There was once a time where ‘budget’ felt like a dirty word; but as I’ve got older, ‘budget’ is one of my favourite words in the dictionary! I just don’t see the point in paying above the odds for things when there are cheaper alternatives, and why should holidays be any different? Don’t be mistaken either, a ‘budget’ or ‘value’ holiday doesn’t mean there’s any compromise on quality… just take a look at these incredible hotels below.
Greece with Manos
Manos specialise in authentic holidays, including Cyprus, Turkey and as far afield as Goa. But my favourite Manos destination by far is Greece. With lots of quaint little islands, quiet beaches and untouched landscapes, it’s the perfect place to relax and, of course, save those all-important pounds. Manos creates that family-run feeling with a simple Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering option, so your holiday will be more affordable, plus you can save some money by arranging to cook in your apartment or dine out for less locally.
Not only will the Canaries warm you with their sunshine during our winter: they’re also fantastically affordable for families and couples alike. Found around a four-hour flight away, you won’t be left shelling out for more exotic long-haul flights or the mega-luxurious likes of Mexico and Cuba. Instead you’ll find great quality hotels and beautiful beaches without breaking the bank. I’d recommend Mirador del Atlantico in Gran Canaria. I went here with my Mum a couple of years ago and enjoyed a spacious apartment, delicious All Inclusive meals and stunning views from the pool area to the curved, golden bay below. It’s a thumbs-up from me!
Long-hailed as the value-for-money hotspot, it’s no surprise that Turkey’s made my list for the best budget holidays. Your money just goes further here: more space, more sunbeds and maybe even your own private patch of beach! I’d always recommend going All Inclusive in Turkey too. Again, it’s great value for money, plus the fact that I always want to stay hydrated, especially in the high summer months. For a budget-friendly adult paradise, check out our Sunprime Hotels. There’s a spa, gym and fitness classes in each hotel, with four fab hotels to choose from across Turkey… although I must admit, Sunprime Dogan Side Beach comes out on top for me (there’s just something about all those leafy palm trees and cosy outdoor seating areas!).