Looking for a cheap tropical vacation destination? These budget-friendly destinations allow you to enjoy all the luxury without the stress. These are 15 great tropical destinations that are affordable!
It may seem impossible to travel log to beautiful tropical destinations on a tight budget. It doesn’t have to be expensive, depending on where and what type of vacation you want. Here are some of my top tropical spots (some that I have visited many times), which I believe are great for all budgets.
The archipelago Palawan, Philippines’ largest and most biodiverse islands, is home to clear waters, limestone Cliffs, and tons more to explore (including an underground River you shouldn’t miss).
These beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. There is more than 1200 miles of coastline. The diving is top-notch and there are friendly people everywhere.
Palawan has both land and marine nature reserves. It is also a UNESCO-listed heritage site that preserves a lot of the land. Palawan offers a great deal of value for money, offering a variety of hotels and basic resorts that are affordable.
Where to stay in Palawan, Philippines
- The Hotel Oasis Port Barton offers a continental breakfast, an airport shuttle and air conditioning.
- Hotel Centro, another budget option, is highly rated and offers a restaurant and outdoor pool.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Riviera Maya, located on the Yucatan Peninsula’s Caribbean coast, is well-known for its stunning beaches, turquoise waters and delicious food. You can explore the Mayan ruins and go snorkeling and scuba diving. Also, you can check out the local culture and towns. Finally, relax on the beach for long lazy days.
Riviera Maya is home to popular spots like Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel as well as quieter places like Puerto Morelos. The diversity of the Riviera Maya means that there is something for everyone.
Where to stay in Riviera Maya Mexico
The four-star Hacienda Real del Caribe Hotel in Playa del Carmen is an affordable option. This hotel is located close to restaurants and shops.
Ojo de Agua Beach Front Hotel in Puerto Morelos is highly rated. The hotel is located just off the beach and offers a dive and snorkeling shop as well as a massage.
The Dominican Republic offers a variety of activities, including a visit to Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and hanging out with starfish at one of its many beaches. This tropical paradise is home to Los Haitises National Park, which offers whale watching opportunities and incredible surf.
The Dominican Republic, second in size, is easily accessible from Miami and New York as well as many European cities. Dollars are often stronger than the peso.
Where to stay in the Dominican Republic
Tropical Princess Beach Resort & spa is a fantastic, but affordable, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. It features two swimming pools and entertainment as well as three restaurants.
Barcelo Santo Domingo offers a great option for those who want to stay in Santo Domingo. It is located in the Old Quarter and offers an outdoor pool, hot spa, and even a Casino.
Trinidad & Tobago
Tobago is peaceful, with beautiful beaches and excellent birdwatching. There are also plenty of opportunities to relax. Trinidad is a carnival, shopping and cultural mecca. It doesn’t matter where you are on these two Caribbean islands, “bored” isn’t a common word.
Trinidad & Tobago offers a variety of cuisines, including Creole, Fort George and Store Bay. You can also relax at the beach at Store Bay or visit the Asa Wright Nature Centre.
Where to stay in Trinidad & Tobago
Inn at 87 is a great option for a cheap stay in Trinidad. This charming inn is located near Port of Spain and offers air-conditioned rooms.
Half Moon Blue Hotel Scarborough, which offers a restaurant and car hire service, is an option for those who prefer Tobago.
Although Hawaii isn’t often on the top list of most affordable destinations, Kauai has many options that will suit all budgets. Kauai, the fourth-largest Hawaiian Island, is a paradise for nature-lovers with its waterfalls, jaw-dropping coastline and tropical rainforests. You should also bring some snorkel gear!
Planning a budget trip to Kauai? I suggest avoiding holidays and travel log during the relative off seasons of September, October and April.
Where to stay on Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai Shores Hotel is located in Kapaa and features an oceanfront location, a 6-acre courtyard, two outdoor swimming pools, and a private beach.
Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue is a more expensive option. Each room comes with its own balcony and offers free shuttle service to the Airport.
Belize, a country located on the east coast of Central America is very friendly. It has beautiful beaches, Mayan history and national parks. You can take a helicopter tour of the Great Blue Hole, or grab your mask and go diving. Also, you can relax on Caye Caulker and kayak along Glover’s Reef Atoll. Lamanai is a Mayan archaeological site.
Belize is a tiny country but it packs a big punch. I recommend that you plan enough time to explore and relax. It is very affordable once you arrive, and flights from the U.S. can be booked at a fraction of the cost.
Where to Stay in Belize
Blue Wave Guest House is a great option for a budget-friendly stay in Caye Caulker. This charming property is located just steps from Caye Caulker’s beach. It offers free WiFi and a sun deck.
Cahal Pech Village resort is located in San Ignacio. It offers great views and a restaurant. There are also many other activities.
Thailand is a country that is as ancient as it is modern, as well as as being as beautiful as its natural beauty, as well as its friendly people and delicious cuisine. As in many other places in Southeast Asia, a dollar can go a long ways in Thailand. You could easily spend just a few dollars per night on accommodation.
You can expect a fast-paced, exciting experience in Thailand’s major cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. You can also choose to visit one of Thailand’s beautiful islands, such as Koh Tao, Koh Lipe or Koh Phangan, for a slower and more natural experience.
Where to Stay in Thailand
Prince Palace Hotel, located in Old Bangkok is a 5-star hotel at a very reasonable price. The hotel overlooks Mahanak Canal and offers an outdoor pool, massage treatment, and a business centre.
Castaway Resort is a tropical escape with airy bungalows, a bar and beautiful views of Koh Lipe.
Rincon, Puerto Rico
Rincon, a town located on Puerto Rico’s West Coast, is well-known for its great surf and beaches. It is also known to be the surfing capital in the Caribbean. Rincon is a peaceful, tranquil escape that’s easy to explore.
Where to stay in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Casa Verde Hotel, Rincon is a highly-rated hotel located just steps from Rincon’s beach and one the most popular surfing spots in Rincon.
Negril, a town in western Jamaica is ideal for adventure and relaxation. Seven Mile Beach is renowned for being one of the most beautiful travel bar beaches on the planet. Jumping off Rick’s Cafe’s cliffs is a traditional rite of passage. You won’t regret trying the many delicious jerk chicken options.
Where to stay in Negril, Jamaica
White Sands Negril, a popular hotel, offers a range of accommodation options. There is also a game room and a pool at the property.
Roatan Island, Honduras
Roatan Island is a paradise for those who can imagine orange sunsets and white sandy beaches with stunning coral reefs. Roatan Island is the Bay Islands’ largest island at 31 miles in length and 5 miles in width. It is also well-developed for tourism.
Roatan Island, Honduras: Where to Stay
Paradise Beach Hotel in West Bay is a very popular choice. It offers all amenities and two outdoor swimming pools.
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua’s most famous travel bar and beautiful destination, is located just 50 miles from the mainland. It measures just 1.5 miles in area. You will find farmer’s market stalls and locals playing baseball on this island. There are also incredible snorkeling and sailing excursions.
Little Corn Island: Where to Stay
The Lighthouse, a rustic, affordable option, has a restaurant and terraces.
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