Summer is over (*sobs into pillow*), and it’s safe to say productivity levels are at an all-time low. So, let’s talk about your next holiday. After all, there’s nothing like sandy stretches, azure waters, clear skies, and tropical lodgings to reinvigorate the mind and body.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a lot to have a great holiday. Ahead, you’ll find five wallet-friendly beach destinations that’ll blow your mind (not your budget).
Click through to see the inexpensive and warm hotspots to visit this year.
The Indonesian island of Lombok doesn’t receive as much fanfare as nearby hot spot Bali, but it should. Think untouched beaches, few commercial attractions and delicious, unique cuisine for a fraction of the cost.
2. New Caledonia
With a French Riviera-style atmosphere and amazing beaches with soft, white sand—as well as top-notch surfing—New Caledonia is an ideal location for a laid-back escape. Best of all, it’s only a 2 hr flight from Sydney.
Thailand is not the only country in south-east Asia with stunning beaches. Malaysia offers everything you ever wanted from a tropical vacation, from water sports to spa treatments. Oh, and of course, gorgeous beaches.
Home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, Samoa is a remote and idyllic holiday destination. If you like adventure, try your hand at snorkelling or windsurfing, or simply relax in the sun with a book in hand.
5. Dominican Republic
Okay, so the Dominican Republic may not be the easiest place to get to from Australia, but it is one of the most affordable destinations in the Caribbean. Expect sparkling beaches and jaw-dropping resorts that won’t break the bank.
In case you’re in need of some style inspo for your next trip, here are 13 athleisure looks that are perfect for travelling.