Every once in a while, it’s nice to treat yourself to something a little indulgent. A luxury vacation can offer the perfect way to relax and recharge – if you’ve got the budget for it. Fortunately, there are some luxury vacation destinations you can visit without spending your whole savings. Don’t believe me? Here are five luxury destinations you can visit on a budget:
Top Luxury Destinations That Fit A Budget
This tropical paradise has so much to offer travelers. Whether you’re on the hunt for adventure or a relaxing experience, Costa Rica has it all, and the best part? It won’t cost you much to live large here. Do a bit of research and you’ll find it isn’t hard to find luxe accommodations, guided trips, and decadent dinners! All easily accessible and affordable.
Long loved by backpackers and world travelers, Thailand has risen in popularity in recent years as a beautiful, tropical, and affordable getaway. While there’s not much you can do to cut down on the price of your plane ticket, if you can make it here, you can enjoy your vacation in the lap of luxury for the same price as a no-frills vacation back home. Exclusive resorts and spas cost far less than their U.S. counterparts, and you can find massages, boating excursions, delicious meals and much more for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.
This Mediterranean gem boasts some of the world’s best seafood and picturesque coastlines, making it a desirable vacation destination for many. You can get by here by spending far less than you would in most comparable European countries, but it’s only a matter of time before everyone else catches onto this hot spot, so visit soon! Steer clear of the big chains here – instead, look for independently owned hotels and restaurants for the best deals and most authentic experiences.
Thanks to the economic downturn and further encouraged by Brexit, Greece has become a fairly affordable place to visit in recent years. If you’re looking for luxury, you can find it here without spending too much. You’ll have the best luck looking outside the big cities – skip Athens and Santorini in favor of smaller, lesser-known cities that offer a more authentic experience and a smaller price tag. Traveling during the off-season (April-June and September-November) will also help stretch your dollar here.
This little country is one of the best-hidden destinations in Central America. Not yet a prominent destination on the tourist map. Belize offers a relaxed, laid-back vacation experience for a fraction of the cost you’ll pay elsewhere. Rent a room in a local hotel or a beachfront villa and spend a few days soaking up the sun. Pristine beaches, snorkeling, and exploring all the country has to offer.
What budget-friendly luxe travel destinations have you loved? Are there any on your bucket list that I didn’t mention here? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
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