Check Out These Luxurious Yet Affordable Holiday Spots


Each European country offers a wide variety of accommodation options: you can go camping, share a room in a hostel or guesthouse, stay at a comfy boutique hotel, and even stay at a local family’s house. But if you want to try something completely new, we strongly suggest spending the night in a castle. In many European countries, this is becoming a new trend, and it’s amazingly affordable.

Feel like a prince or a princess on your next holiday by renting a three-bedroom castle only for $77 per night, or sometimes even less. In France, more than 20 castles have been completely restored and are ready to welcome tourists from all over the world. In addition, most of them have giant modern pools and vast gardens.


Maybe you want to have a relaxing holiday, but with a little bit of adventure. In that case, I think your perfect destination is Fiji, especially if you travel during the national music festival Your Paradise. This event is held in the Mamanuca Islands, and it is truly unique. It will offer you everything you need: great music, a clear sea, and thrilling cultural experiences.

Flying to this island is not complicated nor expensive. Through the festival’s website, you can get tickets from $1,999 onwards, and this price includes a flight from Sydney, Melbourne, or Los Angeles to Suva, Fiji’s capital city, and then a second flight to Mamanuca. The package includes 5-night accommodation, land and sea transport, and access to all of the billed artists. Be part of one of the best music festivals in the world.


Nowadays, there are many websites and agencies that offer plenty of budget trips and tours to all sorts of cities, but there’s nothing like Paris Perfect. This tour company provides some of the best and most affordable options to visit and explore the “City Of Lights.” So if you want to wake up each morning with the Eiffel Tower outside your window, then this is the company to get in touch with.

According to recent guests, the agency provides the best accommodation options, which range from apartments for solo travelers, for couples, or entire families, all of them equipped with a kitchen, living room, and private bathrooms. Also, the apartments’ locations are perfect since they’re within walking distance from the city’s center. The apartments cost less than $150 per night.

Costa Rica

There’s nothing like going on vacation surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. If you are looking for a super relaxing holiday and want to escape from the city's noise and chaos, take a flight to Costa Rica and stay in the W Hotel in Guanacaste. This hotel chain is quite new in the country, and they offer everything you ever dreamed of.

This hotel has 151 rooms, specialized restaurants, a bar, an immense pool, and a spa. You also have private access to the beach. If you want to leave the hotel’s premises, you can explore the beautiful city of Guanacaste and try the local dishes. You can also try the Whatever/Whenever premium service: the hotel will give you whatever you need whenever you need it.


If you are looking for some adventure and want to be in contact with nature, maybe glamping is your perfect plan for a trip. Glamping is a new eco-touristic trend that offers you the possibility of being in the middle of nature while at the same time enjoying the best amenities.

The tents used in glamping camps are simple, and many of the glamping camps offer organic food, a jacuzzi or spa, and plenty of activities to choose from. Glamping is quite cheap compared to hotels since you can stay in a camp for only $80 while enjoying the amenities that only the best hotels in the world offer.


One of the must-visit places in South America is the beautiful and colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia. If you’re one of those people who enjoy a bit of luxury, we strongly suggest staying in Conrad Cartagena, since out of all the four or 5-star hotels, it’s the one that offers the best prices. Spending a night in the hotel costs around $130 per person, and the amenities are unique. You will have access to a spa and a salon, an 18-hole golf course, and beachfront swimming pools.

In addition, the hotel is located quite near Cartagena’s port. Don’t forget that the historical center of this Caribbean city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city features unique places to visit, such as fortresses, monuments, and colorful colonial architecture. If you want to go out at night, there are many salsa clubs, and don’t forget to try the local dishes too.


If you want to visit a new place full of historical sites and mesmerizing beaches with clear seas and white sand, then fly to Zanzibar and stay in The Ramada Resort in Jangwani beach. This beachfront hotel offers luxury accommodations, great amenities, countless outdoor activities, and great local food. Of course, nothing compares to the private access to the beach where you can swim in the Indian ocean, and it only costs $148 per night.

The hotel is located in Zanzibar City, which is the island’s capital. So if you grow tired of the beach, you can take a cab or a bus all the way to Stone Town, the historical center of Zanzibar City. In Stone Town, you’ll be able to discover the rich cultural heritage of the island and learn about its tumultuous history.

New York City

New York is one of the few cities that is on everyone’s travel bucket list. It’s a magnificent city, but the bad part is that everything is quite expensive there, especially if you stay in areas like Manhattan. If you’re looking for a cheap place in “The Big Apple”, we highly recommend you rent an apartment in the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, far from the towering skyscrapers and chaos of Manhattan.

From Brooklyn, you will still have access to the most touristic areas of New York and at a reasonable price. Also, if you want to do cheap things in the city, we recommend you visit the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden and go to the Bell House, which are both free. Then, you can visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum for only $5 and attend a concert in Carnegie Hall for only $10. So if you’re on a tight budget, there are lots of options for you.


Are you interested in learning a new culture, a new religion, and new food? If that is the case, we recommend traveling to Thailand, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Southeast Asia is one of the cheapest places to visit in the world. Even the international bus and plane tickets are inexpensive! Friendly Planet Tours offers you a whole vacation package for $178 per person per day.

