While it is often a common dream to one day travel the world, many people are greatly restricted by the costs of holidaying. While the airfares to many countries may be quite affordable, general living costs and accommodation can soon see prices sky rocketing. Asia is a popular destination for cheap holidays, with many of the destinations being home to quality budget accommodation and discounted shopping districts. For some great ideas on planning your next holiday, be sure to check out these affordable destinations in Asia.
Bali is a popular tourist destination for both budget travellers and those planning a luxurious getaway. Offering a variety of diverse sightseeing opportunities and attractions, a holiday in Bali is suited to just about any kind of traveller. There are a number of cheap dining options throughout Bali, ranging from road side vendors, offering meals for a few dollars, through to a gourmet seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay for just AUD50. The budget accommodation options in Bali also provide a great variety for travellers, particularly in the streets of Kuta, a popular backpacking destination. Twin share rooms start from as little as AUD18 per night, per person, for a quality suite with hot water, clean linen and great hotel facilities.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam is a superb destination for people who are travelling on a budget. Whether you’re backpacking through Asia or just trying to save some money, you’ll be able to experience Ho Chi Minh City for a small price. Walking and cycling tours around the city are very affordable and are a must for all travellers to Vietnam. While more secluded areas of the country can become expensive, Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect base, where travellers can then embark on day tours to various other regions. Airfares to Vietnam are reasonably priced, providing even more incentive to travel to this captivating destination.
Known as the popular party island of Thailand, Phuket is an infamous destination amongst backpackers and students. Other regions of Thailand, including Bangkok, can be quite pricey in some respect; however, Phuket provides a great hub for further travels. Backpacker accommodation options are virtually endless throughout Phuket, while the prices of food and beverages at bars and nightclubs are well below the norm. There are a number of sightseeing opportunities, throughout Thailand, that are completely free of charge. One of the main attractions of Phuket is the pristine beaches, so why not spend a day relaxing in the sun or swimming in the glistening waters.
When booking your cheap holiday to Asia, be sure to research your accommodation options. Many hotels throughout Bali, Vietnam and Thailand offer great prices, along with an all-inclusive breakfast. If there are any activities that are an absolute must on your holiday, talk to your travel agent about booking holiday packages, to help you save even more money!