Have you ever dreamed of taking an ultra-luxurious vacation but decided that you couldn’t justify the cost? Perhaps you’ve been lusting after a week on a scheduled paradise island or haven’t been able to stop thinking about that all-inclusive beach resort you saw in a magazine but worried about spending too much on unnecessary indulgence.
If this sounds familiar, then it is time to start planning a trip because luxury vacations don’t have to cost the earth! There are plenty of elegant, indulgent, even decadent options for the savvy, thrifty traveler…if you know where to look!
So with that in mind, take a look at these four luxury destinations that won’t cost the earth.
Depart on a cruise to Puerto Rico, and you’ll find an incredibly affordable island paradise with fantastic beaches and rich, interesting history and culture.
From gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture in Old San Juan to the El Yunque rainforest, not to mention the golden beaches of Flamenco, Culebra, and Isla Verde, this is a wonderful vacation destination.
With a cheap cost of living and excellently priced all-inclusive resorts, it won’t break the bank either!
You can experience bohemian luxury in Morocco in an elegant Marrakesh riad and indulge yourself with luxurious hammam spa treatments for a fraction of the price that you might pay in more well-known destinations.
An exciting adventure into the Sahara desert by camel is the icing on the cake of a great value-for-money luxury vacation.
Europe’s undiscovered gem, Slovenia, remains somewhat off the beaten track (for the moment!) and is, therefore, a great option for the budget-minded traveler.
The stunning setting of Lake Bled in the Julian Alps provides a range of mountain retreats and skiing resorts, offering relatively inexpensive luxury compared to similar options in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, or France.
Finally, just south of the border, Mexico is a wonderful destination for luxury travelers looking to go easy on the wallet. While big-name destinations like Cancun or Los Cabos might be a little pricey, there are plenty of other less well-known spots across the country that offer exceptionally decadent experiences for very little money.
The Mexican Riviera on the Pacific Coast, stretching from Ensenada in Baja California to Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, offers extravagant coastal landscapes, remarkable beaches, and a level of luxury that might surprise you!
Luxury travel doesn’t have to be wildly expensive, and with a little exploration and a willingness to try new destinations, you can indulge your vacation fantasies without breaking the bank!