Tips For Saving Money On Your Next Beach Vacation

One of the biggest misconceptions of going on a relaxing beach holiday is that it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg. There’s no doubt that there are tons of high end options that are quite pricey, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only option available. There are a lot of ways that you can save on a beach holiday, such as looking for specials online, using your credit card points, choosing a less expensive destination, and looking for alternative accommodation aside from hotels and resorts.

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Specials and Points

A great tip for travel to any destination is to subscribe to newsletters and regularly check sites that offer huge discounts on vacations. Some sites specialize in last minute deals, others post exclusive offers on their social media networks, and others allow you to get emails with big blowouts. Before you book your vacation, make sure that you’re finding the best deal available by going through all the specials out there.

Another way to save money is to use your points. Do you travel a lot for business? You may have accumulated enough points for a free plane ticket, car rental, or a hotel stay. Contact all of the companies you have memberships with to see if you qualify for any deals.

Off the Beaten Path

If you’re going to Florida or the Mediterranean during peak season, you’re going to pay the highest prices of the year. Even during off season, these types of destinations are going to cost more than others. Why not consider alternative beach destinations? Places like Central America, Mexico, and Southeast Asia offer amazing bargains – and the beach is just as beautiful.

It’s not all about resorts

Going for an all inclusive resort is definitely a great way to go – if you have the budget for it. If not, you’re going to be miserable throughout your whole trip just thinking of how much money you’re spending. Why not look in to other options for your accommodation?

One of our favorite ways to find a great place to stay is to look for rooms, apartments, and houses that local people rent out. You can do that on sites like Air BnB and Roomorama, or wait until you arrive to look around. You’d be amazed at the quality of place you can get at a great price – oftentimes much less expensive than a hotel of comparable quality.

So if you are dreaming of sunshine and sand, don’t fret! There are plenty of ways for you to afford it.

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