Top-notch hotel: Havana, Cuba
After luxury accommodation at a good price? Go West. The Cuban capital saw prices for 5-star hotels drop by 23% last year, according to research by holiday comparison site Skyscanner.
Fine dining: Singapore
Want the best food without eating up your budget? Head to Singapore. Liao Fan Hawker Cahn in Chinatown tops travel company Traveloka’s list for the cheapest places in the world to eat Michelin-starred food.
Sailing without splurging: Croatia
“Luxury sailing is better value than you might think,” says Joanne Lait of sailchecker.com, “and Croatia is the place to be. A Premium catamaran, chartered from around £,2,800 becomes very affordable when split between two families of four. And you could pay much less for a smaller boat.”
Complimentary castles: Cornwall, UK
With Premier Rewards, you can get free entry to over 350 historic and cultural English Heritage sites across the UK, such as Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. Entry includes you, one other adult and up to six children (under 18). Register now, if you haven’t already.
Safari deals: Botswana
“This year, there’s the chance for some last-minute deals at Africa’s most amazing game viewing destinations in July, August and September,” says Tom Grimes from thesafarispecialists.co.uk. “A tailor-made safari is never low-budget, but there are some great deals in Botswana this year as the industry’s been a little slower than usual.”
Glamping: Snowdonia, Wales
For luxury under the stars, nothing beats a bit glamping. Zoe Holland from International Glamping Business recommends Slate Mountain in Snowdonia. “There are mine tours, zip wire experiences and underground trampolining as well as luxury safari-style lodges,” she says.
Canyoneering capital: Utah, USA
Lonely Planet recommend Peekaboo and Spooky Gulch in Utah to introduce you to the addictive art of canyoneering. These hiking trails can be split into easy three-mile return scrambles and, even better, they’re free. Find out more at Utah.com/hiking.
All-round good value: Lódz, Poland
Voted one of the world’s best value destinations for 2019 by Lonely Planet, Lódz (pronounced ‘woodge’) is the place to go for culture, shopping and entertainment. “There’s been huge and ambitious investment in Poland’s third largest city and it shows,” says Lonely Planet’s Editorial Director Tom Hall. It even has an artificial beach.
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