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Ten Budget Friendly Islands for UK Travellers

Posted by Sumit De Sarkar on 02/10/2014
Ten Budget Friendly Islands for UK Travellers

Island holiday destinations provide us with a chance to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, getting a cheap deal for your holidays can be a strenuous and cumbersome task. The following are some of the best options for cheap island holidays.

1. Mallorca – Spain
Mallorca is the largest Balearic Island located in the Mediterranean Sea. The island boasts of a coastline running more than 550 kilometres. With its white sandy beaches, clear water, remote mountains and lively hill towns, the island provides its visitors with a diverse blend of seclusion and a fun getaway. In addition, the holiday packages are incredibly budget friendly.

2. Crete – Greece
Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands in the Mediterranean. It boasts of a coastline running more than 1,000 Kilometres that includes exotic beaches, ancient artefacts & treasures and breathtaking landscapes that encompass soulful cities and pensive villages. The island has numerous lavish hotels and cottages that are relatively affordable.

3. Phuket – Thailand
Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is the biggest and most populous island in Thailand. The island offers many luxuries for its visitors. From deep sea diving, sunbathing to jet skiing, Phuket is the ultimate destination of fun-loving holidaymakers. You can get accommodation from the numerous budget hotels and hostels that charge as low as £5 per night.

4. Tenerife – Spain
Tenerife is the largest and most populated Canary Island. The port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the most popular among travellers and holidaymakers. Its stunning beaches, evocative buildings, fascinating art galleries and exciting carnivals make the city an ideal destination for tourists. There are thousands of low-budget hotels for you to choose.

5. Paphos – Cyprus
Cyprus in itself is an island. Paphos is one of the coastal cities located southwest of Cyprus. The city is popular for its rich history, tombs, artefacts and superb weather. Visitors get the chance to indulge in various activities such as windsurfing, jet skiing, hiking, rock climbing, deep water diving and nature walks among many others.

6. Isla Canela – Spain
Isla Canela is an island located south of Ayamonte in Spain. The island brags of several beach resorts thanks to its numerous visitors. The island has splendid sandy beaches and clear waters, making it quite a popular destination for holidaymakers. Moreover, most of these beach resorts are relatively cheap and affordable.

7. Corfu – Greece
Corfu is the second largest Ionian island in Greece. The island has had its fair share of battles and sieges during the prehistoric times. It boasts of several historic and cultural attractions including castles, ruins and statues. Accommodation goes for as low as £12 per night.

8. Koh Larn – Thailand
Also known as, the Coral island, Koh Larn is one of the cheap islands located in Eastern Thailand, south of Pattaya city. The island is famous for its hilly topography and tropical forests. It has two villages, which provide relatively cheap accommodation to visitors. These villages include Ban Ko Lan and Ban Krok Makhan.

9. Ibiza – Spain
Ibiza is a Mediterranean Island off the coast of Valencia. It is the third largest Balearic Island covering 220.7 square miles. The island is famous for its nightlife, rocky topography and Phoenicians remains. It is also popular for its beautiful weather. Holiday packages are relatively affordable and budget friendly.

10. Palawan – Philippines
Palawan Island in located in the Philippines. It is surrounded by breathtaking sceneries and is more famous for its lagoons, bays and seascapes. The island is an ideal holiday destination for more adventurous travellers, for it offers activities such as deep-sea diving, snorkelling and rock climbing.

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