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Where Can I Find Budget Beach Vacations?

Updated on January 31, 2020
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Stella has published a selection of travel articles and destination guides, accompanied by a wealth of photographs.

A Boat TrIp Is An Inexpensive And Delightful Way To Discover the Coastline Wherever Your Destination And A Glass Bottom Boat Allows You To View Some Fishes Too!

The ferry takes you to see some of the best coastal scenery in Gran Canaria
The ferry takes you to see some of the best coastal scenery in Gran Canaria | Source

Arguineguin, Gran Canaria

 Arguineguin, a popular Gran Canarian beach that boasts a harbour too.
Arguineguin, a popular Gran Canarian beach that boasts a harbour too. | Source

A Useful Guide to The Canary Islands

Vacation Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

For those tourists based within reasonable travelling distance of mainland Europe, Turkey remains one of the best options for a value for money holiday and it is easy to find a cheaper package deal here than in the neighbouring country of Greece. For a typical family sunshine holiday, Turkey has a wealth of choices. Flights to Dalaman, Antalya and Bodrum are cheap and frequent from the UK and other Northern European countries throughout the season of May to October and although Turkey has several other airports the above are three which are located near to many of the most popular tourist areas. A holiday in Turkey can be affordable to most because of its cut-price hotels, reasonably priced goods and services plus inexpensive food and drink. Tourists return to Turkey year after year knowing they won’t be disappointed. Just because everything is cheap it does not mean you have to compromise on quality; Turkish resorts offer top quality attractions and desirable locations as good as anywhere in the Mediterranean, but the overall cost of a holiday in Turkey can be considerably less. The hotter months of July and August are perhaps best avoided for those who prefer the heat a little less oppressive so why not travel to Turkey in June or October when you will be able to get an even cheaper package deal?

Leisure And Safe Bathing for All In Specially Designated Areas.

Water-sports for all the family in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
Water-sports for all the family in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria | Source

Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean - A Great Place for Cruising!

Most Southern European Destinations Boast Daily Trips to See Dolphins And If You're Lucky You Might View The Occasional Whale

Dolphin and whale spotting off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Dolphin and whale spotting off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands | Source

Spotting Dolphins Is One Thing, but Getting a Decent Photo Is Quite Another!

Dolphins off the coast of Madeira
Dolphins off the coast of Madeira | Source

The Canary Islands

The Canaries are part of Spain are an ever popular destination whatever time of year you wish to travel You will be sure to benefit from blue skies virtually every day apart from those in January and February when a few clouds will momentarily block out the sun; on rare occasions they may even dare to dispense a little rain..

The islands lie off the west coast of Africa and appeal to tourists from northern Europe due to the short flight duration of approximately four and a half hours. The temperate climate is ideal for sun worshippers and beach lovers. Families can get cheap package deals from all major European airports knowing they will experience good weather and excellent accommodation even if funds are limited.

On a Cruise to the Canaries you will be able to appreciate the differences in the individual islands and pick your favourite one to return to at some later date.


Tunisia, in Northern Africa is another country with a Mediterranean seaboard that gives excellent value for money. You will find you have more spending power whatever country you hail from and the standard of hotels are extremely high. The discerning tourist will never be disappointed with Tunisia or the sheer volume of attractions available at a fraction of the cost elsewhere. In Tunisia you can even take a two to three day trek into the Sahara and be Lawrence of Arabia for the day, discover the place where some of the scenes in the first ‘Star Wars’ film were made and visit a genuine oasis. Souvenirs such as beautifully patterned carpets in every possible colour can be bought at affordable prices and can even be delivered back home at additional cost. The beaches of the North African coastline are magnificent and a holiday here will never cost you the earth.

The hotels are superb and most are front-line beach but still near to all the main attractions. The purpose build resort of Port el Kantaoui is a must for anyone with a nautical bent as there are all many of pleasure craft at the marina including modern day motorised pirate ships which will provide the whole family with a memorable afternoon's sailing along the coast.

Tunisian Beaches Are As Good As The Caribbean!

Lazy days in the sun
Lazy days in the sun | Source

Florida And The Bahamas

For those based in The States and not wishing to take a transatlantic flight, a cheap action-packed location for a holiday has got to be Miami. The kids will never fail to be impressed with anything associated with Disney and all the familiar fast food chains are to be found on almost every block. For those wishing to travel that little bit further than Miami, the clear blue waters of The Bahamas beckon. Here too, you can find fun-packed family deals that aren’t prohibitive in price. The delights of Paradise Island and the Atlantis resort can be discovered at prices no more expensive than those you would expect at Disney resorts on mainland America. There is a convincing replica of a Mayan temple at the Aquaventure and an amazing marine life park to keep the entire family entertained. A pirate ship and other swashbuckling amusements for kids of all ages will add to the Caribbean atmosphere and provide the chance for active grown-ups to enjoy all the technological thrills and spills that were never around in their own childhood. The theme park covers a massive hundred and forty acre site that offers unbeatable value for money. All inclusive deals to Paradise Island are available and will help you keep within your set budget, but if the larger resorts are not for you, there are still plenty of quieter locations to choose from in the Bahamas that are affordable and need not be exclusive to the elite.

The Caribbean is to the American what the Mediterranean is to the European and both locations offer a wide variety of choice to those expecting an affordable holiday.

The Algarve, Portugal Has Many Beautiful Beaches

Portuguese beach on the Algarve
Portuguese beach on the Algarve | Source

Cheap Vacations For The Cost Conscious

This article has only touched on a few locations that offer value for money holidays and there are many others which are perhaps just as affordable. A variety of different destinations are more within the means of most than they used to be with the rise of budget airlines and discounted travel.

You may be pleasantly surprised that the dream holiday you thought was never going to be possible can now become reality. By a thorough investigation of your desired location on the Internet you can gauge whether the total costs will be well within your budget and will be able to take advantage of any offers that may be available such as discounts for early booking or larger groups etc. Remember that off-season bargain holidays can be little different from those taken at height of the season when the costs are more expensive and you may find you appreciate the location more when the crowds are gone and the sun is not so hot.

The wise traveller nowadays will always try to get the best all round deal so that hard earned cash can be spent on those extra little luxuries that make a holiday memorable. All inclusive packages are ideal for those not wanting to venture far from the hotel and also for those who want peace of mind knowing that they won't need to budget for extra food and drinks.

Kids Can Have Fun in the Sand Whatever Destination You Choose for Your Beach Holiday!

Fun in the sand
Fun in the sand | Source

Canary Island Beaches Offer Safe Bathing And Year-Round Sunshine

Clean safe  bathing with every amenity nearby; the Canaries are an ideal location for a beach -based vacation at a  price you can afford
Clean safe bathing with every amenity nearby; the Canaries are an ideal location for a beach -based vacation at a price you can afford | Source

Don't Drink Too Much Wherever You Go In the World!

... the photo was taken in Turkey so it could have been an earthquake and not my profound love of red wine!
... the photo was taken in Turkey so it could have been an earthquake and not my profound love of red wine! | Source

Water Sports Are Fun for All the Family Too

Some of the least expensive resorts have the best facilities!
Some of the least expensive resorts have the best facilities! | Source

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