You will have enough time to visit the most amazing places in Thailand over the course of ten days, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya. Friendly Planets offers you guided tours in the city, accommodation, and countless amenities.

The Philippines

As we said, some people aren’t too fond of big urban centers and prefer to be surrounded by some nature instead. If that’s the case, we strongly suggest visiting Aquascape in Lake Caliraya, in The Philippines. Located only two hours from Metro Manila, this place has the perfect scenery for a short vacation.

The houses are suspended out on the water, and each of them has a capacity of six people. They are well equipped with modern kitchens, a minibar, a living area, and a dining room. They are perfect for a group of friends. Each of them is motorized, so you can use the floating cottages as a boat too. The price is quite accessible because it’s less than $200 per night.


Amalfi is one of the most visited places in Italy. These mountainous coasts are located between Naples and Salerno, in West Italy. Amalfi is one of the most beautiful towns in the region, and as a result, it is often packed with tourists. You will fall in love with the multi-colored houses and shops which face the coast. Two of its most amazing landmarks include its cathedral and The Piazza Del Duomo.

The cheapest accommodation options include guesthouses and family houses, but if you want to have a unique experience, we recommend the Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel. This hotel used to be a 13th-century monastery and is now one of the most beautiful and affordable hotels in Amalfi. All the terraces have an amazing view of the sea, and the building has been beautifully restored.


If you are looking for a beach with clear and warm waters and white sand, you have to go to Acapulco in Mexico. Hotel Las Brisas combines luxury and great prices. The suites are perfect for couples, and the rooms feature an amazing ocean view.

Each one of the suites has a private and semi-private balcony where you can enjoy the sunset and gaze at the crystal-clear ocean while lying in your lounge chair drinking an ice-cold mojito. These suites cost less than $200 per night, but you can also buy the full package that includes a private balcony, daily breakfast, and your own swimming pool, as shown in the picture above.


We know that taking a nap is always a relaxing activity, no matter the place. But what if you had the chance of taking a nap surrounded by a beautiful beach with palms and pristine waters? If you wish to live that unique experience, you should go to Tulum, Mexico. Known for its beautiful beaches, this town offers plenty of options where you can stay and relax.

The Ahau Tulum Hotel, for instance, offers many activities that can meet all sorts of tastes and interests, like yoga, snorkeling, water sports, and historical tours. In the winter season, the prices are less than $100 per night. Also, you will be near the magnificent Aztec ruins of Tulum, which have recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Los Angeles

If what you really love is to visit some of the world’s most spectacular metropolitan centers, then you should definitely give Los Angeles a chance. And if you’re worried about the hotel prices, you can try renting a luxury apartment through the agency Plum Guide. This website offers affordable places not only in LA but in several other American and European cities.

All the apartments are well equipped with kitchens, toiletries, and classy furniture. In Los Angeles, prices start at $127 a night, much less expensive than any 5-star hotel in the area.


Cambodia is located in the Indochina Peninsula, and every year the country welcomes millions of tourists from every part of the world. It’s known for its calm beaches and sleepy coastlines, but the country’s main attraction is, without a doubt, the fascinating city of Siem Reap, home to the one and only Angkor Wat Temple. The Jaya House Riverpark is one of the best and cheapest places to stay in the city.

The hotel is located alongside the Siem Reap River, surrounded by trees and nature, but at the same time, it’s only 6 minutes away from the city’s main square. It only has 36 rooms, a spa, and two swimming pools. The prices are affordable as the cost of a room for one night is around $200. The hotel is not too far from the city’s main attraction, the beautiful ruins of the Angkor Wat.

Punta Cana

Whether you’re traveling with a group of friends, or your significant other, we recommend you going to the adult-only La Romana Hilton Hotel. This resort hotel features 11 restaurants, 24-hour lounge rooms, pools, beachside service, and several outdoor activities and entertainment, like parties, music, and nightclub events. This all inclusive resort offers everything for less than $200 per night.

Punta Cana is one of the most visited beaches in the Caribbean. Its unique sandy beaches, together with its crystal-clear and warm sea, make this place the ideal summer destination. If you want to see other places, you can go to Scape Park, Hoyo Azul, and the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park.


If the beach is not your cup of tea, you can head towards South Africa and visit the Winelands of Franschhoek. You will be able to spend the night in some fancy hotels for only $180 per night, especially if you go during the low season, which is at the end of fall or winter. The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel is located at the base of the Franschhoek mountains, and it’s really close to several restaurants, art galleries, and craft shops.

The biggest attraction of the city are the scenic routes that take you to the wineries located in the surrounding areas. The hotel also offers tour packages, in case you want to visit many wineries on the same day without worrying about drinking and driving. You can participate in other activities in Franschhoek, such as mountain bike tours and walking tours. If you’re into culture, then visit the Motor Museum.

Catskill Mountains

If you enjoy fresh air and impressive views, then visiting Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, located in the state of New York, is a great option for you. For only $180 per night, you will be able to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in the Catskill Mountains. Many tourists and local people go to this area in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City.

This hotel has been receiving people from different parts of the world ever since the end of the 19th century. It features 38 guest rooms and suites, a locally-inspired restaurant, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, and over 20 acres of mountainside waiting to be explored.