phuket, Thailand

If you’re searching for Thailand luxury at superb prices, look to the Tong Phuket Hotel located just north of Patong beach. This boutique hotel offers the best of Thailand with a great local pool bar great for quick bites and tasty cocktails. It’s also situated close to Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, a perfect cost effective afternoon activity.

LOVE Hotel — St. Maartin

On the beautiful island of St. Maartin is an exquisite boutique hotel boasting seven rooms at prices for under $200 per night ($130-136 per night based on double occupancy). Guests literally step foot right onto the beach from the hotel, and can indulge in afternoon tapas prepared by the hotel’s staff. Beach activities like snorkeling and kayaking are also offered.

La Costa de Papito — Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

At La Costa de Papito, guests can enjoy rates around the $95 mark based on double and triple occupancy. They also have “last minute rates” for the impulsive traveler, with prices around $74, including breakfast. While at the resort, guests can engage in a plethora of budget friendly activities such as biking, surfboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. For those seeking comfort and solace, yoga is also offered to hotel guests.

Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa — Cherating, Malaysia

For a secluded beach getaway, check out the Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel is steps from the palm-fringed beaches fronting the South China Sea, known for its global surfing scene. The capital deluxe rooms with single occupancy start at roughly $97 and family suites are close to $200. While on property, the hotel offers a host of activities such as tennis, surfing, basketball, and sepak takraw (also known as kick volleyball, a native Malaysian sport). For budget friendly dining, guests can enjoy Malay, Chinese, and international cuisine at the resort’s Beach Restaurant.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

Related To:

Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.


10 Best Budget Beach Destinations

If you thought these exotic beach destinations were out of reach, think again. Check out 10 of our favorite surprisingly affordable vacation spots.

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Bali, Indonesia

The untouched beaches of Bali surrounded by lush jungles ready for exploring may seem unattainable, but it's actually a destination that can give you the best bang for your buck. Although flights can be a bit pricey, highly rated hotels are available for as little as $50 a night, and a casual meal there might run you around $3. Balangan Beach is a world-renowned surf destination and towering cliffs that overlook the ocean offer views that are beyond compare.

Corfu, Greece

Greece is known as an expensive vacation destination, but this little town in the Ionian Islands is shockingly affordable. Stay in a hotel like the Mayor Mon Repos with stunning ocean views, or opt to save big bucks by staying in hostels. Either way, the scenery here is priceless.

Patong, Thailand

The Land of Smiles will keep you happy when planning your next beach vacation on a budget. Patong offers gorgeous crystal-clear waters, amazing Thai food and tons of opportunity for outdoor fun including up-close tours with elephants .

Cannon Beach, Oregon

You don't need to leave the US to find breathtaking beaches that meet your budget-friendly criteria. Although hotel prices in Oregon can't compete with some others on the list, there are plenty of options for reasonably priced accommodations right on the water that allow for great views of Haystack Rock.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters make Punta Cana a desirable retreat, and it won't break the bank. Home to 15 nature parks that are perfect for outdoor adventures, right next to a booming nightlife scene, Punta Cana has it all. Plus one US dollar converts to 50 Dominican pesos, which means you'll be able to do a lot without spending a lot.

Moorea, French Polynesia

This little-known island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path. Amazing coral reefs make for an epic scuba diving experience, and the white sandy beaches are unspoiled by crowds of tourists.

Hvar Island, Croatia

Just off the coast of Croatia floating in the beautiful Adriatic Sea is the perfect island getaway at Hvar. You may recognize the gorgeous architecture as the set of King's Landing on Game of Thrones, and you'll be able to say "I drink wine and I know things" while you're there with a glass in hand, since wine is often less expensive than water.

Algarve, Portugal

The gorgeous rock formations along the shore in Algarve are breathtaking, but a trip here won't cost as much as you might think. Located in the Faro District just a few hours from Sevilla, Algarve offers a host of cultural experiences that can't be found anywhere else.

Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a secluded island paradise that is shockingly affordable. With hotels as inexpensive as $30, you'll be free to spend on cool water activities like parasailing and amazing island cuisine. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Stunning beaches await just a quick jaunt across the border into Mexico, and Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to hit when you're on a budget. Skip the tourist hot spots with pricey resorts and opt for this peaceful beach instead.