With airline fees on the rise, you may believe that booking an affordable trip is outside of your budget. Well, think again. While the bulk of your money will probably be spent on a plane ticket, you’ll be able to save some cash by visiting one of the affordable destinations on our list. These exotic, budget-friendly locations prove you don’t have to spend a ton of cash to have an unforgettable experience.
1. Cook Islands
These 15 islands scattered in the South Pacific are home to coral reefs, sandy beaches, and quaint bungalows that make for a five-star experience at an affordable price. You’ll be captivated by the lush beauty of this prime snorkeling destination whether you stay on the large island of Rarotonga or if you spend the majority of your time lounging on the white sand beaches of Aitutaki. You can eat delicious meals at the cheap, roadside fish shacks, and you’ll pay less than $130 a night for a stay at the beachfront Islander Hotel.