You have worked hard for your money and you would like to take a vacation steeped in luxury that won’t break your savings account. Luxury doesn’t always mean a five star hotel. There are plenty of websites that offer up really nice accommodations for rent by owners like villas, apartments, and guesthouses. Sometimes it could also mean an indulgence that elevates the ordinary to luxurious. Do a bit of research before you leave and find out the best luxury for your budget. These five destinations offer up some fantastic places that will allow you to relax in style without going over your budget.
Sri Lanka has many luxury destinations that won’t break the bank. Ecotourism is big here and there are many places where you can get back to nature with all of the comforts of home. There are pristine beaches that offer luxury villas, lovely guesthouses in villages, treehouses in the middle of a forest, and many other options. Explore the tea plantations, wander through ancient Buddhist and Hindu monuments, explore a rainforest, work with elephants, or go on safari where you can see hundreds of different kinds of animals, reptiles, birds, and insects.
Meander through the ancient country of Greece. There economy is still recovering so foreign currency can go pretty far here right now. This country has hundreds of ruins and artifacts that you can visit. Make sure you see the Acropolis citadel, and the Parthenon temple. Be sure to visit at least one of the glorious beaches and soak up the Mediterranean sun. Consider renting a villa on a hillside, or an apartment in a city instead of staying in a hotel. Alternatively there are a number of cheap boutique hotels you can pick from. Enjoy yourself by taking advantage of the wonderful food and wine that this area has to offer.
Consider a luxury river cruise down the Rhine, a golfing vacation, or a bicycle tour that stays in charming bed and breakfasts or villas that are sure to please. You can also choose to sit back and let someone else do the driving and join a luxury bus tour. No matter what you decide on your journey through this historical country steeped in culture, beautiful scenery, wineries, you will find the luxury that your budget allows.
From the luxury tents of northern Rajasthan, to the affordable five star hotels of Delhi and Mumbai, to the luxury houseboats of Kerala in the southwest; India has many luxurious options for budget travellers. Explore the 5000 years of history that this country has to offer and soak up the cultural differences like architecture, food, religion, and language that vary from state to state.
There are so many things to do in France. Rent an apartment in Paris and take cooking lessons with world-renowned chefs. France is also a very accessible country due to great transport links, and great luxury holiday deals can be found to sweeten the deal. Make sure you visit The Louvre and see the many years of fantastic art all in one building. You can stay in a castle in the Champagne region, and sample the long-standing tradition of this sparkling nectar, or go on a ski trip and ski down some of the most famous runs in the world.