Report Names Cheapest Worldwide Holiday Destinations for Brits in 2016
Where can you go this year and get the best value for your holiday money? According to Post Office Travel Money’s 10th Holiday Money Report, you’ve got some incredible options!
The yearly study looks at the cost of typical holiday purchases, such as meals, drinks, water and sunscreen in 44 destinations to create a total basket price. Basket costs have fallen in 23 of the resorts surveyed and this, combined with the powerful pound, means a cheap holiday for you.
In top place is the Algarve, with a basket of only £29.32. Let’s take a look at Portugal’s holiday hotspot and other great value options.
Many Brits have a soft-spot for the Algarve, for sand, surf and sea, but the town offers a whole lot more, especially now with cheaper tourist items! If you can drag yourself away from the golden beaches, you can visit castle towns, historic villages, stunning landscapes, theme parks and day spas. Take a trip to The Ria Formosa Natural Park for wetland bird watching, check out the dolphins on a boat trip and choose from more than 35 golf courses for a round!
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
With the cost of food and drinks dropping, Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach basket result is only £29.49, putting it right up there in the affordable stakes with the Algarve. Located on the Black Sea Coast, the tourist season in Sunny Beach lasts from May to October and there’s an array of options in the Blue Flag winning resort. With a wide beach, hundreds of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, the infrastructure is a winning draw for holiday makers.
Cape Town, South Africa
The rising sterling sees Cape Town as one of the best long-haul options for Brits. Natural beauty abounds in Cape Town, with a vibrant harbour, beautiful beaches and mountainous landscapes. Table Bay is famous for a population of seals and great white sharks and the Cape Winelands will please the palates of wine lovers. Culture and history add to the cosmopolitan vibe and the dining scene is a foodie’s heaven.
Budapest has been named one of the cheapest European city break destinations, so now’s the time to book a great-value deal to Hungary’s capital! Stroll along the sprawling boulevards of Pest and gaze at the panoramas of hilly Buda, with the romantic Danube River in between. You can bathe in medicinal waters, visit museums, discover Castle Hill, walk the cobbled streets of the Old Town and shop, wine and dine in vibrant District V.
Often considered an expensive country to visit, dropping prices mean that Tokyo is now a more affordable option for a long-haul adventure. Not only is it one of the safest cities in the world, Tokyo’s blend of tradition on a backdrop of futuristic skyscrapers makes for an exciting bucket-list destination. Visit the observation decks of the Tokyo Sky Tree, explore innovative architecture at the Meiji Shrine, watch an extravagant kabuki performance and pop into a cat café for a unique experience with some furry friends.
With the fantastic exchange rate, the tropical island of Bali can be even more affordable than usual! Bali is a land of sunny days and balmy nights, with so many beaches to choose from, you won’t know where to start. Kuta, Legian and Seminyak are the main tourist hubs, with shops, restaurants, world-class resorts and a bustling beach for party-goers and surfers. Ubud is the island’s spiritual centre, with a lush Monkey Forest, gorgeous jungle villas and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Food, accommodation and transport options abound, especially with the power of the pound.