Summer has finally arrived and most of us are looking for somewhere to spend that hard-earned cash. But with high peak season prices finding a cheap holiday can prove a challenging task. Is sun, sea and sand on a bucket and spade budget too much to ask? No it’s not. That’s why Latedeals.co.uk have listed some balance-friendly destinations to book this summer.
Ancient ruins, cliff-side views, sun-drenched beaches and traditional tavernes is what most of us imagine when we think of Greece. Yes, this may seem like a pricey place to visit but with so many diverse islands this day dream destination is surprisingly affordable.
Why not try the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete? Celebrated for its Caribbean-like beaches and mountainous backdrop, this striking location has plenty of budget accommodation and cheap family-run tavernes, making it a firm favourite amongst cost-conscious travellers.
Wave goodbye to Egypt and say “hello” to Tunisia. This once unknown destination seems to be the place that everyone is talking about. In recent years, holidaymakers have flocked in their thousands making Tunisia the newest hotspot on the map.
Often a packaged holiday option, Tunisia has a sea of low-priced three, four and five star hotels for all you bargain-loving Brits out there. And with its short flight time of approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes the time will fly by, so to speak.
Temperature Tip – Make sure you pack some light clothing because this country sees an average maximum of 38 °C.
Like the sound of Tunisia, but don’t know where to stay? Try the popular Skanes. Here you will find water sports-filled beaches and family-focused hotels which are ideal if you plan on taking any children.
I’m sure most of us have heard of Malta, but when asked where it is many of us fail to answer. So, for those of you who don’t already know, Malta is located just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean.
Yes, you could probably drive the full length of the island in one weekend, but don’t let this put you off. This historic island has so much to offer from ancient settlements to perfectly formed white cliffs and beautifully restored architecture. I know what you’re thinking, does it cost a lot to stay here? No, in fact there are some great deals to Malta with some reasonably priced accommodation. Plus, local wine and pizza can cost less than a euro. That’s right, less than one euro!
Did someone say bargain? Yes because we can’t stress enough how cheap Bulgaria is. This financially-friendly resort is great for travellers on a budget so prepare to be amazed by this cheap-as-chips country.
Here you will find a boat load of low-cost hotels in some of Bulgaria’s leading resorts. As one of the most cash kind countries in Europe Bulgaria holidays are a deal in themselves, considering your pockets will never be empty.
Local drinks can cost as little as £0.81 while a three course meal for two can cost just £16.62, so if you plan on indulging Bulgaria is the place to be. Sunny Beach, famous for its string of high-rise hotels is perhaps one of the most recognised resorts in Bulgaria. This thriving resort caters to all types of travellers with its vibrant nightlife for the young and lively, Action Aqua Park for those energetic kids and quieter bars for those loved-up couples who want to avoid the hectic beachfront.
This recently uncovered gem seems to be at the top of most people’s must-visit list due to its rising reputation as the host of one-of-a-kind music festivals and stunning scenery, which was used as much of the backdrop for the hit series Game Of Thrones. And with a short flight time of 2 hours and 50 minutes, festival-goers will be partying on Croatia’s shores in no time.
Low-cost hotels and apartments are easy to come by and seem to be cropping up everywhere in this still developing resort. All Inclusive hotels are on the increase in this country, but for those on a Self Catering board basis Croatia is fairly priced. However, in more popularised cities like Dubrovnik food can be pricey, so if you’d prefer not to pay these prices we suggest you find somewhere off the main streets. Fast Food Presa is often a popular pick due to its cheap yet wide selection of food.