Many Australians believe Bali and Thailand still offer you the very best bang-for-buck holidays. But are they correct? A current survey conducted with 1000 Australians asked for two destination they chose and to rank it as which one is the best value for money.
The Bali prejudice was greatest in Western Australia, with 46 percent of West Aussies naming Bali as their least destination of choice.
Yet, beyond the conventional trips on the well worn path, it is still possible to find cheap breaks full of sun, surf and sand.
New Caledonia is one of the few areas on earth where sporting a beret and foraging for plant life when lounging on a beach would not look completely out of place. If Franco-Pacific fusion is the thing, New Caledonia is the location.
Squeezed between the Spice Islands of Indonesia and the hedonist paradise of southern Thailand, Malaysia frequently gets the cold shoulder for a touch too costly, a little too conservative and a little unknown. But from the thatch beach bungalows of the peninsular’s east coast, which cost just a few dollars per night, to the sophisticated resorts of Langkawi and Penang, Malaysia actually has something to suit most budgets. And, to boot, a lot of it comes with no crowds.