If you’re looking to grab a far-flung bargain for your holiday next year, you’re in luck. Now is a fantastic time to think about your 2018 adventure, as escapes to many of the most exotic and beautiful destinations are cheaper now than in the new year.
If you’ve always found that some of the most exotic places on earth are just out of your price range, you may find that they’re not as out of reach as you think. We’ve listed some of the cheapest long haul destinations for 2018, so you can book your dream holiday without breaking the bank.
The ultimate Caribbean island, Barbados is famous across the globe for its pristine white beaches, unrivalled hospitality and quintessential West Indies vibe. Located in the Lesser Antilles, this jewel of the Atlantic is a wonderful choice for couples, groups, families and solo travellers alike. Explore Bridgetown, the island’s UNESCO World-Heritage listed capital, and marvel at the immense heritage that’s part of Barbados’ rich cultural significance.
What’s more, a visit to this tropical paradise doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Once upon a time, Barbados was a millionaire’s playground, but due to the island’s immense popularity with holidaymakers, plenty of budget hotels have popped up all over the nation - making cheap Barbados holidays accessible to all.
If you’re looking to book one of the cheapest holidays to Barbados, consider the Time Out Hotel. This three star retreat is budget accommodation at its finest, with comfortable rooms and furnished balconies. The Worthing Court Apartment Hotel is a cheap and cheerful place to lay your head, and is situated on the southern shores of the island - right next to the stunning Worthing Beach.
Postcard-perfect beaches, millennia of ancient history and more street food than you can shake a Pad Thai at, Krabi is an exotic treat for the senses. Located in Southern Thailand, this region is famous for being a sun seeker's paradise. But it’s not just the coastline that brings thousands of visitors here each year.
Explore the magnificent temples that give an insight into Thailand before mass tourism. Explore the streets of Krabi Town and visit the fascinating Wat Kaew Ko Wararam - a historical temple with a colourful interior. Watch the sun set over the Andaman Sea on a sunset cruise and dine on a traditional Thai buffet whilst watching the purples, reds and oranges of Thailand’s famous twilight.
Cheap holidays to Thailand are not as unattainable as you might think. The Krabi La Playa Resort is a three star haven, located just a stone’s throw away from the soft sands of Noppharat Beach. Here, guests enjoy stylish rooms in a comfortable setting, as well as dining at the world-class Spice Restaurant.
Another wonderful option for those looking for bargain Thailand holidays is the Krabi Cha-Da Resort. Guests here benefit from a free shuttle bus service to the stunning Ao Nang Beach, making this a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a laid back, sun-soaked experience.
Nicknamed the teardrop of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is located just under 900 miles from the coast of India. Spend your days relaxing on the golden sands of the island’s many beaches, or dive beneath the surface and discover a world of colourful coral, sea anemones and shoals of tropical fish.
Venture inland and discover a place that’s just bursting at the seams with culture. Crumbling ancient villages and magnificent golden Buddhas seem to be around every corner. Jungle-clad mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to Sri Lanka holidays, and exploring some of the bustling towns and cities - Kandy, Galle and Colombo to name a few - is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan way of life.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your cheap holiday to Sri Lanka, the Coral Sands Hotel ticks all the boxes. Located right on the golden sands of Hikkaduwa Beach, many rooms look out directly at the glistening Indian Ocean - making this a wonderful choice for couples looking for a romantic escape.
The Paradise Beach Hotel is located on the west coast of the island, right next to Negombo Beach. Guests can dine at the exquisite on-site restaurant, or venture into the heart of Negombo, with all its shops, bars and restaurants.
If you’re looking to browse some cheap 2018 holidays, take a look through our extensive range. We have strong relationships with a plethora of hotels and resorts across the globe, so we can get you a great price - meaning you can book your dream far-flung adventure sooner than you think.