In the eyes of many travelers, the ultimate vacation is one that contains powder-soft sand, crystal clear and warm waters, and amazing surf. Naturally, the many destinations around the world that offer such experiences know this, and so things can get quite expensive when you’re trying to take such a vacation.
If you’re getting sticker shock as you look at gorgeous beach destinations around the world, then take heart. There are actually a number of incredible world beaches that will give you the exact experience you’re looking for, and they won’t break your budget. Now that’s what we call a win-win!
On the following list, we’re going to introduce you to 7 world beaches that are affordable and gorgeous. So, take a look, and start planning that ultimate beach vacation that you’ve been dreaming of!
1. Puerto Rico
If you’re traveling from the United States, then Puerto Rico will almost always be a less expensive flight than other Caribbean destinations.
But, it’s not just beaches at a fraction of the travel cost. Puerto Rico is home to some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the world.
2. South Padre Island, Texas
During the month of March, this Texas destination typically becomes flooded with spring breakers looking to blow off some steam.
During the rest of the year, though, this island offers some incredibly warm weather, beautiful beaches and amazing surf.
For many, the idea of living the island life is synonymous with taking a trip to this island nation.
There’s plenty of affordable accommodations to be had here, particularly in the absolutely gorgeous Ocho Rios.
4. Phuket, Thailand
Looking to get some world-travel in while also getting the luxury experience? It’s hard to be Phuket, then.
When you see how affordable a vacation at this destination can be, we’re sure you’ll be willing to say “Phuket” and buy the plane ticket.
5. Corfu, Greece
No doubt, when you think of living that Med Life, you’re thinking about taking a vacation to the Greek Isles.
The unfortunate state of the Greek economy has become a boon to the aspiring traveler. Hop on a trip to Corfu while you still can!
6. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
If the fun-in-the-sun party atmosphere of Cabo is going to be too much for you, then consider this destination that’s about an hour south.
The beaches are every bit as beautiful, the accommodations every bit as luxurious, and the prices are always right.
7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Forget the more expensive beaches of Miami, and instead make the trip to this South Carolinian treasure.
While you’re there, you’ll be able to enjoy the many restaurants, golf courses and attractions that make this one of America’s favorite destinations.