More often than not, the daydreams of relaxing in tranquil terrains, lounging under palm trees or getting lost on enchanted island somewhere far from the maddening crowds, are punctured by reality checks of sky-rocketing resort and hotel prices. Fortunately, there is little reason for despair or to settle for landlocked compromises in not-so-tourist friendly destinations of the world. There are many affordable island hotels spanning the globe — from destinations oft reserved for large spenders to ones that linger low on the radar of tour operators and tourists alike.
Steer clear of high price tags, off-limit resorts that cost a fortune and extra-extravagant places that leave you wanting for less…..there are rooms that start with rates below $200 and sometimes go as low as $70. And yes, they have a lot of things that go in their favor -from wonderfully delicious regional cuisines to cozy old world charms to an oceanfront location…. Need you ask for more?
Read on for some budget-friendly island hotels that make it easy for you to plan out your next vacation and promise to make you delve in the many bounties of exotic locations, loads of outdoor fun, aquatic games and of course, many hours of relaxation with loved ones in tow.
For instance, you may like to consider the family-run accommodation facility referred to as La Tosca. Situated in the pristine environs of an up market island of Capri in Italy, his beautiful hotel delivers Mediterranean views for a small fraction of cost charged by most neighboring hotels. From smartly dressed breakfast tables on the terrace to 11 well appointed rooms with vibrant furnishings and textiles-this location provides easy strolling access to the popular central Piazzetta. If you are looking for a tucked away destination away from urbanism and the rigmaroles of day-to-day life; then this is the place for you.(image by Ryan Mallady)
Like many others, if you also nurture far-flung island fantasies, then stop thinking too much and simply gravitate towards the many attractions of Sangat Island Dive Resort. This highly popular resort Palawan, a picturesque archipelago in Philippines, has been voted the best island in the world by the readers of T+L in the year 2013. If you want to wander closer home, then gear up to experience plenty of Spanish moss-draped romantic moments in a historic inn situated on Florida’s Amelia Island. You may also like to reserve your room at a gourmand’s hideaway in the Canadian island of Newfoundland– which allows you to indulge in plenty of natural wonders, great cuisines and wonderful ways of enjoying the hospitality of the locals. Regardless of your own idea of paradise, these gems surely deserve a treasure-island status.
The other place worthy of a stay is Lefkes Village Hotel in Paros, Greece. As an integral portion of Cyclades, Paros lures with all the draws of archetypal Greek islands– bougainvillea-festooned houses, whitewashed churches, panoramic Aegean views… all without the expensive price tags that package the resorts of hot spots such as Santorini and Mykonos. (image by Mints Time)
So, instead of looking towards luxury resorts that make you flip, simply book your tickets to these heavenly destinations with budgets facilities and enjoy!
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Feature image Lefkes Village