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You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy an unforgettable holiday for two – not when the vacation experts at Travel Insurance Direct are around, anyway. We’ve got the experience and expertise to ensure you and your loved one can make the most of your money when planning a sensational trip away.
Don’t believe us? Here are three of our favourite inexpensive holiday destinations for couples.
If the phrase ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ springs to mind when people mention holidaying in Indonesia, don’t worry, there are still plenty cost-effective and unheralded travel destinations around this country worth visiting.
Just take the enchanting Kei Islands for example. This remote group of islands is located in the southeastern part of the Maluku province, with flights leaving Maluku’s capital (Ambon) a few times daily. Once you’ve completed the 90 minute flight, get ready to reap the rewards of secluded sanctuary upon touching down on the Kei Islands.
Dubbed Indonesia’s best hidden gem, you won’t find much in the way of tourist-packed towns – phew. Instead, make the most of the island’s unspoilt white-sand beaches, scooter around the bays and beach towns, and dive deep into the clearest waters around! Accommodation varies in price, but for a self-contained cottage on Long Beach expect to pay around AU$16.00 per night!
Despite being one of the most inexpensive places to visit, Cambodia doesn’t skimp on quality experiences. The Southeast Asian nation boasts immense diversity from its incredible landscapes through to the activities on offer. Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace are definite tourist must-dos when visiting Cambodia. However, you’ll barely scratch the surface of this magical place if you don’t venture out further.
Around 500 kilometres northeast of Phnom Penh (Cambodia’s capital) lies the mysterious Ratanakiri Province. Known as the Outback of Cambodia, Ratanakiri plays host to endless red-dirt roads that lead to delightful villages and awesome adventures. Swim in the emerald waters of Yeak Lom Crater Lake, hike in Virachey National Park and discover the waterfalls of Chaa Ong and Ka Tieng. With return flights from Australia ranging from $500 to $800, saving up for the trip of a lifetime is totally worth it!
With a nickname of ‘Paradise of the Earth’, you may not have thought holidaying to Hawaii on a budget could be possible. However, what if we were to quash this thought and show you that venturing to this tropical island is in fact doable without breaking the bank?
You can expect to pay a little more when heading to Hawaii’s capital of Honolulu – after all, it’s the renowned tourist-haven of Hawaii. But, there’s so much more to this pristine island than the capital. Opting to venture a little further afield when in Hawaii will reward you with islands off the beaten track, all boasting a variety of adventure, attractions and sights. Take Kauai for example. Known as the Garden Isle, you can expect plenty of greenery and natural beauty which pave the way for remarkable coastal hiking trails and stunning beaches.
Popular Australian airlines regularly offer flights between $600-$1,000 to the capital – so don’t delay in snatching them up!
When getting ready to depart on your next travel adventure, don’t forget to stay protected with travel insurance. Get in touch with the experts at Travel Insurance Direct today to find out more.
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