Travel and tourism picked up in 2021 and 2022 after a dead year in 2020. The start of 2023 is expected to witness the same level of enthusiasm for travel. There are plenty of stunning and off-beat destinations to start your new year with.
However, if you are broke at the end of the year, take a look at our top five budget-friendly international beach destinations that would make settings for a memorable New Year’s trip.
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5 Budget-friendly international beach destinations from India for New Year’s trips
1. La Digue, Seychelles
Many of the breathtaking beach locations in East Africa are located in Seychelles. La Digue can make a perfect beach destination for water babies this New Year. Known for its silver-white beaches crowned with turquoise waters, Seychelles could be one of the best picks if you are done with the Maldives.
The cost of a round trip to Seychelles begins from INR 20,000, and the cost of accommodation starts from INR 1,500 per night.
2. Gili Island, Indonesia
Situated on the north west coast of Indonesia, Gili Islands are home to the widest range of water sports, sea foods, wine and so much more. The remote island could be the ultimate intimate getaway that you may have been seeking.
The cost of a round trip starts from INR 20,000, and the price of stay begins from around INR 3,000 per night.
3. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Along with being home to several picturesque beaches, Vietnam is also known for its fascinating history. The destination gives an excellent opportunity to explore the mystical ocean world by undertaking snorkelling or scuba diving.
The cost of round trip tickets begin from INR 19,000 approximately, and it would cost you as low as INR 2,000 to stay in Phu Quoc in Vietnam per night.
4. Phuket, Thailand
The peak season to visit Phuket begins from November, making it one of the most sought after international beach destinations for a New Year’s trip. Take a boat ride to the gorgeous Phi Phi Islands or enjoy the Coral & Racha Island boat tour.
The cost of a round trip to Phuket may cost you as low as INR 30,000. One can avail stay options in Phuket for a cost of INR 3,500 per night.
5. Langkawi, Malaysia
One of Malaysia’s best kept secrets, Langkawi is the home to sun-kissed, golden sand beaches adorned with glistening cerulean waters. Although not as economical as other beach destinations in Asia, a trip to Langkawi is certainly worth every penny.
The cost of a round trip, if booked early, will be around INR 35,000 to 45,000. One can stay in Langkawi for as cheap as INR 3,500 per night.
Tell us in the comments below where you are planning to go this New Year’s.
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